Thursday, 30 July 2015

New Dusk Til Dawn characters, Nosferatu - Run from the Sun game

There are some new "Garbage Pail kids" out... one of them is a little Dracula

Another new game out for the mobiles... Nosferatu - Run from the Sun

BD has a look at the new faces in the upcoming Dusk Til Dawn series.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Nosferatu remake, Vampire Law

There is some more casting news for the upcoming Vampire Hunter D redub.

There is an interview with the author of Kros : Hallowed Ground graphic novel here.

Here's something big... a remake of Nosferatu on the way!

Not entirely sure what this is about, but a nice new site called Vampire Law has appeared.

Monday, 27 July 2015

Operation Dracula, Van Helsing vs Dracula

Ok, lots to catch up on (hopefully) after a weekend off...

First up, a new game for the mobiles... Operation Dracula is out July 30th.

There is a nice interview with the co-director of What We Do In The Shadows here.

One for vampire fans around Toronto... Der Vampyr is on stage July 31st at the University of Toronto

News of a new miniseries on the way... Van Helsing vs Dracula

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Count Chocula, The Master toy

K.C.Pike has a new book out... Nikki : Athenian Hybrid Series

POP! Vinyl toys now has a "Master" from The Strain available.

Never thought I'd be writing this, but Count Chocula has been given a makeover by artist Mike Burns, along with other Cereal box monsters.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Fresh Blood, Dusk til Dawn 2 posters, Hotel Transylvania 2 family & release date, The Unwanted review

The LA Times has the brand new posters for season 2 of Dusk Til Dawn here

Hotel Transylvania 2 has released a family portrait here.  The film is out September 25th.

Here's some big news... Fright Night director Tom Holland is working on a new vampire film called Fresh Blood.

Fresh Blood tells the story of a group of teenage vampires who kidnap a bus driver and his daughter to attend a concert.  Extinction writer Juan de Dios Garduño is working with both Holland and Fernando Martin Samper on the screenplay with the aim of creating something in the spirit of eighties-style Lost Boys and Fright Night.

This new OLD film might have slipped under the radar... The Unwanted has a review on BD here. Thanks to Taliesin for pointing out its over a year old!

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

A Dracula, A Place Among the Undead, Ludo

Some music news first... LA band Demon Lung have a new album out called A Dracula inspired by 1978 Mexican vampire film Alucarda.

This looks like something nice for anyone playing vampire RPG's... Worlds of Pulp Vampire Construction Tables

Here's some news... Juliet Landau aka Drusilla is working on a documentary called "A Place Among the Undead"

Landau has already filmed interviews with "Buffy" creator Joss Whedon, "Interview with a Vampire" writer Anne Rice, "Dracula" star Gary Oldman, "Dark Shadows" director Tim Burton and many more, exploring the metaphors each of them use for vampirism.

New film news here... Ludo is an Indian film that has a reference to fanged women, so may well be a vampire film of sorts.

Dread Central has a competition to win a blu-ray copy of What We Do In The Shadows

Dread Central has a look at horror series that didnt quite make it here... Blade is featured among others.

Monday, 20 July 2015

Bit's 'n bobs... Karin, RIP Aubrey Morris, No Backstreet Boys vs vampires.

Anthony Head (Giles) still has his heart set on doing a Buffy spinoff...  details are here. Joss Whedon is busy saying he is too busy here.

There is a nice review of the vampire anime Karin here.

And breathe a sigh of relief, everyone... turns out that Backstreet Boys and Nsync film is going to be a zombie one, rather than vampires.

BD has a look at the first three episodes of season 2 of The Strain here.

Aubrey Morris, who starred in Lifeforce and Bordello of blood among other films has died... Dread Central offers its thoughts here.

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Vampire Hunter D snips, Kickstart Corner - webseries, Vamps on the box

Sentai Filmworks has started releasing cast video snippets from the upcoming Vampire Hunter D release.

Porstmouth (Ohio) Theater is having a run of Dracula through October.


Kickstart Corner.  Something I am looking at doing every weekend, since most of the horror sites shut down... here's the latest vampire stuff from kickstarter and crowdfunder websites. A full list and details of each can be found over on Vampweb.

Additions this week are...
The Jessica Forever webseries,

Ghost Hunter 'Vampire' Card game.

Space Egyptians vs Earth Vampires - Fiction

The Dark : Beginnings Season 1 - webseries

The Silent Force Saga - YA Fiction

Gothic Horror Industrial Punk Bicycle playing cards - illustrated card deck

The Karez - Film


Upcoming vampires on telly this coming week...

