Suck

The only thing I knew about this movie was that sexy Jessica Pare was starring in it and that the movie features rock icons Alex Lifeson, Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper & Henry Rollins. Suck is a Canadian rock and roll comedy, written & directed by Rob Stefaniuk who also plays the male lead in the movie.

It follows a petty rock band called the Winners, consisting of vocalist Joey Winner (Stefaniuk), bassist Jennifer (Paré), guitarist Tyler (Paul Anthony), drummer Sam (Mike Lobel), and French-Canadian roadie Hugo (Chris Ratz), along with their sleazy manager Jeff (Dave Foley). Jeff is about to give up on the struggling band, when a powerful vampire  (Dimitri Coats) invites Jennifer to a party and the turns her into a vampire. The result is that now with a mysterious & sexy bassist, the band starts getting lots of hype and fans, entranced by her. The Winners go on a tour of Canada & the US. Meanwhile, a vampire hunter who is afraid of the dark named Eddie Van Helsing (McDowell) quickly chases them down.

When Jennifer kills & feds on the lead singer of another band, her bandmembers walk in on her and discover her new nature. hen they have to make a decision: rock and roll fame coupled with eternal life/damnation or giving up the dream and getting a real job. While lead singer Joey is more skeptical, the other two revel in the new found fame and even convince Jennifer to turn them into vampires too. Joey is at first shocked and wants nothing to do with the lifestyle but he too eventually lets himself be turned.

Van Helsing is behind Queeny the ancient vampire who turned Jennifer into one, because back in the 70s Queeney had targeted and fed on a black singer, who was also Van Helsing’s lover. Spurned on my grief and anger, he has hunted the vampire and tracked his every move although his efforts were in vain till now. Finally he catches Queeny, who is killed and thereby releasing the vampire effect on the band – all 4 of them revert back to being normal mortal humans. Jennifer & Joey go back to being a couple again, living a dull normal life until they are approached by Alice Cooper, seemingly not just a mysterious bartender but a powerful being, who offers them one more chance at stardom. They agree!

It’s a fun, silly movie with quite a few laughs. It’s not a classic but it’s something that you can enjoy with your friends. And hey if you like rock music & vampires, you’ll love this movie. I give it a 6 out of 10!

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