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Vampire Killers (2009)

  • Rate: 5.3/10 total 10,111 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Comedy | Horror
  • Release Date: 20 March 2009 (Ireland)
  • Runtime: 86 min | Germany:88 min (European Film Market)
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Vampire Killers (2009)

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  • IMDb page: Vampire Killers (2009)
  • Rate: 5.3/10 total 10,111 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Comedy | Horror
  • Release Date: 20 March 2009 (Ireland)
  • Runtime: 86 min | Germany:88 min (European Film Market)
  • Filming Location: Luton Hoo Estate, Luton, Bedfordshire, England, UK
  • Gross: £1,581,373(UK)(5 April 2009)
  • Director: Phil Claydon
  • Stars: Paul McGann, James Corden and MyAnna Buring
  • Original Music By: Debbie Wiseman   
  • Soundtrack: Fiddlers Jig
  • Plot Keyword: Vampire | Lesbian | Blood | Lesbianism | British Comedy

Writing Credits By:

  • Stewart Williams (screenplay) and
  • Paul Hupfield (screenplay)

Known Trivia

  • Writers Stewart Williams and Paul Hupfield were challenged to think of the dumbest and yet most commercial title possible for a film, Lesbian Vampire Killers was the answer. They then went away and wrote the script.
  • Bernard Hill (as Vicar), Andrew Lee Potts (as Jimmy), Ty Glaser (as Eva) and Tallulah Sheffield (as Rebecca) were originally set to star.
  • Ashley Mulheron was initially envisioned for the role of Heidi.
  • In 2003 when the script was first created, the writers, both MTV producers at the time, intended to make the film themselves as a ‘straight to DVD’ B-Movie. Paul Hupfield was set to direct, and Stewart Williams was due to play the part of Fletch.
  • The film’s fictional village is called Cragwich in Norfolk, England. There is actually a village in Norfolk called Cranwich, situated on the edge of Thetford Forest.

Goofs: Continuity: When Fletch is dancing with the girls you see him taking his jacket off. Next time you see him dancing he still has his jacket on.

Plot: Their women having been enslaved by the local pack of lesbian vampires thanks to an ancient curse, the remaining menfolk of a rural town send two hapless young lads out onto the moors as a sacrifice. Full summary »  »

Story: Centuries ago, Baron Wolfgang MacLaren vanquished the Vampire Queen Carmilla in the remote Cragwich; however, before decapitating the evil vampire, she curses the locals and descendants of the baron, swearing that every woman would turn into a lesbian vampire on the eighteenth birthday. On the present days, the clumsy and naive cuckold Jimmy is dumped again by his girlfriend Judy and misses her. His best friend Fletch is fired in his job of clown after hitting an annoying boy. The two friends are broken and decide to camp in the countryside to forget their problems, and Jimmy throws a dart in a map in a pub to decide where they should go. They head to Cragwich and when they arrive in the bar Baron's Rest, they see four hot girls leaving the place in a Kombi. The innkeeper offers the old Mircalla cottage in the woods for them, the same place the girls will lodge. Meanwhile, Lotte, Heide…Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  

Synopsis

Synopsis: Jimmy (Mathew Horne) and Fletch (James Corden) are two friends living in London experiencing life problems. Jimmy is dumped by his girlfriend and Fletch is fired from his job as a clown. They decide to escape their woes and hike to a remote village in Norfolk they find on an old map. As they arrive at a pub in the village, with Jimmy upset about Fletch destroying his phone, they see a number of attractive foreign female history students leaving.

Hoping to find more beautiful women inside, they are greeted by a morose crowd of men and approached by a seemingly crazed vicar (Paul McGann) who believes Jimmy is a long lost descendant of a local vampire slayer. As the barman offers the two men free ale as an apology for the vicar, they learn the students they saw earlier are going to a cottage – where they are to stay the night. Jimmy and Fletch pursue the students’ bus, catching up to it as the engine has broken down, and are introduced to four girls (Heidi, Lotte, Anke and Trudi). They are invited to join a party on the bus.

