Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Transylmania & Attack of the show

Lests start with this tonight... Nicole Hadaway has recently published her first novel "Release" to very good reviews, and a contest to win a free pdf copy of the book is starting on Nicole's blog. Vamplit Publishing is also giving away a free copy of "The Dancing Dead" with each purchase of "Release".

DreadCentral and Vampire Cafe spotted this... a new short film spoof of Twilight called "Attack of the show"

Bite Club podcast # 13 is now available to download here.

"The Vampires Assistant" now has its official website up and running, spotted by Deaana at Vampire Cafe.

More on yesterdays news about MTV's "Valemont" here, spotted by the café.

Io9 has a new trailer for "transylmania", another vampire spoof comedy thing on the way.

Taliesin today does his review of "Dracula : the Undead" by Dacre Stoker, the "official" sequel to Bram Stoker's classic novel.

I missed this yesterday... the 29th September was one of those book release days.

Born of Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Covet by JR Ward
Dawnbreaker by Jocellyn Drake
Frostbitten by Kelley Armstrong
Immortal Sins by Amanda Ashley
My Wicked Vampire by Nina Bangs
Seduce me in shadow by Shayla Black

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

I Kissed a vampire & Valemont

ok, this has been a stinky day so far, lets see if some new vampire goodies can cheer me up.

Suburban vampire has a contest and interview with the author of "Pinocchio : Vampire slayer" here.

"i kissed a vampire" is getting some coverage. Vampire Cafe has spotted the poster and the trailer.

Fangoria has its review of "The Vampires Assistant" here.

BloodyDisgusting has spotted some character banners from New Moon, for anyone interested.

More big news here... MTV is teaming up with Verizon to launch vampire series "Valemont"

Another vampire musical making the news... "The Cure" is playing in New York, read about it here.

Taliesin today does a review of "Magic of Spell"

Monday, 28 September 2009

Vampire party

Right, heres hoping that there's better to be had tonight than over the weekend.

Starting here, with Vampchix blog... an interview with author of several vampire books, Eric Wilson

Vampire Cafe has spotted this, a new featurette for "The Vampires Assistant"

The cafe has also spotted this, an early review of "The Vampires Assistant"

Film news! Vampire Party is on the way, a french film & vampire comedy that is heading straight to dvd as you might imagine. and Vampire Cafe spotted this one.

Shocktilyoudrop has an interview with the one and only Corey Feldman, who talks about Lost Boys 3 : the bite. has a bunch of still from the next Vampire Diaries episode here.

A little silliness here that has appeared... one of those flash dress up games, but this time with a vampiress.

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Blood energy potion

Well this has been a quiet weekend... not much to go on yesterday or today.

Starting with this tonight, spotted by Vampchix Blog. We all know Tru Blood released a bottled drink... well feast your eyes on this.

Taliesin does a review of TV episode "The night gallery - the devil is not mocked"

"Caesar and Otto in the House of Dracula" - a 10 minute vampire flick on show at the Long island film festival, details are here.

A new link added over there >>> Best wishes for a new blog under way, Vampire Books... go check it out!

and thats it. dont blame me, seems vampires took the weekend off!

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Vampires Assistant clips

Starting with this tonight... a spot from Vampire Cafe, some Character Clips from "The Vampires Assistant"

Vampchix blog has more on the web series "I kissed a vampire" here. has news that the CW is already looking at another series of Vampire Diaries here, ordering 9 more scripts. has a nice article on vamps here.

Ah, just when i think i have very little to post... along comes some twilight rubbish to make the night worse.

Zahir over at Night Tinted Glasses has his "ten worst vampire films"

Taliesin today does a review of a rare book - "Vampires - Stories of the Supernatural" by Alexis Tolstoy

Vampire Diaries so lame it is classed as a soap...

A late update today, so this might be short.

Vampire Cafe, and probably several million other viewers spotted this, the Conan O'Brien show having some fun with a twilight-esque vampire... if only they all went that way!

