Coffee Rhetoric: Guilty Pleasure

May 22, 2007

Guilty Pleasure

Imagine if Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samarai's writer and director Jim Jarmusch (who I spied dressed in all black, taking long strides down Greenwich Village once, a few years ago), Wu-Tang Clan's Rza, and Quentin Tarantino collaborated on an elaborate hoax... in the form of a scary film together, and refused to waste too much money sucker punching viewers who would eventually happen upon this stinker. The result would probably be the urban horror flick, Vampiyaz. I peeped this unconventional (and super low budget) take on an old tale this past weekend. The moment I noticed the spelling was sans the ...i.r.e.s. at the end, only to be replaced with y.a.z. I knew I had to add it to my Netflix queue, bump it up at the top, and watch it immediately, once it came in the mail! While the special effects are questionable (and laughable), and the dialogue left much to be desired, I was mildly surprised by how horribly good it was. It held my interest long enough, to see it through to fruition. It doesn't hurt that Vampiyaz's protagonist is hot and slightly resembles Canadian hip hop artist, K-os. Either way, this movie stinks to the high heaven... so much so, that it's actually quite good and has prompted me to recommend it to the masses. It makes Vampire in Brooklyn look Oscar worthy... Check it out.