Monday, 31 August 2009

Transylmania & Dead Cert

Back to normal tomorrow, i promise!

Just this for today, as i dont have much time...

Transylmania! Bloody Disgusting spotted this, with trailer here.

Arriving in theaters December 4th from Full Circle Releasing is a new horror comedy by the name of Transylmania. Directed by David Hillenbrand and Scott Hillenbrand, beyond the break you'll find the first official trailer for the film that takes place deep in the heart of the "cursed land" of Transylvania in a centuries-old castle, Razvan University isn't your typical institution of higher learning -- and the black leather-clad professors, three-foot-tall dean, instruction in crucifix-wielding, and topless vampiresses lurking in dark corners are just the start.

Fangoria spotted this about a new vampire film - Dead Cert.

Sunday, 30 August 2009

More Vampire RPG

Another short update tonight.

Starting with this - another Vampire RPG game, this one based on the Sookie Stackhouse series that True Blood took as its base - Fangtasia Bar

Neil Garman talks vampires to Entertainment Weekly here.

I mentioned a couple of days ago that myself and Taliesin are heading to the Bram Stoker Film Festival, Oct 16th.

Taliesin today has a summary of the films on show, including the several brand new Vampire films that are to premiere at the festival - read all about them here.

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Busy Times

Updates for the blog might be patchy for the next few days, we have guests staying the weekend... I'll post major news when and where i can. Everything back to normal on Tuesday.

Big news of the day - reports that Kate Beckinsale will NOT be in Underworld 4.
Bloody Disgusting has an interview with Kate here, where she isnt so sure about any role in the film.

Friday, 28 August 2009

God of Vampires & Stan Helsing on the way.

The vampire related news out there is starting to fill up with Vampire Diaries stuff, and i expect i'll gradually get less and less new stuff to post until the series debut is out of the way... anyway, pressing onwards...

I'll start with a book release first. Spotted by Vampire Cafe, "Release" by Nicole Hadaway is set for release September 1st.

MTV has an interview with Paul Weitz, director of "The Vampires Assistant"

Vampire Cafe spotted this wonderful piece. Screen Legend Lauren Bacall puts the boot into twilight here, after her granddaughter forced her to watch Twilight.

This was on Vampire Cafe earlier, and its news of a new film, at least i haven't seen it before.

Fango recently spoke to independent filmmaker/makeup FX artist Rob Fitz, who gave us the scoop that he has signed a distribution deal for his years-in-the-making action/horror opus GOD OF VAMPIRES. Written and directed by Fitz, the movie follows a hitman (Dharma Lim) who takes an assignment that leads him to confront vicious Asian bloodsuckers.

“I’m getting a limited theatrical release through a company called Maxim Media,” Fitz tells Fango. “It’s going to play screens in Arizona and possibly Boston; Maxim owns the worldwide rights to GOD OF VAMPIRES, and it will then go to DVD, video-on-demand and foreign markets. When I talked to my entertainment attorney, he said it was one of the cleanest contracts he had ever seen for an independent film. I was very cautious in finding distribution for this movie; that’s why it took me so long. I didn’t want to sell it to just anybody, and I’m very happy with this deal. I wanted to go with someone who believed in the film, as opposed to just pushing a product.”

Fitz, whose recent makeup stints have included SHUTTLE, the upcoming Bruce Willis sci-fier SURROGATES and a brief stint on Martin Scorsese’s 2010 thriller SHUTTER ISLAND, hasn’t heard about specific opening/street dates yet, but we’ll keep you posted on any updates. You can watch GOD OF VAMPIRES’ trailer below; the official website will be relaunching very soon, and you can see its MySpace page here.

Dread Central has more pics of twilight Volturi and a peek at Eclipse here.

Taliesin puts himself through "Gypsy Vampire 3" today.

Upcoming Horror Movies spotted the release date for "Stan Helsing" - Oct 27th. The new poster and a few stills are here.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

First Priest Pics are here...

Lets see if i can get close to last nights deluge of vampire goodies.

