Friday, 31 July 2009
The NYTimes today has a piece written by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, authors of "The Strain" on vampires.
Today is release day for Park Chan-wook's film "Thirst". USA Today has an article on the film here. The LA Times has its thoughts on the film here.
The Santa Monica Mirror runs a piece today on "The rise of the vampire"
It seems that Rachel Lefevre and the twilight gang are at each others throats over the decision to axe her from Eclipse, several stories of outrage out there... heres one from Cinemablend.com.
This isnt news, but its a reply i'd like to share with the twilight anonymous site, who yesterday decided that the twilight series was a far better piece of work than Anne Rice's vampire Chronicles series, despite apparantly only skimming through Interview with the vamp (getting most facts wrong in the process) and ignoring the other books entirely. Thanks to Gabrielle Faust for supplying this one... if anyone ever annoys you with "twilight is the best thing ever" rubbish, just point them at this.
Vampire Cafe spotted this - Brandon Routh talking about his next film, "Dead of Night" a film based on Dylan Dog.
Big news of the day now... Vampire Cafe once again providing. Possible news that "The Strain" by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan may be being turned into a TV series.
Entertainment Weekly has two features running - their top 14 vampire hunks here, and the top 13 vampire ladies here.
Taliesin today does a piece on a "Reaper" episode that had vampiric tendancies.
A little stage news now - "Dracula : The musical" is playing in New York through August at the Lycian Centre.
And thats it for today... would have been a few more, but the Examiner site is down unfortunately.
Thursday, 30 July 2009
Taliesin has done his review of "Fang Face", a young adult vampire book with plenty of comedy by Norm Cowie... no pouting or splarklies here! The book is released on the 9th September, sounds like it is worth adding to the collection!
A little twilight news from the BBC next... Rachel lefevre being "stunned" at being replaced in the third film.
The SFGate website has a nice interview with Park Chan-wook, director of "Thirst" here.
Oh, i am angry. I have, tonight discovered the term "Twitard". That, believe me, does not go even 1% of the way to describing this piece of crap from Twilighters Anonymous. The article reads as though they pulled snippets from wiki, and they clearly have no idea on the vampire lore Anne Rice uses. I'll pull one quote from this to illustrate :
"Primitive seems an accurate word for describing Louis, Lestat, and all of Rice’s vampires compared to the Cullens—at least if we are considering humans to be the most primitive of the creatures here. There would be no contest between Emmett and bad-boy Lestat."
Ugh... i can barely force myself forwards after reading that. The quote "louis doesnt even play baseball" is going to haunt me, i am sure. David Slade, if you are reading... please turn Twilight III into a bloodbath that would make Tarantino sick, you know you want to...you said so at one point!
Right... onwards. The Examiner has a little piece... actually TWO pieces of good news on vampire MMORPG's as featured yesterday. One - sounds like the Twilight game news may be a little premature, and there is a mention of what would be a good game, the mass-player version of Vampire : The Masquerade"
News of a new book now : "BloodRite : Dominique" by Sara S Scott. The book goes on sale tomorrow from lulu.com or from the authors website, www.sarasscott.com.
And some late breaking news from Dread Central, entirely the best news of the week! True Blood has been confirmed for a third season!
Dread Central also has this - a new clip of "thirst" and an updated Theatre screening list.
Wednesday, 29 July 2009
Gabrielle Faust's Eternal Vigilance site spotted this - a new True blood advert, promoting the newly launched drink.
More Twilight stuff - Bloody Disgusting has casting news for Eclipse here. Even Robert Pattinson doesnt like his character, its official... Edward Cullen is a wierdo, according to the Brit actor.
The Examiner has a preview of the next in the "House of Night" series of books by PC and Kristen Cast. "Tempted" is released on October 27th
The HD Room has spotted this - first pics of Twilight's Volturi clan.
In a far more accurate version of the top ten vampires link posted yesterday, Taliesin spotted this - top 10 sexy vampires list.
I forgot to do a check on my own calendar yesterday, duh. Four vampire book releases to bring you news of yesterday - "Bite Me" by Melissa Francis, "Dark Lover" by Brenda Joyce, "Dark Warrior Unbroken" by Alexis Morgan, and "Destined for an early grave" by Jeaniene Frost.