On the Box UK

On the Box USA

Friday, 17 July 2015

Servamp, Vampire Diaries season #6 roundup

Starting off tonight with a new vampire Manga on the way... Strike Tanaka's Servamp 

There is a recap of all the Vampire Diaries stuff from Comic-Con here.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Untold music festival, Blood Feast, Dusk Til Dawn pics

This is well worth posting about... a music festival in Romania called Untold that is giving tickets away in exchange for blood.

here is some news of another new film that might well have some vampire aspects to it... Blood Feast.

There are some new pics from the upcoming Dusk Til Dawn season 2 here.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

House of Screaming Death - Vampyre, Backstreet Boys and N-sync in a vampire film? Sharp Fangs, Pale Flesh, Therapy for a Vampire, Shudder, Hotel Transylvania TV series

Right, straight into it... got three new films, a TV series and a bunch of other stuff to post about tonight!

First up, Vampyre from the House of Screaming Death.  England, 1887. A small community has been subject to a string of horrific killings, all inflicted by "the deathly figure with the claws". As the killings increase, some of the villagers form a search party in an attempt to stop this creature...but some things should be left alone.

Now I know the idea of a horror film is to terrify it's audience, but... this truly scares the living hell out of me. Just the thought of it. Apparently it was mentioned at Comic-Con that several ex-members of Backstreet Boys and N-Sync would be starring in a vampire film called Dead 7, although the article later calls it a zombie movie. Let's hope it turns out to be zombies.

new music video next... punk band Coliseum have released a new video called Sharp Fangs, Pale Flesh

Make that three new films! Therapy for a Vampire has a review here.

I'll post this, as it may well have some obscure vampire films on there at some point.  Shudder is a new on demand video streaming service dedicated to horror films.

News tonight that Hotel Transylvania is getting its own TV series!

Fangoria has news of a special screening for the 30th anniversary of Fright Night here, taking place in New York.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Bits and pieces...

Not a lot to post on tonight... can't say I'm too upset, work has dragged me up to Scotland for the night, so I can get on with some writing now.

New book news first...  Blood & Dust and The Big Smoke are two vampire novels from Jason Nahrung

Dread Central has an excerpt from upcoming book The Dark Arts of Blood here.  Big release from Titan books this one.

Dread Central has a roundup of the news about The Originals season 3 coming out of Comic-Con

There is some more on yesterdays news about a new Blade comic here... release is set for October.

Monday, 13 July 2015

New Blade comic, Bram Stoker's Dracula twist, Riverdale

Something to come out of Comic-Con here... a new Blade comic is on the way from writer Tim Seeley and artist Logan Faerber. This one has Blade's teenage daughter joining him fighting vampires.

There is a nice review of new film Strange Blood here.

There is a piece on Bram Stoker changing how Dracula was written due to failings of the police around the jack the Ripper murders here.

Charlaine Harris is leaving vampires behind with her next book series... details are here.

The Strain season 2 has another Guillermo del Toro prologue sequence on the way.

Something else to emerge from Comic-Con - Archie Comics are doing a live action series called Riverdale, which looks like it is going to have a Vampironica character in there.

Friday, 10 July 2015

More Blade? House of Monsters, A Girl Walks Home at Night UK release

Here's some big news to start this evening with... Wesley Snipes has been talking to Marvel about coming back as Blade! Looks like it will probably be a crossover and not a new blade film.

There are some new Living Dead Dolls coming, including a new Bathory Did It doll.

Acclaimed Iranian vampire film A Girl Walks Home at Night is getting various media releases in the UK between July 20th and 27th.

And here's something really nice... a new stop-motion web series called House of Monsters by Christopher Lloyd, featuring vampires of course.


Thursday, 9 July 2015

The Hunger on blu-ray, Doug Jones Q&A

1983 classic film The Hunger is set for a blu-ray release, details are here.

Fangoria has a Q&A with Doug Jones who is set for a major role in the next season of The Strain.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Penny Dreadful mobile game, Strain Season 2 trailer and Prequel

Penny Dreadful season 2 might be done and dusted, but there is a Penny Dreadful mobile game on the way to keep us going til season 3 arrives next year.  Demimonde will be out sometime over the summer.

There is some more vampirella spinoff stuff here... a skin for the PS4

A new trailer and animated prequel for The Strain season 2 are here.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Darkness Within, Luis Suarez the vampire, Dusk Til Dawn season 2

Damn, I wish I could do this for a living, so much more enjoyable than work! Onwards...