Starting with this, something that could be a whole lot of fun, for those of you into your vampire / horror RPG games. Beyond The Coffin is about to be launched, an RPG game where you can pick any vampire or supernatural character from any tv series or film (as long as someone hasnt beaten you to your favourite!). The Mod's have a proven track record, running very popular RPG games in the past, so head over here to read about it and sign up!

I am going to add a vampire RPG section over there >>> after seeing Nocturnality a few days ago, an RPG based on Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles.

Onto general vampire articles... this finnish website has a piece today called "Vampires are forever"

The California Chronicle has a piece on how vampires have made their mark on TV, Books and Drink here.

The asks "Why are vampires so sexy?"

First pics of "Priest" are here! Vampire Cafe spotted this one, thanks to them!

The Cafe also has a little more on the "Vampire Diaries" webseries here... basically we are in for a 4 part webseries leading up to the start of the vampire Diaries on the CW channel.

What do you think the mighty Rob Zombie thinks of twilight? He would enjoy it more if he were a 14 year old girl, apparantly... hear his thoughts here.

BloodyDisgusting has a pic of Dakota Fanning as a Twilight Volturi.

Staying with Twilight, Dread Central has news of the New Moon soundtrack - CD cover art and first single. There are also more pics of the Volturi here.

Fearnet has a feature on "Pinocchio : Vampire Slayer"

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Stakeland, Bleeder & much more

Wow... lots of news today - plays, two new films and a new trailer for Cirque Du Freak, or The vampires Assistant, whichever you prefer.

Lets start with some convention news tonight. Gabrielle Faust has some news of the World Horror Convention, and its plans for the next two years. 2010 will take place in Brighton, UK - read the details here.

More Festival news - Tickets for The Bram Stoker Film Festival have gone on sale, to be held in Whitby October 16-20. Very excited, as I'll be going for the full 4 days - there will be several vampire films making their debuts at the festival as well! official website for the event is here.

A couple of items from Vampire Cafe now - The CW has launched a new web series to promote "The Vampire Diaries" here - "A Darker Truth"

A new Bite Club podcast is up and ready to download here.

The Examiner has some advice on how to win a vampire role at audition. has an article called "Fear, Sex, Death : the Rise of the Undead" here today.

A little stage news now, for those in Cambridgeshire, UK. Dracula will be performed by the St Neots Players, 24-26th September. The play is a PG. Tickets cost £10 from 0870 8033543 or 01480 388922 or

More from the stage, for those of us in the UK - The Northern Ballet Theatre will be performing "Dracula" between September 10-19 at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. Read about the performances here and here.

This is new! A web series called "Bleeder". Spotted by TilzyTv, Bleeder follows a hemopheliac who hooks up with a vampire.

The 9:40 minute pilot is available to watch here, and the official website is here... looks good!

Vampire Vineyards launches its new True Blood range of Wines today. The Examiner has details. has news on the Twilight convention taking place at the Hilton in Parsippany this coming weekend.

The Tvdinner blog has a piece on vampires that currently adorn our TV screens here.

Vampire Cafe spotted this - The Vampire Diaries is to sponsor a blood drive for the American red cross.

Bloody Disgusting has more new film news and a teaser trailer - Stakeland!

Shocktilyoudrop has the first clip to sneak out on to the internet from Cirque Du Freak. (USA viewing only)

Taliesin today tackles "Gypsy Vampires Revenge" - he is not happy, this gets a rare 0.5/10!

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Vampire book release day!

Ok, lets see what goodies i can come up with tonight.

Its book release day! Seven vampire books to be precise. Have a look at the blue-tinged calendar at the foot of the blog for details! Richelle Mead's "Blood Promise", Mercy Thomson's "homecoming", "Nice Girls dont date dead men 2" by Jane Jameson, "Night's Cold Kiss" by Tracey O'hara, "Retribution" by Jeanne C Stein, "Scream Street - Fang of the vampire" by Tommy Donbavand, and "Tall, Dark and Fangsome" by Michelle Rowen.

Obscure movie news of the Japanese manga vampire type - RH PLUS is going to be released, read the details here.

Vampire Cafe spotted this - the international release poster for "The Vampire's Assistant"

The NYTimes has a piece on the marketing tactics we are likely to see for "The Vampire Diaries", beginning Sept 10th on the CW channel.