Finally, Zahir over at Undead Whispers spotted these two trailers on Youtube for Guillermo del Toro's book "The Strain" - enjoy!
Tuesday, 28 July 2009
The LA Times has its review of "Thirst" here.
The Examiner has a piece on Disney's "Wizards of Waverly Place vs Vampires" a new 4 part series.
MTV has this piece of rubbish today... Twilight & true Blood crossover, pfft! only if Eric does a whole episode of ripping the sparkles out of certain vampires could that be any good.
Bloody Discusting.com has a good long interview with Park Chan-wook on his vampire film "Thirst" here.
Examiner.com has news of Dracula being on stage in NY this week in Manhattan.
Taliesin does a review today of "Tale of a Vampire", a 1992 film.
Monday, 27 July 2009
Ok, i am appalled. Officially appalled. A book about Twilight that helps kids learn, the examiner has this.
and it gets worse... the insider has its top ten vampires... guess who comes top? thats right, its mister no-fangs sparklie bloke.
Thankfully, bloody disgusting.com has come to the rescue, with news of a film i hadnt seen news of anywhere - Stan Helsing! Trailer is here.
Shocktilyoudrop has a press conference on Jennifers body with star Megan Fox.
Taliesin's review of the day is the vampire short "count magnus"
Comicbookresources has a preview of "The Complete Dracula" graphic novel.
The Sun newspaper has an article and pic (warning, bare bits) of Anna friel starring in the film "Bathory". The film has not yet been released outside the Czech Republic or Slovakia.
Sunday, 26 July 2009
Hitfix.com has some more on Vampire Diaries and its appearance at Comic-con here.
Speaking of comics... IO9 has some news on x-men and vampires.
If you are in St Louis, theres a chance to see locally produced vampire film "Shadowland". Read the details here.
Vampchix blog has a sneaky peek at a new book, on the way in November - Vampire Sunrise by Carole Nelson Douglas.
Taliesin's review of the day is "Dracula's Widow" from 1988.
Saturday, 25 July 2009
The Examiner has a piece on "Vampire-con", August 14-16th in LA.
New screenshots for Vampire Diaries have been released by the CW channel - accesshollywood has news and the pics. The Examiner also has news of how Vampire Diaries went down at Comic-con in front of a lot of Twilight fans - they didnt like it, perhaps there is hope for the film after all...
Gabrielle Faust's site Eternal Vigilance spotted this - A trailer for Bubba Ho-tep... not vamp, but i had to add this tonight.
Vampire Cafe! oh how i love that site, they have the single best picture i have seen in... ever.
Vampire Cafe also spotted this - HBO are launching the Real True Blood Beverage drink - advert below!
More from Vampire Cafe, a good article on vampires that is worth a read.
Bloody Disgusting.com has spotted the release of the official "Dead of Night" website, the adaptation to film of the Dylan Dog series.
Friday, 24 July 2009
The Examiner is a good place to start - they have a piece today on "Mister Darcy, Vampyre" by Amanda Grange.
Adweek.com has an article on vampire viewing figures here...seems we are more hooked than ever!
The Examiner has more today on the Dark Shadows remake by Tim Burton and Johnny Depp.
More manga from Taliesin today, with a review of "Vampire Hunter D - Bloodlust"
News for UK readers... ITV has picked up screening rights for Vampire Diaries
Blastmagazine.com has been following the Vampire Diaries news from Comic-con... read about it here.
A little bit of blog news. I've added the Vampchix blog over there >>>, and the associated "Ultimate Vamp List", that contains details of over 4000 vampire books - both are well worth adding to your blog list. I've also added the London Vampyre Group, who were kind enough to link here.
And thats it, quiet day out there - just a reminder for our american friends - Being Human starts showing on BBC America tomorrow (i think) - make sure you watch it, it is top quality stuff!
Thursday, 23 July 2009
Gabrielle Faust's site has an update on the Vampire weekend in New Orleans this year over Halloween.