First up tonight, a new E-zine with a few nice vampire stories in.  Darkness Within is on its first issue, read it here.

I don't normally post much around children's books, but this one... yeah, why not.  Luis Suarez, after a few "misunderstandings" on the football field has been made into a vampire for a book called "Daydreaming Daisy McCloud"

The Fantasia Film festival has published its playlist... and there is a fairly rare vampire film in there, if anyone is within range of Montreal.  The Reflecting Skin is a 1990 film by Philip Ridley.

Dusk Til Dawn season 2 is coming, August 25th to be precise. Now we have a trailer!

From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series - Season 2 Trailer by dreadcentral

More new book news here, with a new release from Freda Warrington on July 21st. The Dark Arts of Blood has a contest running over on Dread Central.

Bordello of Blood is getting a new Blu-Ray release... details and artwork are here.

Monday, 6 July 2015

Penny Dreadful Season 3 trailer, Kros : Hallowed Ground, Vampirella contest winner

Right, weekend in Brighton over and done with, time to crack on with some new vampire stuff.

New book first... Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day Georg is out (I think) on July 7th.  Teen - Young Adult, this one.

Just in case I have anyone from Sri Lanka reading... there is a new Dracula play going on at the Lionel Wendt Theater July 10th-12th.

Vampire Hunter D has a new series coming... there is an interview with Unified Pictures about the new series here.

News of a new kickstarter project here, for a vampire comic : Kros: Hallowed Ground,’ The Story Of Vampires At The Battle Of Gettysburg

Read More: Ostrander and Mandrake Launch A Kickstarter For 'Kros' 

There is a nice feature on upcoming film Bloodsucking Bastards here, focusing on the special effects.

Penny Dreadful Season 2 is not even cold and in the ground yet, and we have a promo video for Season 3! The next season will be out in 2016.

Last but definitely not least... we have the winner of the Coffin Cuties Vampirella contest, congrats to Jamie Matsu Chin on being the official Vampirella for the coming year (at least!)

Friday, 3 July 2015

Sunderland VR game, Aliens / Vampirella crossover, Queen of Blood

I think this might be a first... a new Virtual reality game featuring vampires. Sunderland -  As his servant it is your job to see The Count safely back to his coffin, which would be fine but for the fact the local villagers have gotten wind of The Count’s true identity and a mob are at this moment storming the castle grounds in order to kill him.  Now you must protect the castle from the villagers, The Count from the castle, The Count from the villagers and yourself from getting fired. It’s a hard life serving a sleepwalking vampire.

News of a new comic here... Sunset Park is on the way from Image Comics.

There is a look ahead to The Originals season 3 and 3 new characters about to land on the show.

A bit of Theater news, for the UK... There is a production of Dracula running, 15th-17th July at The Mill Arts Center in Banbury.

Vampirella seems to be on an ever increasing upward curve, news now that Dynamite Entertainment has decided to release an Aliens / Vampirella crossover.

New DVD news here... Queen of Blood will be out on September 8th.


Thursday, 2 July 2015

Grimmfest, Frightfest, The Crimson Corset, Dread Names Red List - Vampire The Masquerade book

Dynamite Entertainment is doing a career special on Vampirella artist, Jose Gonzalez. Details are here.

A bit of festival news, Grimmfest in the UK has announced venue and dates... 1st-4th October at The Printworks entertainment complex in Manchester. The Film4 Frightfest in London has also released some details of it's playlist with an image gallery. Frightfest runs from the 27th-31st August at the Vue West End, Leicester Square in London.

New book news... The Crimson Corset is on its way from Alistair Cross this month.

Here's something for fans of vampire : The Masquerade... there is a 20th Anniversary book out (24th June, so I am a little late catching this one) called Dread Names, Red List

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

New Vampire Hunter D series, Bloodsucking Bastards, Daughters of the Dark Oracle, Fright Night Documentary.

ok, this is more like it, seems like the world has been saving the news up for today.

First up, news of a new Vampire Hunter D anime series on the way.

Some news on upcoming film The Slayers... Britain's strongest man Eddie Hall is set to star in it.

BD has a feature on the soundtrack to 1978 vampire film Martin here.

There is news here that Bloodsucking Bastards is getting a video on demand release around September 4th.

Some comic news next, and a big new release from Mike Wolfer called Daughters of the Dark Oracle which is going to feature plenty of vampire content. Details are here.

There is a feature on the upcoming Fright Night Documentary here.

Vampire Diaries is set to get three new female vampire characters in season 7... details are here.