Werewolves and vampires are set to battle it out in the box office for the year ahead it seems - The Examiner has details here.

MTV runs a piece on "Suck" here, starring Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper et al.

Monday, 24 August 2009

Three Dark Shadows Films? And Robin Hood to battle vampires...

Big news of the day has to be this snippett that i have not seen before - we all know Johnny Depp is behind the Tim Burton remake of "Dark Shadows" - there is mention here that the Depp / Burton combination has at least three films in mind!

True Blood's Stephen Meyer is joining the cast of "Priest", the upcoming vampire film - Not playing a vamp this time unfortunately - Dread Central has the full story here. The Coventrytelegraph also has a piece on this film here.

IndianExpress has a vampire article today - "Desi vampires : not a bad idea if executed properly" has a piece on "Suck", the vampire film laden with pop stars such as Iggy Pop and Alice Cooper.

Heres something entirely new - "Sherwood Horror", a modern remake of Robin Hood with a gothic horror twist, the legendary hero battling vampires, of course. Dread Central has the full story here. Below is the conceptual art for the evil vampire Sherriff of Nottingham.

Dread Central also has the DVD covert art for "blood : The Last Vampire" here.

Taliesin today has a review of "Gypsy vampire" a movie by Conrad Brooks. ha a nice piece on Dracula here.

Fangoria has an article on the Vampire Ball at the recent Vampire-Con - lots of words and pretty pictures are here.

Sunday night delights - Live Evil!

Lets start with this tonight. The Fangs and Fur Cruise, leaving Jan 2nd to the 9th from Miami, spotted by Vampchix blog.

There is an interview with True Blood composer Nathan Barr here.

Vampire Cafe spotted this new Vampire Diaries promo... enjoy!

Dread Central spotted this snippett of info - a mention of a possible "Monster Squad" sequel from Fred Dekker.

Dread Central also has news of a new vampire flick "Live Evil" here. The official website for the film is here

The Examiner today has its top 8 sexy she-vamps here.

This isnt really newsworthy, but since it has been such a slow news day... lady gaga as a vampire.

Patricia's vampire notes has a review of vampire book "Mortal Touch" by Inanna Arthen

I have to post this, my missus loved it so much. Vlad the Vampire Mouse!

You can buy him here!

and finally... Taliesin is doing a week long feature on Conrad Brooks.

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Blood Moon Rising... starring Ron Jeremy? And Twilight 5

Ok, lets see what i can come up with tonight. Starting here... anyone fancy some RPG based on Anne Rice's vampire chronicles? Nocturnality is on the way, game starting September 8th.

Now this... "Blood Moon Rising" is a vampire film, set for release in October - if i said it starred Ron Jeremy... anyway, here is the synopsis.

"Since 1889 cursed lovers Tristan and Rachel have roamed the Earth looking for a way to end their misery as a vampire and werewolf. Only during an eclipsed blood moon can they see each other’s human forms renewing their love. In the year 1969 they put an end to their agony only to have it soiled by Tristans jealous wife and daughter of the Devil, Lucy. Back from the grave and still hot from hell, her plan goes beyond revenge. She seeks to rule Earth with the army of hell. The only person who can stop Lucy is her great-great granddaughter Sadie Hawkins. Sadie is swept into the turmoil and is soon joined by sidekick, Darrel Lee. A comic book geek and soda jerk whose been waiting for this moment all his life. As the plot thickens with werewolves, zombies and vampires, Darrel finds his element and falls in love with Sadie."

New video now - The Moog's "you raised a vampire"

Dread Central has this... news. A fifth twilight film being on the way. Hurray. Not.

Ok, i have seen some wierd and crap Twilight marketing stuff, but this is just plain creepy. How would you like this staring at you? An Edward Cullen shower curtain, and no i am not joking.

Taliesin tonight does a review of Salomé

A little Sir Christopher Lee news here, from the Examiner - the veteran actor is to appear in another hammer film.

Friday, 21 August 2009

A Slow Day...

Lets start here tonight...

Rueters has more on the plagarism case against Twilight's Stephanie Meyer.

