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Director Amy Heckerling spills on her vampire horror/comedy Vamps

04.10.2012by: Jared Pacheco
One flick I'm still trying to feel out is Amy Heckerling's horror/comedy VAMPS. The hottie-filled vampire romp has seemed to border more along the comedy lines than horror so we're still unsure how much it even fits in here at AITH. I mean there's only so much you can tell from a synopsis and some stills. A trailer would help but alas we're still waiting on one...

But what we do have today is an interview Heckerling just did with NY Mag's Vulture. In the interview the director spills a lot of details on VAMPS, so if you're intrigued by the flick this is definitely something you're going to want to check out. Here's a little piece of the interview:

"I wrote this before True Blood, actually. My brother loves Buffy. I saw the original movie, and I actually pitched [my movie] to a producer who did Buffy, and then I thought, Oh, he's not going to like this because he did Buffy. This was in 2005, before I went off to do I Could Never Be Your Woman, and this was before Twilight, before True Blood, before Vampire Diaries, before all that stuff. And the fact that my agent left to do other stuff and I was lost in a world of someone who didn't help at all was kind of depressing. She was like, [imitates an annoying voice] "Well, they're already making Twilight and nobody's going to do this." But some of those other stories are like a sex substitute, because it's like, "Oh, I don't want to, but he wants to, so I will let him drink my blood." If you take the blood-drinking out of the equation, it's just about sublimation of sex. I was more interested in eternally young, fun-loving people from different time periods."

Sounds good to me! Heckerling also talks about her disdain for THE TWILIGHT SAGA and several other vampire-related topics. Just head right over HERE to check out the whole thing.

VAMPS tells the modern day tale of two young beautiful female vampires living the good nightlife in New York until love enters the picture and each has to make a choice that will jeopardize her immortality.

VAMPS sports a solid cast that includes Sigourney Weaver, Alicia Silverstone, Krysten Ritter (below), Malcolm McDowell, Marilu Henner and Zak Orth. No word on a release for this one just yet but hopefully that comes our way soon, along with a trailer!

Extra Tidbit: Amy Heckerling's first directorial feature was the 1982 classic FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH.
Source: Vulture

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