The cafe spotted this also - another interview with the "Daybreakers" directors.

You can tell when a vampire series is lame... when this happens!

One more from Deaana at the Café... an inside look at "The Vampires Assistant"

Dread Central has something sparkly... thats right, a dream sequence from New Moon, where bella ignores the fact edward isnt in the second novel, and spends her time dreamin about him to make up for it.

News of the Bram Stoker Film Festival, coming to Whitby next month is here. Myself and Taliesin will be heading over there for the full festival, looks like it could well be something special.

There's some wierd stuff out there with the current vampire craze, some of it good, some of it bad and some of it... well, Twilight rubbish. This probably falls into the good category... a vampire lamp.

News of a new web series here - I kissed a vampire.

Taliesin today delves deep into history, with 1920 flick "Genuine - A tale of a vampire"

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Lost Boys 3 & Fish head

Starting with this tonight... Suburban Vampire has an interview with Nicole Hadaway, author of "Release"

Vampchix blog spotted this, from a T-shirt... can you name all the vamps?

Big news of the night - BloodyDisgusting has news that Lost Boys 3 is confirmed and on the way, starring the mighty Frog brothers.

Vampire Cafe spotted this - 6x30second clips from "Suck" and one of them is below.

Vampire Cafe spotted this as well - 100 songs for vampire lovers.

BloodyDisgusting has an interview with the directors of "Daybreakers"

More from bloodydisgusting - contrary to yesterdays casting news, Philip hoffman is not in the remake of "Let the Right one in", and get this - the project has been retitled from "let me in" to "Fish head". What the...?

Taliesin today does a review of "grace" a 2009 vampire baby film.

We have a list of vampire / halloween events taking place in Philadelphia here.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

"Bleed" first episode.

Vampchix blog has a feature on "The vampire as Alien" by Margeret L Carter.

Vampire Cafe spotted this, an interview with Steve Niles on his sequel to 30 Days of Night.

Dread Central has a feature on new Web Series "Bleed" here, including the first episode.

Casting news from Bloody Disgusting now. "let me in", the completely un-necessary remake of "let the right one in" now has Seymour Hoffman joining the cast. Alan Dale has joined the cast of upcoming film "Priest", full story here.

well... since this looks like being a short update at this point, i'll throw this in. "Vampires get everywhere" is a popular quote, they even get to galaxies far, far away...

News of a one-day course at UCLA, "Dracula and his world" by Leslie S Klinger, author of "the new annotated dracula" is here.

Taliesin today does a review of 1990 film "A Tale from the East"

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

The Hunger, the remake.

Stan Helsing news first tonight... Fangoria spotted this, an interview with Leslie Nielsen who stars in the film.

Vampire Cafe spotted this, an interview with Michael Sheen.

Another spot by Deaana at the Cafe, an article on "Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl"

Big news of the night here... Warner Bros is involved in a remake of "The Hunger", the classic film from 1983. Shocktilyoudrop has more here, mentioning that Fredrick Bond is set to direct.

ok, i've had two pics on here lately that have made me smile... about time i had one that made me weep... and no surprise, its twilight marketing rubbish yet again. This time... the twilight notepad.

and, i quote from the site...

Separated into two halves, the left side is for your to-do list ("when you're not dreaming about Edward...") and the right side, featuring the silhouette of the beloved bloodsucker, is to "doodle on when you are dreaming about Edward..."


Taliesin restores some sanity, with a review of book "Dracula, Vampires and other Undead forms"

Monday, 21 September 2009

Damned Friday, Dead & Lonely web series on the way.

It was the Emmy awards last night, and finally a vampire show wins something... but the True blood is so good, how could it not?

Vampire Cafe has a round up of all the vampire goodies from the Emmy's here.

Onion editor Joe Garden has a new book - "The new vampire's handbook". Vampire Cafe has a Q&A with the author here.