Bloody Disgusting has a couple of videos from the Twilight gang at the Comic-con event.
Bloody Disgusting also has the first one-sheet artwork for "Dead of Night", the adaptation of Dylan Dog.
And for the hatrick... Bloody Disgusting has a third clip of "Thirst" here.
Richmond.com has a nice general piece on recent vampire series here.
Argh, no! Yet more of my favourite thing, twilight marketing spinoffs! After dolls, this time it is Twilight Chocolate Bars.
News of a new book on the way, September 1st. "Real vampires, Night Stalkers and Creatures from the Dark Side" by Brad Steiger.
Taliesin has more vampire manga today - Vampire Knight Guilty.
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
This might raise an eyebrow or two... an article today from the everydaychristian website.
USA Today has news of the "Mr Darcy, Vampyre" book, released August 11th by Amanda Grange.
I had a rant about vampire dolls being released by marketing companies cashing in on true blood and twilight...this is entirely more worthwhile! A vampire plane!
Read the full description here, courtesy of the examiner website.
Bitten by books does a review of "Ella the vampire" by Barton Paul Levenson here.
News of a new film here now - Shadowland. Doesnt look big budget, but then that does not mean it wont be worth a look...
Vampire Cafe has this today - news from Tim Burton that the Johnny Depp project remaking Dark Shadows is edging closer...
Bloody Disgusting.com has a new clip from "thirst" here.
Taliesin's review of the day is "Tsukuyomi : Moon Phase" a japanese vampire manga series with 26 episodes.
Tuesday, 21 July 2009
MTV has a piece of fluff today about the vampires of Twilight and True Blood.
Newsmax has an article today that contains a couple of bits of news - new vampire books on the way, quote below.
"Christian books, too, are jumping into the vampire genre, an example being Eric Wilson's “Jerusalem's Undead.” It’s a trilogy, which features creatures that have taken on the undead status because they’ve been infected with the blood of Judas.
There’s also a new book that’s a religious version of “Twilight.” It’s called "Thirsty," and the main vampire, whose name is Markus, is a kind of demon."Trueblood.net has a bit of news about an upcoming vampire convention in LA mid august - "Vampire Con 1" with an updated schedule.
Gabrielle Faust spotted this, something that might make fans of True Blood's Eric fall over.
The FayObserver today has a piece on current YA vampire novels out there.
Vampire Cafe has a review of the excellent Being Human, now being shown on BBC America over in the states.
Monday, 20 July 2009
The NYTimes has news of the Reelzchannel introducing a weekly prime-time programme on Twilight here.
And the last mention of twilight for today - the examiner has a piece called "why does my child relate to the Twilight series"
HollywoodToday has its thoughts on "Thirst" here, and Dread Central has its detailed review of the film here.
IOL entertainment has an interesting piece on Johnny Depp and his fascination with vampires.
Multipleversus.com has some new posters for "The Vampire Diaries" here.
Something for dracula lovers has gone on sale... the dracula jersey shopper bag.
Taliesin has his review of the classic "Vampire Hunter D" today.
Sunday, 19 July 2009
Lets make up for it with this... Vampire Cafe spotted this, a clip from soon-to-be-released "Thirst".
heres something new... "Red : A vampiric graphic novel". Saw this over at Vampire Cafe, it is by one of the community members.
Shocktilyoudrop.com has a preview of the "Jennifers Body" graphic novel. Still not sure of this is vampire or not, but i'll put the links and let you decide.
Alternet.org has a piece today on vampires, women, true blood and sex.
Nola.com has news of Darren Shan's novel "cirque du freque" - retitled "The Vampires Assistant" and has been moved forwards to OCt 23rd for release.
Google news has a nice long piece on recent vampire novels here.
923now.com has something i daren't read. "Twilight inspired vampire Romance for kids"
Taliesin today has a lot more detail on three links i've had here over the last couple of days. "The Last American vampire, Mercy's revenge" has a trailer here, "Strigoi" looks interesting, adn the trailer is now on youtube... and finally some more info on "Thirst" with some videos to watch here.
AAARG... my buddy taliesin is occasionally on the receiving end of a rant from me when i see something so... so... i have no words. Twilight cream filled heart shaped chocolates. I repeat, AAARG!