The Examiner has this interview piece with John C Reilly, who appears in "The Vampires Asssitant"

Sun2Surf has a piece on True Blood's Sam here.

True-Blood online has news that the theme music is to be released on Itunes and Amazon on September 8th.

Dread Central has news of "Priest" - a piece on Karl Urban who plays a vampire in the film.

There is a rumour here that Robert Downey Jr is NOT to be the next Lestat... rumour only, i have not seen this anywhere else on the net.

Taliesin today does a review of "Lost Boys : Reign of Frogs" graphic novel.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Love at Second Bite...

Got some good stuff tonight... starting with this - a new short story by vampire author Gabrielle Faust, read "The Ordeal" here.

Vampire Cafe has some articles well worth checking out today. First is this, news of a three-part graphic novel miniseries called "the Federal vampire and Zombie agency"

I've added the BiteClubShow website over to the links on the right... they have regular podcasts concerning vampires, anda new one is out now - needs ITunes to download and play. This new podcast concerns Twilight and True Blood

The vampire Cafe has an interview with "The Vampires Assistant" director here.

Dread Central has something wonderful... Taintlight, a twilight parody from The Asylum.

"Riding the lofty coattails of the international tween sensation, TAINTLIGHT is the tale of Stella, a young girl who falls in love with an ancient, beautifully-behaired bloodsucker named Edgar. They struggle to stay together in the midst of vampire carnage, but a love triangle bubbles up when a Michael Jackson-loving werewolf named Jack comes forward professing his own love for Stella. Meanwhile, a rival group of “real” vampires led by the evil Razor McBleed are on the prowl, looking to put the stake to Edgar so they can feast on Stella and the rest of Bonejack Heights in this over-the-top horror parody with tongue firmly in cheek!"

Vampire Cafe spotted this - Breaking Dawn gets the go ahead, the 4th in the Twilight series is inevitably on its way.

MTV has an interview with Ian Somerhalder, star of Vampire Diaries.

Stage news now of "Dracula : The Shape of Evil" a dance and physical performance coming in October.

And this, this biggest news of the day - George Hamilton planning a Love at First bite sequel, or "Batrimony : Love at Second Bite" as it may be called. Read about it here.

The Portland mercury has a review of "Thirst" here.

Taliesin's review of the day is "baby blood" a film from 1990

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Twilight convention news, and the Castlevania film... Being Human II to screen in October!

Lets start with this tonight... vampchix blog has an article "The origins of Vampire", well worth a read.

A spot by Vampire Cafe this one, 15 things you must know about The vampires Assistant (The Darren Shan film)

I have complained long and loud about twilight spinoff marketing crap... if i said dread central had spotted something else that sparkled when quite plainly it shouldnt... (warning18+)

Castlevania is being turned into a live action film... Bloody Disgusting spotted this interview with the director and some details on what we can expect.

The Examiner asks why a lot of our favourite vamps appear to be British these days here.

"Vampire Novels to feed our ravenous lust" - not my words, another piece from The Examiner.

NBCLosAngeles has news for Twilight Fans - A Twilight convention, scheduled for March 12-14th, 2010. Read the details here.

The Mirror newspaper has a piece on some of our favourite vampires - not much newsworthy there you might think, but buried in the detail is a mention of "Being Human" series II being screened in October!

Taliesin's review of the day is 2009 film "Shadowland"

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Bits n pieces

Lets start with this new site, a bit of harmless fun spotted by vampchix blog. Its been done before, but why not... celebrity vampires are here.

The Aiken Standard has a piece today on Dacre Stoker and his new book "Dracula: the undead"

taliesin spotted this - a great twilight related video, enjoy!

The boston herald has a piece on vampire film "Thirst" here

The Examiner has its report on Vampire-Con here.

Bloody-Disgusting has news of "Near Dark" being released on Blu-ray, Nov 10th.

Vampire Cafe spotted this - casting photos for Vampire Diaries

Shocktilyoudrop has a set visit to "The Vampires Assistant"

The Examiner has a nice piece on vampire films here, and a review of "Being Human" here.

Monday, 17 August 2009

The Vampire Lestat & new Blade?

