Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Seize the Night, Alice Cooper vs Chaos

Always nice to kick off a post with some new film news... Seize the Night by Emma Dark is complete and hitting the festival trail.

SEIZE THE NIGHT | Official Trailer 1 [HD] (2015) from Emma Dark on Vimeo.

There is some news of a new character coming in The Strain season 2 here.

Here's some comic news you might like... Dynamite is releasing Alice Cooper vs Chaos, featuring Purgatori, Chastity and others.

Monday, 29 June 2015

San Diego Comic-con, The Vampires of Athens

Dread Central has its report on the San Diego Comic-Con with features from the Vampire Diaries,  The Strain and Supernatural here.

There is a launch event for Eva Pohler's The Vampires of Athens series here.

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Vintage vampire horror auction, Undying, Bi-Curious

Well its been a really quiet week, I didn't miss Thursday and Friday, there was just nothing out there worth posting! So, doing a little weekend digging, and I've got a few bits and pieces.

There is news of a massive Vintage Horror collection going up for auction here... The Morris Everett jr collection has 196000+ items and has plenty of vintage vampire lobby cards, posters etc. Auction takes place Monday 29th June.

New kickstarter projects from this week :

Bi-Curious is a potential webseries about two lesbians who run away and get turned into vampires.

Undying is a dice-less vampire role playing game of predation and intrigue. Your world is blood, debt, humanity and status. This one already got funded, so keep an eye out for it. Video is here.

Something I've started doing, over on Vampweb... vampires on the telly for the coming week for both USA and the UK

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Vampire Hunter D, Ghouls' Night Out in London, Eternal Vigilance launch

A little news here on the upcoming re-release of Vampire Hunter D English language version.

A plug for an event starting up in London... next one is 24th July at the Fiddlers Elbow.

Hi all, I'm looking for dark, spooky, horror oriented performers in London, possibly on an ongoing every other month capacity for an event I'm trying to get off the ground called Ghouls' Night Out. Ideally short acts that are themed around the night (some nights are vampires, some werewolves, witches, Jack the Ripper, etc., ever changing). Hoping to find some people enthusiastic about getting involved and contributing or looking for a place to try experimental material. Please get in touch if you're interested or want to know more. Or let me know if you can recommend anyone. Thanks!


Another book in the Eternal Vigilance series from acclaimed author Gabrielle Faust is almost here, news of a release party is here at Space City Comic-Con.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Vampires : Todd & Jessica's Story, Vampire Knight book, Make Me Dead

New game to start things off tonight... for phones and tablets etc.  Vampires : Todd & Jessica's Story is on offer for 99 cents for a while.

Something for fans of Vampire Knight... a new anthology of six stories in Vampire Knight : Fleeting Dreams

Another new book with a competition... Make Me Dead

Monday, 22 June 2015

Blue Lizard sunscreen, Vampirella Feary Tales, new kickstarter projects

ok, in a fairly random order, here's the goodies from today and over the weekend.

A new childrens book here, Department 19 by Will Hill

I never thought i'd be posting something about something new to do with Mexican wrestling superhero Santo battling vampires, but here we are... some new artwork from Arte Creative.

We need more of these... vampires in adverts, I mean.  Here is a new one, for Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen.

Vampirella : Feary Tales is a 3d version of Dynamite Entertainment's comic featuring the best dressed vampire.  From the press release...

Vampirella: Feary Tales celebrates Vampirella’s 45th Anniversary with five issues in the tradition of the original Warren magazines, each featuring everyone’s favorite sexy, kick-ass vampire-turned-monster hunter.
In Feary Tales, Nancy A. Collins, the bestselling author renowned for her horror fiction in comics (Swamp Thing) and novels (Sunglasses After Dark, Vamps), assembled a team of today’s most accomplished writers to contribute “twisted tales, bizarre bedtime stories, and fearsome fables” in the tradition of the classic Warren Vampirella magazine publications. The anthology is held together by a unique, cohesive framework which grants freedom of creative storytelling for contributing talents Gail Simone, Stephen R. Bissette, Elmo Eklabuz, Ronilson Freire, Devin Grayson, Jack Jadson, Joe R. Lansdale, Elaine Lee, Stuart Moore, Steve Niles, John Shirley, Denis St. John, and Eric Trautmann.
Download the first issue of the series for free on the Visionbooks app (on the web at www.visionbooks.co, on iPad, and on Google Play) or as a single app on your tablet under the name Vampirella: Feary Tales #1 (on iPad and on Google Play).

