Sunday, 31 July 2011

Daily Updates return

I'm going to go back to doing daily updates where i can...  weekly ones just dont work (at least not according to the blog stats!)

I cant promise to do every single day, but i'll damn well try.

Umbrage, Fright Night clips, Vampire Diaries preview has a look at the best Breaking Dawn moments from Comic-con here.  Vampire Cafe spotted a couple more links here and here.

More clips and the international trailer for Fright Night have been released... has a roundup here. BloodyDisgusting has an interview with the director here.

The SyFy version of the BBC's Being Human has season 2 approaching... takes a look ahead to season 2 here.

Vampire Cafe spotted a sneak peak at Vampire Diaries season 3 #1 here.

Dread Central has a roundup of season 3 hints for Vampire Diaries here.

There is news here that Alan Ball has signed up to write for True Blood season 5.

Vampire film Umbrage is finally getting a DVD release on Oct 17th - we saw this at the Bram Stoker Film festival last year, its well worth watching.  Dread Central has a look at the film here, BloodyDisgusting takes a look here.

Dead Cert is getting its DVD release in the states September 27th, details are here.

Vampire Cafe hoovers up all the links around True Blood episode #5 here.

BD has an interview with the director of Belgian film Vampires, Vincent Lannoo here.

BD has a bunch of interviews with writers and stars of Underworld : Awakening here.

Dread CEntral has preview clips for True Blood episode 6 of season 4 here.

News here of a global vampire casting competition for Vampire Wedding

News of a vampire play called Dracula : the Twilight Years performed in Fort Scott, kansas  August 11-13 is here.

There is a first look at Marvel comic's Dracula vs Hulk here.

There is a Vampyre Ball being held in Hudson Valley, Broadway, Kingston on Nov 5th... details are here.

Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy wants a Musical of the series... details are here.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Breaking Dawn clip, Sword of Wood, Last Blood, Discovery of Witches

Lots to bring you!

We've just had 2 days at the DV8 festival in York, a couple of new sites i need to point you all at from people we met there... First is a UK Wine just starting up called Bats Blood - cant tell you how nice the packaging on this looks, comes in a handmade, purple lined coffin.

Second one... everyone i know who has been to Bats and Broomsticks Bed and Breakfast in Whitby is a big fan, just found out that there's another place nearby in Scarboro that is well worth checking out - Chiroptera Gothic Guest House. (Check out the gallery!)

Right, on with the news...

Vampire Cafe rounds up the links around True Blood episode 4 here.  Dread Central has three clips from the upcoming episode here.

Some Breaking Dawn scenes have been shown at the Comic-Con, check them out below.

There is some video of the Breaking Dawn panel at Comic-Con here.

BloodyDisgusting spotted news that the original Dark Shadows cast will be getting cameo roles in the Johnny Depp remake here.

Comic-Con has also given us a new Fright Night clip, another one for David Tennant fans.  BD spotted a new clip, watch it below.

NEW FILM NEWS - spotted by BD, Sword of Wood - details are here.

"Sword of Wood," is a previously unpublished work that "tells the story of a landed baron and knight who battles in the Holy Lands at the time of the First Crusade, then returns home to learn that his manor and holdings have been raided by an army of vampires and his wife and children carried off. This begins his new crusade, going alone against an army of the damned."

More NEW FILM NEWS, again spotted by BD - Last Blood, details are here.

First announced way back in 2008, Simon Hunter has been set to direct Last Blood, a live action adaptation of the Keenspot graphic novel that takes place after a zombie apocalypse, when vampires must battle to protect the last surviving humans to keep alive the necessary blood supply.

More NEW FILM NEWS - and big news at that.  Warner Bros have picked up the film rights for Deborah Harkness' Discovery of Witches series.

When historian Diana Bishop opens a bewitched alchemical manuscript in Oxford’s Bodleian Library it represents an unwelcome intrusion of magic into her carefully ordinary life. Though descended from a long line of witches, she is determined to remain untouched by her family’s legacy. She banishes the manuscript to the stacks, but Diana finds it impossible to hold the world of magic at bay any longer.

For witches are not the only otherworldly creatures living alongside humans. There are also creative, destructive daemons and long-lived vampires who become interested in the witch’s discovery. They believe that the manuscript contains important clues about the past and the future, and want to know how Diana Bishop has been able to get her hands on the elusive volume.

Chief among the creatures who gather around Diana is vampire Matthew Clairmont, a geneticist with a passion for Darwin. Together, Diana and Matthew embark on a journey to understand the manuscript’s secrets. But the relationship that develops between the ages-old vampire and the spellbound witch threatens to unravel the fragile peace that has long existed between creatures and humans—and will certainly transform Diana’s world as well.

 BD spotted a new Underworld 4 : Awakening poster here

BD talks to Uwe Boll about Bloodraye 3 here.

Dread Central has a look at the Being Human US version season 2 at Comic-Con here.

Dread Central has some Vampire Diaries season 2 casting news here.

Dread Central has the True Blood panel from comic con highlights here, and the Dark Shadows panel here.

Dread Central has some rumours of Twilight spinoff films here.

The graphic novel series Flesh and Blood has a new trailer here.

There is news of a new graphic novel here - Done to Death has news of a trio of new comic series...  Dark Shadows, House of Night and The Strain

News here that Canada's kids show My Babysitter's a Vampire has picked up a second series.

