Blu-ray, DVD Release: My Sucky Teen Romance

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 4, 2012
Price: DVD $24.98, Blu-ray $29.99
Studio: Dark Sky/MPI

The buzz keeps buzzing about teenage filmmaker Emily Hagins’ 2011 independent horror-comedy breakthrough film My Sucky Teen Romance.

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Elaine Hurt is trapped in My Sucky Teen Romance.

On 17-year-old Kate’s (Elaine Hurt) last weekend in town before heading to college, she and her geeky friends head to SpaceCON, the local sci-fi/fantasy convention. There, Kate meets Paul (Patrick Delgado), a recently turned teen vampire (who takes advantage of the gathering’s costume atmosphere by actually dressing as a bloodsucker). But when Kate tries to make a move on him, he gives her the hickey from hell.  Kate and her pals then discover that Paul is not the only vampire at the convention, and it is up to them to kick some vampire butt, or Kate’s going to be attending permanent night school from now on!

Written and directed by 18-year-old Hagins, the film also stars young actors Gina Rodriguez, Lauren Vunderink and Lauren Lee.

My Sucky Teen Romance premiered at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival, is the third feature  from young Ms.Hagins. At the age of 12, Hagins was the subject of Zombie Girl! The Movie, a documentary about the making of her first  feature, Pathogen.

Prior to the release of the DVD and Blu-ray, the unrated film will embark on a four-city fan tour with Dark Sky Films and Ain’t It Cool News, beginning with a premiere at Cinespace in Los Angeles.

No bonus features are on the discs.

Check out the film’s trailer:

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.