Wednesday, 30 December 2009

bits n bobs...

Lets start with this tonight... Vampire Cafe spotting a new vampire book series from Jill Myles.

The New York Post has been comparing Vampire Diaries and Twilight... see below.

Bloody Disgusting has lots of new "Daybreakers" stills and a link to a new website for the upcoming film.

Dread Central has some new stills from "Vampire Diaries" here.

The first review i have seen of the new game "Castlevania : The rebirth" is here.

The national Post discusses why abstinant vampires are so in fashion, and Chapelhillnews asks why modern vampires are not a patch on the originals.

Taliesin today reviews a "Murder She Wrote" episode featuring vamps.

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

vampire cows...

Vampire Cafe has stayed busy over the xmas period... thanks to Deaana and everyone over there!

First tonight, they have spotted this, a feature on Alcide, a new character for true blood season III.

Lesbian Vampire Killers wasnt great. In fact, its been one of the biggest flops of 2009, according to the website.

Vampire Cafe is handing out its 2009 Vampy Awards... head over there and vote!

Bloody Disgusting has some more casting news for True Blood season III here. has some new pics from The Vampire Diaries.

Vampire Cafe spotted this, a new 40 second teaser trailer for Being Human season II.

Vampire Cafe also spotted this, a behind the scenes report on "Priest"

I think, this has to be the first time i have come across a Vampire Cow anywhere - Taliesin will let us know, im sure. Beware the Cownt!

Taliesin today reviews "Hercules against the moon men" from 1964

Monday, 28 December 2009

Rosencrantz & Guildestern are Undead

Vampchix blog tonight has an interview with the author of "jane Bites Back", Michael Thomas Ford

Vampire Cafe spotted this... a Vampire Diaries mid-season quiz.

Big news of the night... BloodyDisgusting has unearthed the release date, trailer and first stills for "Rosencrantz & Guildestern are Undead". April 16th is the big day...

The vamp(ish) Jennifers Body is out on Blu-ray tomorrow, details here. Dread Central also has some DVD details of "The Vampires Assistant" here.

News for those of you interested in buying "the Dracula Files" computer game... it will be bundled with "The Complete Dracula" digital comic.

Taliesin today reviews "Koishite Akuma", a 10 part japanese vampire series.

Vampires in Dr Who...

A quiet sunday on the news front, but we still have some good stuff.

Thanks to taliesin for spotting this - the next series of Dr Who looks to have a Vampire episode, namely "The Vampires of Venice", interestingly penned by the creator of the wonderful being Human.

Vampire Cafe spotted an article on Guillermo del toro's "The Strain" and a review of "(lesbian) Vampire killers"

2009 was the year of the vampire, according to Nwitimes

There is news of 3 new actors for Twilight : Eclipse here.

Taliesin today reviews the Strigoi short "Viy"

Saturday, 26 December 2009

Dark Shadows & the Von Vamps...

Ok, hope everyone had a great xmas! time to get back to bringing some vampire goodies to you all.

Fearnet has a feature on the upcoming "Dark Shadows" project between Tim Burton and Johnny Depp here.

Good news for those of us in the UK - Vampire Diaries is coming to ITV2 in early 2010, promo trailer below.

Vampire Cafe has been very busy, they have also spotted this on Youtube - Bite : The Series

Vampchix blog brings us a very festive 12 vamps of christmas.

Vampire Cafe also spotted a new Daybreakers poster.

Vampire Cafe spotted this feature on "Higanjima", a japanese vampire film due out sometime in 2010.

One final thing from Vampire Cafe today... The Von vamps : an american vampire christmas.

News of a new vampire book series is here... "Sun Walker" by LeAnn Weaver"

Taliesin today reviews "Night Life" a 2008 film by Timothy Sanderson

Thursday, 24 December 2009

xmas eve vamps...

Vampire Cafe has kept going right up until xmas eve, and they have a few stories today...good thing too, because everyone else has closed down by the looks of it!

First is this... "The Lair, Season III" is set to get a third season on USA cable.

Vampire Cafe also spotted this, a bunch of photo's from "Being Human" Season II.

Anne Rice has given a couple of interviews to the LA Times, where she talks about the current vampire craze, and True Blood.

Bite Club episode 25 is available here.

Vampire Cafe also spotted these... a couple of interviews with Steve Niles, director of the "30 days of night : dark days" film, here and here.

Taliesin today reviews "Two front teeth", a film from 2006.

Hve a great xmas everyone, i'll be back to posting on the 26th.

