While scanning IMDB for upcoming vampire movies I eventually came across one that caught my eye, My Sucky Teen Romance, a teen comedy written, directed, and acted by teenagers.
“In a culture that is currently overrun with romanticized vampires, it is up to four geeky teenagers to defend their friend and beloved sci-fi convention from a group of very real, and very blood-thirsty vampires.
On 17-year-old Kate’s last weekend in town, she and her friends plan to spend it together at SpaceCON– the local science fiction convention they attend every year. At the convention Kate meets Paul, a recently turned teen-vampire (who is also dressed as one). But when Kate tries to make a move on him, he accidentally bites her in the neck. Kate and her friends soon discover Paul is not the only vampire at the convention, and it is up to them to stop the vampires and find a way to turn Kate back before it is too late.”
“I want the characters to be real geeks– they know about Twilight and the teen vampire phenomenon. But these vampires are the real deal, and more than everyday teenagers can take on. The comedy comes from the awkwardness of regular kids dealing with monsters who have been over-romanticized in recent pop culture.”
I’ll admit it, when I first heard it was made by teens I was expecting a low-quality school movie made with mom and dad’s cheap camera. But after watching the trailer I was pleasantly surprised, check it out:
It looks like a fairly decent low-budget film, which is pretty impressive. Unfortunately, the My Sucky Teen Romance website hasn’t been updated in some time. The most recent updates say that they are in desperate need of donations in order to get the film released – other than that, there’s no real news. Hopefully more will come soon, and who knows, maybe we’ll all be seeing this movie in the future.