Sunday, 31 October 2010

Lost Boys 4 news, Vampire Diaries #8 previews

Vampire Cafe has some previews of Vampire Diaries episode 8 - Rose here and here.  VC also has an interview with Michael Trevino here. has Corey Feldman talking about Lost Boys 4

Taliesin today takes a look at "Let Me In"

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Vampire Diaries 8, Bubba Nosferatu news, Epitaph : Bread & Salt

This was spotted by Vampire Film News... a new low budget flick called Epitaph : Bread and Salt.

BloodyDisgusting has news that Abraham Lincoln : Vampire Hunter is set for a June 22nd 2012 release date.

BloodyDisgusting talks with director Don Coscarelli here about the Bubba Ho-Tep sequel, Bubba Nosferatu

Dread Central has a bunch of stills from Vampire Diaries episode 8 here, has some preview clips here, and a behind the scenes feature here.

IO9 has a little more on the Dracula comic being penned by kate beaton here.

The Hollywood Reporter takes a good look at German vampire film "We Are The Night" here.

Taliesin today looks at 1970 film "The Horrible Sexy vampire"

Friday, 29 October 2010

Being Human spinoff...

Vampire Cafe spotted news of 8 new cast members being named for Breaking Dawn here.

Being Human has spawned a web series spin off... details are here.

Dread Central has news of various guest stars in the upcoming Vampire Diaries episodes.

Comicbookresources has this wonderful little comic strip... enjoy.

Taliesin today reviews Count Duckula, third series.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Universal Studio's to do mass player game with vampires...

Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe is playing a vampire in the upcoming Simpsons Halloween episode... vampire cafe spotted an interview here.

Some more big computer game news... this time with Universal Studios teaming with SEE Virtual Worlds to create a mass player game hunting those classic Universal Studios monsters, including Dracula by the looks of it!

Actor Michael Sheen has been confirmed as Aro in Breaking Dawn... details here.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

True Blood season 4 news starts to appear...

Book news to start tonight... One Blood is a tale of a vampire haunting the town and campus of Princeton... Written by E.F.Watkins, it will be on sale this month.

Vampire Cafe spotted some casting news for Season 4 of True Blood, and BloodyDisgusting has some season 4 info here.

Comicsalliance takes a look at the MONSTERS Project by Chris Samnee here.

Moviefone has a nice piece... how women shaped horror, plenty of vampire references in there.

Sigourney Weaver talks about her role in Vamps here.

There is a brief history of vampire comics here.

Io9 has spotted some vampires in an episode of the Venture Brothers cartoon.

Taliesin today looks at 1987 film "Haunted Cop Shop"

Monday, 25 October 2010

The Gates gets canned and comic vampires

Vampire Cafe spotted the details of the special features on the Eclipse Blu-Ray and DVD.

Vampire Cafe spotted an interview with True Blood's Rutina Wesley here.

VC has a big pile of Vampire Diaries links here around episode 6.

Last one from Vampire Cafe... news that The Gates has only lasted one season.

Dread Central has spotted a new video for Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Undead here.

There is a preview of Dracula : The Company of Monsters here.

The Guardian in the UK today has an interview with Anne Rice.

There is a look at Marvel's X-Men #5 here

There is a look at the Sacramento Vampire Ball here.

Breaking Dawn news...

Vampire Cafe spotted this vampire comic by

Dread Central has news on Breaking Dawn being two films.

There is a review of "Dead Matter" here.

Talieson today reviews 1998 film Yanggaw.

Vampire Film news spotted this... the latest newsletter from The Vampires of Bloody Island.

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Blade 4 rumour, Bite of the Week

Vampire Cafe has an interview with Vampire Diaries Taylor Kinney here.

Taliesin today reviews The Vampyr : A Soap Opera.

Suburban Vampire has a little news from the Vampire Film Festival in New Orleans. has a little of Wesley Snipes talking about wanting to do a Blade 4.

