Bite Me

Coming out of the coffin has never been this tricky!

Named after something we’d probably all like to shout at the IRS, Bite Me is a new romantic comedy with plenty to sink your teeth into as it explores the possibility of embracing the alternative, encouraging everyone to break out of their comfort zones.  Yes, it deals with the subculture of people who believe they are vampires but there’s also a bit of biting humor at the IRS, too, as one real-life fanged terror finds herself being audited by a hunk of an IRS agent. 

"Reinventing the rom-com with gusto and plenty of smirk along the way"


Bite Me, the second feature film from the dynamic writing and directing duo of Naomi McDougall Jones and Meredith Edwards, is both fresh and fun with a message that feels so very relevant for today’s audiences.  Freaks in Paradise?!  Who knew!  And how?  We are all outliers (especially if you are reading this review!!!) and probably often feel out of sync with the world around us, which is where our two sweetly-portrayed main protagonists come into play.

Their first feature film, Imagine I’m Beautiful (2014) won 12 awards on the film festival circuit and this one proves to be just as strong, if not stronger as Christian Coulson (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets, Mozart in The Jungle) as Josh, Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story, Ctrl, Alt, Delete) as Sarah’s roommate Chrissy, and Annie Golden (Orange is the New Black, Cheers) join McDougall as Sarah right at the point where she has to make some changes in her life.  Unfortunately, she finds herself with the last thing she expected from the audit: a date with the hopeless romantic who is doing the IRS’ dirty business.

Sarah, with her face tattoo, her heavy mascara, and her wild, purple hair, and the straight-laced and criminally awkward Josh are probably not made for each other.  They are both out of step a bit, but therein lies the charm of their blossoming romance.  It’s completely out of their hands.  And when their worlds collide all Hell breaks loose and chaos (and the jokes) reign down on them  Bite Me

This love affair is not natural!  But neither are they, so it all makes sense.  James thinks she’s magical.  Sarah’s just hungry for blood.  What sparks between them is the sort of mayhem that only two misfits can share in.  The world doesn’t understand.  They don’t need to, but do these two have the fortitude to actually allow themselves to fall in love?

Reinventing the rom-com with gusto and plenty of smirk along the way, Bite Me is incredibly endearing and smartly acted as vampirism comes out of the shadows and is thrust right into the real world, whipping up a whole lot of fear from those who feel they won’t be accepted.  

Adventure Kid and Blue Firefly Films are delighted to announce the new romantic comedy Bite Me will be coming to digital download on the 8th February 2022.

4/5 stars


Film Details

Bite Me

MPAA Rating: Unrated.
83 mins
: Meredith Edwards
Naomi McDougall Jones
Naomi McDougall Jones; Katherine Kahrs; Aurelio Voltaire
: Comedy | Romance
Sometime, Love Doesn't Suck.
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Release Date:
February 8, 2022 - Digital on-demand
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Synopsis: When Sarah, a real-life vampire, gets audited by the IRS, the last thing she expects to get out of it is a date. But James, her hopelessly romantic IRS agent, thinks she’s other-worldly. As an unlikely attraction sparks between the two misfits, they are forced to confront whether they have the courage to commit the terrifying, radical act of falling in love.


Bite Me