The cafe also spotted this, the promo poster now on show in theatres for "The Vampire's Assistant"

Bloody Disgusting takes a look at the vampire creatures from "Daybreakers" a film set for release in january... anne rice vamps these are not!

New film trailer! "Damned Friday" is being worked on by REC director Paco Plaza. Thanks to bloodydisgusting for unearthing this one.

News of an upcoming web series now - "Dead & Lonely" is set to debut on on Monday October 26th. There are five episodes scheduled, read the descriptions here at

Dread Central has news that "Thirst" is to get its DVD releasein the US on the 17th November.

Shocktilyoudrop has behind the scenes pictures from New Moon here. has a good detailed piece on "The Complete Dracula" a new graphic novel by Leah Moore and John Reppion.

I like to put something to raise a smile on the blog when i can... these certainly did that when i came across them. Buy them here!

and to finish the day with... taliesin does a review of short vampire story "The Tomb of Sarah"

Sunday, 20 September 2009

First Jennifers Body review, & Fangoria cover preview.

Sunday nights are usually quiet... lets see what weve got on the news front tonight.

Vampire Cafe has news that True Blood is up for an Emmy award. Full story is here.

Vampire Cafe also spotted news that Anna Paquin is to be in upcoming Playboy Vampires edition.

New Moon vampires are on the next cover of Fangoria.

Dread Central has its review of the slightly vampish "Jennifer's Body" here.

Friends dont let friends date vampires, according to the Examiner today.

Taliesin today reviews "Slices" a film from 2008

Saturday, 19 September 2009

The Witchers Hammer & Taintlight

Saturday Night stuff, lets see what we have got.

True blood jewellry, thats what i'll start with. Check out the various bits and pieces on offer here.

Vampire Cafe has some nice Vampire Diaries cast pics here.

More casting news for "Priest" here - Brad Dourif and Christopher Plummer joining up.

Big news of the night... and a couple more that Deaana over at Vampire Cafe spotted, via Fangoria now.

The Witches Hammer is to be released by MTI home video on November 24th in the USA. The film has been out in the UK for a while, read taliesins thoughts here.

News of "Taintlight", the spoof of Twilight that is on the way. This is set for release on November 17th.

The Vancouver sun has a piece called "Modern Vampires are losing their bite" here. has a piece on Angels beginning to elbow vampires off the new book releases list.

Taliesin has a treat today... the various appearances of Vampires in Scooby & Scrappy Doo

Friday, 18 September 2009

My Little Dracula...

Lets see what i can come up with for a friday night, starting as always with the marvellous Vampire Cafe.

New moon soundtrack news first... the album is due out Oct 20th.

There is a Q&A with Vampire Diaries director Kevin Williamson here.

Shocktilyoudrop spotted this - casting news for upcoming film "Priest" - Madchen Amick has joined the cast.

Bloody has its review of "Suck" here.

There is a good general piece on vampires here, ranging from lestat to true blood to twilight...4 pages, well worth a 5 minute read.

Fearnet has details of the "Dracula's Ball Halloween Show" to be held in Philadelphia.

This made me laugh out loud...

There is a review of Kim Newman's "Anno Dracula" here.

There is a review of Las Vegas show "Bite" here.

Aceshowbiz has some previews of the third episode of Vampire Diaries here.

Taliesin has dug out a rare film today - Valkoinen Peura, Finnish vampire film from 1952.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Dracula : The Undead : The Trailer

Not much to bring you tonight, most stuff out there is repeats of stuff i posted yesterday unfortunately.

Starting with this tonight... Vampchix blog has an interview with Trisha Telep, author behind the "Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance" anthology.

Vampire Cafe spotted this, a new trailer for webseries "I Heart Vampires" The full list of episodes is here.

Big news of the night - the trialer for Dacre Stokers "Dracula : The undead" is here.

E!Online has come up with a big Vampire Diaries gallery, have a browse here.

Taliesin today reviews "Vampire Hookers" a film from 1978.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

The Passage & two new Vampire Diaries clips.

