In the mood for a horror-comedy that’s full of vampiric appeal? Check out “My Sucky Teen Romance” from writer and director (and teenager) Emily Hagins. This is 18-year-old Hagins’ breakthrough film project (her third project–she started at age 12) , and it is sure to be a great one.
Anton Bitel of Little White lies says that the film has “the sort of energy, enthusiasm and inventiveness that money cannot buy.” FEAR.net’s Scott Weinberg called the movie “a sweet little winner. … the youthful director has really honed her craft, discovered a new angle, and now returns with an entirely accessible mini-budget comedy that coasts on by through sheer force of wit, energy, and ‘let’s put on a show!’ creativity.” ScreenDaily.com said, “At 18, Hagins already has a better grasp of story structure, pacing and the mix between humor and pathos that makes for potent comedy-horror than some filmmakers twice her age.”
On 17-year-old Kate’s last weekend in town before heading to college, she and her geeky friends head to SpaceCON, the local sci-fi/fantasy convention. There, Kate meets Paul, a recently turned teen vampire (who takes advantage of the gathering’s costume atmosphere by actually dressing as a bloodsucker). But when Kate tries to make a move on him, he gives her the hickey from hell.
Kate and her pals then discover that Paul is not the only vampire at the convention, and it is up to them to kick some vampire butt, or Kate’s going to be attending permanent night school from now on!
Vibrant young actors including Elaine Hurt, Patrick Delgado, Lauren Vunderink and Lauren Lee help teen writer-director Emily Hagins take a bite out of modern pop vampires in a hilarious, bloody tale that proves once and for all that love, like, totally sucks!
Check out the trailer below: