Film: Bloodsuckers Anonymous
Bloodsuckers Anonymous is an upcoming Student Film, conceptualized, written, and directed by High School Students Garrett Brooks and Anthony Beaulieu, otherwise known as Brooks and Beaulieu for simplicity.
Set in the not-so-distant future, President Kill Bosby passes a law that makes supernatural creatures (who have been outed as real, after all) second rate citizens, when his best friend is mysteriously murdered by a vampire. Unnerved against this prejudiced injustice, a group of vampires come together to fight for their liberty.Dracula
, Count Chocula, Nosferatu
, Edward Cullen, The Count (of Sesame Street
), and Blacula
meet as Bloodsuckers Anonymous. Together with their...helpful allies, the manic Doc Blue and the wild Mayor Romulus Moony (who is secretly a werewolf), the residents of Transylvania, Wisconsin seek to assassinate the President with the aide of legendary vampire John Wilkes Booth, reached by time machine. However, trouble is afoot when they are joined by a Charlotte, a harlot of the 19th century, and President Bosby's malicious VP, Peterkins Pond has his own nefarious plans. Matters are complicated more by the sudden resurface of Dracula's old ex girlfriend-turned-vampire hunter and dentist, Professor Mildred Von Howlett.
An absurdist tale of adventure and bloodsucking brilliance, the film remains in development, to be filmed and released soon. Is also a musical.
This film contains examples of:
- Absent-Minded Professor: Doc Blue
- Achilles' Heel: Dracula can only be killed by destroying his seven coffins, a la Horucruxes.
- Accidental Dance Craze: Edward and the Count accidentally invent "The Nosferatu" using the eponymous vampire's dead body.
- Affably Evil: Bosby, being based on Bill Cosby, is actually one of the most likable characters, but is a main antagonist for the first few acts. Peterkins Pond to an extent as well.
- Ambiguously Gay: Charlotte the Harlot, kept ambiguous through several clever cuts.
- Anti-Hero: Dracula is more or less a Type III, but he becomes at least a Type II by the end.
- Anything That Moves: Edward
- Alliterative Name: Peterkins Pond. Later he even get an alliterative title with President!
- Atomic F-Bomb: Bosby after Jamal Himmler's murder.
- Attack of the Political Ad: Bosby's campaign ad against Incumbent President Urkel, to a ridiculous extent.
- Badassina Nice Suit: Dracula, as well as Peterkins.
- Badass Longcoat: Dracula has one.
- Bad Liar: "UH NO HE WASN'T SHOT SHUT UP ARE THOSE NEW SHOES DRACULA I LIKE YOUR SHOES"-Edward
- Berserk Button: The word "animal" for Moony, particularly in his wolfman state.
- "Be Quiet!" Nudge: Happens occasionally with several characters.
- Big Lipped Alligator Moment: Peterkins' rap response to Count's plea to give them their rights back. The vampires stare in complete bemusement during the entire song.
- Blonde Guys Are Evil: Peterkins Pond
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Chocula: "So how did we get here again?" Doc: "Cheap plot saves; my latest advancement!", among many other examples.
- Bumbling Sidekick: Chocula to Dracula, and to a lesser extent, Doc Blue.
- Butterfly of Doom: Doc Blue suggests this as a possible repercussion of bringing Charlotte back with them to present day. It doesn't happen.
- Butt Monkey: Nosferatu, particularly being dead for the majority of the film; Marty is essentially Doc's dangerous-experiment guinea pig
- Call Back: References to previous projects, including;
- "The Search for Rico Suave"
- Identical cardboard-box time machine
- Butterfly Effect demonstrated via a grapefruit and elephant
- "The Careers"
- The Casanova: Peterkins Pond, who is surrounded by fangirls at almost all times.
- Captain Crash: Doc Blue. Also Actor Allusion, unfortunately.
- Cardboard Prison: The Count and Edward easily escape from prison because the prison guard stupidly demonstrates the easiest way for a person to bust out (which is to knock him out and take the keys).
- "...some of my delicious Count Chocula cereal, part of this scary breakfast!" and later "Hello! My name is Ernst Ramone Chocula. You killed me friends. Prepare to die!" for Count Chocula
- "Great Stoker!" for Doc Blue.
- The Chew Toy: Marty, for Doc.
- Clark Kenting: Snikretep
- Cloudcuckoolander: Chocula especially, among what is mostly the rest of the cast.
- Comic Trio: Moony, Chocula, and Doc Blue form one. Moony being the self-proclaimed leader, Chocula being too insane to know better, and Doc Blue is, by a long shot, the sanest.
- A secondary trio is The Count, who takes the helm, Edward, who is more than idiotic, and Nosferatu, who is too dead to do anything.
