Sarah Beth Durst

Drink, Slay, Love official movie poster 2022

Drink, Slay, Love official movie poster 2017

Drink, Slay, Love


ISBN: 9781442423732

Drink, Slay, Love (TV Movie)

My book, DRINK, SLAY, LOVE, is now a TV movie!

It premiered on Lifetime in September 2017, and it's currently available to stream via Amazon, iTunes, and the Lifetime Movie Club.

Click here to learn about the book.

Pearl is a typical sixteen-year-old vampire. Fond of blood, allergic to the sun, and generally pretty evil. But after a mysterious attack leaves her able to survive in the daylight, everything changes. Pearl's powerful family soon finds a way to take advantage of her new ability: they send Pearl to high school, to gather fresh young blood for an upcoming feast in honor of the Vampire King. The only problem? Pearl's starting to grow a conscience. How can she serve up her new friends -- especially the cute guy who makes her fangs ache -- to be slaughtered? Then again, she's definitely dead if she lets her family down. What's a sun-loving vamp to do?


Directed by Vanessa Parise
Screenplay adaptation by Eirene Donohue
Based on the novel by Sarah Beth Durst

Pearl: Cierra Ramirez
Jadrien: Gregg Sulkin
Bethany: McKaley Miller
Evan: Zack Peladeau
Mother: Tessie Santiago
Father: Ivan Hernandez
Mrs. Karkadann: Julia Benson
Mr. Karkadann: Lane Edwards
Antoinette: Angelique Rivera
King: Victor Zinck Jr.
Minerva: Barbara Wallace
Tara: Sarah Desjardins
Ashlyn: Jasmine Sky Sarin
Zeke: John C. MacDonald
Matt: Michael Delleva
Felix: Steve James
Brad: Fletcher Donovan
Sandra Dana Ryan: Ruth Dvorah Bidner
Mr. Barstow: Anthony Ingram
Luther: Jeremy Parise
Vampire: Paul Cousins
King's Guard: Laura McPherson
Secretary: BJ Harrison

Executive producers:
Bella Thorne
Sheri Singer (Just Singer Entertainment)

Tina Pehme (Sepia Films)
Kim Roberts (Sepia Films)

Tally Rodin (stunt double for Cierra Ramirez)
Shawn Robidoux (stunt double for Gregg Sulkin)
Fraser Aitcheson
Jason Bell

Full Cast & Crew via IMDb


Opening Credit Song: "Built For This Time" by Zayde Wolf


From the Movie:

Behind the Scenes:


Cierra Ramirez as Pearl,
on day 1 of filming (left)

Gregg Sulkin as Jadrien,
stunt training (below)

Cierra Ramirez as Pearl and Zack Peladeau as Evan:

Mother, Pearl, and Jadrien:

Matt and Zeke:

The Karkadanns:

Action scene in progress, directed by Vanessa Parise:

Executive Producer Bella Thorne:

Editing Drink Slay Love:

In costume, as Pearl and Jadrien:

The vampires of Drink Slay Love, dressed to kill:

Matt and Zeke at prom:

Pearl, Antoinette, and Jadrien:

Dance practice:

On-location at Vernon Secondary School and Clarence Fulton Secondary (a.k.a. Greenbridge High School in Drink, Slay, Love), per the Vernon Morning Star:


Filming on location in the Okanagan:

Lunch break during filming:

Snack break during gym scene:

Director Vanessa Parise and members of the cast:

Pearl with fangs:


Watch author Sarah Beth Durst discuss writing the novel Drink, Slay, Love:

Watch Canadian TV news story about the filming of the Drink, Slay, Love movie:

Watch actress Cierra Ramirez (Pearl) getting fitted for her fangs:


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