Weekends are sometimes really really quiet... tonight, the web has brought me nothing but reviews of this week's vampire diaries episode. So... something i've been thinking of doing is a Bite of the Week feature, and getting your thoughts on the scene.

So... here we go... a bite from a film called "Vampires : The Turning". I'd give this one a good 8/10... we get to see the fangs sinking in, nice green eye mojo, the vampire feeding and most importantly he doesnt die immediately! Leave your thoughts on it in the comments!

Vampires bite Homer, Limptooth and Midnight Son

Tonight starts with three clips spotted by Vampire Cafe... two from the upcoming episode 7 of Vampire Diaries, one from this year's Treehouse of Horror from the Simpsons... vampires feeding on homer!

Dread Central has the second part of its behind the scenes look at Vampire Diaries here.

NEW FILM NEWS!  Midnight Son, spotted by Dread Central here.
MIDNIGHT SON is the story of Jacob, a young man confined to a life of isolation due to a rare skin disorder that prevents him from being exposed to sunlight. His world opens up when he meets Mary, a local bartender, and falls in love. Tragically, Jacob’s actions become increasingly bizarre as he struggles to cope with the effects of his worsening condition. Forced by the disease to drink human blood for sustenance, he must control his increasingly violent tendencies as local law enforcement narrow their focus on him as a suspect in a series of grisly murders.

Midnight Son - Trailer
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And more NEW FILM NEWS!  Limptooth, spotted by Shocktilyoudrop.

Wayne Gretzky (no relation) is a vampire who can't grow his teeth. His impotence began when he inadvertently killed Mary Lipinsky, the love of his life, 300 years ago. To take his mind off the pain, he teaches college history - who better? Attempting to regain his full power, he enlists help from his friend and colleague, Dr. Levine (Gary Cole). Nothing works until a new semester brings freshman Chris Keller. She's a dead ringer for Mary and they have a lurid affair, while rumors fly around the campus. But it all sours when he turns Chris into a vampire and her newfound bloodlust spins out of control in a bloody rampage, making the rumors a little too real.

There is a look at "The Vampire in the Hole" here... a spanish vampire film made for just $1.

Taliesin today reviews The Greyfriar : Vampire Empire book 1.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Vampire Diaries stuff, Eternal Vigilence : Bound in Blood review.

I'll start tonight with a mention for a RP Writing site i've come across... featuring vampires, of course... UnexpectedRP.

Vampire Cafe has some slight spoilers for Vampire Diaries here.

DraculaHD 1.1 is now available for the iPhone, details here.

More game news... Dracula 3 - Path of the Dragon is now available for the Mac.

E!Online has the scoop on whats coming up on Vampire Diaries here.

Taliesin today reviews the third in the Eternal Vigilence series by Gabrielle Faust... Bound in Blood.

Scream awards, Vampire diaries poster... a look back at Tomb of Dracula

Vampire Cafe spotted some secret Twilight footage here.

There is a great look a the Tomb of Dracula 1980's anime here.

There is a look at the vampires featuring at the 2010 Scream Awards here.

There is a new Vampire Diaries poster, spotted here.

Taliesin today reviews "Suck"

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Vlad news, Supernatural vampires return.

Shocktilyoudrop has news of a writing change for Charlie Hunnam's Vlad.

Book release news... A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness is on the way... synopsis below.

"A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES by Deborah Harkness (On-sale: February 8).  One of the most talked about books of the 2009 Frankfurt Book Fair, translation rights have already been sold in 32 countries.  It’s the smart, sophisticated story of a witch and a vampire who overcome their differences to investigate a lost alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782."

Zap2it has a look ahead to the upcoming episode of Supernatural, Live Free or Twi Hard. A clip can be seen here.

The Guardian has its review of Vampires Suck here.

