Remember the halcyon days of 1995, when Fast Times at Ridgemont High director Amy Heckerling teamed up with young star Alicia Silverstone to make Clueless, the now-classic ‘90s teen movie? Wasn’t that great? Well how about this—Heckerling and Silverstone reunite 17 years later, string together some embarrassingly bad vampire jokes, a few Sex and City rip-off scenarios, and toss in a few paycheck cameos, and call it a movie. Sound great? Well, Vamps isn’t, and we’ve got the trailer to prove it.
Here’s the premise: two thirtysomething women (who just happen to vampires—because that’s popular now, right kids?) are living together in New York (oh no, not this premise, not again) “always looking for the next thrill” (oh God, no, stop) , but hey, wouldn’t you know it, it turns out the undead ladies-about-town sure “have a lot to learn about love” (no, no, no, no, no) when one of them (Krysten Ritter) falls in love with son of a vampire hunter. Because of course she does.
Jam-packed with more annoying premises than you could wring a Twilight sequel from, Vamps is set for a limited theatrical release on November 2, before getting released on Blu-Ray/DVD. The film co-starts Dan Stevens, Wallace Shawn, Richard Lewis, Sigourney Weaver, Justin Kirk, and Malcolm McDowell .
What do you think of the trailer?