Friday, 30 April 2010

New Dark Shadows material, BOLEYN-Tudor Vampire

The LATimes reports on Eclipse being a "Bloodbath for the Cullens"

Kevin Williamson talks about the season finale for Vampire Diaries here.

Vampire Cafe has a list of links for vampire Diaries episode 20 here.

Dread Central has some stills from Eclipse here.

Dread Central also has this news of Legosi Wines being launched.

Some new for fans of Dark Shadows here at Shocktilyoudrop - Jonathon Frid is returning to the role of Barnabas Collins by releasing an audio episode called The Night Whispers. There is a teaser available here.

news of a competition for the upcoming Bram Stoker Film Festival is below, details provided by organiser Michael McCarthy.

Due to our association with Hammer Films we've decided to have a bit of a competition. Design a piece of artwork based around the theme "Hammer Horror" or vampires (the two link together quite easily), designs can be photography, oil paintings, digital art, sculpture, anything! The winner will have his or her work shown at the festival as part of the Hammer exhibition as well as being awarded a full VIP pass for the four days. Send photos of your work to The competition starts from today and ends September 13th so get busy! Also we have a newly opened Twitter page so please follow us!;

News of a new live action TV movie on the way to Canadian channel teletoon - My Babysitter's a vampire

There is news that the rock musical "I kissed a vampire" is being made into a film here.

And finally tonight, some book news. BOLEYN-Tudor Vampire is on the way from Cinsearae with a 2 chapter preview and trailer here.

The slightest tweak in history makes all the difference its outcome…

Tudor England. It is during the reign of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. As her time in power nears an end, Anne is greatly disheartened by the false accusations of adultery, high treason and incest she is arrested for, and the cold-heartedness of her father for his lack of defense in her honor. Upon her death, she vows revenge on those who have wronged her, and the simple change of her death sentence from beheading to hanging grants her the opportunity to execute her wish on those who betrayed her.

Unknown forces of inconceivable dark magic abounds. Anne discovers she has risen from her grave because of her denouncement of God just moments before her hanging, and resurrects two others from their untimely, wrongful deaths--her brother, George, and her favorite court musician and dear friend, Mark Smeaton. This unlikely trio will drive Whitehall Palace to madness, bringing those closest to Anne to their knees, begging for mercy and forgiveness.

Once Anne executes her justice among those who failed her, the last and final question will be whether Anne will finally have peace, or find comfort in haunting England forever.

Thursday, 29 April 2010

American idol goes vamp...

Starting with True Blood tonight... deaana over at vampire cafe spotted this new minisode promo.

Vampire Cafe also spotted this bit of True Blood news... an interview with Eric on MTV talking about the character's father.

Zap2it has news that another mainstream tv show, American idol decided to do a vampire episode. posts its top 7 gory vampire films here.

Taliesin today reviews "la belle captive" a 1983 film.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

LA Vampire, Blood Nation, Breaking Dawn director confirmed

Gabrielle Faust spotte the trailor for this new film... LA Vampire.

Fangoria spotted this big news... the comic "Blood Nation" is to be turned into a film by Platinum Studios, the company behind the Dylan Dog film adaptation.

Bloody Disgusting has news that Bill Conlon has been officially signed to direct Twilight : Breaking Dawn.

BD also has news that Priest will now appear in Cinemas on March 4th 2011

Dread Central has another True blood promo poster here.

Shocktilyoudrop has some high res pics from bloodsucking film "Sucker"

Brad Fuller talks about his Monster Squad remake here.

Arlene Russo has followed up her Vampire Nation book with a new release..."The Real Twilight"
“For real vampi
res there is no hype, no fad, it is a destiny that calls them, it is something in their blood”

With the release of the TWILIGHT novels and the subsequent films vampire mania has swept the country.
Yet they are fiction. What about the real thing? ARLENE RUSSO, the UK’s foremost vampire expert and founder of Bite Me magazine, has interviewed dozens of real-life creatures of the night for this book about the modern day vampire.

