Alan Markfield
Adam Markovitz
August 20, 2010 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Vampires Suck

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
Wide Release Date
08/18/10
performer
Matt Lanter
director
Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer
distributor
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
author
Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer
genre
Comedy

We gave it a C+

The Twilight Saga, with its operatic gloom and straight-faced fantasy, is undoubtedly ripe for a smart, good-natured ribbing. This isn’t it. In Vampires Suck, writer-directors Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer (Disaster Movie) tackle the material with their usual scattershot aim, roping in references to everything from the Jonas Brothers to Jersey Shore for gags that barely even try for humor; most just settle for a momentary jolt of recognition. The exception is newcomer Jenn Proske, who spoofs Twilight star Kristen Stewart’s flustered, hair-tugging angst with hilarious precision. C-

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