Friday, 31 December 2010

Casting for Klaus in Vampire Diaries...

Right, first up... Happy new year folks, hope you all have a great night and a good 2011!

Second up... Ignore the Shira the vampire Samurai story from yesterday, it sounded new the way the article was written! In fact it is from 2005, and worse, Taliesin gave it a 1/10!

Vampire Cafe has a look at who is going to be cast as Klaus in the upcoming Vampire Diaries episodes.

Vampire Cafe spotted a Damon Salvatore xmas video here.

There is an article here that blames the media for increased vampirism.

Taliesin today looks at 2005 film Gong Tau. reviews "Persistence of Memory" by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes. also has its Vampire Wish list for 2011 here... well worth a read!

Thursday, 30 December 2010

Shira the Vampire Samurai, Knuckle Supper has a couple of stories tonight...  firstly, the Twilight spinoff, The Short Life of Bree Tanner made a bundle of money for the red cross... secondly, there is an interview with Drew Stepek about his book Knuckle Supper.

More news of a Vampire Diaries convention in Atlanta, march 25-27 next year is here.

ComicBookMovie has details and trailer for new vampire film "Shira the Vampire Samurai" here. Looks like fun!

Taliesin today reviews 1996 film Kimera.

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Next Sookie Stackhouse novel preview chapter, Being Human comparisons...

Charlaine Harris has published the 1st chapter in the next of the Sookie Stackhouse series of books... which of course became True Blood.

Fangoria reviews "The Vampire Hunters", a book by Scott M Baker here.

There is a feature on vampire author Joshua Martyr here.

MTV has a Vampire Diaries spoiler here. has a review of "The Secret of Vampires" by Claude Lecouteux.

IO9 does a detailed comparison of SyFy's Being Human and the original BBC version here.

Taliesin today reviews 1991 film "Ultimate Vampire"  Fans of Taliesin's blog might be amused to know he now has a theme tune!

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

More Blade Prequel news has disappointing news that the Blade prequel might be dropping the Deacon Frost character as the main villain.

ABCNews has its review of "The Radleys" vampire novel here.

Michael McMillian talks about the True Blood comics here.

There is news of a new novel here... "Darklands : A Vampire Novel"

Taliesin today reviews 1990 film "Here Comes a Vampire"

Monday, 27 December 2010

Everquest II vamps, Highgate Cemetary, Vampire Diaries #12

The BBC has a feature on Highgate Cemetary here, a place with plenty of vampire history to it. has some more detail on the new Vampire class available to play in Everquest II also has a feature on Princess Eleonore Elisabeth Amalia Magdalena von Lobkowicz, the Vampire Princess.

There is a look at some current best selling vampire manga here.

Ontheflix has some new pics from Vampire Diaries episode 12 here. has a preview of the upcoming episode here.

Nosferatur Graphic Novel by Chris Wolf

There is news of a new graphic novel by Chris Wolf here, Nosferatu.

Taliesin looks at "Shake, Rattle and Roll" today.

Saturday, 25 December 2010

True Blood Xmas carols, The Vampire of Coglin Grange... and happy xmas one and all!

Happy Xmas folks! I've added two pairs of dracula socks to my collection today...

Vampire Cafe spotted this - True Blood xmas carols! looks at The Vampire of Croglin Grange

There is news here of the next Dracula's Ball to be held in Philadelphia, jan 29th.

There is a review of the X-Men vs vampires comic series here

Friday, 24 December 2010

Being Human promo stuff

Dread Central has SyFy's promo package for Being Human... due to premiere Jan 17th.

A bit of news from Vampire Film News...The film rights for THE LAST VAMPIRE series of books by Christopher Pike have been bought by FilmNation.

Taliesin today looks at "The Vampire and the Devil's Son

Sofia Coppola says here that her screenplay "Somewhere" started life as a vampire movie.

There is an interview with Christina Storm, star of South African vampire film Eternal here.

Everquest 2 now has vampires available to play... details here.

There is a review of American Vampire #10 here.

Blade Prequel, Dracula 3D news

Dread Central has news that Dario Argento's Dracula 3D will begin shooting in Hungary in February.

Comicbookbin has a feature on the new Vampirella comic here.

There is mention here of a kids book featuring Dracula - Sam and Friends Meet Dracula

There is an interview with Vampire Diaries' Sarah Canning here

BloodyDisgusting has some big news... a possible prequel to Blade featuring Stephen Dorff as Deacon Frost.