Vampchix blog has an interview with Susan Sizemore, author of many vampire novels including the "laws of the blood" series.

Lest start with something big... Vampire Cafe spotted this rumour of a new Blade film being in the works.

The Cafe also has a little piece of information that Johnny Depp's Dark Shadows project is under way with Tim Burton at the helm.

A new short Vampire Film has been unveiled at Vampire-Con - Midnight Son, Fangoria has the details here

Vampire Chronicles news... following Bloody Disgusting's scoop about the new film being in the works, today they come up with the news that the film is going to be an adaptation of "The Vampire Lestat". Read the full story here.

Taliesin has something special today... a Meatloaf video with a vampire in it, nice one too!

The Examiner has a piece on Vampire-Con being held in Hollywood.

The Dracula files is a computer game on the way from egames - read about its progress here.

The Examiner also has a piece today on "the Vampires Assistant", the film based on the Darren Shan book "Cirque de Freak"

This could only happing in the politically correct capital of the world, good old England. Lesbian Vampire Killers is out on DVD, and our supermarkets - the walmarts of the country are putting stickers over the cleavage and the word lesbian on the title, so as to not offend anyone. I'm surprised if they have gone that far, why not stick something over "Vampires"- scary beasts, might scare kiddies, & "Killers" - well, thats just a downright bad word. Read the insanity here...

Sunday, 16 August 2009

A sleepy sunday...

Still very little to post that is new, after Friday's huge news day. There are trailers for New Moon floating about on the internet, but they are being pulled from youtube as fast as they are being listed.

Vampire Cafe spotted this article on Lafayette from True Blood.

Vampire Cafe also spotted this piece on "the Strain", the book by Guillermo Del Toro.

The LA Times runs a piece on Vampire-Con, currently underway in Hollywood.

Taliesin's review of the day is "Night Owl" a 1993 film by Jeffrey Arsenault

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Being Human series III?

Well... this is going to be a small post, as everything newsworthy out there is repeats of yesterday's post. Theres no way i can follow yesterday's news avalanche, but heres a decent start.

Vampire Cafe spotted this - An interview with Aiden Turner, creator of "Being Human" for the BBC - predictions of a darker second series are here.

Vampire Cafe also spotted this... a new promo for "Vampire Diaries"

Taliesin does a review of "The Monster Squad" today.

Friday, 14 August 2009

A day of huge news...

Vampchix blog has news of a Vampire Ball to be held in Flint, Michigan on October 24th 2009.

Newsarama has more on the fabulously titled graphic novel "Pinnochio : Vampire Slayer" here.

Wahey! finally... official confirmation that "World of Darkness" is being turned into a Mass Multiplayer Online game by White Wolf. Vampire Cafe spotted this quote from the company on their website :

White Wolf Publishing, which merged with CCP in November 2006, has been headquartered in the Atlanta area since 1991 and has been a leader in the gaming industry ever since. Its flagship property, the World of Darkness, has a rich history of over 18 years of creative development and is now the basis of one of CCP's major virtual world projects. Currently in preproduction, The World of Darkness is the undying heart of the development efforts in CCP's North American office.

Dread Central has two more "The Vampires Assistant" stills here.

More big news here... bloody disgusting has the trailer, stills and poster for the star studded "Suck" here.

They say things always come in three's - here is yet more big news, from Fangoria - Bubba Nosferatu is now on the cards!

I lied... they come in fours. Universal Pictures has acquired the rights to "Criminal Macabre" created by "30 Days of Night" man Steve Niles.

The story centers around a supernatural detective who doubles as hitman, taking out all the vampires, ghosts and other unsavory monsters who live among humans, hiding in the shadows by day and emerging at night.

The Examiner does its review of "Marked" by PC & Kristen Cast here.

The Chicago Tribune today does a piece on "Thirst"

The Vampire Diaries producer talks to MTV here - it isnt twilight...honest, he says.

Newswire has news for Vampire-Con - Dacre Stoker and his "Dracula : the Undead" will be there.

Good grief... the news is never ending today - after all that film news above, what would we say to another Vampire Chronicles film? Thats right, Lestat might be back... but Robert Downey Jr as lestat? umm... have they read the books?

