Saturday, 30 May 2015

Blog Contest, Rakshasudu, Tansylvania, Blood Dawn

A shout for an event, in London on the 4th June... The London Vampire Magazine is hosting a gathering.  Vampiir : An Early Summer Night's Scream

New film news here... an Indian film called Rakshasudu is out in India, May 29th

Transitions is a new Webseries... 6 episodes so far, more to come. Transitions is a web series that takes place within the world of the supernatural. The show follows, Ed Loomis a distraught man on the streets of the city of Kingdom. He meets Zachariah a vampire and from that moment his life is changed for eternity. Follow Ed as he becomes introduced to the dark society of the supernatural and his acceptance of becoming a vampire.
Here are some details of a new vampire project (webseries) seeking some help to get started.. TansylvaniaTansylvania is a short series about a modern-day female vampire gang in Los Angeles that deals blood out of a spray tan salon in The Valley.

And here is another potential webseries... Blood Dawn.  This trailer is part of a fund raiser to complete Blood Dawn as a web series please if you like what you see please check out our fund raiser at

A vampire film on kickstarter looking to get funding... Midnight Thirst.  Midnight Thirst follows the story of Jocelin Casto, a mother who comes home to find her six year old daughter Rachel has been attacked and turned into a vampire during a string of vampire attacks in the Seattle area. With the police killing vampires on site, Jocelin knows she must keep her new vampire daughter a secret, but as the nights go by, Rachel becomes ill from lack of blood consumption. To quench Rachel's blood thirst, Jocelin must do something she never fathomed doing.

And for the blog Contest, I've got a copy of Grey Francis' erotic vampire novel "Bound to a Vampire" to give away... i'll make it nice and simple, first one to leave a comment on this post wins a copy of the book in epub format  (i can help with opening it, if that's a struggle)

The Bite

The Bite is a film thats been around since 2005, but has only now got a DVD release.

Some behind the scenes images from upcoming film Preacher are here.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen remake

North Texas College is holding a Vampire Symposium on Oct 31st... details are here.

Ah, here's some news after a few dry days... The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is getting a reboot! Which does of course feature a very nice lady vampire in the form of Mina Murray in the original.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Hairy Legs, Bound to a vampire

Ah, these are the kind of finds I love, simply because they will drive Taliesin mad as he will be compelled to download and review them!  An Australian cartoon called Hairy Legs has a vampire episode.  (video on the page only available in australia)


Book news, and a new release from Grey Francis called Bound to a Vampire is on the way.  Press releases are below.

Author Grey Francis Releases Bound to a Vampire, First in the Into the Dark Woods Paranormal Romance Series

Los Angeles, CA –Author Grey Francis announces the release of Bound to a Vampire, Volume 1 (ISBN 978-1-5023-3800-6), the first erotic paranormal romance novel in the Into the Dark Woods series featuring the vampire trio Cassandra Monteclaire, Killian Monteclaire, and Alastair St. Germaine. A psychologically compelling and literary erotic novel, Bound to a Vampire combines the themes of sexual awakening with paranormal adventure and creates an admirable heroine in Cassandra, who must find her inner strength to combat demons from her past and her future.

Set in modern-day New York, Bound to a Vampire tells the story of Cassandra, a three-hundred-and-sixty-year-old vampire with healing powers. Her human life ends three centuries earlier when, condemned as a witch, she is rescued and turned by the sexually dominant and emotionally enthralling Master Vampire, Killian. Bonded in an erotic trio with their Protector, the brooding and ardent Alastair, the three live an exciting and dangerous life full of love, decadence, and dark passion. But when Killian suddenly vanishes, Cassandra and Alastair face an ever-changing and threatening world, where they struggle with the loss of their mate while trying to protect the vampire empire from destruction by human armies called Torians. Centuries later, when a close friend of Cassandra’s discovers that Killian is alive and executing members of the allied Sentient organization, Killian becomes a target for elimination. Cassandra vows to find him before time runs out, but she must first journey into her torrid past and face her own demons before she can save Killian and reunite the vampire triad.

