Here is a question I never thought I’d ask out loud: Does killing lesbian vampires make for good cinema? Well, according to many British critics the answer is a resounding “no.” Lesbian Vampire Killers opened in the United Kingdom over the weekend, and the reviews have not been favorable. Gosh, I’m shocked. And, no, that’s not blood but sarcasm you hear dripping.
We’ve had a sneaking turning into almost-certain suspicion that Lesbian Vampire Killers would be less hot lesbian vampire goodness and more dead lesbian vampire lameness than we had hoped for. Call me crazy, but I’m decidedly unexcited about the prospect of watching a whole movie about two goofy guys who kill a bunch of lesbians — granted they’re vampires, but still.
The BBC compiled a round-up of reviews from the British press about the film and it seems “forgettable,” “woeful,” “lazy” and “feeble” are some of the nicer descriptions.
From The Times:
From The Independent:
From the Daily Express:
From the >Telegraph:
From the Daily Mail:
In fact, the only paper mentioned that didn’t give the film a one-star rating was The Sun which gave it three out of five stars while called it “knowingly silly.”
The film premiered last week at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas. The handful of reviews so far from the American press are somewhat less scathing. Variety and CinemaBlend.com gave it faint praise while Empire and BloodyDisgusting.com seemed ready to stake it through the heart. The film has no U.S. distribution yet, but does have release dates in France and the Netherlands in June.
So, do you still have an appetite for Lesbian Vampire Killers? Or are you, like me, going to skip it and wait for Bitch Slap instead?