As Cheesy As Vamps May Look, It’s Still A Better Love Story Than Twilight

One of my biggest problems with the vampire genre in general is that it takes itself way too seriously. Even when they’re sparkly fake vampires, everything is so gray and pale and serious and emo and dour and gothic and WE FUCKING GET IT ALREADY! You’re seriously dead. You’re seriously dark. You’re seriously serious. Ugh.

I always thought it would be nice to see a less serious take on vampirism. And it seems that I’m not the only one. Take a look at this trailer for Vamps.

Oh, it’s good to see Alicia Silverstone back in action. Sure, she’s basically playing Vampire Cher, but it’s still good to see her working. And it’s going to be really tough not to yell out “Jaaaaaane” in my best Jesse Pinkman voice in the theater. Yeah, I said it, IN THE THEATER. I would pay some money to see this stupid thing. This is exactly the kind of thing I’ve been looking for from the vampire genre. We’ve seen the dead serious side of vampires forever now and I think something like this breaths a new life, pardon the pun, into the genre.

So go on, Vampire Cher, go get your Van Helsing. Cousin Matthew is a pretty good catch.