Alongside these interviews Arlene has talked to some of the world’s great Dracula scholars about the history of the vampire (for example the legend of Robin Hood may be based on a vampire)

Working from the premise that vampires do exist she looks at the nature of their appeal concluding that because the vampire embodies feelings of romance, mystery and power in a cold and computerised world we are drawn to them. Also as our culture become ever more technological so the vampire’s appeal can only grow. Equally intriguing in a society obsessed with looks and beauty the vampire doesn’t age but remains frozen at it most youthful. Finally we are drawn to the idea of living forever which would allow us to do all those things we ever wanted but didn’t have time for whether it be travel the world or learn several languages.

Arlene dispels myths including the one that vampires are heartless predators. In fact “true vampires do not need to kill at all and instead cultivate a relationship with their donor, thus ensuring a regular supply of blood”. Nor are they afraid of the sun or garlic. And they don’t bite their victims …

Combining anecdotes, personal experiences and research THE REAL TWILIGHT is an exhaustive study of true vampires and every aspect of their culture.

MTV has a little news on the next Buffy comic series here.

Fearnet has this news... Jonathon Ross of british chat show fame has created a vampire comic "Turf"

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

The thompsons : The Hamiltons 2, vampire music videos and True Blood fun

I'll start tonight with a new(ish) blog / link / book that is well worth everyone checking out... Vampire Sexual Secrets is on the way from Suzanne Carré. Make sure you check out the blog section if you like interesting aspects to vampire lore.

Gabrielle Faust spotted this new music video from VampiresEverywhere.

Vampires Everywhere! from Scott Hansen on Vimeo.

Vampire Cafe spotted this new True Blood season III promo picture.

Vampire Cafe spotted these updates on the Being Human novels.

BloodyDisgusting has news of a vampire sequel... The Thompsons : The Hamiltons 2

Oh my... this is hilarious. BloodyDisgusting spotted this true Blood minisode where Eric and Pam are choosing new dancers for fangtasia.

The excellent group for aspiring vampire writers, Vamplit publishing has moved here.

TVOvermind has a bunch of pics from the season finale of Vampire Diaries here.

Taliesin goes musical today, reviewing Under the Sunset by The Others

Monday, 26 April 2010

True Blood promo's, Monster Squad remake

Bite club #21 is available here.

Vampire cafe spotted two more True Blood promo's.

Confirmation that Transylmania will be available on DVD April 27th is here.

BloodyDisgusting also has a behind the scenes clip from True Blood here.

Shocktilyoudrop has news of the Monster Squad remake being planned here.

Taliesin spotted news today that Shadowland is set for a May 3rd release in the UK.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Vampires vs Zombies

A couple of snippets for sundays, when nothing ever happens.

Dracula HD is getting a release for the iPad... details here.

There is some news of the Endless Night Vampire ball to be held in New Orleans over halloween here.

There is news of a vampires vs zombies film getting its outing in may at Pollygrind here.

Taliesin today reviews "las Vampiras" a 1969 film.

Saturday, 24 April 2010


New web series news first tonight... another great spot by Gabrielle Faust, Vampire Mob details are here at

Some vampire anime news here... Tokyopop has announced that it is releasing Chibi Vampire.

A little low budget film news... Daylight Fades was filmed in Memphis and has had its first local screening.

A plug for a new site i've found today... Vampire Empire has a ton of art, news, vampire products, poetry and news... like i said, lots of goodies!

Im not sure that this is new, but it might be. Megaman Dracula X episode 2

Spike Comic, tons of Vampire Diaries stuff.

Gabrielle Faust spotted this bit of good news for Spike fans... not a TV return sadly, but a comic release.

Next up, Vampire Cafe spotted this new Eclipse trailer.