The group arrives at their destination, only to learn that a curse rests over the village and that every female child turns into a lesbian vampire on her eighteenth birthday. There is an old legend stating that the Vampire Queen, Carmilla, descended on the village, killed its menfolk and seduced its women to her evil. When the ruler of the land, Baron Wolfgang Mclaren (Jimmy’s great ancestor) returned from the Crusades, he discovered one of the women corrupted by Carmilla was his wife, Eva. The baron forged a sacred sword, then defeated Carmilla, but before dying, Carmilla cursed the village, adding that when the blood of the last of Mclaren’s bloodline mixed with a virgin girl’s blood, Carmilla would be resurrected.

Fletch and Jimmy spend the night with the women. Heidi, Anke and Trudi are turned into vampires. After Lotte insists that the others try to find her missing friends, they witness Trudi being turned. Eva, Carmilla’s mistress, tries to draw Lotte to her growing clan of lesbian vampires. The trio runs back into the cottage after killing vampires Heidi and Anke and barricade themselves in after the vampires destroy the bus. Jimmy’s ex-girlfriend Judi arrives at the door and Jimmy, not ready to give up on the relationship, takes her into the bedroom. Lotte reveals to Fletch that she is a virgin and wants to sleep with Jimmy.

At the church, the Vicar researches the vampire slayer who killed Carmilla before arming himself and setting off to find Jimmy. Judi reveals herself to be a vampire, and after a struggle, Fletch and Jimmy kill her. The vampires approach the cottage and Jimmy inadvertently invites them in. Eva discovers that Jimmy is the descendant of the baron who killed Carmilla and that Lotte is a virgin and kidnaps them.

The Vicar saves Fletch from Trudi and tells Fletch the truth about the village and Jimmy’s identity. They go after Jimmy and Lotte in the Vicar’s crucifix-covered car. As the vampires prepare to sacrifice Lotte and Jimmy, Fletch and the Vicar try to recover the sword of Daeldo, the sword that killed Carmilla, from the baron’s tomb. While Fletch works to open the tomb, the Vicar checks on his daughter Rebecca, but does not notice that she has been turned. Rebecca attempts to seduce Fletch, who does not know what she is. When she attacks him, she is inadvertently impaled on the sword. Fletch decides not to tell the Vicar of his daughter’s death.

At Carmilla’s tomb, Lotte reveals her love for Jimmy. The vampires begin draining the two of their blood to resurrect Carmilla. With the sword, Fletch and the Vicar drive to Carmilla’s tomb. When they enter the woods, they bring various weapons, but forget the sword. Despite not having the sword, the pair reach Jimmy and Lotte. The Vicar releases them, but not before enough blood gathers to resurrect Carmilla. The Vicar sacrifices himself so the others can get back to the car and the sword. Eva separates Lotte from the men, attacking and seducing her. Lotte fights back while Fletch and Jimmy fetch weapons. Lotte kills Eva with her cross necklace, infuriating Carmilla. Fletch tries to kill Carmilla before Lotte is turned, but is captured himself. Jimmy saves them by hurling the sword at Carmilla, piercing her heart and destroying her for good. With the curse lifted, the three survivors decide to continue ridding the world of evil.

The film ends with the shot of a "Gay Werewolf" howling before the full moon.

 

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Steffen Aumueller known as executive producer
  • Vic Bateman known as executive producer
  • Steve Clark-Hall known as producer
  • Claus Clausen known as executive producer
  • Paul Hupfield known as associate producer
  • Eliane Huss known as associate producer
  • Charles Layton known as executive producer
  • Rob Lewis known as associate producer
  • Xavier Marchand known as executive producer
  • Angad Paul known as co-producer
  • Glenn M. Stewart known as executive producer
  • Robert Walak known as co-producer
  • Stewart Williams known as associate producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Silvia Colloca known as Carmilla
  • Margarita Hall known as Daughter of Darkness 1
  • Sianad Gregory known as Daughter of Darkness 2
  • Mathew Horne known as Jimmy
  • Lucy Gaskell known as Judy
  • Emma Clifford known as Ms Rossi
  • James Corden known as Fletch
  • Travis Oliver known as Steve
  • Susie Amy known as Blonde
  • MyAnna Buring known as Lotte
  • Louise Dylan known as Anke
  • Ashley Mulheron known as Trudi
  • Tiffany Mulheron known as Heidi
  • John Pierce Jones known as Landlord (as John Pierce-Jones)
  • Steve Clark-Hall known as Sidney Goatherder No.7 / The Storyteller
  • Paul McGann known as Vicar
  • Emer Kenny known as Rebecca
  • Vera Filatova known as Eva
  • Jessica Powell known as Lesbian Vampire
  • Mary Liddell known as Lesbian Vampire
  • Michelle Carter known as Lesbian Vampire
  • Nellie McQuinn known as Lesbian Vampire
  • Kimberley Payne known as Lesbian Vampire
  • Stacy Franklin known as Lesbian Vampire
  • Kelly Franklin known as Lesbian Vampire
  • Suzanne Perkins known as Lesbian Vampire
  • Rossana Stocchino known as Lesbian Vampire
  • Lucy Emes known as Lesbian Vampire
  • Josephine McGrail known as Lesbian Vampire
  • Sirle Von Schihver known as Lesbian Vampire
  • Natalie Totham known as Main Title Dancing Girl
  • Paul Warren known as Prologue Pitch Fork Peasant (uncredited)

