Lesbian Vampire Killers

  • Directors: Phil Claydon
  • Producers: Steve Clark Hall
  • Writers: Paul Hupfield, Stewart Williams
  • Genres: Action, Comedy, Horror
  • Actors: James Corden, Mathew Horne, Paul McGann, Emer Kenny, Lucy Gaskell, Louise Dylan, Ashley Mulheron, Vera Filatova, Silvia Colloca, MyAnna Buring

The Lesbian Vampire Killers plot revolves around two down-on-their-luck slackers, Fletch and Jimmy — played by Corden and Horne — who decide to temporarily escape their woes and go on holiday to a remote village, only to find that all of its women have been enslaved by lesbian vampires due to an ancient curse. Things go further awry when they hook-up with a bus-load of attractive foreign female history students and run in to the local vicar (played by Paul McGann), who seems to think that Jimmy (Horne) is the long lost descendant of a local vampire slayer.

It is set in Norfolk, but was filmed outside London on location at Luton Hoo and in Three Mills film studios in Bromley-by-Bow.

The film is a tongue-in-cheek homage to the classic Hammer Horror films and was originally slated to be the first “new” Hammer film. This, however, did not come to pass and it was ultimately Alliance and Momentum Pictures along with AV Films who finally greenlit the project.

Alien

  • Directors: David Fincher
  • Producers: Gordon Carroll, David Giler, Walter Hill
  • Writers: Characters, Dan O Bannon, Ronald Shusett, Story, Vincent Ward, Screenplay, David Giler, Walter Hill, Larry Ferguson
  • Genres: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
  • Actors: Sigourney Weaver, Charles S Dutton, Charles Dance, Paul McGann, Lance Henriksen, Pete Postlethwaite

Following the events in Aliens, the Colonial Marine spaceship Sulaco experiences an onboard fire and launches an escape pod containing Ellen Ripley, Newt, Hicks, and the damaged android Bishop who are all in cryonic stasis. The pod then crashes on Fiorina ‘Fury’ 161, a foundry facility and penal colony inhabited by all-male former inmates with “double-Y” chromosome patterns. As the inmates recover the pod and its passengers, an Alien facehugger is seen approaching their dog. Ripley is taken in and awakened by Clemens (Charles Dance), the facility’s doctor, and learns that she is the only survivor of the crash. Many of the ex-inmates have embraced an apocalyptic, millenarian religion which forbids sexual relations, and Ripley is warned that her presence among them may have extremely disturbing effects.

Suspicious of what caused the escape pod to jettison and what killed her companions, Ripley requests that Clemens perform an autopsy on Newt. She fears that Newt may be carrying an Alien embryo in her body, though she does not share this information. No embryo is found in Newt’s body and it appears she simply died in the crash, however, the colony’s warden (Andrews) becomes increasingly angered that Ripley’s unusual behavior is agitating the prisoners. They perform a funeral for Newt and Hicks in which their bodies are cremated in the facility’s gigantic furnace. In another part of the facility the dog goes into convulsions and an Alien erupts from its body. The Alien soon begins to attack members of the colony, killing several and returning one man to his former insane state. To get answers, Ripley recovers and reactivates the damaged android Bishop, who reveals that there was an Alien on the Sulaco and that it came with them to Fiorina in the escape pod. She then informs Andrews of her previous encounters with the Aliens and suggests that the group hunt it down. However, Andrews does not believe her story and also informs her that there are no weapons in the facility anyway. Their only hope of protection is the rescue ship being sent for Ripley by the Weyland-Yutani Corporation.

Just as the Alien is killed, the Weyland-Yutani team arrives, including a man who looks identical to Bishop, claiming to be the creator of the android. He attempts to persuade Ripley to undergo surgery to remove the Queen embryo. Ripley refuses and commits suicide, throwing herself into the gigantic furnace just as the Alien queen begins to burst out from her chest. However, as she is dying from the wound, Ripley grabs the Alien Queen and holds it as she falls in the furnace. The film ends with a sequence showing the facility being closed down, the last surviving inmate (Morse) being led away, and a shot of the Sulaco escape pod as the sound recording of Ripley’s final lines from the original Alien film is heard.