Vampire Cafe goes to town on Vampire Diaries episode 19 tonight, with a big bundle of links here. There is also an interview with paul wesley and some screencaps here.

Dread Central has a couple of webclips of episode 20 of Vampire Diaries here.

Dread Central has more goodies from blooducking film "Sucker" here.

There is a review of Stephen Kings vampire graphic novel project "American Vampire" here.

Fancy a vampire themed cruise? There are three to choose from, details are here.

Taliesin today does a vamp or not of 1972 british flick "Disciple of Death"

Thursday, 22 April 2010

True Blood comic cover

Slow news day, sorry folks.

Vampire Cafe spotted this feature on Ian Somerhalder of Vampire Diaries.

True Blood is going to be released on July 21st in comic book form. The sookiestackhouse site spotted the cover art here.

There is a preview of Vampire Diaries #19 here.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Anne Rice, more True Blood promo's

This first tonight... thanks to gabriel for passing this on. There is more on the upcoming Female Force comic that is to feature Anne Rice here.

Vampire Cafe spotted the new True Blood poster... looks like one a week of these!

Dread Central has news that tonights episode of Ugly Americans is going to put the boot into Twilight.

Taliesin today reviews "The Landlord" a 2009 film by Emil Hyde.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Prowl, more vampire diaries, Fevre Dream

Vampire Cafe spotted this Transylmania DVD info.

Dread Central has some webclips and a teaser of episode 19 of Vampire Diaries here.

Vampire cafe spotted this article on the veiny vampire eyes from Vampire Diaries here.

Vampire Cafe spotted news of a new vampire comic release... Fevre Dream will be a 10 issue series.

It is 1857, and Abner Marsh is a remarkably ugly man — but the best steamboat man on the river. When the pale Joshua approaches him with a partnership and enough money to build the boat of his dreams, it seems too good to be true. But Joshua is a mystery of a partner, a man who keeps strange hours and stranger friends. It’s only a matter of time before Abner begins to wonder where the FEVRE DREAM is heading, and if it may turn out to be a nightmare, after all. Each issue of this stunning full-color epic is illustrated by Rafa Lopez, an artist whose skilled line captures every moonlit drop of blood in delicious detail. Adapted by the Hugo-nominated author Daniel Abraham, this version of FEVRE DREAM stays faithful to Martin’s original dark vision, while bringing the torture and joy of his vampires to almost-human life.

One final spot by Deaana over at Vampire Cafe today... news that the Eclipse soundtrack will be out June 8th.

Shocktilyoudrop has news that Being Human will be out in the states on dvd July 20th

BloodyDisgusting has the poster for what looks like being a vamp film... Prowl. (Thanks to Taliesin for this)

From the official (after dark) site: Prowl: This is the first one we shot and director Patrik Syverson is great and super-talented. I like the movie. If you saw Rovdyr (Manhunt), it's got a European feel to it. Here he's created a vampire subculture that we haven't seen before. He did it in a raw, European style. It's not glitzy and overdone. He threw in a nice twist. It turned out very well and I like it because it's different than the other seven films."

One for vampire anime fans... "How to Seduce a vampire" is reviewed here.

There is more on the X-Men / Vampire comic series on the way here.

There is an interview with Seth-Grahame Smith here, the man behind Abraham Lincoln : Vampire hunter, where he talks about the proposed film version.

Monday, 19 April 2010

Vampire in the Hole, New True Blood promo's

First tonight, a film spotted by Taliesin... Vampire in the hole is a new spanish film (filmed round madrid and alacante), dystopian future, vampires 'out' and controlled by the government, forced to go to school, work certain jobs and feed in pens on society dregs (rapists, paedos etc)... there is a fake TV spot here: If anyone knows any more on this one, please let us know!

Vampire Cafe spotted a couple of True Blood videos... Season 3 promo # 5 and a webisode Promo.

The cafe also spotted news that these webisodes are to start may 2nd.

