When Vampires Suck
co-directors Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer look into a mirror, is there a face staring back at them? When they approach an automatic sliding door, does the scanner detect the presence of a soul? Is there a deeper reason for the astonishing lack of humanity in their five parody films together, including Vampires Suck
, a Twilight
send-up? They are Wayans’ alums (they of Scary Movies
) but either would not or could not absorb that family’s aim-to-please shamelessness. The best bad culture can still have a point-of-view and can sometimes even resemble a triumph of vision (like Tommy Wiseau’s The Room
). Watching Vampires Suck
is to have an abyss stare back at you.