Taliesin today reviews "The Radleys" by Matt Haig

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Vampire bits and bobs

Winding down for xmas now... i'll keep doing posts over the xmas period if there is anything to bring you. has a nice little collection of Vampire lore books here.

E!online adds a new name to the possible new Buffy's here.

Confirmation that The Bleeding will get a March 1 DVD release, with some more details here.

411mania has a review of a game for the DS - Vampire Moon : The Mystery of the Hidden Sun

Kevin Williamson talks about the Vampire Diaries / Dark Shadows connection here.

Taliesin today looks at the TV episode "So Wierd - Vampire"

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Lisl and the Lorlock, The Bleeding pics

Dread Central has news of a Grimm type fairy tale that might have some vampire aspects to it... Lisl and the Lorlock

Dread Central also has a whole bunch of pics and stills here from The Bleeding

The New York daily News does a Where are they now? on the original Buffy cast.

Julie Plec, producer of Vampire Diaries compares the TV series with the books here.

Taliesin today looks at "Let Us Prey"

There is a look at the Vampirella #5 comic due out in March here.

Monday, 20 December 2010

Vampire Academy Graphic Novel coming, new Buffy cast?

BloodyDisgusting has news of a Hollywood U-turn... Heather Morris now apparantly keen on playing the new Buffy.

Vampire Film News spotted a little casting news for Abraham Lincoln : Vampire Hunter here.

Some more news for fans of Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy here... a graphic novel version coming next year.

Taliesin today looks at the anime "Dance in the Vampire Bund"

Being Human remake pics, More Vampire Diaries

There are some new images from the SyFy remake of Being Human here.

Taliesin today looks at Macabre pair of Shorts has some new Vampire Diaries spoilers here.

There is news of a Vampire Diaries convention in Atlanta Georgia March 25-27 2011 here.

The cover of Stefan's Diaries #3 : The Craving book cover has been revealed here.

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Nightfall, Blood Ninja

Dread Central has a look at the Volturi on set at the Breaking Dawn shoot. has news and a competition for a new card based vampire game called Nightfall here. also has a look back at favourite vampire myths and legends here.

There is a review of the graphic novel Blood Ninja here.

Taliesin today looks at Schalken the Painter.

Friday, 17 December 2010

Dylan Dog artwork, Vampire Diaries interviews.

Vampire Cafe has three Vampire Diaries interviews here, here and here.

BloodyDisgusting has a new poster for Dylan Dog here.

TVFanatic has news of the Parents Television Council putting the knife into Vampire Diaries here. looks at the current Buffy comic series here.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Dusk Til Dawn sequels? Abraham Lincoln : Vampire Hunter casting, RIP Jean Rollin

BloodyDisgusting has news that Eric Bana has been lined up to take the lead role in Abraham Lincoln : Vampire Hunter. There is also new sof the shooting dates for the film here.

BloodyDisgusting also has some big news here... plans for at least one more From Dusk Til Dawn sequel!

Too many of these lately... sad news that Jean Rollin has passed away, a director of several vampire films.

Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder talks about Damon's future here.

Xander from the original Buffy series gives his thoughts about the Buffy remake here.

Taliesin today looks at 1996 book "The Hunger and Ecstasy of Vampires" by Brian Stableford.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Vampire Diaries plot, True Blood 4 casting, Being Human 3 promo

Vampire Cafe has Vampire Diaries producer Julie Plec talking about future plotlines here.

BloodyDisgusting has some casting news for the next True Blood series.

The Golden Globe nominations have been announced... no vampires though, MTV asks why here.

Ian Somerhalder talks about a Vampire Diaries shower scene here.

There is a review of the manga Vampire Hunter D volume 4 here.

Taliesin tonight looks at the latest Simpsons : Treehouse of Horror

The BBC's original version of Being Human is gearing up for season 3.  There is a feature on Annie, broadcasting from the other side here.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Catchup - The Bleeding, Vampire Diaries stuff, Dark Shadows news, Vampira Chant, Transitions

Right, a few days away, time to catch up with what we have missed... other than my brother buying a copy of Twilight in Forks, I have disowned him, dont worry.

ILikeHorrorMovies spotted this, news that The Bleeding will get a dvd release on March 1st 2011.

Johnny Depp talks about his upcoming Dark Shadows remake here. has a good look at 2009 film Strigoi here. also has news of the Let Me In prequel comic, Crossroads here.

