A struggling Canadian rock band, The Winners, is in Montreal when one of their lead singers, Jennifer, goes off with a creepy looking guy who happens to be a vampire. This is one of the creepiest vampires depicted in the past decade! The other singer, Joey, doesn't like this since he still has a thing for her. But when she doesn't show up at their van the next day they take off to Toronto without her. When she shows up there, on her own, she looks different. She is now a vampire. When they catch her feeding, such as sucking the blood out of a detached arm, she exclaims "It's not what it looks like!", which is a running gag throughout the film. One by one she turns the other members of the band into vampires. The funniest is the roadie, Hugo, who is sort of the reluctant Renfield character. He reluctantly cleans up Jennifer's feeding messes with hopes of being changed into a vampire but she never does it.
There's also Van Helsing (Malcolm McDowell), who is after the vampire Queen. There's a flashback in which we learn his girlfriend singer was bitten by the same vampire who transformed Jennifer. What's cool about the flashback is that they use footage from an early McDowell film, so we seem him 40 years younger. The footage edits seemlessly in the flashback.
The music is great, there are good production values and the characters very entertaining. SUCK, this movie does not. It's QUEEN OF THE DAMNED crossed with the 60's television show, THE MONKEES.