Sapphical vampirism - the love that dare not spell its name!
By Darth Egregious
, 04 Sep 2005
This series is not without merit, and has some really laugh out loud moments - 'But surely, you say, there's no such thing as vampires or lesbians?' Unfortunately, it does sometimes lag for extended periods, and most of the humour is quite British and eccentric - 'You've pierced her heart with an occasional table!' I think the main problem Coogan and friends experienced is that many Hammer/Amicus films contained tongue-in-cheek sexual undertones. This series would have worked better if they had spoofed films which were played entirely straight. I think the other problem is that they've really taken time to do this properly with plot/costumes/sets. This makes it rather different to most comedies - suppose you went in expecting to see 'Blazing Saddles', and got 'Young Frankenstein' instead? This might have put people off. However, I say if you like Hammer Horrors or Coogan you'd be a fool not to give this a go.
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