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Vamp Comedy Bleed Tries to Find Its Niche

What with the over-saturation of all things fang-related thanks to the overwhelming success of franchises Twilight and “True Blood”, does the world really need yet another vampire series? Hell, yes, as far as I’m concerned, especially if they’re as charming and likable as the Web-based “buddy” horror/comedy known as “Bleed”.

At least that’s how Tubefilter is describing it, and they continue with the following: “There is something here, something not as abrasive as Kevin Smith, nor so self-aware as ‘Buffy’. It’s got a little bit of the Austin, Texas, charm from where director Ben Snyder shoots the thing … This comes from both the direction and especially Matt Lawson’s writing. Lawson created the show in 2006 as a short film that eventually became the pilot to the series. His main characters, twenty-something best friends Perry, played by Alan Seales, and Brian, played by Eric Morales, are newbie vampires muddling their way through the early days of undeadness like two kids who just entered puberty. Perry plays it too-cool-for-school, with a ‘let’s get this over with’ attitude, whereas Brian is more the puppy dog, awkwardly finding his way through.

Three episodes are in the can with four more in production, and according to the “Bleed” Facebook page, casting for future episodes has already begun with Ray Perez playing “Incubus from Hell” Mr. Trauco, the demon with the magic touch; Mallory Culbert as Brian’s ex-girlfriend, Stacy; and Sara Hoots (2008’s Miss Hooters) as Brian’s “mysterious” new girlfriend, Morgan.

You can check out the first installment below; for the rest hit up either the Facebook page mentioned above or visit the “Bleed” series on blip.tv.

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