Are you a Hammer fan yourself, by the way, or did you have to study up on the s lesbian vampire movies? They were part of my film education. I grew up watching movies - that's all I did! Staying up late to watch a Hammer film was great. For one thing they weren't very scary, but on the other hand they took you into this world.
One instance where the title says it all, Lesbian Vampire Killers finds screenwriters Stewart Williams and Paul Hupfield and director Phil Claydon plunging headfirst into guilty pleasure territory with an unrestrained, sex-laden horror comedy. The title says it all really: a collection of undead women who like other undead women, and tend to serve a pretty lucky Count Dracula. If you don't know what 'lad comedy' is you've clearly never drunk a dirty pint, bantered about 'the lash', or experienced kebab farts. Whether it's one of Pegg and Frost's Cornetto trilogy or something from the Inbetweeners crew, pick a flick and get learning! They picked the wrong country!
Interview: Lesbian Vampire Killers director Phil Claydon
Oh dear. Loath as I am to kick a comedy duo when they're down, there's no plausible defence for this slapdash feature film by Mathew Horne and James Corden, any more than there is for their much-panned TV sketch show. A loveable pair of mates in Gavin and Stacey, here they have flagrantly overstretched their appeal, and now look in danger of becoming the Hale and Pace de nos jours.
Jimmy and Fletch are two friends living in London, experiencing life problems. Jimmy is dumped by his unscrupulous girlfriend, and Fletch is fired from his job as a clown for punching a child. They decide to escape their woes and hike to a remote village in Norfolk that they find on an old map.