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Twilight Vamps...

A little update on the "Being Human" novels mentioned on the blog yesterday... there are in fact three on the way, available from amazon UK in February... thanks to Taliesin for spotting this.

Speaking of Being Human, their Facebook thing reveals today that the second series will begin screening on BBC2 in the UK on the 10th january!

News for those of us in the UK - True Blood season II is coming to FX in February!

Vampire Cafe has a couple of interesting links surrounding "Moonlight", and its possible comeback. Or not.

BloodyDisgusting has an image from the twilight film "Eclipse"

Dread Central has some news on some "Vlad the Impaler" figures just released.

Shocktilyoudrop has news of "Twilight Vamps" - no sparkles, by the sounds of the synopsis! Release date is Jan 19th.

Twilight Vamps: A vampire nudie bar? Let's get the party started! Two guys get the lap dance of their lives at one of the sexiest night clubs around, Shadows, where they encounter a bevy of bounteous beauties with an appetite for human blood. When Tabitha and her gang of to-die-for vampire strippers lead a dusk to dawn marathon of sex, music and more sex, who will survive and what will be left of them? Starring Brandin Rackley, Ashley West, Christine Nguyen and Beverly Lynne.

News of a console release of "Dracula X : Rondo of Blood" is here. There is also news of a Castlevania soundtrack collection being released here.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Vampire Diaries casting... 30 days of night sequel details

Vampire Cafe spotted some casting news for Vampire Diaries here... Mia Kirshner is on the way.

The inspired Deaana at Vampire Cafe also spotted this - Being Human books on the way?

BloodyDisgusting has a detailed set visit to the 30 Days of Night sequel, "Dark Days". Shocktilyoudrop also has a preview and interview with the producer here.

Dread Central has Sir Christopher Lee's thoughts on modern horror movies here.

Taliesin today reviews "Vampires and other Stereotypes", a film from 1994 by Kevin J Lindenmuth

Monday, 21 December 2009

Being Human season II trailers

Being Human season II is coming, and i cant wait. Vampire Cafe spotted a taster on youtube...

and the full season II trailer.

The disasterous "Demons" is coming to BBC America for our friends in the USA to enjoy / suffer. It is so bad you will find yourself ranting at the screen, but then that can be fun...

Fangoria has a feature on the imminent "Daybreakers"

BloodyDisgusting has a high res "Priest" poster here.

Dread Central has news that "I Sell the dead" is to be released on DVD and blu-ray in March. We saw this at the Bram Stoker Film Festival in October, and as well as having a short vampire appearance, its a damned good film!

Some Castlevania game news here... "Castlevania the adventure rebirth" has appeared on the konami website.

Taliesin today reviews "Skinners book 2 : Howling Legion"

Sunday, 20 December 2009

More True Blood casting...

Vampire Cafe spotted this interview with True Blood's Eric here, and a little more casting news here.

American Universities are now starting to offer courses on vampires in literature... read more about this here.

There is news of a new teen vampire book here... Northanger Alibi

The LA Times has a piece called "The Vampirization of America"

Taliesin today reviews "Sword of Dracula" a graphic novel by Jason Henderson.

Saturday, 19 December 2009

True Blood Casting

Well...combination of the weekend and xmas approaching, and the news just dries up. Heres what i do have though...

Dread Central has some more True Blood casting news for Season 3... Lindsay Pulsipher joining up.

A little news from Bloody Disgusting on Priest here... release date moved forward a week to Aug 20th 2010.

Taliesin today reviews "Blood Blade" a book by Marcus PelegrimasTrue Blood casting...

Friday, 18 December 2009

Dracula Cha Cha

Friday night fangs... lets see what goodies we have tonight.

The New York post is running with "Why Vampire Diaries is better than Twilight", spotted by Vampire Cafe.

There is more on True Blood's new cast members here.

Also spotted by Vampire Cafe... another new "Daybreakers" clip, showing the perks for those vamps hunting humans. BloodyDisgusting has a clip showing a vampire protecting humans here.

And some Twilight spinoff rubbish, this time news of a reality TV show based on Forks. And more... Dread Central has something on Twilight Easter Eggs for the iPhone here.

Funniest thing i have seen for a while... Indiegames has a clip from "Dracula Cha Cha"

Taliesin today reviews "She lives by night" a film from 2001 by Brett Hull

Gil's All Fright Diner

Thursday night, time for some vampire treats.

Bite Club episode 24 is available to download here.