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Supporting Department

Makeup Department:

  • Ben Brown known as makeup effects technician
  • Nicola Buck known as hair stylist
  • Nicola Buck known as makeup artist
  • Kirstin Chalmers known as hair designer
  • Kirstin Chalmers known as makeup designer
  • Paula Eden known as makeup effects technician
  • Mandy Gold known as crowd makeup artist
  • Neill Gorton known as makeup effects designer
  • Claire Green known as makeup effects technician
  • Laura Lilley known as daily crowd hair stylist
  • Laura Lilley known as daily crowd makeup artist
  • Chris Lyons known as special effects teeth
  • Rob Mayor known as supervising makeup effects artist
  • Donald McInnes known as hair stylist supervisor
  • Donald McInnes known as makeup supervisor
  • Laura McIntosh known as makeup artist
  • Jon Moore known as makeup effects technician
  • Darren Nevin known as makeup effects technician
  • John Nolan known as makeup effects technician
  • Gill Reeves known as makeup effects technician
  • Martin Rezard known as supervising makeup effects artist
  • Adrian Rigby known as makeup effects technician
  • Adrian Rigby known as special makeup effects crew
  • Kate Smith known as makeup effects technician
  • Lauge Voigt known as special makeup effects artist
  • Fiona Walsh known as makeup effects technician
  • Kate Walshe known as makeup effects coordinator
  • Alexandra Wathey known as makeup effects technician (as Alex Wathey)
  • Lauren Wellman known as makeup effects technician
  • Sian Wilson known as daily crowd makeup artist
  • Brigitta Smart known as makeup artist: dailies (uncredited)

Art Department:

  • Alison Adams known as graphic designer & model maker
  • Andrew Barnden known as storyboard artist
  • Dan Bryant known as stand-by props
  • Craig Cheeseman known as props
  • Noel Cowell known as property master
  • Kevin Day known as stand-by prop
  • Martin Kane known as props
  • Roger Tarry known as carpenter

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Company

Production Companies:

  • Alliance Films (as Alliance Films/Momentum Pictures) (presents)
  • Momentum Pictures (as Alliance Films/Momentum Pictures) (presents)
  • Velvet Bite (presents)
  • AV Pictures (presents)

Other Companies:

  • ARRI Lighting Rental  lighting equipment
  • Air Lyndhurst Studios  music recorded at (as Air Studios, London)
  • Angel Recording Studios  music mixed at (as Angel Studios, London)
  • Ascent 142 Features  digital intermediate
  • Audio Network  additional music
  • Audiolink Radio Communications  walkie talkies
  • Blitz  lighting equipment rental
  • Casting Collective  extras casting
  • Crouch End Festival Chorus  choir
  • Edit Hire Post Production Services  Avids (as Edit-Hire)
  • Edit Hire Post Production Services  cutting rooms (as Edit-Hire)
  • Fatts  post-production script services
  • Film Finances  completion guarantor
  • Future Post  re-recording studio
  • J & E Post Production  post-production consultancy
  • Movietech  accessories
  • Movietech  camera equipment provided by
  • Movietech  grip equipment
  • Movietech  lenses
  • Production Copier Company  production equipment and services
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The  music performed by
  • Silva Screen Records  soundtrack
  • Translux International  facilities

Distributors:

