Suck - Until (s) to success

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German title Suck - Until (s) to success
Original title Suck
Country of production Canada
original language English
Publishing year 2009
length 91 minutes
Age rating FSK 16
Director Rob Stefaniuk
script Rob Stefaniuk
production Robin Crumley
Jeff Rogers
music John Kastner
camera D. Gregor Hagey
cut Michele Conroy

Suck - Bis (s) to success is a horror film of the Canadian director Rob Stefaniuk from the year 2009. He had on 11 September 2009 at the Toronto International Film Festival premiere . The film stands out due to its special collection of well-known musicians as well as its extensive citations from genre classics and the covers of rock albums.


The rock band The Winners tried unsuccessfully to get a record deal and toured the country haphazardly. One day, the previously inconspicuous bassist Jennifer is bitten by a vampire . Subsequently, she also transforms into a sophisticated vampire. With their new, charismatic appearance, the band is suddenly noticed by the audience; a commercial success follows. Little by little, the other band members let Jennifer transform themselves into vampires in order to also have success with their charisma.

Hunted by the vampire hunter Van Helsing, the group decides to confront and kill the supposed head vampire Queeny. This project succeeds and the surviving band members transform themselves back into people. The band then dissolves.

As boring adults, Joey and Jennifer meet the actual head vampire and decide to let themselves be transformed back into vampires and to found the band again.


The film contains some allusions to well-known horror films and albums from rock classics.

  • The scene in which the band crosses a street corresponds to the cover of Abbey Road by the Beatles .
  • The band sits on a sofa before the performance in Buffalo and covers themselves with the English flag, corresponds to the cover of The Kids are alright by The Who .
  • The stop-motion scenes of the travel movements by car or plane allude to Bram Stoker's Dracula .
  • Various scenes at a crossroads allude to the film Crossroads .
  • The scene in which the band goes to US Customs corresponds to the cover of Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen .


"Refreshing mix of musician road movie and horror comedy that has what it takes to become a cult film"

On Rotten Tomatoes , the film has a ranking (tomatometer) of 50%.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Cinema Verlag GmbH : Suck - Until (s) to success. Retrieved January 13, 2011 .
  2. - Rotten Tomatoes (as of December 19, 2010, 1:48 p.m.)