Think the approaching end of Twilight means the vampire-movie trend is over? Think again. Well, sort of. As the movie’s new trailer shows, the upcoming Vamps — from writer-director Amy Heckerling and starring Alicia Silverstone, who previously worked together on the 1995 classic Clueless — takes the genre in another direction. As vampire stories go, it’s less a spoof of the sexy-vampire meme than a sunny (er, sorry vampires) comedy in the Buffy-movie mold. Silverstone and Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23’s Krysten Ritter play the single-in-the-city bloodsuckers of the title, with Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) as a human love interest who comes from a family of vampire hunters.
The starry cast also includes Richard Lewis, Sigourney Weaver, Wallace Shawn, Justin Kirk, Marilu Henner and Kristen Johnston.
The Heckerling-Silverstone combo is undeniably familiar, and we love a movie with a dance scene. We’ll stake a claim on a seat for opening weekend, cross our hearts, because there’s no way in Helsing we’d miss it. Vamps is due out Nov. 2.