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Kate Beckinsale in 3D leather...?

Much as i dislike twilight, i won't ignore it totally. Vampire Cafe spotted this, Twilight proms to be held in London, 18th-19th September.

BloodyDisgusting has some casting news for vampire film "Priest" here. Maggie Q has joined Paul Bettany and Cam Gigandet.

Totalscifi has an interview with True Blood's Carrie Preston here.

Now this i like... a comic strip that explains how to set twitards straight! Vampire Cafe spotted this.

Bloody Disgusting has more rumours around Underworld 4 - Kate Beckinsale to return as Selene?

More Eclipse casting news now... Catalina Sandiro Moreno joins as the vampire army leader. puts the boot into the marketing efforts for the Vampire Diaries here. has a piece on Vampire-Con here

An addition to the blog now... Zahir from Undead Whispers has a new vampire blog under way, well worth following - check it out here. Zahir has a very good article on what goes into making a good vampire movie today - no mention of glitter!

One vampire book release today; "Thorn Queen" by Richelle Mead.

Taliesin does a review today of the graphic novel "Batman : Nosferatu" Written by: Ted McKeever & Illustrated by: Randy & Jean-Marc Lofficier

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Happy Birthday Nick Knight & New Moon trailer leak!

ok, there are some pretty low points in this news tonight, so lets get started with something decent.

Gabrielle Faust does a review of the vampire anthology "By Blood We Live"

Vampire Cafe has a piece with True Blood's Godric - Allan Hyde here.

BuddyTV has a little casting news for Eclipse - Jack Huston joins the fray.

Nick Knight turns 20 today - The Examiner leads the celebrations here.

ABC News runs an article today called "Vampire Romance : Mortal men no longer cut it"... although according to the article, Edward Cullen is the peak of evolution.

The New Moon trailer has managed to leak out onto the internet... although it is in french. Watch it below!

And following that... truly, a new low for all things vampire, and you guessed it, its more Twilight marketing crap. Barbie Edward and Barbie Bella.

"Lust at first bite" - how bad can a film with that title be? This blog has a couple of exclusive photos from the film.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

3 more underworld films on the way...?

This looks like being a far better news day... about time too!

Starting with this - Dread Central has the poster for "I, Frankenstein", a film featuring Dracula, amongst others.

Gabrielle Faust has news of "Vampire Fest 2009" taking place October 23-26 in New Orleans. This year, you the public will get to choose which films are show at the festival - read all about it here.

Vampire Cafe has this piece of unsurprising news... vampire films are targeting teen girls.

The cafe also has this piece - whatever happened to Laddie from the Lost boys?

Fangoria has news of Blood : The Last Vampire and its release on DVD / Blu-ray - October 20th is the date.

Shocktilyoudrop has a rumour worth publishing - not underworld 3d, but 3 more Underworld films could be on the way!

Hm... idiotic and twilight, never thought i would see those two words in the same sentence... oh wait, yes i did. Bloody Disgusting has news of a preview of a trailer for new Moon here. Thats right, a preview of the preview, and a mighty 14 seconds of it at that.

A little casting news now for True Blood fans... Dread Central informs us that Lindsey Haun will be cast in the role of Sookie's cousin.

This is a film worth watching out for. "Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl" Read a review here at Twitch.

Taliesin's review today is Japanese vampire film N-Girls Vs Vampires

Finally... two book releases from the calendar at the foot of the blog. "A Practical guide to vampires" by Lisa trutkoff, and the USA release of "Mr Darcy, Vampyre" by Amanda Grange.

Monday, 10 August 2009

A bearded Salma Hayek... so wrong...

Well... it gets worse, i hardly have anything... a few book reviews of "Mr Darcy, Vampyre" out there... recycled vampire diaries stories... quentin tarantino saying "let the right one in" is better than twilight, that is hardly news is it?

The examiner has a schedule for those of you lucky enough to be in or around New Orleans... vampires will be everywhere!

Salma Hayek as a bearded lady... in The Vampires Assistant. Newsinfilm has this disturbing picture and article.

Taliesin does a review today of "Nightlife"

Amberkatze's book blog does a review of "Bad Moon Rising" by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Underworld 4 release date

Not a great deal to report tonight, very slow day!

