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.

Vampires.com reviews "Persistence of Memory" by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes.

Vampires.com also has its Vampire Wish list for 2011 here... well worth a read!

Thursday, 30 December 2010

Shira the Vampire Samurai, Knuckle Supper

Vampires.com 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.

HorrorNews.net 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

Vampires.com 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.

Vampires.com has some more detail on the new Vampire class available to play in Everquest II

Vampires.com 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. Gather.com 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!

Vampires.com 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.

Vampires.com 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

TV.com 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.

Vampires.com has news and a competition for a new card based vampire game called Nightfall here.



Vampires.com 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.

Wired.com 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.



Vampires.com has a good look at 2009 film Strigoi here.

Vampires.com 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

snippets

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.

Playbill.com 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