Vampire Cafe has put together whole pile of Vampire Diaries stuff over the last few days.  They have this post that hoovers up about a dozen links to do with episode 2:11.  There are interviews with Michael Trevino here and here.

Vampire Cafe spotted this True Blood season 3 replay promo.

Vampire Diaries producer Kevin Williamson talks about the potential spinoff series here.

Vampire Cafe has the extended promo for Vampire Diaries 2:12 here.

BloodyDisgusting has Glee's Heather Morris saying no to being the new Buffy.

DreadCentral looks at the classic Vampire Circus BluRay / DVD release here.

DreadCentral celebrates Vampira's birthday (on the 11th) here, with a video Vampira Chant.

Vampira Chant - Music Video
Uploaded by dreadcentral. - Classic TV and last night's shows, online.

Vampires get everywhere. Even into 1973 STD awareness videos, as found by Scienceblogs here.

Comicbookmovie found a new webseries here called Transitions.

VampireFilmNews spotted Tyra Banks investigating Vampire Culture here.

Taliesin has reviewed Eclipse, Taintlight and Vampires Suck

A little news from the Off-Broadway production of Dracula... actress Thora Birch has been fired from the show.

Thursday, 9 December 2010


Vampire Cafe has a couple of scoops on tonights Vampire Diaries episode here and here.

Time magazine does a feature on Hammer studios here.

There are details of a competition for vampire book Blood On Silk here.

Taliesin today looks at vampire short film Love Bite.

The blog is taking a break for a few days, as we are down south with relatives... next update will be monday or tuesday night.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Vampire Diaries talk, Bloodlines - Vampire Academy spinoff

News is a little thin on the ground tonight, sorry folks...

Vampire Cafe has an interview with Nina Dobrev here, where she talks about the Vampire Diaries sex scene.

Dread Central looks forward to the CW's Vampire Diaries marathon here.

Basement Jaxx has released a song titled Dracula - have a listen here.

MTV has an interview with Richelle Mead, authour of Vampire Academy on her spinoff series Bloodlines here.

Taliesin today looks at 2006 film "Hell Hath No Fury"

True Blood casting news, Sherwood Horror, Vampire Diaries pics

BloodyDisgusting has news of some new casting and possibly a new creature for the next season of True Blood here.

Dread Central has news of "Sherwood Horror", with the maid Marion role cast for Alma Saraci.

TVFanatic has some stills from the upcoming Vampire Diaries episode "By The Light of the Moon". There is also news of Dawn Olivieri guest starring in the series here.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Eternity, Bonnie and Clyde vs Dracula

Vampire Cafe spotted some posters for Being Human here.

There is an interview with Sally Fink of South African vamp film Eternity here.

Fangoria has news that Bonnie and Clyde vs Dracula is getting a commercial release next year.

There is a small piece on the new Vampirella comic here.

There is news here that Carmilla : A Vampyre Tale is available in the USA as an audibook.

Anime news... there is a review of Rosario + Vampire Season II Vol 3 here.

Ontheflix has some vampire diaries casting news here.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Vampire Diaries stuff

Vampire Cafe has a whole bundle of links around Vampire Diaries #10 - The Sacrifice here.

There is a promo clip for vampire diaries episode "By the light of the Moon" here.

Stepping back a few years to 1987... There is a review of Billy the Kid vs the Green Baize Vampire here... vampires get everywhere, even into snooker.

Taliesin reviews Blood + Roses here.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Vampire Academy spinoff series, Nowhere Left To Run

MTV has news that Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy series is going to get a spinoff called Bloodlines.

Fangoria reviews the Sherlock Holmes vs Dracula comic here.

E!Online Uk has some new Being Human footage for the SyFy remake here.

Taliesin has news that band McFly not only made a vampire video recently, they went as far as making a short film - Taliesin's review of Nowhere Left To Run is here.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Blood + Roses

Blood and Bone China, the webseries due out in March 2011 has some publicity photo's here.

There is a review of the Buffy #39 comic here.

British vampire film Blood + Roses is now available to watch online.  The website is here.

What could embarass a billionaire? Admitting to employee's that he loved Twilight, thats what... spotted by Vampire Film News.

Vampire Cafe spotted the extended promo for Vampire Diaries #11.

VC also spotted an interview with Vampire Diaries' Ian Somerhalder on Jay Leno.

Dread Central has some news of some new Buffy collectibles here.