A mention for and its halloween competitions...
October is the month of ghosts and ghouls and of course it's a month of fun. So GothVamp UK has launched it's Pumpkin Carving Competition. 
When Halloween, (Samhain), is close, carve your pumpkin and create a gallery for yourself on GVUK and upload your picture/s. You can enter as many different carvings as you want. 
There is also going to be a Poem/Short Story competition where the entries should be in the vein of an Edgar Allen Poe piece and the theme can be anything you want; ghosts, vampires, horro, mystery, etc, as long as it is GothVamp related.
There are some wonderful prizes to be won; signed BloodLust books by Ryhs Wilcox, dvd's, iTunes vouchers, books, etc, to be won between now and Xmas, so get creative!
See you in the Crypt!

Taliesin today reviews "Lost Boys : The Thirst"

Monday, 18 October 2010

Catchup... lots of snippets!

ok, updates are back tonight on the back of the bram stoker film festival. I'll attempt to wade through what i've missed the past few days over the next couple of posts.

Shocktilyoudrop has Sigourney Weaver talking about her role in Vamps. has news that star of the original, Chris Sarandon might have a cameo in the new Fright Night remake. Shocktilyoudrop has news that the release date for this has been brought forward to August 19th, 2011

Vampire Cafe spotted some more Breaking Dawn casting news here.

BloodyDisgusting has casting news for John carpenter's Fangland - Hilary Swank not in it.

Dread Central goes behind the scenes of Vampire Diaries episode 8 here.

Shocktilyoudrop has a little casting news for MTV's Death Valley, which will feature vampires among its monsters.

Fangoria has a look at Universal Studio's maze, Vampyre : Castle of the Undead here.

Taliesin spotted this strange article... Vampire Therapy.... blood sucked out, exposed to UV light and pumped back in. Its good for us, apparantly!

Jamison newlander talks Lost Boys : The Thirst here.

Horror author Lia-scott Price has a new vampire / angel graphic novel coming out... details here.

There is a nice feature on the comeback of vampire legends Hammer here.

A little news on the elusive The Last Voyage of the Demeter here... Noomi Rapace joining the cast.

Taliesin reviews "30 Days of Night: Dark Days" here.

Bram Stoker Film Festival

Well, we are back. The Bram Stoker Film Festival has just completed it's second year, and congrats are in order to the McCarthy's for putting on a great festival once again... if it is at all possible for you to make it to Whitby next year, 27th-30th October... get yourself some tickets!

So, back on topic...  Vampires.  We had a great exhibition from Hammer studios, with several legends from classic vampire films attending, all of whom were happy to talk... Caroline Munro, Shane Briant and UK scream queen Emily Booth among them.

As for vampire films... we started with Umbrage by Drew Cunningham, which is well worth watching, even if it isnt going to win any oscars.

A couple of shorts that really left an impression were The Familiar and Charmante Mira.  The Familiar looks to be a set up for a TV series, and quality wise it should get one!  Trailer is here.

Charmante Mira was great... another short, featuring two Parisian vampires struggling to integrate and adapt to modern society.  If you ever get chance to see the full film, do so... would have been my pick of the short films put on at the festival.  The website and trailer are here.

One film I have to mention here is Red Victoria. Its not a vampire film, rather one with an undead theme... but what a film! This one won the "Best Picture" award for the whole festival, and it got our votes and won the audience award as most popular film, so well done to director Tony Brownrigg for making an absolute must-see film.

There are other reasons for mentioning Tony Brownrigg... he has vampire material on the way, and if they are anywhere near the level of Red Victoria, they will be well worth seeing.  One upcoming project is to be based on the vampire / undead / demon society in Second Life, but the big news is that Gabrielle Faust's Eternal Vigilence series has signed up Tony to be the director for the film adaptation!

Disappointment of the festival had to be Renfield the Undead... the hype suggested more, but at a loooong 2 hrs 15mins (at least) and some not so great effects and acting... yeah, not so good.

Another director worth a mention is Devi Snively... her film Trippin' won Best Screenplay award, and she has a couple of vampire projects in the pipeline that i'll try and bring you news of here.