Film news to start tonight with.

Vampire Cafe spotted this - The film rights for the Jordan Ainsley novel "The Passage" have been bought by Fox Studios - and Gladiator team Ridley Scott and John Logan are lined up to produce, so this could prove to be a film well worth watching. Full story is here.

The cafe spotted this... an early review of "Daybreakers". Shocktilyoudrop has an interview with the directors of the film here.

A little casting news for the "Vampire Diaries" - Jasmin Guy looks set to join the cast as a witch.

Bloody Disgusting has news of "Thirst" coming to DVD, but not Blu-ray.

Dracula's castle is increasing in popularity, according to the Romanian Times... next year people will also be able to stay the night in the castle.

"Incarnadine" is on the way - a novel told from Dracula's viewpoint. Read about it here.

Two more Vampire Diaries clips are here from tomorrow nights episode.

Fangoria has news of the "Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency" graphic novel. Issue #1 is out!

Comicbookresources has a feature on this online comic, "Bite Me" - it has been mentioned on this blog before, and is well worth a read if you have an hour to spare, because there is a lot of it!

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

little bits n pieces

News time, lets see what we have tonight.

Vampire Cafe stuff first - there is more on the Vampire World record attempt mentioned yesterday here.

Vampire Cafe spotted this... a new Vampire Diaries promo.

Bite Club podcast #12 is here.

A new fansite for "Daybreakers" has been launched... join here.

Possible news of a True Blood game on the way... full story here.

Casting news for True Blood season III here - king vampire is slated to be Denis O'hare.

Vampire Cafe also found news of the "Suck" film premiere party.

Gabrielle Faust writes her review of the True Blood season finale here.

Suburban Vampire has theme music from Sean lennon for "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead" here

Bloody Disgusting has a new poster for "Transylmania" here.

Dread Central has this, on upcoming graphic novel "Harker". MTV also runs a piece on this here.

Agh... and a few days ago i mocked a birthday party for bella. This is ten times worse, with 1500 attending!

A Chicago university this year ran a course called "Got Blood? Vampires in Literature, Film and pop culture". Suburbanchicagonews has a lot more on the courseand its lecturer Donovan Gwinner here.

News on vampire web series "Bleeder" here from the criticalmass blog.

Taliesin gets stuck into "Predatoress" by Emma Gabor today.

Monday, 14 September 2009

Another New Moon trailer...

ok, lets see what we have tonight... not expecting much, the vampire stuff out there is full of vampire Diaries rehashed stuff and the build up to True Blood's season II finale.

Vampchix blog has an interview with Maggie Shayne today, author of the 15 books of the "Wings in the Night" series.

Vampire Cafe today has all the true Blood season Finale stuff you could want... interviews, spoilers, video clips. If the series ahs you hooked, just head over there, no sense me posting 20 links to everything they have!

Dread Central has this addition on True blood that is worth posting - season III news.

Dread Central also has this - a detailed synopsis for New Moon.

A little mention of two DVD releases of Dark Shadows - regular readers will know Johnny depp is working on a new version of the classic vampire soap, with hopefully at least three films in the pipeline.

Shock Til You Drop has the third released trailer for New Moon here.

Taliesin today reviews Gabrielle Faust's second book in the Eternal Vigilance series, "The Death of Illusions" - a very commendable 8/10 . Gabrielle Faust's site is here.

This made me laugh... Kristen Stewart is apparantly scared of vampires, to the point of having cloves of garlic in her bedroom. Heaven forbid she ever met one that didnt sparkle and have more than pouting on his mind! She also reveals that she is scared of Twilight's fans and their obsessive behavior. Who isnt?

news of a vampire world record attempt - the most people dressed as vampires in one place.

Vampire game news now - Castlevania is to get a Wii release, and there is more on The Dracula Files here.