True Blood season 2 is now available on Blu-Ray and DVD, Dread Central has details here.

Taliesin today looks at 2001 film Voodoo Nightmare

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Tyr Kieren, Anne Rice talks vampires, Vampire Diaries #11 clip

This is an unusual project well worth looking at... Tyr Kieren has written a vampire story entirely on facebook and twitter. There is now a competition to put a title to the project here.

Vampire Cafe spotted a Vampire Diaries webclip from episode 11 below.

Vampire Cafe also has this on Vampire Diaries... Damon's greatest one liners.

Bloody Disgusting has more pics from Shunji Iwai's "Vampire" here. has some pics of the version of Dracula currently playing Off-Broadway here.

There is an interview with co-author of Dracula : The Undead Ian Holt here.

NYMag has an interview with Anne Rice, talking vampires, twilight, vampire chronicles and Lestat among other things.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Vampyre Nation, Bathory, Shunji Iwai's "Vampire"

Vampire Cafe has the first chapter of vampire author Richelle Mead's next book "Last Sacrifice"

Dread Central has news of a new series coming to SyFy - Vampire Nation

BloodyDisgusting has news of Shunji Iwai's "Vampire" film getting its premiere at the Sundance 11 film festival.

BloodyDisgusting also has news of the Buffy remake here.

The version of Bathory starring Anna Friel in the lead role is finally getting its realease in the UK... December 3rd.  Details are here at Filmshaft.

Competition news here for any make up artists who fancy having a crack at Dracula... the chance to win the role of Head Make Up Artist for Dracula the Musical.

MTV has an exclusive clip from Vampires Suck here.

Taliesin today looks at 1970 film Jonathan

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Vampire Diaries spinoff series, Being Human remake details & promo, Shadowland released

Vampire Cafe spotted this news... Kevin Williamson, co-creator of Vampire Diaries is working on a companion series.

BloodyDisgusting has a promo for SyFy's Being Human remake. DreadCentral has cast photo's and character descriptions here.

DreadCentral celebrates host Vampira's birthday here.

Shocktilyoudrop has an interview with The Art of Hammer's Marcus Hearn here.

There is an interview with Guillermo Del Toro here on his new book The Strain.

Taliesin today takes a look at 2002 film "Kiss me if you Dare" by Brad Sykes

Shadowland is released tdaoy... Vampire Film News has a review here.

Monday, 29 November 2010

RIP Leslie Nielsen

A week after the sad death of Countess Dracula Ingrid Pitt, we have lost another classic vampire...RIP Leslie Nielsen, star of Dracula : Dead and Loving It.

Comicbookresources defends the Buffy remake (minus all the original cast and writer) here.

There is a review of the Eclipse Blu-Ray here.

UK Film critic Barry Norman talks about Vampires, vamps and Hammer Horror here.

Ontheflix has news of the vampire sex scenes in Breaking Dawn here.

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Nina Dobrev, Spiral X

The Examiner has an interview with vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev here.

A review of a book I havent spotted before... Spiral X by J J  Westendarp.

Taliesin today takes a look at Red Scream Vampyres

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Breaking Dawn interview with Bill Condon

Fangtastic Books has its guide to some vampire gifts for the holiday season.

Director Bill Condon talks about Breaking Dawn here at BloodyDisgusting.

There is another review of "The Art of Hammer" here.

Friday, 26 November 2010

Hero, Blood & Bone China web series

Vampire cafe spotted an interview with Vampire Diaries' Candice Accola here.

Dread Central has some more news of extra features on the Eclipse DVD here ahead of the Dec 4th release.

Shocktilyoudrop has some new film news... Korean film "Hero"

VampireFilmNews has another new one to watch for... coming March 2011 is a 12 part web series called Blood & Bone China

VampireFilmNews also spotted this official video for Judas Kiss

Taliesin today looks at Santo & Blue Demon vs Monsters

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Not Like Others, Jesebeth, new Vampire Knight anime series on the way

Vampire Film News spotted this... Not Like Others, another swedish Vampire film, released Oct 25th.

Vampire Film News also spotted this vamp film, Jezebeth

Vampire Cafe looks ahead to the future episodes of Vampire Diaries here, and has the promo for episode 10 below.

There is a look ahead to Vampirella #4 out in Feb 2011 here.

There is news here that Janina Gavankar is joining the cast of True Blood here.

There is a review of American Vampire #6-8 here.

