Monster movies hold a special place in the hearts of the Collective team. The singularly absurd sub-genre of creature horror can range from box office hits like Zombieland (2009) to made-for-tv movies like Sharknado (2013). If flicks like The World’s End (2013) or Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus (2009) do it for you, then be prepared to add the following marvels to your must-watch list. These two British films are completely legitimate, and despite their suspicious sounding titles are not porn. Not really.
Lesbian Vampire Killers (2009)
Known simply as Vampire Killers in the US, this film is a farcical look at the vampire genre. Categorized as comedy horror, it stars Matthew Horne and James Corden as Jimmy and Fletch, respectively. This movie features everything from a Vampire Queen, a curse that turns the 18 year old girls of a remote village into undead lesbians, and a sword-wielding Vicar (played by the one and only
Eighth Doctor Paul McGann). If this brief description isn’t enough motivation to track down Vampire Killers on Netflix, just know that the only weapon that can kill the Vampire Queen is called the Sword of Daeldo. And yes, it’s shaped like a dick.
An Irish-British collaboration, Grabbers is the type of film that makes you want to go out and get a pint. Because it’s the only thing that can keep you safe from the invasion of weird sea creature/alien things with fanfiction-worthy tentacles. The police force and a lone marine biologist (Russell Tovey, aka “Alsons-y, Alonso!”) discover that the “grabbers” cannot tolerate blood with high alcohol levels. Luckily for the locals, drinking is second nature to them. But what happens when the booze runs out?
Yup, this makes it official. I like British monster movies best. Next on my list: Cockneys vs Zombies!
Until next time,
The Collected Mutineer