Filled with erotic passion, great tragedy, and dark mystery, Bound to a Vampire is a turbulent thriller that delves into the history of vampires and the dramatic events that shaped them into the complex and powerful beings they have become. For fans of paranormal vampire series such as The Vampire Queen by Joey Hill and Black Dagger Brotherhood by JR Ward, Francis creates a vibrant world where secrets abound and the dominant and submissive power exchange between mates is as essential to their survival as the blood they drink.

“As much as I enjoy reading about vampires in today’s world, I feel as if I rarely get to see their personal histories and the events and people – human and vampire – who have shaped them into their beautifully flawed selves,” said Francis. “I wanted more than a glimpse into these histories. I wanted to be in those candlelit bedchambers, ride in those carriages, run through those moonlit forests and walk through the teeming streets of 17th century London. And by giving my vampires their histories and intertwining them with the present, I hope to give them the key to unlocking their hearts.”

Grey Francis, a native of Los Angeles, has been writing since she was a teen, penning stories about ghosts, witches and vampires, among other denizens of the night. After graduating with a B.A. in Journalism from San Diego State University, Grey was employed in the New York publishing world before relocating back to Los Angeles to work in the film industry. She later explored her fascination with the paranormal as a screenwriter, but it wasn’t until the birth of her series, Into the Dark Woods, that she found her voice as an erotic novelist. When Grey isn’t writing her next book, she is busy full-time mother of two children.
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Q&A with the Author

Bound to a Vampire: Into the Dark
Woods, Volume 1
by Grey Francis
ISBN 978-1-5023-3800-6
Createspace, January 29, 2015

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Bound to a Vampire is an erotic paranormal romance that takes place in both modern-day New York and 17th century Europe. What inspired you to write a vampire novel set in those times and places?

I wanted to set my novel in the present and in the 17th century, going back in forth through memories, in order to show how the past shapes a vampire after centuries of living. This time-shifting allowed me to show vampires not only living, but being hunted, having love affairs and experiencing great tragedy. I also wanted to take my readers deeper into my characters’ histories, exploring how they became vampires, how they found each other, how they lived, and ultimately how they lost one another. Since the 17th century is one of my favorite time periods, and a dramatic contrast to the times we currently live in, setting the book during that time allows us to understand the past, so we can sympathize with a particular vampire’s motivations and desires.

2. Bound to a Vampire features the female healer, Cassandra, who is turned into a vampire by the mysterious and powerful Master Vampire, Killian, and who becomes the member of a sexual triad that includes the dark and brooding Protector, Alastair. What’s special about Cassandra and how did you come to choose her as the main character for your first Into the Dark Woods novel?

This genre is dominated by male vampire protagonists. What I wanted to see was a strong female vampire, who is driven by ambition, passion and romance and willing to fight for those she loves. As a 17th century human midwife, Cassandra’s talents were misunderstood and feared, and ultimately she is persecuted as a witch. As a vampire, her former talents are transformed, giving her ability to heal and create life, making her very powerful. She goes from a simple peasant to vampire royalty. Flame haired with an exquisite kind of delicate beauty, Cassandra is spirited, strong-willed, and nurturing. She quickly finds herself in a passionate love triangle with her Sire and her Protector. Cassandra is the perfect compliment to each of them, but her true gift is her ability to bridge the gap between these two powerful males, whose love for one another is dark, tangled and complicated.

3. There are strong erotic elements, including passages that describe submission and bondage, in Bound to a Vampire. What made you decide to pursue these thematic issues in your Into the Dark Woods series and in this new novel?

When I envisioned my vampires, I saw them as highly sexual creatures. But I didn’t think that vampires would express their sexuality the way most typical humans do. BDSM and the power exchange between a dominant and a submissive rang true to me in terms of the vampires’ natures and their ability to attain nourishment from that exchange. I also think there is a connection between pain and pleasure with vampires. The vampire bite, at least in my books, is both painful and euphoric. The pain some submissives crave, as
Alastair does, is a component of that particular crossover. There is also a strong psychological component to BDSM that parallels the emotional bonds within my vampire world. Some vampires, like Killian, are Masters and demand ultimate trust and surrender from their mates. In return, their submissive mates feel protected and ultimately loved. This dynamic felt so organic to me, I believe it was the perfect way to structure the sexual relationships of my vampires.