We had a Hammer documentary following the makeup and special effects, great to see lots of comments from Christopher Lee in there... Dracula, Prince of Darkness on the big screen was a good watch, as was another classic Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter.  Add to that an excellent vampire ball going on into the early hours one night, Vampire Wine by the bottle... as i said, if you can get there next year, do so... well worth it!

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Breaking Dawn Casting, Fright Night release date

Ok, one more post before we scoot off to Whitby for a few days...

Dread Central has news here that Fright Night will be released in the summer of 2011.

Dread Central has some Breaking Dawn casting news.

and thats it! I really shouldnt have bothered, a really quiet night. Posts will resume monday night!

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Lost Boys tour, Vampire Diaries promo for episode 7

Vampire Cafe has some Vampire Diaries secrets revealed by the cast at NYCC.

 Vampire Cafe also spotted a promo for episode 7 below.

Corey Feldman and the Lost Boys are going on tour... Dread Central has the details here.

Farmville fans, you are going to ahve the chance to get a Dracula Duck over halloween.

"Dracula : the Official Stoker Family Edition" is coming for the iPad... details here.

Taliesin today reviews 1996 film Akai.

The blog is taking a break for a few nights now... as we are off to the Bram Stoker Film Festival to see lots of lovely new vampire films! Next post should be monday night.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Vampire Diaries stuff, Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl DVD release

Vampire Cafe has a bundle of links around Vampire Diaries 2:5 - kill or be killed.  VC also spotted a teaser for Vampire Diaries at the New York Comic Convention below.

A couple of spots by Vampire Film News...Vampire girl vs Frankenstein Girl is out on Blu-ray and DVD October 19th.

There is a mention here of a small indie film "Afraid of Sunrise"

Taliesin looks today at Zombie Brigade

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Frog Boys interview, More vamps on Supernatural

Dread Central has news of Vampire Diaries at the New York Comic Convention.

Shocktilyoudrop has an interview with the Frog Brothers of Lost Boys fame here.

There is a look ahead to a Supernatural vampire episode here.

Taliesin today looks at rare 1998 French film "Maleficia"

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Simpsons does vampires!

Vampire Cafe spotted this nice little piece... 10 vampire dudes I really like.

Fearnet has news that The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror is going to hav a Twilight spoof this year.

 looks back at last nights Vampire Diaries episode here.

There is a little more on "My Babysitter's a Vampire" here.

There is a little more Breaking Dawn casting news here... Drew Roy joining up.

FHM has done a vampire beauties special... details here.

Taliesin today looks at a Jackie Chan film with vampires... Fantasy Mission Force

Friday, 8 October 2010

My Babysitter's a Vampire, Vampire Diaries promo

Vampire cafe spotted the promo for episode 6 of Vampire Diaries.

Shocktilyoudrop has a little more on the Munsters remake here.

Sad news here... Hammer director Roy Ward Baker, responsible for classics Quatermass and the Pit, The Vampire Lovers, Scars of Dracula, Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde and The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires has died age 93.

Computer game news here,... Dracula Series is a first person adventure game for the PC.

News of a new kids teletoon series in Canada here... "My Babysitter's a Vampire"

Taliesin today looks at "Twisted Tales 2"

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Dive in the Vampire Bund, CSI does vampires, Slash to make a vampish movie?

BloodyDisgusting has the great news that Slash is delving into the horror world with "Nothing to Fear". Worth a mention on it's own, but the film features a "demon with insatiable bloodlust", so it might even be a vamp(ish) film!

DreadCentral has a behind the scenes tour of Vampire Diaries here.

DreadCentral has a little casting news for Breaking Dawn... Renesmee is going to be played my Mackenzie Foy.

Comicbookresources looks at the latest Buffy release here.

News of some new vampire manga here... Dive in the Vampire Bund

The Examiner reports that tomorrow's CSI tv episode will be centred on a vampire convention... expect lots of cheap fangs.