Vampire Cafe has this, an interview with Ian Somerhalder on his Vampire Diaries

The Examiner does a piece on "The Vampires Asssistant" today. does a piece on the striking similarities between Vampire Diaries and Twilight here

Bloody Disgusting has news of the release date for Underworld 4 - Jan 21st, 2011

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Underworld 4... in 3D!

Lets have some vampire news shall we? has to be some good stuff out there after a couple of days of notalot.

Starting with something big... Dreadcentral has some news on Underworld 4... its going to be in 3d!

Vampire Cafe spotted this... new promo shots for Vampire Diaries.

Newsarama runs a piece today - "Vampires Suck - or do they?"

The is the second piece i've put a link to on the blog from this place - The institute for emerging Ethics and technologies today has another article on how society deals with True Blood's vampires.

Channel news Asia today has "Hollywood's ten most powerful vampires"

The Examiner has another piece on "The Wizards of Waverly Place vs Vampires"

Taliesin today does a review of David Wellington's "23 Hours"

Friday, 7 August 2009

Friday's fangs

Another slow news day, not a lot new out there with "Vampire Diaries" previews, "Mr Darcy, Vampyre" and "The vampires Assistant" filling the internet.

So... meagre pickings, but lets start with this. has another poster for "Bloodsucka Jones"

A little bit more news on the Twilight MMORPG game... its not going to be an MMORPG game, basically. Thanks for Vampire Cafe for spotting this.

More from Vampire Cafe, news that Lindsay Haun is to join the True Blood cast.

last item from vampire Cafe... an interview with Brandon Routh, the lead actor for upcoming vamp film "Dylan Dog"

The Examiner today has a piece called "Why we are dazzled by vampires?"

and finally... Taliesin's review of the day is 2006 horror film "Room 6"

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Bloodsucka Jones and Suck on the way

I dont have a huge amount to post today, with everything out there focusing on vampire diaries and the vampires assistant trailer being released... but what i do have is quite big!

Lets start tonight with some more new film news - an indie, low budget film, but vampire nonetheless - "Bloodsucka Jones", read about it here at

And more film news! "Suck" by Rob Stefaniuk features Alice Cooper and Iggy pop among others, and will debut at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. Vampire Cafe spotted this one.

A little Twilight news... cant escape it! Eclipse casting is progressing and 14 year old actress Jodelle Ferland has been picked as a vamp for the third twilight film. I swear vampire actors are getting younger these days...

Two book releases today from the Vampire release calendar... "Haunt of Jackals" by Eric Wilson, and Nekropolis by Tim Waggoner.

Taliesin's review of the day is the disappointing "Lesbian Vampire Killers"

Was Dracula from Dungiven, Ireland? This article from the Londonderry Sentinel thinks so...

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Cirque de Freak trailer

Following up on yesterday's news on the film version of Darren Shan's Cirque de freak novel, Dread Central has the trailer for the film here.

A little more news on the fabulously titled "pinnochio : vampire slayer" here - coming in september!

The NYmag website has this piece from the creators of "Vampire Diaries", insisting it isnt a twilight rip off. Sorry, but if it walks like a duck, talks like a duck...

Fancy studying vampires at University? Toronto University is now giving you the chance....

The California Chronicle has an article today called "Vampire Love Exposed"

A book release i have missed, this came out yesterday. "The Eternal Kiss : Vampire Tales of Blood and Desire"

A little True Blood news... Bill & Sookie get engaged... for real!

Taliesin's review of the day is Phil Silver's "Bilko's Vampire"

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

The Vampires Assistant

Darren Shan's first book, Cirque du freak is getting the film treatment, although the strange decision has been made to change the title - this is now going under the name of "The Vampires Assistant". Gabrielle Faust's site has found the first poster for the film, with news that John C Reilly will be the lead vamp. Read more about the film here.

Gabrielle Faust has also found the poster for the True Blood & Gold vampire ball to be held in New Orleans over halloween.

Its a big day of vampire book releases today, i count seven! Check the vampire releases calendar at the bottom of the blog. The VampChix blog has details today of all those and many more released during august, so head over there!