4. What do you find the most fascinating about the paranormal romance genre?

There are interesting fluctuations in what creatures are capturing the interests of readers. Recently, I’ve seen a popular rise in books about shape shifters, dragons, sexy demons and angelic warriors. A few years ago, the Fae world was popular. Before that, it was witches. Many writers have been combining a number of different supernatural creatures in their books for years, creating very developed and complex worlds where vampires, shifters, Fae, and others creatures, co-existed to varying degrees of animosity and peace. I find many of them fascinating, and I faithfully follow a number of writers. And yet, I see vampire stories enduring, being recreated, the rules of their worlds ever changing and expanding. For me, the vampire remains as intriguing and sexually charged as he was 30 years ago when I picked up Interview with a Vampire.

5. What would you like readers to remember most about you and your books?

The characters. They get under our skin and we can’t shake them. What I would like people to remember are the emotional layers that exist between my characters as they develop and evolve. All three main characters go through transformations, be it with through love, sex, power, loss, or reconciliation. Their pain haunts us. Their love grips us. It is these emotional resonances that I hope stay with my readers.

6. Are you working on a new Into the Dark Woods novel and, if so, what can you tell us about it?

Yes. The second book in the Into the Dark Woods series is called A King in Chains, and it focuses on Alastair and his dynamic yet tumultuous history with Killian. The story also explores Alastair’s present day struggle to move forward as king without Killian by his side, while battling a powerful and malevolent vampire from his past who threatens everything he holds dear. In order to save his kingdom, Alastair must make the ultimate sacrifice for those he loves. That’s all I can say for now!

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

From Dusk til Dawn : The Second Series

Buffy continues to eek out new material... there is a look at the Buffy comic season 10 #15 here.

Here's some big news... From Dusk Til Dawn : The Series, has a season 2 coming. Details are here, including the news that Danny Trejo is going to be playing a starring role.

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Hulk vs Dracula

ok, new cartoon first... Marvel and Disney have teamed up for something new.  Hulk and the agents of S.M.A.S.H taking on Dracula

Hulk pursues Leader back in time to the Victorian era and unites the earliest forms of the Howling Commandos against Dracula, who wants to shroud the Earth with Leader’s gamma cloud, allowing vampires to prey night AND an all-new MARVEL’S HULK AND THE AGENTS OF S.M.A.S.H. airing Sunday, May 24 at 8:00am/7:00c in the Marvel Universe on Disney XD.

Just in case we have any friends from Slovenia reading... the Slovenian national theater is now showing Dracula on stage. The run lasts until 6th June.

Maribor, 22 May - A provocative take on Bram Stoker's "Dracula", directed by Serbia's Andras Urban, will premiere at the Maribor SNG Drama theatre on Friday. The international co-production has no dialogue and has been billed as radical, containing nudity and explicit sex scenes.

The Atlantic City Ballet Company have announced they will be doing Dracula in their Autumn / Winter season.

The first few pics from Preacher have started to emerge, take a look here.

Friday, 22 May 2015

Empire of the Dead

Geroge A Romero looks like he might be getting a Zombie and Vampire TV series.  Empire of the Dead is under development.

There are a couple more deleted scenes from What we do in the Shadows here.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Preacher casting, What we do in the Shadows deleted scene

There is a deleted scene from What We Do In The Shadows here at BloodyDisgusting.

Upcoming series Preacher has some casting news here... Tom Brooke signing up to play one of the lead roles.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Twilight spinoff screenplays available, The Strain season 2 premiere date

ok, got a couple of days to catch up on, so... onwards!

The Twilight short film spinoffs have had their screenplays published... download them here.

The Strain season 2 is on the way... and now we have a release date. Sunday July 12th!

One for our Australian friends... A new theater show in Queensland. Dracula starts August 13th.

Da Sweet Blood of Jesus has a DVD release date of May 26th. (a solid 6/10 from Taliesin, so well worth a buy)

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Major Lazer

Major Lazer is an animated series... there is a vampire episode here.


Saturday, 16 May 2015

Carmilla, Underworld 5 news, Witcher 3

Web series Carmilla attracted a whopping 7.2 million views on Youtube over its 36 episodes...  news here that a series 2 has got its cast together!

There is some more detail on the upcoming Korean vampire series Orange Marmalade here.