Friday, 17 July 2009
Right, straight into the news from today.
Dread Central today has a piece on "Dracula : the Undead" by Dacre Stoker - possible film adaptation on the way?
Dread Central also has casting news for Twilight 3 (Eclipse) - Xavier Samuel has signed up.
Monstersandcritics.com has a review today of new vamp film "thirst".
Comicbookresources.com today does a piece on vampires in comics - lots of dracula!
More on the vampires vs werewolves fundraising event for wolf and bat charities here, from theexaminer.com.
It seems the emmy's have decided to ignore true blood, despite it being the most successful series out there at the moment... MTV has reaction to its zero nominations here.
The LA Times has news from the set of Twilight 2, "New Moon" here.
The Examiner also has a piece today on vampire tv series here.
Newsweek.com has a good long article on why the ladies love vampires.
Projo.com has news of a new vampire film : "The Last American Vampire : Mercy's revenge"
Vampire Cafe spotted this - a behind the scenes look at true Blood season 2.
Another spot by Vampire Cafe here - new film Strigoi (includes trailer!)
Taliesin does his vamp-or-not today on "Blue Jean Monster", a hong kong film from 1991.
Thursday, 16 July 2009
Agh... first the edward cullen twilight doll, now this. Stephanie Meyer : the comic. no further comment needed.
The Romanian times website has news of a festival at Bran castle (draculas castle to tourists everywhere).
News of a new 1-hour documentary on Dracula now, to be shown in the UK on BBC4.
Google news next - an article on christian fiction now publishing vampire stories.
IO9 has a poll on who should play Eli in the "let the right one in" remake.
Bitten By Books today has a review of "biting the Bullett" by Jennifer Rardin.
This tickled me - i'll admit, i havent seen all the Angel episodes. Vampire Cafe spotted this.
Finally, Taliesin does another Vamp-or-not on La Notte Dei Dannati, a 1971 italian horror film.
Wednesday, 15 July 2009
Vampire Cafe spotted this... 20 celebs photoshopped as vampires, worth a look!
Dread Central has news of Twilight : tha manga version...sample pic below!
Shocktilyoudrop has news of the "Jennifers Body" Graphic Novel here.
Newsarama has news of this strange creation...the latest comic book series from Dark Horse - "Werewolves on the moon vs Vampires"
The examiner.com today has news of a book "Allure of the Vampire ; Our sexual attraction to the undead" by Corvis Nocturnum.
The diedangerdiediekill blog today has a review of Vampire, the Japanese film from 1968.
Taliesin does another "vamp or not" on "Blood Car" from 2007.
Thefrisky.com has an article on vampires and sex.
Globenewswire.com has news on computer game "The Dracula Files" here.
Tuesday, 14 July 2009
Taliesin today does a vamp-or-not on "Killer Klowns from outer space"
Gabrielle Faust's site has news of the "blood and gold" vampire ball in new orleans this halloween.
Vampire Cafe has more news on the casting for the "let the right one in" remake. Slashfilm.com has the concept posters for the film here.
BloodyDisgusting.com has a clip of upcoming film "thirst" here. Film is released on the 31st July.
News from Dread Central now - Darren Shan's "Cirque du Freak" is getting the hollywood treatment from universal studios, but its getting a name change. Title of the film is now going to be "The vampire's assistant".
Monday, 13 July 2009
There is a new series, coming to Disney on July 24th. Wizards vs Vampires has 4 parts, and a preview is here. (This has been around the news for a few days, but this is the first working site i have seen)
The Examiner Today run reviews of the classic "Dracula's Daughter" from 1936 here, and "Dracula" from 1931 here.
Vampire Cafe has a good detailed article here - "Vampires, and the sluts and virgins who love them"
Taliesin does a "vamp or not" today on "A Chinese Ghost Story" - get over there, read the review and vote!
Sunday, 12 July 2009
The Examiner also has a general piece on vampires that is well worth a read.
The NZherald site has a 4 page article on what it is to be a vampire lover in these twilight blighted days.