Four new projects on Kickstarter this week... listed below.

Heartless is a webcomic.  Vampires, an asexual protagonist, and many pretty dresses. The 32-page first issue of Heartless, an ongoing webcomic.

Human(ish) is a tabletop RPG game.  A fast-paced and light game of Vampires, Werewolves and other supernaturals using the classic FASERIP system.

I Vampiri di Prisford Lake is a potential new film.  The story opens in the city of Lake Prisford with vampire Caroline and William, AFTER nearly 200 years, they meet again, because the latter has just discovered that the son of his sister, Deren, And a vampire half-breed. Mestizos can not survive The Count of Prisford, Arold, Founder of the said country pursuing the ideal of a community just pure vampire, and Caroline, and William Deren will be a degree escape, but the task will be difficult. Between fights, lies and unspoken truths, the entire series will be focused On the adventures of the three protagonists. 

Eternal Vigilance Comic BookThe first issue of the comic book adaptation of the internationally acclaimed cyberpunk, dark fantasy vampire series Eternal Vigilance.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Vampyr game, Shakespeare the Vampire Hunter, Christopher Lee night

First up tonight, its a major new game being released. Vampyr will be out sometime in 2017. Trailer for the game is on the link.

Though Abraham Lincoln made a good vampire hunter? Maybe William Shakespeare will as well...

One for those of us in the UK... the Horror Channel is naming July 2nd as its Christopher Lee night.
Films being shown :
9pm – THE DEVIL RIDES OUT (1968)
12:45am – SCARS OF DRACULA (1970)
02:35am – TO THE DEVIL A DAUGHTER (1976)

Dread Central has a collection of Hotel Transylvania 2 trailer variations here.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Doctor Vampire, The Scholar Who Walks the Night

The Scholar Who Walks the Night is an upcoming vamp film from Korea... there is a little update on the project here, seems the lead actors have been in the wars!

Here's one for the collector of obscure vampire stuff (Andy, I'm looking at you)
Doctor Vampire is included in this compilation of failed comicbook superheroes called The League of Regrettable Superheroes by Jon Morris

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Carmilla webseries season 2, Hotel Transylvania 2

News of a second season for webseries Carmilla.  Season 1 had 36 episodes, so this is one you can really sink your teeth into.

The first trailer for Hotel Transylvania 2 is out...

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Penny Dreadful renewed for Season 3

Bordello of Blood is getting a Blu-ray release on October 20th

Ah, now here is some good news... Penny Dreadful gets a Season Three!

Dread Central has a review of the DVD and blu-ray releases in June, and there are a couple of vampire films to go at... Dead Men Walk and The Satanic Rites of Dracula on a 5 Cult Classics compliation.

Monday, 15 June 2015

The Story of Fright Night, London Vampire Magazine#2, Latest kickstarter projects

London Vampire Magazine has its second issue out...Sexy Vampires. Details here.

Fangoria has a feature on a new documentary, The Story Of Fright Night here.

Some kickstarter projects that have gone on the site this week...

Vampire: the Masquerade LARP held in Greenville North Carolina  - Closing date 19th June. Looks like a fantastic event planned, these guys need $150 more to get funded.

Vampire Den Cards and Games. 25 days to go.

Blood Oath : The Beginning - tabletop game.  14th July. An immortal battle begins! A harrowing 3 player card game of war between Vampires, Slayers and Lycans!

Monsters! The Anthology : 14th July. An anthology about vampires, zombies, and other horrors from some of the best writers in the business.

Kevin Mears - Paranormal Encyclopedia. 11th July.  Ghosts, demons, demons, vampires, witches and more. A youtube channel and podcast about them all hosted by demonologist Kevin Meares.

Gummer - The World's Last Toothless Vampire! : Childrens book, 12th July. Gummer is the story of a toothless vampire who helps a young runaway foster child find his long lost mother and brother.

Classic Christopher Lee Dracula on DVD

Call me cynical... coincidence this is the same week Christopher Lee died?  Hammer has today announced that it is releasing some classic horror films, including two Dracula's.

LA Theater works have a Dracula presentation, 20th October.  Oct. 20 - L.A. Theatre Works, presenting Bram Stoker's "Dracula." Employing a hybrid form of audio theatre and innovative technology, the Los Angeles-based non-profit media arts organization keeps the venerable art form thriving. 

Some casting news for the next Vampire Diaries season, Annie Wersching joining up again.

