Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon may be getting in on the Twilight/New Moon-inspired vampire flick craze, but they’re not the only pasty rock types associating with pasty immortal types of late. Moby, Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper, and Henry Rollins star in Suck, a new “vampire spoof about “rock ’n’ roll wannabes in search of immortality and a record deal,” which debuts at the Toronto Film Festival next month.
In the film, Malcolm McDowell (“Lost,” A Clockwork Orange, etc.) plays Eddie Van Helsing, a modern day version of Bram Stoker’s infamous Dracula hunter, who is trying to track down vampire rock band The Winners. Kinda reminds me of a certain Aaliyah-starring flick.
Iggy Pop plays Victor, a record producer who calls out The Winners for selling out with their vampire schtick, while Henry Rollins doesn’t go too far out of his comfort zone, starring as radio show host Rockin’ Roger. Based on the trailer (seen below), Moby really dug in deep as a kind of scrawny version of Rob Halford dubbed Beef Bellows, the lead singer of rival band The Secretaries of Steak.
Not sure what to make of the trailer below, but Iggy Pop’s questionable acting chops and Henry Rollins’ mullet wig do send a bit of a chill down my spine.