Gabrielle Faust has unearthed another fabulous twilight mickey-take video...enjoy!
Bloody Disgusting.com has early casting news for the remake of "let the right one in" by Matt Reeves.
FearNet has a feature on "Jennifers Body", a film that is looking increasingly vampire.
Saturday, 11 July 2009
The Examiner finishes its 5-part series of articles with "why write vampire fiction?", plus it has a send up of New Moon... well worth watching!
Vampire Cafe has news of a new "Vampire Diaries" promo from the CW channel.
Fang-tastic books has news of a new book release - "Predatoress : Hungarian Bride" by Emma Gabor here.
*shudder* i think i am going to be sick... Dread Central has some more wonderful Twilight marketing crap. I warn you...dont look!
The harvey Klinger blog has a review of the classic "The legend of Blood Castle" here.
Friday, 10 July 2009
The New Yorker has a review of "The vampire archives" by Otto Penzler here.
The BBC series "Being Human" has also reached the states... scifi wire has its review here.
The Examiner.com has another piece on the Dracula Tours to Transylvania, which begin today. Read it here.
Taliesin's review of the day is "Monsters : the legacy"
Michael May's blog has a review of "Anno Dracula" by Kim Newman here.
Thursday, 9 July 2009
The release dates are out for "Mr Darcy, Vampyre" by Amanda Grange. August 11th for the USA, September 1st for the UK.
The Examiner has a piece on why females are drawn to the Twilight series. Their words, not mine.
The Examiner follows that with a piece on the "let the right one in" remake - this has some big boots to fill, and if it bombs Matt reeves (director) is going to get some serious abuse for remaking what is widely accepted as one of the best vamp / horror films for the last 20 years. Watch the original!
New that "Vampire Diaries" is going to bes hot in Atlanta here. This is not to be confused with the indie production version (that looks pretty good) this is the teenage-targeted vamp series destined for the CW channel this autumn.
Lisa Westerfield does a detailed review of "Marked" by PC & Kristen Cast here for the Examiner.
Taliesin puts his excellent reviewing skills to good use here, on "Skin Trade" by Laura K Hamilton.
The examiner has a nice piece on the Dracula Tours around Transylvania here.
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
More news on film short "Tex : Vampire Hunter" here, with an interview with the director.
Zahir over at Undead Whispers found this, a trailer for the upcoming version of "Carmilla" that has been mentioned here a few times. Looks like it could be fun!
We have two reviews of "Marked" by PC and Kristen Cast here and here.
Comicbookresources.com has an article on the latest in the Buffy series of comics here.
Apparantly, The Womans Media Centre has put the boot into twilight...read the rant here.
The is fun... televisionwithoutpity has a piece on what vampires would do for tv reality shows here.
"Pinnochio, Vampire Slayer" sounds wierd...read about it here!
We have a couple of reviews of "Blood : The last vampire" here and here.
News now that The London vampyre group are looking for UK vampires to take part in the filming of a few short vampire promos. Read the full piece here.
Dread Central has a piece on "Dead of Night" the adaptation of the Dylan Dog series here.
Shocktilyoudrop has a trailer for "Jennifers Body" here - the film description says demon, but this trailer looks distinctly vamp to me! Have a look, see what you think...
Tuesday, 7 July 2009
The Examiner also has news of a new book, "The Sinful Life of Lucy Burns" by Elizabeth Leiknes.
Horror and fantasy books blog has a review of "some girls bite" by Chloe Neill
Gabrielle Fausts site has news that Near Dark is being re-released on DVD - full story here.
Another "top vampire movies" list published today... 26 of the best with youtube clips here.
Ugh... Screenrant.com has speculation on Twilight spinoffs... anything to leech a few more $ out of teenagers eh?
A few sites are running with the possible Blade spinoff, centered around the Deacon Frost character... its old news, original story was from the turn of the year.
Monday, 6 July 2009
The Examiner.com has a piece today called "Vampires are not just for tweens"
The Daily Item has a piece on "Jessica's guide to dating on the dark side", a book by Beth Fantaskey.
The Examiner also has an article today on upcoming film "Daybreakers". They also publish their top 10 vampire film list - no sign of twilight thankfully!
