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Carmilla Web Series

This is turning into something of a Golden Age for fans of Joseph Sheridan LeFanu‘s vampire masterpiece Carmilla. Really! The last film adaptation was in 1990, but now not one but two new film versions are on the film festival circuit right now. Live theatre versions have popped up in Chicago and Los Angeles and…

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New DRACULA via Kickstarter!

The age of crowd-funding has arrived and with it lots more independent films!  Yours truly even used the process to fund a stage production of LeFanu’s classic Carmilla, while the producers of The Curse of Styria used one to finish post-production on their independent film.  Among them, a new kickstarter project looking to make a…

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Remembering Lugosi

On this date, August 16, in the year 1956 the actor most associated with Bram Stoker‘s famous Count, died. He had a heart attack while sitting on his couch in his Los Angeles home. Perhaps inevitably, a new series of rumors about his life sprung up. One, that he was clutching a script by his…

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Review: The Unwanted

Until the recent Curse of Styria, it had been literally decades since a major film adaptation of Joseph Sheridan LeFanu’s gothic classic Carmilla. Now, yet another film version is making the rounds of film festivals. For what it is worth, I recommend both! The Unwanted may be the least literal of the two. Or not….

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Embrace of the Vampire (review)

We all know Embrace of the Vampire as a 1995 cult favorite that starred a much younger Alyssa Milano along with Martin Kemp and Charlotte Lewis. Now 2013 sees a remake. One can confidently expect almost any halfway-successful vampire film to get the remake treatment these days. So how is it? Well, to start with…

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Revisiting George A. Romero’s Martin

In the world of socially-conscious B-exploitation films, George A. Romero is a force to be reckoned with. He wrote and directed some of the most memorable horror films of all time, and in the world of zombie lore specifically, Romero is without peer. He is perhaps best known for his “Dead” anthology: Night of the…

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Neil Jordan’s Byzantium

In a desert of predictable young adult vampire romance, Byzantium is a refreshing oasis. It is a film directed by Neil Jordan and is based on Moira Buffini’s play A Vampire Story. In the opening scene the main character, Eleanor Web, played by the lovely Saoirse Ronan, is finishing writing a story which she then…

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First Vampire Academy Photos and Sneak Peek Video Revealed

The movie adaptation of Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy is well on its way and we have the photos and video to prove it! This project has been in the works for ages now, so it’s awesome to finally see some movies stills, as well as a Vampire Academy movie poster, and a few seconds of…

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First Look at ‘The Impaler’ Trailer

I’ve got new movie news! A brand new horror film is lurking our way and it tells a chilling tale about our favorite undead creature of the night – Dracula. Derek Hockenbrough’s The Impaler is all about bringing the fury back to vampires. A press release and trailer for the film were recently released, check…

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So Pretty and So Dark

I’ve got some vampire-filled goodies for you! A while back, Stage 5 TV’s “The Continuum” anthology released a short vampire film entitled So Pretty which explored the idea of vampires in the modern world.  And now they have returned with Part 2, So Dark, which follows vampire Sean’s actions in So Pretty. The best part…

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Bad Movie Night! Metamorphosis

Good friends. Good food. Bad movies. The winning combination for a bad movie night! Ages ago, before adulthood sapped all of my time, my BFF and I would have these bad movie nights. We’d pop in some awful B-grade VHS, chow down on junk food and laugh it up as we watched the worst acting…

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‘Fangs of War’ Staring Christopher Walken and Tom Felton in the Works

There’s a little known vampire film in the works and it’s one that stars some big Hollywood names. Fangs of War, a Nazi vampire movie, stars Tom Felton who played Draco in the Harry Potter series, Christopher Walken who has starred in loads of awesome movies, Michael Madsen from Reservoir Dogs and Kill Bill, and…

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Kiss of the Damned Getting Surprisingly High Praise

A long night full of eroticism and blood is what a viewer will find in the indie film Kiss of the Damned. The DVD and Blu-ray are coming to stores July 23, 2013, and judging by reviews, this isn’t a release you want to miss out on. See the film details and trailer below. About…

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The Latest on Leonardo DiCaprio’s ‘Harker’

There is a huge, blockbuster vampire film, starring A-list celebs in the works! Harker, a retelling of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, has been picked up by Warner Bros and already has both Leonardo DiCaprio AND Russell Crowe attached to the project. The film is only in the early stages and it’s already looking fan-freaking-tastic! Written by…

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Cowboys vs. Vampires in Stores Now

Origin Releasing has released Cowboys vs. Vampires, written and directed by Douglas Myers and staring Jasen Wade (Amber Alert, Osombie), Angelica Celaya (“Perro Amor”), and Shannon Whirry (Me, Myself & Irene). Following a successful foreign run and a Best Picture win at 2011 IndieFest, Cowboys vs. Vampires is now available on DVD and Blu-ray at…

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All New and Totally Awesome ‘Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones’ Trailer

An all new Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones trailer has been released! Yay! The film, based on the first book in the bestselling series by Cassandra Clare, comes to theaters August 23. This new trailer gives fans a first look at the werewolves, Simon, Magnus, and Clary’s mom in action! It’s all kinds of awesome!…

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Steamy Screenshots of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Unleased

I’ve got goodies on The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones! The film, based on the first book in the bestselling series by Cassandra Clare, comes to theaters August 23. Sony hasn’t been revealing too many sneak peeks of the film, but they did share some photos from the movie. Wonder what Magnus looks like? Want…

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Vampire Boys 2: The New Brood Coming Soon to DVD

Are you craving some homoerotic man and man vampire action? Then you are in luck my wondrous readers! Vampire Boys 2: The New Brood is coming to DVD March 12, 2013 and it’s full of B-grade naughtiness… and abs, lots and lots of abs. Description for Vampire Boys 2: The New Brood: “Jasin and Caleb’s…

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Horror Film ‘Self Storage’ Coming Next Year

There is a new horror flick heading our way. Coming sometime in 2014 is the vampire horror film Self Storage. This upcoming movie comes from the mind of actor and director Matthew Currie Holmes. Check out the details below. Plot description via IMDB: “After losing his job, his girlfriend and his apartment all in the…

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First Clip from ‘Kiss of the Damned’ Unleased (NSFW)

There is a new, and darkly sexy, vampire film on the way, a film titled “Kiss of the Damned.” Said to be “a sly tongue-in-cheek tribute to old-school horror films, especially Tony Scott’s “The Hunger” and “giallo” maestros like Mario Bava and Dario Argento,” this film is sure to please fans of classic vampire films….

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