Sunday, 13 September 2009


This is not to be confused with Blood : The Last Vampire. Thanks to Zahir over at Undead Whispers and Taliesin for pointing this out, a film that it seems very few people have seen or heard of.

Blood is a japanese film, full details an be found here.

Gabrielle Faust has an update on tickets for the upcoming Vampire Ball in New Orleans here.

The LA Times has a piece today on Cirque du freak.

Vampchix blog has some good old fashioned vampire lore to discuss.

Bloody Disgusting has its review of "Daybreakers" here. Shocktilyoudrop has a pic from the film here. has a piece on the vampire playboy edition here.

The marketing world likes vampires at the moment, we all know that. Heres someone else joining the fray - Nike, with their Dracula trainer.

This is another bit of true blood video marketing... very well done as well!

Taliesin today reviews "Vampitheatre" a 1999 film by Christopher Forbes.

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Grimm up North

Right, i doubt i am going to have much tonight, everything is focused on the Vampire Diaries debut last night... dont see much sense in repeating reviews of yesterdays episode, thats old news! I will mention that it set a ratings record for CW, details are here.

Fangoria has as piece on "Stake Land" today, including a particularly gory first pic.

Dread Central has film festival news - Grimm up North, to be held in Macnhester, England October 30th - November 1st. Of particular interest are the UK premier of "Bathory" starring Anna Friel and "Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl"

Dread Central also has news of a competition to see "Thirst" in the company of director Park Chan-Wook in London

PC game news... "Vampire Saga : Pandora's Box" is released, details are here.

This is just funny... apparantly Vampire Diaries stars were flashing the public last night, and the policemen were not impressed. The LA Times has details here., and there are some more details here.

Friday, 11 September 2009

Vampire Diaries reaction

So, it was Vampire Diaries first night on the telly last night, and it takes up most of what counts for vampire news out on the interweb... here are a few initial reactions.

Gabrielle Faust writes her thoughts for the Examiner. Dread Central has its thoughts here. The Chicago Tribune gives its less than impressed thoughts here.

Vampire Cafe spotted this - a detailed piece on "pinnoccio, vampire slayer" here

FearNet has a set report for new film "Stake Land" here

A little stage news - dracula is being performed in Oklahoma City's Civic Centre Music Hall on Oct 24th and 25th by the Tulsa Ballet. Full article is here.

Sometimes i come across things that just leave me speechless. Sometimes i come across things that plumb new depths... things that just have to be seen to be believed. If i said that 150 people turned up to celebrate Bella Swan's birthday from Twilight... no, not the actual actress but the fictional character... you would call the asylum and have me locked up, right? wrong... it happened. Hang your heads in shame, people of Port Angeles. has a good detailed piece on "Suck", the upcoming vampire film.

Taliesin today has a review of "Monsters - The Waiting Game"

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Bleeding & Depeche Mode does True Blood

An early post, as i've spotted news of a new film. Well rather Dread Central has. "Bleeding" with Martin Weisz as director (The hills have eyes 2)

The latest Bite Club podcast is available to download, this is #11.

It is Vampire Diaries day, the show making its much hyped debut on CW tonight - in all likelihood that will push most other vampire news off the internet for the next few days. Here is the extended trailer... if you want to read tons of interview and background stuff, head over to Vampire Cafe, who have a ton of links today.

Vampire Cafe spotted this, on the back of an earlier sign for "Warning : Vampire Lair Discovered" in new zealand, part of some True Blood marketing.

Oh my... now this is something that has to be watched. Depeche mode have a new single out, and it has been paired with the season finale of True Blood. Dread Central has the video and story here.

There is a review of the Blu-ray release of "Van Helsing" here.

Azstarnet has a piece on current and upcoming vampire flicks here.

The Examiner reviews Richelle Mead's "Vampire Acadamy" here, and has an interview with the author of the Anna Strong Vampire Chronicles here

Vampchix blog has details of upcoming vampire book releases in September

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Vamps in Playboy, and Live Evil Trailer&Poster

Lets start with this tonight, spotted by Vampire Cafe - a little news of the film "Suck", which has picked up a distributor.

