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Sharpen Your Fangs: Lesbian Vampire Killers and Lily Allen

Lily Allen to play a Lesbian Vampire Killer

You’ve got Village of the Damned and Queen of the Damned and now ladies, gentleman and vampires there is Lesbian Vampire Killers!

The film stars James Cordon of The History Boys and Gavin and Stacey. His character, Fletch, takes his friend Mathew Horne on a trip to take his mind off being dumped by his girlfriend. On their holiday they stumble upon a cursed village where lesbian vampires rule.

Have there been any lesbian vampire films? I wasn’t sure, so I took a little trip over to imdb to do a little research and lo and behold there they were.

An obvious one I forgot is 1983’s The Hunger with Susan Sarandon, Catherine Deneuve, and David Bowie, but not as a lesbian. The Hunger was the only movie I could find that qualifies as a movie people might actually want to watch. But I wasn’t about to let quality or lack of it deter me. I was determined to find those hidden gems, lesbian vampire films.

I discovered that in 2007 Lucy Liu starred in a film called Rise about, yes, you guessed it, a lesbian vampire. There’s Vampiros Lesbos, 1971, from West Germany described as A Psycho-Sexadelic Horror Freakout! 2004 was the year of Vampire Lesbian Kickboxers offering the natural combination of that favorite Olympic sport of kick boxing and championship blood sucking. And we can’t overlook Barely Legal Lesbian Vampires: The Curse of Ed Wood! in 2003 which is clearly a classic. Okay probably not. I suspect there are more out there and I call on readers to send in your lesbian vampire movie recommendations.

And now we come back to Lesbian Vampire Killers.

The script comes from two newcomers, Stewart Williams and Paul Hupfield. Hupfield has worked as a producer and actor and will also associate produce Lesbian Vampire Killers. Williams also will associate produce. Paul Claydon will be making his debut as director. He will be cutting his directorial teeth on a lesbian vampire film.

So many firsts!

But just when you thought it couldn’t get any better than a cursed village of lesbian vampires, there’s the news that Lily Allen will be making a cameo as a lesbian vampire. The singer has appeared as a lady in waiting in 1998’s Elizabeth.

Allen’s debut album was released in 2006 and her meteoric rise to fame has finally paid off.

Sharpen your fangs Lily, the world of lesbian vampires salutes you!

Robin Ruinsky has been a writer since penning her autobiography in fourth grade. Along the way she's studied theater at Syracuse University, worked with Woody Allen starring most of the time on the cutting room floor. A segue into the punk rock scene followed but writing was always the main focus. She writes for various crafty, artsy magazines about people who make craftsy, artsy collectible things. But her first love is writing fiction and film criticism which some people think are the same thing.

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