Independent film distributor Level 33 Entertainment announced today that it has acquired North American distribution rights to the darkly funny horror comedy VAMP U and will release the movie in select theaters this Fall before its bow into home entertainment.
VAMP U stars Julie Gonzalo (DODGEBALL, DALLAS, MUST LOVE DOGS), Gary Cole (PINEAPPLE EXPRESS, TALLEDEGA NIGHTS, OFFICE SPACE), Alexis Knapp (PROJECT X), and Adam Johnson. VAMP U was co-written and co-directed by Matt Jespersen and Maclain Nelson.
Wayne Gretzky (Adam Johnson) is a vampire who can't grow his teeth. His impotence began when he inadvertently killed Mary Lipinsky (Julie Gonzalo), the love of his life, 300 years ago. To take his mind off the pain, he teaches college history - who better than a guy who's been around for centuries? Attempting to regain his full power, he enlists help from his friend and colleague, Dr. Levine (Gary Cole). Nothing goes Wayne's way until a new semester brings freshman Chris Keller (Julie Gonzalo). She's a dead ringer for Mary and they have a lurid affair, while rumors fly around the campus. But it all sours when he turns Chris into a vampire and her newfound bloodlust spins out of control in a bloody rampage, making the rumors a little too real.
"With the help of a very talented cast, Matt and Maclain have delivered a very funny and entertaining movie from their clever script," said Level 33 Entertainment Executive Vice President, Sheldon Brigman. "VAMP U delivers on the laughs, but also whets the appetite of horror fans," Brigman added.
VAMP U graduate Alexis Knapp