A fifth Underworld film is coming, and there is news here that Kate Beckinsale will be back as Selene.

The Witcher 3 game is getting some rave reviews, and the trailer for the game has some very haunting and graphic vampire action going on.  release date is May 19th!

Some comic news...  Judge Dredd is going up against vampires, in Judge Dredd - The Mega Collection.  review and details are here.

Vampire Diaries season 6 has just finished... Dread Central has a look ahead to season 7 here.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Preacher filming now, Strange Blood, Twilight Spinoffs

First up, a little news that Preacher is making some progress... filming is under way.

Fancy an online university course based on The Strain, vampire parasites and virus themes? DC has the details here.

Here we go, some NEW FILM NEWS - Strange Blood. Dread Central has a look at the film here. The trailer is here.

A new vampire action mobile game is out... Underworld : Return of Werewolves

Taliesin today looks at Sexandroid, a french film from 1987... join in his despair by reading the review, as he returns a miserable 1/10

Oh joy, thought this had finally had its coffin nailed shut.  news here of six Twilight short spinoff films, with perhaps more to come.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Manhattan Undying, Pure Bloodlines : Blood is Thicker than Water

News here of a film that has just got an AmazonLoveFilm release... Pure Bloodlines : Blood is Thicker Than Water

There is some more casting news for Scholar who walks the Night here.  Lee Soo Hyuk has signed up.

Something that has got the "respectable" British media in a complete flap... vampire actress Eileen Daly (Razor Blade Smile) has joined the Big Brother competition.

Here we go, some NEW FILM NEWS - Manhattan Undying stars Sarah Roemer and is heading to the Cannes Film Festival.

Dread Central has the week's DVD releases... one of them being 2008 film Lilith, The Vampire who comes Back.  Vampyros Lesbos from 1970 also has a special limited edition release.

Taliesin today reviews 2012 book Me and the Devil by Nick Tosches

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Tales from the darkside

Tales from the Darkside was an eighties horror series, with a vampire episode... news here that the series might be getting a reboot.

Some news for big fans of the Subspecies series... some new alternative artwork released for a limited dvd release of Subspecies II

Vamped is hosting a Vampire Symposium on Oct 31st... details are here.

Competition news, if you can pull off a decent impersonation of Vampirella (my hairy legs rule me out of this one). Coffin Cuties are running a competition until June 30th.

Taliesin's weekend post is of Bolivian vampire film Olalla

Thursday, 7 May 2015

The Slayers, Scholar Who walks the Night, Orange Marmalade, Shadowhunters

There is news of a new UK vamp film here... The Slayers is putting together its cast list.

Another new film gets a mention here... Scholar Who Walks the Night

There is also mention of another South Korean vampire film called Orange Marmalade  (out May 15th)

BD has the new Hotel Transylvania 2 poster here. HT2 will be out 25th September(ish)

ABC has a new TV series coming called Shadowhunters that looks like it is going to have vampires in it.

Vampire Diaries plods onwards... there is a clip from the latest episode (6:21) here.

Taliesin today takes a look at the fleeting vampness in Knights of Badassdom

Tuesday, 5 May 2015


Ok, some news about something I am launching... go take a look at Vampweb here.  It's a little bit more ambitious than the Vampire news blog, but it's something I've been thinking about taking on for a while.

The news I regularly posted here will also be on there, and I hope over the coming months and years to build the place up into a real hub for everything vampire on the web.

Wish me luck! Anyone that feels like wanting to be in on the project, leave me a message.


Lifeforce remake, new Strain trailer.

BD has a new trailer for The Strain season 2 here.

Penny Dreadful Season 2 is in full swing...  BD has its review of the season 2 premiere here.

Wow. here is some news to come back with...  Lifeforce is getting a remake!  Shocktilyoudrop has the news here.

The network’s reimagining of Tobe Hooper’s Cannon cult film, Lifeforce (originally based on The Space Vampires, by Colin Wilson) is set to premiere in 2015, as well. Steve B. Harris produces, but no director is named. Lifeforce “follows a group of astronauts who encounter a derelict alien spacecraft hiding an ancient secret. At the vessel, the explorers discover three perfect humanoids who are returned to Earth… and unleash a terrible plague upon the planet.”