Lesbian Vampire Killers
- Henry Northmore
- 19 March 2009
Overexposure can shoot down even the most promising career. And while Mathew Horne and James Corden aren’t quite there yet, they need to be careful. A double act since their award-winning Gavin & Stacey, for their first big screen outing together you can tell they want to be the new Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. But this slapstick Hammer Horror send up is no Shaun of the Dead.
Dumped and sacked, our witless heroes head out on a hiking holiday only to end up in a cursed village besieged by a legion of scantily clad sapphic vampires (who spend most of the film writhing about in chiffon). Teaming up with local vicar (Paul McGann) they reluctantly set about ending the reign of vampire high priestess Camilla (Silvia Colloca).
Writers Phil Hupfield and Stewart Williams freely admit the title came first, writing the film to fit, and it shows. The characters are paper thin ciphers, particularly the bevvy of buxom babes ripped straight from the pages of FHM. However, Horne and Corden’s endearing bumbling just about pulls LVK from the gutter. Admittedly there are a few good gags but cheap knob jokes and puerile tittering about boobies outweigh them.
General release, Fri 20 Mar.