Bit – USA, 2019 – reviews

 

‘Let the men be the ones who are afraid to jog at night.’

Bit is a 2019 American comedy horror feature film written and directed by Brad Michael Elmore (Boogeyman Pop; The Wolfman’s Hammer). The Provocator-Thirty 06 Productions movie stars Nicole Maines, M.C. Gainey, Diana Hopper and James Paxton.

Plot:

“Desperate to get away from her small-town roots and find a like-minded community, Laurel hits the road for Los Angeles as soon as she graduates from high school. Sure, people in L.A. are different, but do these people seem extra different? Yes, they do, because they are vampires.

On her first night out in the city, Laurel attends a warehouse party and befriends a mysterious group of punk feminist women, led by the intimidating Duke. Laurel is surprised to have met her people so quickly, but her luck turns when one of them feeds on her blood and leaves her for dead.

Waking up and realizing she might have become a vampire, Laurel confronts the women who converted her and is given a choice: go back to a boring life or join an ultra-cool vampire squad. Could it possibly be that simple? Of course not.”

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“Elmore has created something truly special with Bit. The film tackles subjects often reserved for angry Twitter threads and finds a way to handle it all with nuance while still managing to make it fun. He effortlessly weaves subtextual messaging with matter-of-fact “no sh*t” opinions on social justice and splatters it with blood and sexuality.” Bloody Disgusting

“It’s rare to come across a film that not only makes you feel like you had a lot of fun, but also makes you realize that you are truly experiencing something not only timely, but very important as well. It’s beautiful to see genre films take the risks that Elmore takes, because these stories need to be told and told as well as they are in Bit.” Daily Dead

Cast and characters:

  • Nicole Maines … Laurel
  • M.C. Gainey … Enoch – Boogeyman Pop
  • Diana Hopper … Duke
  • James Paxton … Mark
  • Christina Sergoyan … Vampire
  • Greg Hill … Vlad Manfred Castaneda
  • Brent Chase … Jacob
  • Friday Chamberlain … Roya
  • Zolee Griggs … Izzy
  • Sara Raftery … Lesbian Punk Rocker
  • Muneeb Rehman … Young Man
  • Nandy McClean … Graduate
  • Dayton Sinkia … Bastian
  • Riley Litman … Jimmy
  • Seya Hug … Chris

Release:

Bit premiered at the Inside Out festival in Toronto on May 24, 2019.

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