Remember "Vampire : the masquerade" PC game? well it is still being updated and patched by its loyal fans. Eurogamer has a review of the classic here. Come on White Wolf, give us the mass-multiplayer version!
Australian site smh.com has news of a new film "James Jones and the living dead"
Bitten by books has a review of "In the Blood" by Savannah Russe here.
Gabrielle Fausts Eternal Vigilance site has a great article on "Vampire Diaries : thicker than water" - this is not the teen, twilight friendly stuff that is on its way to CW in the autumn... this indie film has some real bite. There is also news of a new comic book, "Incarnate"
Taliesin's review of the day is "Vampire Killer Barbys"
Sunday, 5 July 2009
Fang-tastic books has a review of "A veiled deception" by Annette Blair.
Taliesin's review of the day is "The Sisterhood"... he's not a happy chap after watching this one!
The New York Post has a piece today on the town that is the home of Twilight - Forks, Washington.
The miami herald has a review of "the book that smells" by Derek McCormack(yes it is a vampire book)
Thehorroryearbook has a review of the latest book from the "Vampire Diaries" series of books - "The return : Nightfall"
TheExaminer.com has a piece today on "Why guys do and dont like twilight"
And finally... the vampire librarian has a review of "Angel's Blood" by Nalini Singh
Saturday, 4 July 2009
Deadbolt has a nice long article on the popuarity of Buffy here.
The Examiner starts with the first of five articles on why teen vampire fiction has gotten so popular.
News here that there is another vampire-anime on the way to TV screens - "Dance in the vampire Bund"
And thats it! the rest is just rehashed stuff from the last couple of days, and "bloke from twilight said this" or "woman from true blood said that". Hope to have better tomorrow, sorry!
Friday, 3 July 2009
The Sun does its review of "Blood : The last vampire" here... the rotton tomatoes site has an interview with Alexandre Tuis, artist behind the film here... and the scotsman newspaper does its review here.
The Examiner today has a competition for erotic vampire fiction short stories, if you are feeling creative and particularly naughty.
Taliesin's review of the day is controversial australian film from 1992, Bloodlust.
The Examiner has a nice piece on classic film "Carmilla" here.
The reading with a bite blog has news of Vampire Con 2009, on August 16 2009.
Dread Central has 5 posters of upcoming vamp film "The Eternal" here. The official website for the film is here.
And finally... biggest news of the day is this - shadow moon diaries, uncovered by Zahir over at Undead Whispers. 10 episodes to watch so far!
Thursday, 2 July 2009
The hollywood reporter has news that German Director Denis Gansel is going to be working on a vampire film titled "We are the night"
The examiner.com has a piece on the sookie stackhouse series of books here
Horrormovies.ca has another review of "blood : The last vampire" here.
IO9.com has some wierd and wonderful space vampires here...the bottom clip is particularly worth watching!
Taliesin's review of the day is "The Watchers Omnibus" by Willie Meikle.
Gabrielle Faust found this... the best twilight spoof since the 30 second bunny theatre!
Vampire Cafe has an interview with Carrie preston on true blood here.
Wednesday, 1 July 2009
Wendy's Minding Spot has a review of "Seduce the Darkness" by Gena Showalter.
The Rabid doll blogspot has a review of the vampire Diaries pilot episode.
The Vancouver Sun has more on Twilight III and the sceduled start of production in vancouver on August 17th.
The Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies has a piece on True Blood, and how society would adapt to vampires making themselves known.
The Examiner has a piece on Matt Reeves, director of the "let the right one in" remake. They also have an article on the Twilight baseball game here. MTV has its interview with Matt Reves here.
Fangoria today has its reviews of "vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl", and "Blood the last vampire" here.
The CW has a new promo of "The vampire Diaries" today... youtube clip below.
The Book Cellar has a review of "Boys that Bite" by Mari Mancusi.
I have mentioned this before, but it was a while ago. "Harker : the legend of Dracula" is a daily webcomic by Andy Fish - it is up to chapter 27 now!
Finally... MTV has an interview with Guillermo Del Toro here.