And more graphic novel news... Pinnochio : Vampire Slayer will get the third of its trilogy published in the summer of 2012.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Depp in The Night Stalker, New Anne Rice Vampire Chronicles material, Company RED

ok, weekly update time... lots going on!

The ninth chapter of the Blood and Bone China webseries is out... enjoy!

Here's some news for Anne Rice fans...  a graphic novel adaptation of Interview with the Vampire is on the way, but retold from Claudia's point of view.

The Fright Night remake is getting closer... the a TV ad for the film is below.

Underworld 4 is well into production... this week the fourth film has had a name change to Underworld : Awakening.  BloodyDisgusting has the first official pic of Selene here.

Belgian vampire sitcom Vampires is showing on american cable...  BD has three clips here.

NEW FILM NEWS - and its Johnny Depp again, this time taking a role in The Night Stalker, although he's hunting vampires in this one.

October 11th sees the release of Monsterverse's Flesh and Blood vol 1, a new graphic novel.  Dread Central interviews the artist Neil Vokes here.  Dread Central has a lot more detail on the release here.

Another film here soon is Dario Argento's Dracula 3D, starring Rutger Hauer as Van Helsing.  Dread Central has a behind the scenes video here.

Bloodrayne 3 has spawned a computer game already, even before the film has arrived.  Dread Central has a bunch of screenshots here.  The game is released on August 31st.

Speaking of computer games, Dread Central spotted another new one - Vampire Saga : Welcome to Hell Lock is now available for the PC.

Bite Marks is a film due out on DVD in November... Dread Central has an early look here.

Dread Central has a trio of clips from the upcoming episode of True Blood season 4 here.  Alan ball gives a few season 4 plot hints here. Vampire Cafe rounds up all the links around episode 3 here. spotted Charlaine Harris talking about the eventual end of the Sookie Stackhouse novels here.

Dread Central has some Vampire Diaries season 3 news and casting details here.

NEW FILM NEWS here... a bollywood vampire film at that, those are quite rare.... Company RED

There is news here that the Buffy film is getting a Blu-ray release on September 13th.

A little manga news here...  My Boyfriend is a Vampire is now out for kindle and other digital formats.

Stephen King's son Joe Hill is about to pen a vampire novel...  details are here.

yet more computer game news...  Mystery Series : A Vampyre Tale will be out sometime in the back end of 2011.

Vampirella has recently had a new lease of life in a comic book series called Crown of Worms... there's a detailed look here with plenty of images.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Undying Love, Hotel Transylvania, 30 Days of Night comic series

ok, here we go.. a whole weeks worth in one post.

There is news of the 4th annual Vampire Ball in Flint, Michigan here.

True Blood is obviously everywhere on the internet as season 4 gets into full swing.. has three clips from episode three here. has a look at the vampire goodies available for Android phones here. has news of Hamlet : Prince of Darkness, a new play being put on in North Hollywood. does a roundup of Vampire books being released in July here. The calendar at the foot of the blog has all the details and links! 19 new books on there for July.

One more from  Ligeia the Vampire is a comic for the iPhone this week is sponsoring the Vampire comic mini-series Vampire Wedding - A film is on the way, and there are details of a competition to be part of the cast here!

Vampire Cafe has a look at Alicia Silverstone in upcoming film Vamps

DreadCentral has an exclusive clip from Bloodrayne 3 here.

Vampire Cafe rounds up all the links around True Blood episode 2 here.

Dread Central spotted news that Priest 3D will get a US DVD release date on August 16th.

Vampire web series Blood and Bone China is now on to chapter 8.

BloodyDisgusting has a look at Rutger Hauer starring in Dario Argento's Dracula 3D here. A full gallery is here, and official website for the film is here. There are also some pics of Asia Argento with fangs here.  Dread Central has even more pics and details here.

BloodyDisgusting has a bunch of new Fright Night remake images here.

BD has some Underworld 4 set pictures here.

NEW FILM NEWS - Warner Bros have picked up Undying Love.

"The story centers on an ex-soldier who falls for a girl that happens to be a vampire. The only way the two can be together is if the man takes on the vampire who created her, which also means fighting an army of monsters in the Hong Kong underworld." Sounds like a horror version of "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" meets John Carpenter's Big Trouble in Little China.

 BD has a gallery of new images from upcoming film Vamps here.

Belgian vampire comedy Vampires had its release date July 1st - BD has a look here. 

BloodyDisgusting spotted the opening credits of the new Blade anime below.

BD spotted a couple of new pics of David Tennant playing Peter Vincent in the Fright Night remake here.

Hotel Transylvania is a family animation film coming from Sony - Adam Sandler has signed up to be the voice of Dracula, details here.

Dread Central has news that the Subspecies series is getting a Blu-ray release here.

Dread Central has news that 30 Days of Night is becoming a comic series here.

More comic series news...  Hulk vs Dracula is getting a 3 part series in september.

Stake land is getting a DVD release date of August 2nd, details here.

Dread Central has a look at the Manor House in the Dark Shadows remake here, with a bunch of set pics.

A vampire musical called In the Blood is playing in Dayton Ohio, July 14-16.

The Examiner has some pics from this years Anne Rice Vampire Lestat fan Club Ball

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Weekly updates

ok, I know i said that was me done, but i just cant turn my back on all that work and abandon you lot.

I'm going to make it a weekly blog, at the weekend i'll have time to throw a few hours at this place... it will all be genuinly new and unusual stuff, i am going to drop the "so and so talks about his film" posts, thats not really news.

So... I hope you'll all keep visiting and keep enjoying what i do here.