- Published on Saturday, September 22 2012
- Written by Felix Kay
Writer/Director Amy Heckerling (Clueless, Fast Times at Ridgemont High) has reunited with her old friend Alicia Silverstone, and it seems like forever since we’ve seen these ladies' names on the big screen – Heckerling, who was the main driving force behind Clueless, hasn't (arguably) had a hit since 2000's Loser; meanwhile, Silverstone has been trying her hand on the small screen lately, most recently with a multi-episode stint on ABC's "Suburgatory" (which reunited her with another Clueless vet, Jeremy Sisto). Well, Heckerling and Silverstone are back together, bringing you a new comedy entitled Vamps.
The film follows Silverstone and "Don't Trust The B—- In Apartment 23" star Krysten Ritter as two women trying to find love in the big city. But there's one catch -- Stacey (Ritter) and Goody (Silverstone) are vampires, living the good life in New York City. Their lives become complicated when they fall in love with two men while simultaneously being pursued by hunters and forced to make a choice that will jeopardize their immortality.
Vamps not only has great leading ladies (Ritter and Silverstone), but it also has a great group of stars who will appear alongside them: Sigourney Weaver will play a vampire queen named Ciccerus, and will have Todd Barry as her loyal assistant; Richard Lewis will play an ACLU lawyer; Malcolm McDowell is Vlad Tepish, who "enjoys wearing velvet jogging suits and knitting”; Wallace Shawn and Kristen Johnston will play the suspicious parents of Joey (Dan Stevens), who is Ritter's love interest in the film; Zak Orth will appear as Stacy and Goody's nerdy friend (everybody needs one); Marilu Henner will portray a women who regains her youth; and, last but not least, Justin Kirk will play a Russian vampire. Check out the trailer below!
Seeing Alicia Silverstone back on the big screen will be a sight for sore eyes. I remember when I first saw her in "The Wonder Years" starring Fred Savage (am I really that old?). She then won a leading part in the 1993 film The Crush, and how can we forget her role in Aerosmith’s music video "Cryin'"?
Does the world really need another movie about vampires? Who cares -- with Heckerling and Silverstone back on the big screen, I think we can make room.
Vamps bites theatres in select cities starting on November 2.
- Felix Kay, YH Staff
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