There is more on the news that Dark horse Comics is teaming with Hammer Studios to produce a Let Me In graphic novel.

BloodyDisgusting has more picks from bloodsucking creature film "Sucker"

DreadCentral has news that the Twilight Eclipse trailer will be out April 23rd.

There is more on DC Comics project to cross X Files with 30 Days of Night here at Shocktilyoudrop.

Shocktilyoudrop also has an interview with Karl Urban on his role in Priest.

Taliesin today reviews "The Lair - Season 3"

Sunday, 18 April 2010


Bite Club episode 40 is available for download here.

Fangoria spotted these cute little critters... Vamplets. has a clip from episode 19 of Vampire Diaries here.

The Mirror mentions that the film studios used for shooting several Hammer Classics might be being demolished.

Saturday, 17 April 2010

The Sanguinarian

Gabrielle Faust spotted this today. announced today that they are a sponsor for the upcoming new vampire movie The Sanguinarian, a drama/thriller centered around Christoph, a suicidal vampire drifting down through a post-industrial, sensual, and surreal world. Wending through the vibrant dance at an underground blood bar, where the pseudo-Shakespearean language of the vampires plays out the unfolding tragedy. It is the heart-stopping and violent diplomacy of the damned, intoxicating and treacherous and powerfully seductive. Check out the website and make a donation to help bring The Sanguinarian Feature Film to cities all over the world!

Shocktilyoudrop has news that DC Comics is thinking about crossing 30 Days of Night with the X Files.

There is more on the Moonlight : Online MMORPG we mentioned a week or two ago here.

Taliesin today reviews "The Sadist with red teeth"

Friday, 16 April 2010

Vampire skateboards, vampire comics and Vampire Diaries

Anders from the LaVidaLocash studio in Sweden sent this new video over this morning, for Adrian Lux. As you might have guessed, it has vamps if i am posting it here. Thanks Anders!

Vampire Cafe spotted this on the Sookiestackhouse site... the trailer for the XXX True Blood parody mentioned a couple of days ago.

Vampire Cafe goes to town on episode 18 of Vampire Diaries here, with more links and info you can bare fangs at.

Dread Central has news that Dark Horse comics is teaming up with Hammer studios to produce some graphic novels based on Hammer films, the first of which might well be "Let me In".

Dread Central also has a couple of stills and synopsis for episode 21 of Vampire Diaries here.

These have probably been around for a while, but they popped up on my vampire-stuff trawling this morning. A collection of Vampire Skateboards.

Comicsalliance has news on Marvel comics bringing more vamps into their storylines here.

Vampchix blog has the new book releases for April here.

More comic news here, with the news that Marvel has announced "The Death of Dracula"

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Sucker Pics, RIP Pete Steele

Rest in Peace, Pete Steele... sad to say the frontman of Type O Negative has passed away. BloodyDisgusting is one of many sites to have their thoughts here.

Vampire Cafe spotted this new promo poster for True blood.

Bite club episode #39 is available to download here.

BloodyDisgusting has the first images from human/mosquito horror film Sucker.

Shocktilyoudrop has a little feature on Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl here.

Vampire Diaries season I DVD & Blu-ray is ready for pre-order from amazon... details here.

Taliesin today reviews 2006 film "Demons Claw"

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Stake Land, Shriven and Bela Lugosi returns...

BloodyDisgusting has a set visit to Stake Land here.

Shocktilyoudrop spotted this upcoming film... The Shriven are something halfway between vamps and werewolves by the looks of things.

A horror anthology comic book is on the way, titled "Tales from the grave" featuring the one and only Bela Lugosi. Fangoria has more on this here.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Bloodrayne pics, vampire diaries webclips

Dread Central spotted two new webclips for the next episode of Vampire Diaries here.

BloodyDisgusting has some fabulous images from the upcoming "Bloodrayne : The Third Reich" here.

Dread Central has news of a Bigfoot vs Chupacabra film here.