- Cowardly Lion: Chocula
- Creator Cameo: Brooks supplies the dubbed voices of Frankenberry and Booberry, in addition to his main role as Count Chocula.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Several characters, but Bosby in particular acts like a complete idiot, but manages to hold his own against both Booth and Dracula.
- Curse Cut Short: During "Do the Nosferatu," among others.
- Cutaway Gag: "That was quite a trip...to the candy store," among many, MANY others. Most seem to involve Chocula
- Cyborg: Booth is turned into one.
- Deadpan Snarker: Usually Doc Blue. Also Dracula, among others.
- Depraved Dentist: Von Howlett is a bit of one when she isn't hunting vampires.
- Descended Creator: Brooks and Beaulieu appear in the film as main characters, as Count Chocula and Doc Blue, respectively.
- Double Entendre: Half of what comes out of Edward, and to a lesser extent, Peterkins.
- Dracula: Duh.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: The Count, Edward, and Nosferatu are mercilessly fed to Peterkin's pet werebeast.
- Dude, Not Funny!!: The reaction to The Count's suggestion after the rest go back in time.
- Embarrassing First Name: Mildred Von Howlett. Also Peterkins.
- Expy: President Kill Bosby is a rather blatant one of Bill Cosby. Doc Blue as well for Doc Brown.
- Et Tu, Brute??: When Booth shoots Dracula/Peterkins shoots Bosby. The two enemies even sing a song, "Betrayed."
- The Everyman: Dracula (as well as Straight Man)
- Face-Heel Turn: Booth undergoes a forced one through mind control, but turns evil by his own will in the end.
- Fiery Redhead: Von Howlett
- Five-Man Band:
- And of course a Five-Bad Band:
- Forbidden Fruit: Blood
- For Science!: Doc Blue's motivation.
- Flashback: And plenty of them. Count Chocula, Doc Blue, and Peterkins all have one or more. Mostly Flashback Cut s that are Played for Laughs.
- Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: The Count is probably the only vampire of the group that is not overly-violent.
- Funny Background Event: While Dracula and Charlotte are conversing, Doc Blue is in the background attempting various methods to revive Booth, including CPR, a defibrillator, jaws of life, smelling salts, throwing scalding hot water on his face and crotch, and setting him on fire, before ultimately tossing him in a garbage can.
- The Future: 2013
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: Fire the torpedoes!
- Grandfather Paradox: In the past, Blacula is mistaken for a runaway slave that happens to be a distant relative, whom he later (somewhat inadvertently) kills after a failed assassination attempt. Sex ensues.
- G-Rated Drug: Various forms of chocolate for Chocula. To a lesser extent, Blood for other vampires.
- Groin Attack: Booth to Bosby
- Heel-Face Turn: Von Howlett performs one by The Powerof Love in the end.
- Heroic BSOD: Chocula, after the death of Frankenberry and Boo Berry
- Historical-Domain Character: John Wilkes Booth.
- Hurricane of Puns: Count: "I choked on my tea while unloading a casket and I couldn't stop the coffin." Edward: "This humor's getting too grave! It's almost tomb much for me!" etc
- I Love You, Vampire Son: Dracula makes a deal with Charlotte to make her a vampire if she becomes his assistant. When it finally happens, she loves it, and their bond is a very close one indeed.
- Jail Bake: The Count and Edward ask Chocula to do this after they're locked in jail. The guard notices; and he and Chocula end up having a long discussion on how this wouldn't really work and what tools should have been used, ending with the guard concluding that the easiest way to escape would be to knock him out. The guard then proceeds to do so to himself.
- Lady Killerin Love: Peterkins falls legitimately in love with Von Howlett to the point of being uncharacteristically tongue-tied.
- Love at First Sight: Peterkins and Von Howlett, although not so for the latter.
- Loveisa Weakness: Seems to be Dracula's problem with Von Howlett, overlapping with Love Martyr.
- Love Triangle: Von Howlett finds herself in one, torn between her old flame Dracula and Peterkins.
- Love Redeems: Averted with Peterkins; he refuses to give up his power for Von Howlett. Played Straight with the Vampire Huntress herself though.
- La Résistance: Moony used to lead one of these, with a new one now on the rise.
- Long List: Chocula rattles off a list of synonyms for the word "jail" (brig, can, clink, etc), in that these we the places he looked for The Count and Edward after they were not in "the big house" as they said.
- Love Makes You Evil: Peterkins' infatuation with vampire huntress Von Howlett drives the plot. This just ampliefies his evil and vampire hatred, with the two masterminds able to conspire together.
- The Mall: The vampires take Charlotte to one to show her a slice of the 21st century, causing plenty of chaos.
- Manof Weathand Taste: Peterkins, and Dracula to an extent.
- Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Von Howlett and Peterkins have this to an extent.
- Made a Slave: Happens to Blacula when they visit the 19th century. Mostly Played for Laughs.
- Mad Scientist: Doc Blue. Peterkins has shades of this, as he experiments with Booth.
- Mad Scientist Laboratory: Doc Blue's house/trailer
- Massive Multiplayer Crossover: Several vampires from pop culture show up, and some are even main characters.
- Mayor Pain: Moony is a Type 2, being generally incompetent but well-meaning.
- Meaningful Name:
- Romulus Moony is a werewolf.
- The vampires are determined to kill Bosby.
- Meanwhile, in the Future: Done straight first with finding Booth/Nosferatu's death, and frequently again with Blacula's B-Story.
- Monsters Anonymous: The vampires meet to cure themselves of their need for blood in order to become real citizens. It doesn't work.
- Murder the Hypotenuse: Peterkins takes this route with Dracula.
- Neon Sign Hideout: A big Title Drop banner hangs outside of the hideout during meetings.
- The Nicknamer: Chocula to an extent. "Draccy, Nossy, etc."
- Ninja Pirate Robot Zombie: John Wilkes Booth becomes a Vampire-Cyborg-assassin.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Bosby.
- Of Corpse He's Alive: Happens to Nosferatu, courtesy of Libyan Nationalists.
- Only Sane Man: Not only Dracula, but at times Peterkins.
- Our Presidents Are Different: Bosby and Peterkins are both Corrupt and Scheming varieties, but are far from Jerkasses. When Moony is elected in the end, he's more of a President Action and Buffoon.
- Our Time Machine Is Different: a la Calvin and Hobbes, Doc Blue's time machine is little more than a simple cardboard box.
- Our Vampires Are Different: Basically every vampire has his own traits, but Dracula explains the basic concept in song.
- Our Werewolves Are Different: Apparently they can manage to be relatively human.
- Outof Character Moment: Chocula has an uncharacteristically intelligent exchange with the prison guard.
- Overly Long Name: Patrick O'Malley O'Connor O'Sullvian Junior
- Paper-Thin Disguise:
- The vampires go to Bosby's party in awfully obvious, makeshift costumes. It was sort of a budget issue...for us.
- Peterkins' disguise consists only of an oversized handlebar mustache. Of course, no one recognizes him.
- Piss Take Rap: One of Peterkins' Villain Songs. The assorted cast stare in bemusement at this.
- President Evil: Kill Bosby, and later Peterkins Pond as well.
- Purpleis Powerful: Peterkins wears a purple suit.
- The Reveal: Von Howlett turns out to be an old friend of Doc Blue's family, or rather...Nazi Doktor Bluefenshmirtz!
- Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: The titular group and their allies.
- Running Gag: Chocula frequently and shamelessly plugs his own cereal (while eating it himself) until the production is halted by Bosby. Also Snikretep/Peterkins calling Doc by various colors.
- Scooby-Dooby Doors: During the crowd chase scene after Himmler's death.
- Sdrawkcab Alias: Snikretep = Peterkins, in the biggest shocker ever.
- Shoo Out the Clowns: See above in Dropped a Bridge on Him.
- Shopping Montage
- Shout-Out: Several. Half of the characters are pop culture vampires, Back to the Future is referenced several times, Bill Cosby, Weekend at Bernie's, the works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Star Wars, etc. Many are nearly identical scenes
- Show Within a Show: The Bosby Show
- Sidekick Song: "Do the Nosferatu" for Edward, the Count, and Nosferatu. "Awhoo" for Mayor Moony
- Sharp-Dressed Man: Peterkins, among others, considering many of the vampires are relatively well-dressed.
- Straight Man and Wise Guy: Dracula and Count Chocula respectively.
- Suicide as Comedy: Chocula immediately attempts suicide via holy water after his cereal is discontinued.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: Dracula and Von Howlett, to a certain extent.
- Thememobile: Moonymobile, Moonycopter, etc
- Time Machine: Back to the Future-style obviously
- Time Travel
- Title Drop: The vampire's self-help group.
- The Von Trope Family: Von Howlett, Count von Count
- Unusual Euphemism:
- "Oh, go count yourself."
- Vampire Hunter: Professor Mildred Von Howlett, Dentist and hunter of vampiric ex-boyfriends.
- Villain Song: "Top of the World" for Bosby and Peterkins, and "Booth goes Boom" for Booth.
- Villain with Good Publicity: Peterkins
- Violently Protective Girlfriend: Von Howlett
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Bosby.
- Whole Costume Reference: Peterkins' entire outfit homages Scarface, with a purple suit. Doc Blue as well towards Doctor Emmett Brown.