There is news of a new Vampire Knight anime spinoff here... Vampire Knight : Guilty Volume 1, out March 15th 2011.

Taliesin today looks at Barackula : The Musical

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Vampirella, Anno Dracula

Vampire Cafe has a tribute to Ingrid Pitt here.

BloodyDisgusting has Stephen King raving about Let Me In here... best film of the decade?

There is a look at the new Anno Dracula by Kim Newman here.

The scramble for parts in the new Buffy has started.... here is Kristy Swanson saying she wants the lead role.

The Examiner has some new photos from Vampire Diaries episode 11.

Newsarama has a look at the first issue of the relaunched Vampirella here.

Taliesin today reviews Food for the Dead : On the Trail of New England's Vampires.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

RIP Ingrid Pitt, a ban for Sookie Stackhouse novels.

Vampire Cafe spotted news that the American remake of Being Human will have a premiere date of Jan 17th 2011.

Vampire Cafe spotted the cover art for the next Sookie Stackhouse book, Dead Reckoning.

Sad news for all vampire fans tonight... Ingrid Pitt has passed away.

BloodyDisgusting has news of the newcomers to True Blood season 4.

Thanks to Gabriel for sending this on... The Sookie Stackhouse novels have been banned from Canadian libraries!

Shocktilyoudrop has Joss Whedon's reaction to the news of the Buffy remake here.

Taliesin today looks at "The Bloodletting : Vampire Scrolls"

Monday, 22 November 2010

Buffy Film Remake, Underworld 4 Title and plot details

Buffy is back... BloodyDisgusting has news that Buffy the Vampire Slayer is getting a remake.

BloodyDisgusting follows that big news with some more... Underworld 4 is to be titled "New Dawn", and they have plot details here.

Dread Central has a peek at some bonus features on the Eclipse Blu-Ray... Bella and wolf.

Shocktilyoudrop has the DVD / Blu-Ray art for the american release of Let Me In.

There is a review of the book "The Art of Hammer", released back at the end of October here.

There is a look ahead to the third and possibly final part of the Pinnocchio : Vampire Slayer graphic novel here.

Taliesin today reviews 2008 film Bloodlock

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Blade goes to jail, lots of Vampire Diaries stuff

Vampire Cafe spotted four new Eclipse DVD promo videos here.

Vampire Cafe also spotted an interview with Paul Wesley of Vampire Diaries.

News of an audiobook doing well and on general release... Carmilla : A Vampyre Tale.

TVFanatic has more on the upcoming Psych vampire episode.

Game news... The Dishwasher : Vampire Smile screenshots are out here.

News of a new children's book here...  Archy The Flying Dolphin & The Vampire's Curse

Well this should put a stake into the heart of any rumours of a Blade return for Wesley Snipes... he is going to jail for 3 years.

Ontheflix has two clips of Vampire Diaries episode 11 here.

There are some Vampire Diaries spoilers here in an interview with producer Julie Plec.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Devi Snively, Blog of Dark Shadows, and Buy a True Blood set for $35million

A new addition to the blog links over to the right tonight... The Blog of Dark Shadows is a must for fans of the old series and anyone interested in the upcoming remake with Johnny Depp and Tim Burton.

News of a new book here, with a review... "Already Dead" by Charlie Houston

ComicBookResources has a feature on Abraham Lincoln : Vampire Hunter here.

IO9 has news that the sun room of the vampire queen from True Blood is  up for sale... for a bargain $35million!

Taliesin today takes a look at the short vampire films of Devi Snively, who won the best screenplay award at the recent Bram Stoker Film Festival.

Friday, 19 November 2010

Role in Underworld 4 up for grabs, More on Bite Marks

Fearnet has 4 reasons to get excited about the dark shadows remake here.

Dread Central has the official synopsis for Vampire Diaries #11 - By the Light of the Moon.

Shocktilyoudrop has more casting news for Underworld 4, including the chance to play a role in the film for teen(ish) women.

News of a new game for the iPhone here... Helsing's Fire.

News here of another ancient vampire hunting kit going under the auctioneer's hammer in Philadelphia.

The Examiner has an interview with Paul Wesley of Vampire Diaries here.

Entertainment weekly has an early look at new True Blood graphic novel covers here.

Fangoria has the second part of its feature on Bite Marks here.

Taliesin today looks at "My Soul is Slashed" a 1991 film by Shusuke Kaneko.