Dread Central also has news of the True Blood season II BluRay, out May 25th.

Taliesin today takes a look at "Vampire City" a classic piece of vampire literature.

Monday, 12 April 2010

Vamped Out #1 is here, Hammer Classics coming to DVD

Gabrielle Faust spotted a behind the scenes video of True Blood's Jason Stackhouse from the upcoming season III. Vampire Cafe spotted the below promo for True Blood.

Vampire Cafe spotted this - Truly, Madly Deadly : The unofficial true blood companion.

Dread Central has the first episode of webseries "Vamped Out" here.

An Anthology for the Vampire Diaries is on the way... Dread Central has the details here.

Fangoria has some early news that "Vampire Circus" and "Twins of Evil" are set for a DVD release with some special features.

There's mention of Marvel comics doing an adaptation of Bram Stokers Dracula in June here.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Sleepy Sunday...

Gabrielle Faust spotted a whole bunch of new True Blood season 3 pics here.

Fearnet has a feature on "Vamped Out" here.

Taliesin today reviews "The Wickeds" a 2005 film by John Poague

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Vampire Diaries prequels?

Dread Central has news that 3 prequel novels may be coming for the Vampire Diaries series.

Shocktilyoudrop has news of a new project, "Sucker" - part man, part mosquito. ok its not vamp, strictly speaking, but its a quiet night.

The NYTimes has a look at current vampire graphic novels and comic series here.

ReelEmpire has a pic from Twilight Eclipse.

MTV has a whole bunch of pics from True Blood 3, many featuring new cast members.

Ha... ok, this is slightly off topic, but its a rumour ive seen in a few places. Robert Pattinson to play Kurt Cobain? Pft!

Friday, 9 April 2010

Blood on the Highway, True Blood porn version

Vampire Cafe has a big bundle of links for episode 17 of Vampire Diaries here.

Vampire cafe also spotted these... a first look at True Blood season 3, and some pics from the next series here.

Shocktilyoudrop has news of a DVD release on June 29 for "Blood on the Highway", starring Buffy's Xander.

Taliesin today reviews "The Wicked" a 1987 film by Colin Eggleston.

And this... a porn parody of True Blood, spotted by IO9

(i had to post the Eric pic, it made me laugh!)

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Lost Boys, the lost script!

Vampire Cafe spotted a little true blood news... a new werewolf on the way, none other than patrick swayze's brother.

BloodyDisgusting has more on "Vamped Out", the web series set for an April 12th release.

BD also has news that Dylan Dog is set for a halloween premiere in Italy. No news on a distributor fo the UK or USA yet.

Wow... lost boys fans, read on. BD has found an unused script for a potential prequel/sequel to the original lost boys film, penned by Eric Red (The Hitcher, Near Dark)

Dread Central has the poster for "Tales of an Ancient Empire"

For those of you that like your little dracula and vampire games... theres another new one appeared here. Dracula Palace Escape. has an interview with "Let Me In" star Chloe Moretz.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Vamped Out online series coming.

Gabrielle Faust has the latest of the True Blood promo posters here.

Dread central has news of the True Blood cast expanding again, this time with a new waitress for Sam.

Fangoria has news of a new online series coming... "Vamped Out"

Vampire Cafe spotted this interview with Vampire Diaries star Paul Wesley

BloodyDisgusting has news that Bill Condon has emerged as favourite to be the director of Breaking Dawn.

Fancy a degree in Vampire literature? Hertfordshire University in england is offering a course, details here at IO9.

Taliesin today reviews "Swan Song", a 2009 book by Jevron McCrory

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

FrightNight lead named, Robert Pattinson's chocolate head up for grabs.

Gabreille Faust spotted this behind the scenes True blood clip of Tara.

BloodyDisgusting has some big news of the FrightNight remake... Anton Yelchin being named as the potential lead role.

MTV has news that Anne Rice is next up for the Female Force comics.

