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Good Guys Wear Fangs

Good Guys Wear Fangs Short Story Antecedents of Angel and Company A few years ago, while watching a trailer for the then-upcoming CBS vampire series Moonlight, I began to ponder the literary roots of the heroic vampire motif. Sure, your average sci-fi fan knows about Angel and Spike, maybe has a little recall of Detective…

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Lets Remake Dracula’s Daughter

As before, I formally give anyone at all the right to use any of the ideas that follow. Go for it! With the economy being what it is, and the huge competition from the internet and direct-to-dvd, small wonder Hollywood studios look to established stories for investing purposes. Here’s a suggestion for a remake: Dracula’s…

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David’s Most Sexy Vampires

“Sexy” pretty much by definition remains subjective, but that is what makes lists like this one subject to debate.  Not that we’re minding that!  In fact, we encourage it!  Please feel free to offer your own notions! To try and cover a broad range without using an untenable about a space, here are the rules…

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Vampire Might Have Beens

Many a fan of the undead may well agree with Anne Rice that we live “in the golden age of vampire fiction.”  But don’t we all forever wish more classic vampire films had been made?  And as long as we’re wishing, how about some thinking about which stars of yesteryear might have been perfectly cast…

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R.I.P. Jonathan Frid

On Saturday, April 14, the man who inaugurated the role of Barnabas Collins died quietly in a hospital in Ontario, where he’d moved to be closer to his family.  Jonathan Frid (born John Herbert Frid) had reached his 87th year.  His passing took place a few days before the forty-sixth anniversary of his debut on…

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Coming Soon to DVD The Complete Dark Shadows Set… for $600

That’s right Dark Shadows fans, if you want to own every single episode of the cult classic soap opera, you’re going to have to dish out a whopping $600! With the resurrection of Dark Shadows in the Johnny Depp film (coming May 11), MPI Entertainment thought that now would be the perfect time to release…

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Search For a Cure

Way back in the 1840s, the penny dreadful (rightfully named–each chapter cost a penny and most had all the literary merit of an insurance company’s internal memo) Varney The Vampyre introduced a brand new idea in vampire fiction.  Given the youth of the genre, that doesn’t sound quite so impressive.  On the other hand, it…

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Dark Shadows Updates

Come May of this year, Tim Burton’s re-imagining of the cult classic “Dark Shadows” will arrive at theater screens. Along the way of course we finally get to see Johnny Depp play a vampire (now if only Angelina Jolie would sport some fangs). Post production is well underway, while the publicity machine for a major…

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See First Stills of Johnny Depp as a Vampire!

At long last we have actual screen shots from Dark Shadows! Photos of vampire Johnny Depp have been revealed and the man is definitely one creepy and strange looking Barnaby Collins – but in the totally best of ways! Have a look for yourself: Yeah, he’s definitely an odd looking vampire, but it totally works…

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Official Dark Shadows Cast Photo Revealed

The first official look at the new “Dark Shadows” has been unveiled in “Entertainment Weekly” magazine. Contrary to the reactions of some fans to a few paparazzi-shot images that popped up on the web, Johnny Depp does not in fact resemble Michael Jackson! Neither does he look normal. The image (clearly posed based on a…

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Exciting Dark Shadows Updates

An important supporting character in the new film version of “Dark Shadows” has been cast.  Ivan Kaye will play Joshua Collins, father of the central character Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp).  Kaye has played a variety of roles before now, including Ludovico Sforza on Showtime’s “The Borgias” as well as the recurring character of Dr. Jonathan…

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Dark Shadows Returns: The Comic Book

Now that the gothic soap opera “Dark Shadows” is headed once more to the big screen (care of Tim Burton and Johnny Depp), the saga of reluctant vampire Barnabas Collins also is returning to another medium–the comic book! During the show’s hey-day, Dell Comics released a series of adventures featuring the haunted mansion atop Widow’s…

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