A film with an edgier twist about blood suckers are getting raves at the Toronto International Film Festival.
“Suck” by Rob Stefaniuk debuted at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and it’s being compared to the popular novel-turned-movie “Twilight.”
Stefaniuk’s hero is a conflicted musician in a go-nowhere band looking for immortality and a record deal. Then, the female bassist, played by Jessica Pare, is made into a sexy vampire, transforms her bandmates, and took them to stardom.
The film has only $3 million budget but it boasts of real-life rock stars Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins and Moby.
“That metaphor worked so well with rock ‘n’ roll — staying up all night, sleeping all day, the look itself. Dead people sell more records, rock ‘n’ roll will never die, blood sucking managers, it just kept working,” said Stefaniuk.