Film news! and some big news at that. Dreamworks animation looks set to make "Gil's all fright diner" based on the novel by A Lee Martinez.

Shocktilyoudrop has a new Daybreakers poster here.

There is a feature on Slain's castle here... this castle is in Aberdeen and is said to have inspired Bram Stoker during his writing of Dracula.

There is a free e-book download of "Already Dead" by Charlie Huston here.

Taliesin today reviews "Supernatural - Dorabella" TV episode from 1977

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Vampire Tales

Starting here tonight... Gabrielle Faust has done a piece for the examiner on True Blood's season III werewolf here.

Shocktilyoudrop has news of horror-comedy "Vampire Tales" here.

Being Human has launched a viral website here.

vampire cafe is running its 2009 vampy awards here.

A new promo for Vampire Diaries is out...

This isnt new, but i have to share this. The worst and wierdest vampire merchandise.

There is a little more True Blood season III casting news here... a new toy for Eric. Also some more from Shocktilyoudrop here.

Vampchix site has a great list of December vampire book releases here.

Spike TV has aired a new clip from Daybreakers here - a riot scene.

Jason Segel performed "Dracula's lament" on the late late show last night...

Taliesin today reviews "The Pumpkin Seed", a 2009 book by Timothy C Hobbs

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Damn Nation, Facebook & Daybreakers team up

Tuesday night... I have suffered a day trailing around shops in a day of hectic xmas shopping, so its a relief to get back here.

True Blood news first - Bill & Sookie have been nominated for Golden Globe awards.

Dread Central has news of Being Human series II.

More film news! "Damn Nation" has found it's writers, with Paramount set to produce the film.

More from Dread Central now, with Facebook and Daybreakers teaming up to capture humans.

MTV runs with a piece claiming that Eclipse has an extraordinary ending.

Vampire Cafe spotted a little True Blood casting news here.

A new Castlevania game is close. Heres a first look at the vampires in the game.

Monday, 14 December 2009

The Devil's Gravestones

Right, news time.

E! online has published a top 10 vampires we love set of videos... watch them here, spotted by Vampire Cafe.

Film News! "The Devils Gravestones" is on the way... spotted by Vampire Cafe once again.

One final item spotted by Vampire Cafe is here... Vampires : the long standing trend.

Shocktilyoudrop has found two new Daybreakers posters.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Dead Cert details, Vampire Diaries marathon trailer

Sundays are usually quiet, but here's what we have tonight.

Vampire Cafe spotted this - Anne Rice likes Bill Compton. There is also an interview with Anne Rice here.

There is a Vampire Diaries marathon coming to american TV soon... there is even a trailer for it.

Shocktilyoudrop has been to the set of "Dead Cert" and has a very detailed article here... a must read!

Taliesin today does a 'vamp or not' on "Wicked lake", a film from 2008 by Zach Passero

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Being Human returns...

Time for some weekend goodies, starting with what the folks over at Vampire Cafe have unearthed.

There are some behind the scenes videos from True Blood here.

Some Being Human season II news now... vampire cafe spotted this video.

There is much more on "Vlad" here, a new film being worked on by Summit Entertainment and Brad Pitt's studio.

News for people wanting to see Vampire Diaries in the UK - its coming to iTunes long before TV.

Friday, 11 December 2009

Live Evil and Vampiro

Vampire Cafe spotted some True Blood gossip here. On the subject of True Blood, the cover art for book 10 of the Sookie Stackhouse is here.

Deaana at Vampire Cafe has an update from the people behind "Live Evil" here.

Dread Central carries a review of recently released Mexican / American film Vampiro.

Dread Central also has news of some new Living Dead Doll vampires.

Taliesin today reviews "insomnie" an obscure vampire film from 1965.

Vlad and a new Daybreakers trailer

Lets start here tonight. Vampire Cafe spotted the release of the international Daybreakers trailer.

Some more news on "Vlad", spotted by Vampire Cafe again. Looks like there are to be no vampires... no mention of dracula... just a biopic of Vlad III. I suppose after sparkling vegetarian pouting and sulking vampires, the only place they could go with a vampire film would be... no vamps at all.

Vampire Cafe also has this. There is a new webseries called "The Bite" on the way, here is a video about it.

Shocktilyoudrop has a little more on the "Dark Shadows" remake here.

Shocktilyoudrop also has a little news on "Eclipse" here.

Next Tuesday on the late late show, there is set to be some vampire action with Jason Segal and a puppett vampire.