The Sun has news that brit comedian David Walliams is set for a part in Twilight : Breaking Dawn.

MTV has news of Brad Meltzer's plans for the next edition of the Buffy comic series.

Agh... what the hell? Lovefilm (in the UK) is running a competition to win Robert Pattison's chocolate head. it would be worth entering just to bung it in the microwave and watch it melt, surely?

Jane Sleyre, Moonlight : Online coming

Dread Central has some news and wonderful stills from the upcoming "Tales of an ancient Empire" here.

Bite club #38 is available to download here.

Vampire Cafe spotted a new True Blood season III promo.

These classic novel rewrites with a horror spin have been very successful... no surprise that "Jane Sleyre" is now on the way, details spotted by Bloodydisgusting.

Dread Central has details of episodes 18&19 of vampire diaries here.

Dread Central also has a look at Alcide, a new character for True blood season III.

Fearnet has a feature on Chloe Moretz, star of "Let me In"

There is news of a new MMO vampire game coming here - Moonlight : Online. The game is set for release at the end of 2010.

Taliesin today reviews "Dusk", a graphic novel by David Doub.

Monday, 5 April 2010

Fortune Arterial - the film version

The daily mail today has an article on Sir Christopher Lee and his new album.

TVFanatic has some speculation for the april 22 episode of Vampire Diaries. There is also a promo for the next episode here.

Comicbookresources has news of the next series in the Buffy comics here.

News of a new vampire anime is here. Fortune Arterial was a game, now its getting a film adaptation.

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Demon Vampire Creatures

Gabrielle Faust spotted this feature on "Bunnicula"

Vampire Cafe spotted this... a sneak peek at Alcide and Sookie from True blood 3.

The Cafe also saw this... Alan Ball talking about the new True blood comic. Dread Central has an article on this here.

This was posted on today... new film! Demon Vampire Creatures.

From Avery comes a blair-witch-esque trailer for a new horror film called Demon Vampire Creatures. Plot as follows; 1939: Two unknown 'creature' species are found buried in a ice sheet by scientists near Antartica. 1940: The U.S. Military in Anchorage Alaska transports the creatures to Seattle WA where experiments are conducted. 2009: University of Washington students go searching for these legendary 'Demon Vampire Creatures'...

Bloody Disgusting has the first pics to come out of "Bloodrayne : The Third reich"

Dread Central has the covers of "Famous Monsters" magazine.

Taliesin today reviews 2009 film "Morticia"

Friday, 2 April 2010

Life Blood trailer, Vampire Diaries stuff

Vampire Cafe stuff first tonight...

There is an interview with Charlaine Harris here.

Dread Central has a feature on Vampire Diaries here, and looks to the future of the series.

Vampire Cafe spotted news of a Twilight spoof on the way from the Wayans brothers.

Vampire Cafe has a huge collection of Vampire Diaries episode 16 links here.

BloodyDisgusting has its review of "Vampire origins" for the iPhone here.

Dread Central has some cover art for the Twilight Illustrated Movie Companion here.

Big news of the night.. Shocktilyoudrop has the trailer for "Life blood" here. Looks good!

America's Next Top Model recently had a vampire episode... the best of the pics are here.

Count Chocula the film...april fools!

Vampire Cafe spotted this Twilight spoof tonight.

As far as april fools go, this is a good one. BloodyDisgusting reports that Summit Entertainment has bought the rights to Count Chocula. At least i hope this is an april fools...

Shocktilyoudrop has the updated release plans for "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead" here... June 11 & 25th the days to put in your diaries.

The LATimes has news that Stephanie Meyers Twilight novella is giving a part of its profits to charity.

There is news of a new book release here - "A Vampire's Kiss: Book One of the Manigault Vampires." by Laura Stamps.

Taliesin does some interviewing today... George Anton, Dan Martino & Derek Baker on their upcoming and recent vampire projects.