Thursday, 3 September 2009

A Darker Truth Part II

The Vampire Cafe spotted this - Hollywood's ten most powerful vampires.

Fangoria does its review of "Daybreakers" here.

Bloody Disgusting spotted this - a 25th anniversary "Monster Squad" Blu ray dvd release.

The Monster Squad: 25th Anniversary Edition Synopsis: Count Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, the Wolfman, the Mummy and the Gillman - adjourn to earth in search of a powerful amulet that will grant them power to rule the world. However, a bunch of kids regarded by their peers as losers and outsiders uncover the devious plan and prepare for a counter strike. Now, our heroes - the Monster Squad - are the only ones daring to stand in their way. The Blu-ray Disc is presented in 1080P High Definition 16x9 Widescreen and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. Blu-ray Disc special features include a five-part retrospective featurette Monster Squad Forever!, a classic interview with the Monster himself A Conversation with Frankenstein, deleted scenes, an animated storyboard sequence and more!

ok, this... this is just silly. The Examiner has a piece titled "Is Twilight to blame for vampire inspired crimes?" Now, while many of us agree that Twilight is a horrible crime in itself, to suggest beatings and stabbings are linked to the film...? There is a lovely quote from in the piece, that has to be read to be believed!

The Faster Times has a piece called "Blood, Religion and Vampire Evolution"

Added another link to the collection over there >>> - nothing to do with me, but they have quite a lot of daily content.

ahh... another entry into the pathetic Twilight bandwagon jumping-on competition. This time its a documentary - suitably titled "Twilight : The Documentary" where we get to see Forks, Washington (something Ms Meyer never did, it was googled) and a few annoyed residents. I've pulled the below piece from the article, so we can all get a taste of this thrilling documentary.

So how stupid is Twilight In Forks? Thoroughly, unrelentingly stupid. From MTV:

You'll see shots of the forest and some shots of signs about vampires," explained Brown, who used high-def cameras to capture the area's gorgeous rain-forest-like landscape. "You'll meet a real-life Bella and a real-life Alice that are in Forks."

"There's a real-life Bella working at the Fork's Outfitters in Forks," marveled Brown

Jesus. If the fact that a person with the same first name as a character in Twilight lives in the town where Twilight is set "marvels" Jason Brown, imagine how mesmerized he'll be when a Forks teenager douses himself in body glitter, pops in a set of fake fangs, and tells Brown, "I am a romantic sparkly vampire! I love my human girlfriend so much! Now give me your wallet, and your car keys or you'll ruin our perfect love!"

Onto better things now... the second webisode for "Vampire Diaries : A Darker Truth" is here.

A little stage news now...Dracula will be running between September 16th and Oct 31st in Louisville. Details are here.

LAWeekly has a piece on the recent Vampire-Con 2009 here.


  1. No, no, Desert of Blood is an old movie that's on cable now. =)

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  3. Oops... thanks deaana, that will teach me to read the cafe articles more carefully! My excuse is it hasnt made it across the atlantic, so it would be kinda new. ish

    wheres that edit button?

  4. I just can't figure why the hell ANYONE would want to see a Twilight documentary... yet the sad thing is that I know so, so many people do.

    At least I got to read the book 10 blurb for the new Sookie Stackhouse book at tonight. Balances out the crap.

  5. Who knows, William? Possibly the kind of people that would be fascinated that there is actually a girl called bella in the town. Thrilling, isnt it?

    The sad thing is, it will probably get watched by sparkle-struck tweenies.

  6. I teach history at a University, right? You would assume that I would be surrounded by a fairly large group of bright individuals...

    Yet the first day, the FIRST DAY, I heard something about Twilight six times. It's like the Twilight Zone.

  7. And tonight, class... your homework is to explain in no less than 3000 words why twilight is the worst series of books and films ever to disgrace the written word or the silver screen.

    Simple - make them learn the error of their ways!