Canadian filmmaker Bruce McDonald gets in on vampire trend
Bruce McDonald’s latest project is like the Canadian answer to Vampires Suck, the Twilight spoof film. He’s sending up the teen vampire genre in My Babysitter’s a Vampire, a film he says gently mocks Twilight’s conservative (and what he calls hypocritical) views about abstinence. The plot is centred on a pair of 14-year-old boys who’re trying to break into the popular crowd at school, but their plans are interrupted by a hottie vampire babysitter. Cue the hijinks. McDonald may be a respected director (Hardcore Logo, The Tracey Fragments and Pontypool are standouts on his CV), but don’t look for a deeply thought-out social commentary from My Babysitter’s a Vampire—the film was shot over 17 days and is going straight to kid’s TV (Saturday on Teletoon, to be exact).