And a bit more casting news, this time for ABC's Shadowhunters... Kaitlyn Leeb signing up.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

RIP Christopher Lee, The Stranger

Only one place to start tonight, and its a sad thing to have to do. The mighty Sir Christopher Lee has passed away. I think the best tribute I can give to him from a vampire fan is that there would probably only be 25% of vampire stuff out there today if it weren't for him capturing the hearts and minds of a whole generation as Dracula. Every horror site is running tributes, a few are below.


News of a new film out called The Stranger, even if it isn't exactly a glowing reference.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Cuddles, Vampire Diaries season 6 DVD

The Vampire Diaries season 6 is getting its DVD release September 1st.

There is a nice review of Cuddles, currently playing Off-Broadway in the theater.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Vampire batman, Strain new clip, Blood Story

The first of the Justice League : Gods and Monsters with the vampire batman has appeared on youtube... video below.

A nice little bunch of vampire films are being released on DVD and Blu-Ray by Twilight Time... details are here.

Another new clip from The Strain season 2 is here... video below.

What We Do in The Shadows has a DVD release date - July 21st, details are here.

This might be a vampire film... there's some bathing in blood at least, with some sort of monster. Blood Story

News here that Demi Levato is going to be guest starring in the Dusk Til Dawn season finale.

Monday, 8 June 2015

Goosebumps, Vampire theater and Big Trouble in Little China news

There is a film on the way called Goosebumps that is going to have a vampire in it, alongside other monsters.

Some Theater news, Vampire Knight - Revive is a play running from July 1st-5th at the Owl Spot theater in Tokyo's Ikebukuro district.

And some more vampire theater... this one for Las vegas, with a June 6th-27th run of Vampire Lesbians of Sodom playing at The Onyx

A little news on the Big Trouble in Little China remake, The Rock is talking about getting John Carpenter involved.

Friday, 5 June 2015

Strain 2 preview, Who's line was it anyway - The vampire bits.

There is a look at #4 of the comic series Blood Queen vs Dracula here.

Who's line is it Anyway has been running forever... now theres a video on Youtube of the best Vampire bits!

A little bit of theater news, for anyone around the South Carolina are... The Orangeburg Part Time Players have a Dracula play running, June 12th-21st at the Bluebird Theater

Bits and pieces about the next Dusk Til dawn series keep leaking out... here's details of a nice new poster.

The second season of The Strain is fast approaching... Fx channel has now released a first look at what's coming. (video is USA only)

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Justice League : Gods and Monsters

The El Ray network shared a few more images from the next Dusk Til Dawn series here.

A new trailer is out for Justice League : Gods and Monsters, featuring a very vampiric version of Batman.


Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Lost Soul

Vampire Hunter D : Bloodlust back from the year 2000 is getting a DVD & Blu-ray release... news here that its going to be English only though.

BD has a look at the upcoming Dusk Til Dawn series here.

Fangoria has details of a new DVD disc set of Moreau documentary Lost Soul here.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

From Dusk Til Dawn premiere date, Big trouble in little China remake, Dracula's Ghost Theater tour

From Dusk til Dawn : The series season 2 now has a release date for the El Ray network... August 25th. Ten episodes this season too!

Here's some big news...  there are reports that The Rock is in talks to star in a remake of Big Trouble in Little China

New book coming, Beneath London.
When the sudden collapse of the Victoria Embankment uncovers a passage to an unknown realm beneath London, Langdon St. Ives sets out explore it, not knowing that a brilliant and wealthy psychopathic murderer is working to keep the underworld’s secrets hidden for reasons of his own. 
Assumed to be dead and buried deep beneath London, St. Ives lives secretly on the streets of the great city where he, Alice St. Ives, and their stalwart friends investigate a string of ghastly crimes: the gruesome death of a witch in a forest hovel; the kidnapping of a blind, psychic girl who can see into the human soul; and the grim horrors of a secret hospital where experiments in medical electricity and the development of human, vampiric fungi serve the strange, murderous ends of St. Ives’ greatest and most dangerous nemesis.
A little theater news to finish off with tonight... Don't Go into The Cellar theater are running with a tour of Dracula's Ghost across the UK this summer and autumn. First date is 4th July at Newstead Abbey in Nottingham.

Anyone going to the New Orleans Vampire Ball this year should have a peek at this... the official hotel is booked for the event.

Monday, 1 June 2015

Empire of the Dead, Universal Monsters competition

There is a little news on the upcoming TV series "Empire of the Dead" here, with George Romero set to script the series.

Fangoria has a contest going for a Universal Monsters Digital HD Prize pack.  details are here.

News of a new potential film seeking some backing The Dark Collective.