TORONTO -- Canadian indie distributor Alliance Films has picked up Rob Stefaniuk's vampire movie "Suck" ahead of its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday. Alliance Films picked up all Canadian rights to the rock 'n' roll adventure movie from sales agent Capri Vision. Stefaniuk's feature, produced by Robin Crumley, stars Jessica Pare, Dave Foley and Malcolm McDowell and features cameos by Alice Cooper and his daughter Calico, Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins, Moby, Alex Lifeson, Carole Pope and Dimitri Coats. The Toronto International Film Festival gets under way Thursday.

Something else spotted by Vampire Cafe - Vampires are going to be on the next cover of Playboy.

Dread Central has some news on "Live Evil" - Release details, the poster and the trailer.

Dread Central has also unearthed two clips from "Stake Land"

Newsarama has spotted a preview of the first 6 pags of new graphic novel "Harker"

Roy Thomas and Mike Mignola have released their graphic novel version of Bram Stoker's Dracula here.

I enjoyed reading this - Argonaut's "real vampires dont sparkle" piece.

The LATimes has a piece on the recent rise of the vampire in hollywood, centering on the upcoming Vampire Diaries.

oh my lord... it has been a while since i had some ridiculous piece of Twilight bandwagon crap to post... i actually think this beats the sparkling twilight sex toy or the downright creepy edward cullen shower curtain. Welcome to the world of... Twilight Corn Mazes. In an attempt to match that, we have yet more Twilight lipstick being released, here.

Feminism and the vampire novel - TheFWord gets stuck into the twilight series here.

Taliesin does a review of "Release" by Nicole Hadaway here

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Transylmania and lots of bits

Right, lets see what goodies we have tonight, hopefully a bit more than the last few nights... entirely too much "Vampire Diaries" rehashed stories as we approach the first episode being screened on CW.

I'll start with this... Nocturnality, a Vampire RPG game starts today... get over there and sign up if you like RPG and your vamps Anne Rice style.

Vampire Cafe spotted this - an interview from the "Suck" director.

There is an interview from venice magazine with Stephan Moyer here.

Dread Central has a big bundle of "new Moon" news here.

Dread Central also has a new Vampire Diaries promo and article here. has its thoughts on Vampire Diaries here.

Rueters has some news on the PC game "The Dracula Files" here

The vancouver sun has an interview with twilight star Jackson Rathbone here.

Fearnet has a piece on "The Vampire Diaries" here.

The Examiner has a piece on Annas Paquin and he on & off screen loves here.

Bitten by books is running a poll on the "Sexiest Male Vampire in Literature"

Animenewsnetwork has a review of "Rosario+vampire vol8" here

News of a new book here - "bite me" by Donaya Haymond

Taliesin today does a review of "the bat people" a 1974 film.

Fearnet has news of "transylmania" - trailer, pics, website and release date - Dec 4th 2009.

Monday, 7 September 2009

Monday's bits n pieces

Gabrielle Faust spotted this - "Allure of the Vampire", a nonfiction vampire compilation.

Its True Blood season II finale week - The examiner has a bunch of pics from the last episode here.

Suburban vampire spotted this, Twilight Proms for those of us in the UK.
If you live in the UK and are searching for Twilight events, be sure to check out Twilight Proms, "a brand new style of weekend event for fans of the Twilight saga." On September 18-19, Twilight Proms will be coming to London, and it will then travel to Birmingham September 19-20. Guests for the event are Kellan Lutz (who plays Emmett Cullen), Chaske Spencer (Sam Uley), and Jose Zuniga (Mr. Molina).

"Jennifers Body" is a film on the way that may or may not be vampire... she has fangs and she bites necks at least, thats pretty darn close in my book. Dread Central has a new clip here.

Some stage news now... the gaurdian has a piece on the UK's Northern Stage Ballet's "Dracula" here.