Taliesin today reviews "Vampire Chicks with Chainsaws". Good thing summit entertainment didnt do that film...

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Back to blogging... Dark Shadows news!

Ok, we made it home. finally, and a few hundred pounds out of pocket. So, with that, i intend to inflict some misery on people...

... and i can think of nothing more horrific than this. Demons was quite something to behold, when it was on ITV... read Talisin's review here. Well now... BBC America is about to share the joy.

While i have been away, it has been widely reported that Johnny Depp's version of Dark Shadows is to film in Sept / October 2010.

Bite club episode 23 is available here.

Vampire Cafe spotted this... news of Transylmania's spectaculr failure at the box office. has a review of Orlock 3d.

The Anita Blake movie didnt happen unfortunately. Vampire Cafe spotted Linda K Hamilton saying the movie would not have had any sex scenes missing.

Dread Central has more casting news for "Sherwood Horror" here.

There is new here that the "Priest" release date has been moved forwards a little to 27th August 2010.

BloodyDisgusting has news that "Eclipse" will be shown at IMAX, the 360 degree screen.

Bloodydisgusting also has some true blood news... Pam is to be given a far bigger role in season 3 it seems.

Daybreakers has a twitter service now running... Dreadcentral has the details here.

Hindu vampire mythology is not something i see every day making the headlines... so this is all the more interesting.

Monday, 7 December 2009

an extended absence

ok, monday was optimistic. Basically, we ran over a chunk of metal on a trip to the south coast, which has put a hole in the fuel tank of the car... and fingers crossed, at the moment we will have it back by friday to come home. (no thanks to LLOYDS INSURANCE, who are quite happy to abandon us without a car down here if ours cant be fixed, thanks guys!)

so... i dont have net access in general for another week, but heres a couple of highlights i've spotted at Vampire Cafe while i can do a post.

Horror of Sherwood is a film that has been talked about for a while... the cafe has casting details here, courtesy of shocktilyoudrop.

Summit entertainment has teamed up with Brad Pitt's production company to come up with a film called "Vlad", which takes a look at Vlad Tepes, the Prince behind the dracula story. Details are here.

The Vampire Cafe spotted a review of "Vampire party" here.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

a break...

Sorry folks. I am away for a few days, i'll get back to blogging monday all being well.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Blood Oath & The Fixer

Lets start with this tonight. Dread Central has news of a 3d vampire film being in the works, from director Albert Pyun.

Suburban Vampire spotted this - "The Fixer", an upcoming tv series based on the Lawson vampire series.

True Blood is up for some recognition at The Satellite Awards, spotted by

Fangoria has an interview with David Chackler, the man behind the Fright Night soundtrack.

Vampire Cafe spotted this BIG news. Jack Bauer with fangs! ok, well not Jack himself, but a similar role for Nathaniel Cade, a vampire protecting presidents for over a century. "Blood Oath" is expecting in May 2010.

More from Deaana at vampire cafe, who spotted an interview with Transylmania director Patrick Cavanaugh.

The Cafe also has a piece on the Breaking Dawn 1 or 2 films debate.

Dread Central has a second TV spot for Daybreakers here.

This is scary. William Shatner with fangs, from the Tonight show last night.

There is a piece called "the real science and history of vampires" here.

There is an interview with vampire expert Joseph Laycock here.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Bleeder, Monster in the House

Gabrielle Faust has done a feature on True Blood's Alexander Skarsgard here. Gabrielle has just finished the first draft of the third book in the Eternal Vigilance series, well worth a read...

The second episode of webseries "Bleeder" is due out today.

Vampire Cafe spotted a new music video... The Sparks - We Love like Vampires.

Big news here, spotted by Dread Central. The Director of the fabulous "Being Human" is working on a new, similar sounding project...Monster in the House - full details here.

True Blood season III details are starting to leak out. has some casting news for Sam's mother here, details of episode 2 are here, and news of Marshall Allman's role in season III is here.

A little sad news... Paul Naschy has passed away. read details of his career, which included roles as dracula here.

Dread Central has spotted a second Daybreakers trailer here.

Dread Central also has some news on the final part of the Twilight saga, "Breaking Dawn"

Oh lord no. MTV has some speculation that there is to be a Twilight TV spinoff.

News of a new game for the iPhone here - Vampire Puff-Puff

A little Vampire Diaries news here... Kelly Hu is to guest star.

Taliesin today reviews "The Collector" TV episode.

There have been quite a few Vampire Romance books released today... i count nine. Details are on the Vampire Romance Books site.