Vamps on Life and Friendship

Alicia Silverstone

Alicia Silverstone (Photo credit: Mark Coggins)

Last weekend, my mom and I watched a comedy horror movie called Vamps top billed by Alicia Silverstone. Watching movies has been one of our usual mother-and-daughter bonding whenever we get the chance to go to a mall. We chose to watch this film thinking we are up for some laughs and who would not want that and then ignoring the possibility it might be horrific.

While watching the film, it turned out that we laughed at some scenes while some of them I found gross especially when vampires had to drink blood directly from a rat using a straw as if they are just drinking a tetra pack juice! (I even had with me a soda packed in a plastic cup with straw!)

Anyway, what I liked about this movie is that it tells about great friendship from the two modern day vampire ladies named Goody and Stacy. They were almost like sisters living in one roof and working together in the same company at night time. Since they are vampires, they can only go outside during evenings while Stacy also enrolled herself in a night class where she met her boyfriend! Conflict began when these ladies discovered that the father of Stacy’s boyfriend is a vampire hunter.

As scenes have progressed, I was especially touched on the closing parts of the movie especially when Goody had to seek help from Stacy’s future father-in-law to eliminate the person who was the reason why they became vampires.

Goody was really a great friend to have since doing it meant she also had to leave the life she lived for more than several decades in order to help her friend Stacy become human thereby continue the latter’s pregnancy from her boyfriend. (Who would have thought she can bear a child but according to the movie it was still possible since she was awakened as vamp during her 20s).

Just thinking about Goody’s character also made me wonder how it can be boring to have lived for so long. Still it was a good thing for her since this allowed her to witness the changing trends in fashion, people’s taste, latest technologies, iconic places she had been to which she find memorable, and most especially meeting a great friend like Stacy until she had to say goodbye. I cried in that particular scene since she fully embraced her fate to finally rest after living for more than a century.

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