Vampire Cafe spotted something interesting today... i know wherever there is some money these days there are people trying to sue their share out of it... now it is Stephanie meyers turn to be under the spotlight in a plagarism case. Full details here.

The NYtimes has a nice piece today : The Lost boys - Where are they now?

Oh no.... i hope this is just a rumour. Twilight 4 to be split into three movies... can you say kerching? And the last of twilight stuff for today, bloody disgusting has some new posters for the New Moon film here.

Dread Central has spotted the website and trailer for an erotic vampire film "orgy of blood". has a piece today called ""Vampires and Zombies : Not Just a pop culture trend"

Taliesin's review of the day is "No such thing as a vampire" by Peter Haining.

Priest makes an appearance

I'll start with a couple of items from Gabrielle Fausts Eternal Vigilance site. First is news of the "Tru Blood & Gold" Vampire Ball to be held in New Orleans over Halloween this year.

The second is for a worthy cause - a haunted house event to be held in Austin, Texas with the aim of raising $25000 for breast cancer research - I have added the "Scare for a Cure" Logo over there >>>>
read the full details here.

A new trailer promo for "Vampire Diaries" is out there now... thanks to Vampire Cafe for spotting this.

The vampchix blog has an interview with author Amanda Ashley here.

Staying on books, Maryse's blog has a review of "Dark Desire" by Christine Feehan here. has news of "Priest", an upcoming vampire film by Scott Charles Stewart, including a first look at the poster, and the official website.

More book stuff now... a book review of "Mr Darcy, Vampyre" here.

There is an interesting read here, at - vampires in 19th Century literature.

Some news from the unofficial twilight convention from the website is here.

The Examiner does its review of "Thirst" here... the good, the bad and the really really gross!

Publisherweekly today runs a piece on Vampires and sex in paranormal fiction.

and finally... Taliesin does his review of what i hoped would be a good film, after watching the trailer - looks like Sodium Babies could be a must have for the collection!

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Stephanie Meyer...the comic *sigh*

On with the sunday night vampire goodies!

Vampire Cafe spotted this - the wonderful true Blood finally winning some awards!

The Cafe also spotted this, curse them - it just gets worse, and worse and... A Stephanie Meyer comic book... argh! A press release is here.

Speaking of the Twilight author, The Examiner has this small piece on Stephanie Meyer here. I'll put this quote from the article here, as I think it speaks volumes.

"Meyer went on to explain how her books were not related to completed films such as “Interview with a Vampire” and “The Lost Boys,” describing the respective films as “Yuck” and “Creepy.” Meyer’s religious beliefs as a Mormon led to her decision to not view films that receive an R-rating, limiting a wide array of vampire films from disrupting her creative process."

Moving on... the examiner has a look at upcoming vampire TV shows here.

The website has a good long piece (4 pages!) called "When did vampires turn from monsters into sex symbols?"

The website also has a piece that is worth a read, on why vampires and other supernatural wotsits are so hot at the moment.

Taliesin today has news of the fast approaching Vampire-Con in Hollywood, 14-16th August. There is also has a nice ad for Diesel jeans!

Fox23 has run a poll on the greatest vampires - Lestat from Interview with the vampire came out on top.

Saturday, 1 August 2009

"Thirst" starts to make an impression...

Looks like being a slow news day, weekends often are. Still, pressing on...

Vampire Cafe has an interview with the "Being Human" crew here, from Comic-Con.

Fangoria has a piece on "Dracula : The undead", the upcoming release from Dacre Stoker.

Entertainment weekly runs a piece called "Why vampires should go back underground", an interview with writer Neil Gaiman.

First reaction to "Thirst" from the states is here... looks like it is going down well so far! Time also has a piece on the film here.

The unofficial Twilight convention landed in Dallas yesterday. Heres a piece from a dallas website, if you are interested in a row of women holding a "Twilight Moms" banner. has an interview with Katerina Graham, star of the upcoming "Vampire Diaries" series.

The Examiner has an article on Disney's "Wizards of Waverly Place vs vampires" here.

Taliesin today does a review of a tv episode, "The Vampiric puppett lamentation"