REVIEW: LOVE BITE

CAST

Jessica Szohr (Piranha 3D)
Ed Speleers (A Lonely Place To Die)
Timothy Spall (Rock Star)
Luke Pasqualino (Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome)
Kierston Wareing (The Holding)
Imogen Toner (The Inheritance)
Robert Pugh (Robin Hood)
Paul Birchard (Batman)

ed-speelers-and-jessica-szohr-BLOVE-BITEThe film takes the typical teen sex romp and turns it on its head by adding a werewolf to the storyline. In the film, a werewolf comes to town and has a particular affinity for virgin flesh, so the kids in the story have to have sex in order to save themselves. The filmmakers use a particularly amusing tag line for the film, “Everyone is dying…to get laid!”.Love-Bite-image

Jamie (Ed Speleers) and his friends live in the dead-end UK seaside town of Rainmouth. They’re heading into the first summer after finishing high school and most of the group are content with working in the local pie factory, except for Jamie, who wants to travel but is stuck working in his mom’s B&B. One night at a party, Jamie meets a beautiful American girl, Juliana (Jessica Szohr) and instantly falls for her. But soon after Juliana comes to town, teens begin to go missing.02178fe5b45533b85a203a965b075335Another mysterious stranger (Timothy Spall) arrives in town and befriends Jamie, warning him a werewolf is responsible for the sudden disappearances. He also warns the werewolf is after virgin flesh, so anyone who has never had sex is at risk of attack. Jamie and all his friends, for all their male bravado have never actually been with a girl before and therefore are on the werewolf’s menu. So it’s a mad dash for the boys to have sex before it’s too late.Love-Bite-image

Love Bite was released in Britain and European territories in 2012 but has never been released in North America as of yet, which is really too bad because more people need to see this film. It’s a wonderful movie and needs to find a wider audience. I really didn’t expect to like this film as much as I did. It does a wonderful job of tapping into the oversexed male psyche of today who is on the brink of adulthood and infuses it with a supernatural horror of being stalked by a werewolf who has a taste for virgin flesh. It has all the comedic elements of a classic sex comedy only with a horror twist.

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