Comicbookresources has a look at Bite Me! by Dylan Meconis

Taliesin today takes a look at "World of the Vampires", a 1961 film by Alfonso Corona Blake

Renfield : The Undead website, Sister Mary Dracula, Lust Bite

DreadCentral spotted that the Renfield : The Undead website is up and running.  This film will premiere at the Bram Stoker Film Festival, Oct 14-17th in Whitby.

DreadCentral has a couple of new Ugly Americans clips here.

DC also has some detail for the Dracula : The official Bram Stoker Family Edition for the iPad here.

DC has an interview with Hans Rodionoff, writer of Lost Boys : The Thirst here.

New graphic novel news here... Sister Mary Dracula.  The website is here.

There is more on the vampire musical comedy Vampire Summer Camp here.

Houston is the latest university to offer a vampire literature course... details are here.

There is news of a new web series here - Lust Bite

Taliesin today looks at Higanjima - Escape from Vampire Island

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

A new Blade? Ugly Americans season 2...

BloodyDisgusting has Idris Elba (starred in Thor) talking about wanting to have a go at being Blade.

BloodyDisgusting has the UK trailer for Burke&Hare, which does have some minor vampire activity in it... very good film!

DreadCentral has a clip and details of Ugly Americans season 2 here.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Shaq as Drac, 30 Days of Night : Dark Days is here...

Gabrielle Faust has news of the New Orleans Vampire Film Festival here.

30 Days of Night : Dark Days is arriving on DVD tomorrow... Shocktilyoudrop has news of that and an exlusive new clip here.

Music... US basketball star Shaq O'Neal has starred in a music video dressed as dracula.

A little comic news...  Cosima Comics is releasing a title called Aundrea: The Vampire Warrior in 2011.

Taliesin today looks at "Shake, Rattle and Roll 8" a 2006 film by Topel Lee.

Abraham Lincoln : Vampire Hunter to be a film, more 30 Days of Night : Dark Days clips

Taliesin starts tonight with a review of "Emilie Undead" by Alan Lawson... high marks for this one, if you are looking for a book to read!

Vampire Cafe has a whole bunch of links around Vampire Diaries episode 4 here.

Dread Central has some big news... Abraham Lincoln : Vampire hunter is getting the backing of Fox, with Tim Burton set to direct.

Vampire Cafe spotted this... four new clips from 30 days of night : dark days.

Shocktilyoudrop has an interview with Ben Katai on the 30 days of night sequel here.

The Washington post has an interesting little piece... the National Firearms Museum unveiling the Vampire Hunter's Colt Detective Special

News of an indie film showing in New Jersey is here... Vampire in Union City

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Let Me In violent clip is released...

BloodyDisgusting has a violent clip from Let Me In here... Abby killing a neighbour.

Taliesin looks at 2005 film "Set Up"

Hammer is soon releasing a new dracula collectible... details here.

and thats it. The rest of the stuff out there tonight is just about the Let Me In release, sorry folks.

Pray for Dawn, Munsters remake, Vampires back in Supernatural!

First up tonight, and some more new film news!  Suburban Vampire spotted this, an Australian film "Pray for Dawn"

The End of the Line spotted this Let Me In featurette.

Vampire cafe spotted news that the Denali Coven has been cast for Breaking Dawn.

Vampire Cafe spotted a Let Me In review here.

VC also found the extended promo for Vampire Diaries episode 5.

Matt Reeves talks to MTV about Let Me In deleted scenes here.

Supernatural and vampire fans... Dread Central has a preview of episode 5 of the new series. Dean gets some fangs!

Dread Central has a look ahead to Vampire Diaries episode 6 here.

Shocktilyoudrop has interviews with Matt Reeves, Kodi Smit-Mcphee and lead actress of Let Me In, Chloe Moretz here.

Comedien Richard Belzer has released "The Vampire Song"... see it here.

NBC has ordered a TV series remake of The Munsters!

Taliesin today reviews "Dead Cert"