Taliesin today does a review of "Burying the Shadow" a 1992 book by Storm Constantine

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Lindsay Lohan as a vamp

well this is going to be a very short update... very little out there that i did not post about friday or yesterday!

Lindsay Lohan likes true Blood apparantly. Below is her vampire effort, not at all bad! read the article here.

The Examiner has an interview with vampire author Lynda Hilburn here.

Taliesin today does a review of Asian film anthology "Three...extremes"

Video day!

A new Daybreakers trailer has appeared... Gabrielle Faust has spotted this.

Gabrielle Faust also spotted this, upcoming events for the London Vampyre Group.

Another video, spotted by Vampire Cafe - Vampire Diaries has released a new vid to help promote the campaign to donate blood.

The Examiner has a sneak peek at a new book "Moral Darkness" by James Marcoff.

The third video for the Vampire Diaries webseries "A Darker Truth" is here.

Shock Til You Drop has a feature on the upcoming vampire comedy "Stan Helsing" here. The film goes to DVD on October 27th.

Friday, 4 September 2009

Vampire lair discovered...

Not much to post tonight, but lets start with a bunch of articles found by the excellent Vampire Cafe.

A book review of "Vampire Nation" by Arlene Russo is here.

Robert Pattinson doesnt think Twilight is a vampire story. That, at least, is something we can all agree on.

True Blood adverts get everywhere. This one is from a building site in New Zealand.

Patricia's vampire notes has a book review here - "Dark Road Rising" by P N Elrod

On a slightly more adult theme... Dread Central has details and trailer for "Vaginal Holocaust" - yes it does have vampires, and no it is not suitable for watching at work! has a general piece on Vampires here today.

Taliesin does a review of "Live Evil" today, a 2009 film by Jay Woelfel

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.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Tim Burton talks about Dark Shadows... 30 Days of Night sequel

Vampire Cafe has this... the first chat of any substance from the people behind Johnny Depp's Dark Shadows project. Tim Burton gives us his thoughts on the challenges ahead for the film here.

A couple of pieces on the recently announced "Stake Land". Bloody Disgusting has the first still released, and Fangoria has some casting news here.

A new Biteclub Podcast has been released... get it here!

MTV is going to debut a trailer for New Moon at its 2009 Movie award show, on Sept 13th.

Dread Central has this - a sequel to 30 Days of Night is on the way, and the Director has been named... Ben Ketai. Read the full article here.

Ugh... here's a horrible bit of Twilight bandwagon jumping, congratulations this time to Habbo and its tween online community product. *vomit*

The Examiner today has a piece looking back when vampires were bad guys and didnt sparkle on their way to high school proms.

There is a review of Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl here

I added Vamplit to the links down the right of the blog yesterday, a new publishing house for any writers out there... Today they have announced two new competitions, Vampire Erotica and Dark Fairy Tales - head over there and get writing!

Taliesin today does a review of the three parts that make up CVO : Covert vampire Operations.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Back to normal... Loaded Bible on the way

OK, normal service resumed.

lest start here, with some good news for True Blood Fans. Spike TV has nominated the show for 8 scream awards, Gabrielle Faust spotted this one.

BloodyDisgusting has some new pics from "New Moon" here.

Dread Central has an interesting spot here - a new "illustrated film" on the way, called "Loaded Bible"

ShockTilYouDrop has posted a couple of reviews over the last couple of days - Strigoi and The Revenant.

Its a book release day, and i have five to bring you news of.
Norm Cowie's vamp book, Fang Face. Taliesin did a review of this here.

Mister Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange is here.

Brad Steiger has a book out - "Real Vampires, Night Stalkers and Creatures from the dark side"

The Devil You Know - a graphic novel by P.N.Elrod.

And finally... "Release" by Nicole Hadaway is out today, from Vamplit Publishing

Taliesin's review of the day is "Blood Thirsty", a film from 1999