Horror comedies have always been a favorite of mine – there is just something righteously amusing about the pairing of slapstick and severed heads.
But it seems a lot of ZomComs have been churning out lately since the success of Shaun of The Dead. Which is fine and all, but someone needs to breathe a breath of fresh air into the old-hat of hysterical rotting corpses.
Well? It looks like WestEnd Films may do just that with Love Bite, a UK werewolf flick that looks like it just may provide as much laughter as it does lycanthropic violence.
And we can’t wait.
School is over and summer has begun in the dead-end seaside town of Rainmouth. While Jamie’s friends seem to be happy working in the local pie factory by day and looking for sex by night, Jamie is bored out of his mind, running his pot-head mother’s B&B. He’s desperate to get out of there. But when he meets beautiful, smart, and sexy American traveler Juliana at a party, he’s smitten – the world is not so small after all. But soon after Juliana’s arrival, strange things start happening. One of the local teens goes missing at a party. Then another. Jamie is warned by an enigmatic stranger that a werewolf is in town – and preying solely on virgin flesh! The only way to be safe seems to be to pop your cherry (but that can’t be true… can it?). As the locals are picked off one by one, the boys fear that a werewolf is indeed after them. And for all their talk, it turns out none of them have ever had sex before… Pretty soon, everyone is dying to get laid…
Director: Andy de Emmony
Cast: Luke Pasqualino, Ed Speleers, Jessica Szohr
Producers: Robert Bernstein, Douglas Rae, Paul Ritchie