"Suck And Moan" Brings Zombies And Vampires To The Web - In One Show
Using the palindromic date of 10/20/2010, "Suck And Moan" will officially launch it's first episode at www.SuckAndMoan.com. Gaining momentum since premiering it's first 3 episodes at the Independent Television Festival this summer, "Suck And Moan" will debut one new episode per week until the end of the year comprising a 10-episode first season run.
"Suck And Moan" tells the story of a group of Vampires living in a world slowly being overrun by a Zombie epidemic. Not only are the Zombies a nuisance, but they are devouring the Vampires only food source - humans. This group of Vampires must band together to stop the growing Zombie population and secure their "human buffet." Told with tongue firmly planted in cheek, "Suck And Moan" is a satiric take on both the Vampire and Zombie genre, often pointing out pop culture inaccuracies ("Apparently sunlight no longer kills us...it just makes us sparkle.") and painting a picture of horror icons fed up with other horror icons ("...But zombies? That's just stupid."). Although it relishes the chance to take potshots at the genres, it never strays into spoof territory, but rather portrays Vampires as immortals with a relatable human side ("Vampires were people too...").
The first season's arc begins with one of the Vampires accidentally feeding on a Zombie. To horror fans, that is a question that's been debated for years: What would happen if a Vampire bites a Zombie? The first 10 episodes will explore that conundrum even as tensions and neuroses arise within the group.
"Suck And Moan" was created and directed by Brendon Fong in his first foray into scripted web series after having done a number of internet shorts that have played at a variety of festivals. It's produced by Joel Bryant (Streamy-nominated Best Actor for "After Judgment," who also plays "Mac" in the series) and executive produced by Danny Ohman (from SiTV). Among the actors appearing as Vampires in the series are Eric Hailey ("Dwelling"), Carmen Elena Mitchell ("The Real Girl's Guide to Everything Else"), Alex Weed ("Bones," "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior"), Chris Mollica ("Funny or Die Presents...") and Lauren Baldwin. The production team also had a great time wrangling in New Media faces to play Zombies in a number of their episodes. Web series watchers might recognize Scott Brown ("Blue Movies"), Tanya Ihnen ("Life From the Inside") and Jamie Fishback ("Solo: The Series") among others under Caryn Cobio's ("Blue Movies," "A Good Knight's Quest") make-up.
Producer Joel Bryant was unfazed when NBC picked up the project "Vampires vs. Zombies" from McG's Wonderland Studios in mid-September. "It just shows that we have a marketable project. Vampires and Zombies are obviously hot properties. We're just happy to get our project out first."
Tune in weekly to catch new episodes of "Suck And Moan" on www.SuckAndMoan.com. The production team promises a "size-able" celebrity cameo to close out the season at episode 10.
Joel Bryant, producer