  • Momentum Pictures (2009) (UK) (theatrical)
  • David Distribucion (2009) (Mexico) (theatrical)
  • European Film Partners (EFP) (2009) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Imagem Filmes (2009) (Brazil) (theatrical)
  • La Fabrique de Films (2009) (France) (theatrical)
  • Sandrew Metronome Distribution (2009) (Finland) (theatrical) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Shaw Organisation (2009) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Eagle Films (2009) (non-USA) (all media) (Middle East)
  • Indies Home Entertainment (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Indies Home Entertainment (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Momentum Pictures Home Entertainment (2009) (UK) (DVD)
  • Momentum Pictures Home Entertainment (2009) (UK) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Panorama Distributions (2009) (Hong Kong) (DVD)
  • Square One Entertainment (2009) (Germany) (all media)
  • Valentim de Carvalho Multimédia (2009) (Portugal) (all media)
  • Vivendi Entertainment (2009) (USA) (DVD)
  • Weinstein Company, The (2009) (USA) (DVD)

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Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Rushes Post Production (CG and visual effects) (as Rushes TV & Film)
  • Millennium FX (special makeup effects)
  • Special Effects UK (special effects) (as Special Effects GB Ltd.)

Visual Effects by:

  • Dan Alterman known as roto artist: Rushes Postproduction
  • George Barbour known as visual effects artist
  • Seb Barker known as visual effects artist: Rushes (as Sebastian Barker)
  • Michael Deming known as digital film bureau
  • Joseph Dymond known as roto artist: Rushes Postproduction (as Joe Dymond)
  • Sukh Gill known as visual effects coordinator: Rushes Postproduction
  • Paul Gregory known as r&d technology
  • Andy Hargreaves known as visual effects artist: Rushes Postproduction (as Andrew 'Burnley' Hargreaves)
  • Noel Harmes known as roto artist: Rushes Postproduction
  • Neil Harrison known as digital intermediate systems administrator
  • Warwick Hewett known as vfx 2nd unit: Standby Props: Rushes Postproduction
  • Louise Hussey known as visual effects producer: Rushes Postproduction
  • Ryan Hutchings known as compositor
  • Jonna Isotalus known as digital compositor
  • Alex Jenyon known as matte painter
  • Hayden Jones known as visual effects supervisor: Rushes Postproduction
  • Timothy P. Jones known as digital film bureau
  • Tom Kimberley known as digital compositor: Rushes
  • Anthony Laranjo known as roto artist: Rushes Postproduction
  • Matthew Lawrence known as titles: Rushes Postproduction (as Matt Lawrence)
  • Alex Llewellyn known as digital compositor: Rushes Postproduction
  • Hugh Macdonald known as digital compositor: Rushes
  • Mike Marcus known as digital compositor
  • Angela Noble known as visual effects artist: Rushes Postproduction
  • John Palmer known as digital film bureau manager: Laser record
  • Jesse Parkhill known as digital compositor
  • Mark Pascoe known as visual effects artist: Rushes Postproduction
  • Rob Pizzey known as digital colourist
  • Jonathan Privett known as visual effects supervisor: Rushes Postproduction
  • Cristina Puente known as digital compositor
  • Eleanor Rodgers known as compositor
  • Lee Tibbetts known as digital effects artist
  • Craig Travis known as visual effects artist: Rushes Postproduction
  • Alan Williamson known as visual effects artist: Rushes Postproduction
  • Jez Tucker known as senior systems administrator (uncredited)

Release Date:

  • Germany 6 February 2009 (European Film Market)
  • USA 16 March 2009 (South by Southwest Film Festival)
  • Ireland 20 March 2009
  • UK 20 March 2009
  • Netherlands 20 April 2009 (Imagine Film Festival)
  • Australia 21 May 2009
  • New Zealand 21 May 2009
  • Iceland 24 June 2009
  • Croatia 23 July 2009
  • Netherlands 30 July 2009
  • Finland 31 July 2009
  • Greece 19 September 2009 (Athens Film Festival)
  • Portugal 1 October 2009
  • Hungary 6 October 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Singapore 22 October 2009
  • Brazil 30 October 2009
  • Poland 30 November 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • USA 29 December 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Germany 26 February 2010 (DVD premiere)
  • Japan 7 January 2011 (DVD premiere)

MPAA: Rated R for language, sexual content and horror violence

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