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Review of Fluffy VS Vampirella

It takes little or no imagination to read the title Vampirella vs Fluffy the Vampire Slayer and get the gist of it. Two female icons of the undead genre meeting up. The stuff of fantasies, actually. In more ways that one. Just to let everyone know–the cover art conveys the quality of the actual comic…

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Tropes That Need to Go Away

One problem any popular genre develops tends to be tropes that pervade too much of it all. In and of themselves, maybe they work. Often they work quite well. They can, anyway. But when we see the same thing over and over and over again, we enter into the realm of the cliche. So here’s…

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Joss Whedon Discusses His Biggest ‘Buffy’ Regret

Our beloved Buffy creator Joss Whedon accomplished a ton of awesome with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but he does have one big regret concerning the hit show – that there was no cartoon. At a Q and A panel, Whedon said not getting the Buffy animated series off the ground is his biggest regret regarding…

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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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Directors Who Should Do Dracula

Dario Argento’s new version of Dracula in 3D premiered at Cannes and looks to be headed directly to DVD.  Looking at the history of Dracula adaptations, one sees a blend of different directors bringing quite different sensibilities to the exact same story.  How much do Francis Ford Coppola and Dan Curtis really have in common? …

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Buffy’s Juliet Landau to Continue Drusilla’s Insanity in Print

As some may know, I am a hardcore Buffy the Vampire Slayer fangirl, and of the many wonderful characters on both Buffy and Angel, Drusilla is one of my absolute favorites. This vampire was deadly, heartbreaking and hilarious all at once. She was such an unique mixture of traits that you wouldn’t expect to work…

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Vampires in 2011

Now that it is 2012, perhaps it is time to take one last look back at the year that is gone? And the top vampire stories of those twelve months? Johnny Depp, Vampire! Quite apart from the fact that Johnny Depp is finally playing one of the Undead (it seems so odd that neither he…

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Rebooting Buffy the Vampire Slayer

We all know that the vagaries of contracts and show business market means the iconic “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” is to be rebooted a second time. The first followed the less-than-stellar film of the same title, in which the screenwriter Joss Whedon took his idea and turned it into something fang-tastic! But now plans proceed…

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Things to Remember When Telling Vampire Stories

2011 nears its end, with 2012 to follow. Many the movie, novel, web comic and television series about the undead await us in the future–and if they deal with vampires let us offer a few gentle reminders. Past tellers have sometimes done marvelous examples of how to deal with the undead, examples that too often…

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Charisma Carpenter Speaks about the Good Ol’ Buffy Days

I’m a hardcore Buffy and Angel fangirl, I have a undying love for the incredible shows created by the brilliant Joss Whedon. So, it goes without saying that I was pretty geeked when SmallScreenScoop.com did an interview Charisma Carpenter on her days playing the feisty Cordelia. For those of you that don’t spend much time…

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See ‘The Lost Boys’ and ‘Buffy’ Stars in the Best Vampire Episode EVER!

Psych is one of my favorite shows and my love for it grew tenfold after this week’s episode, titled “This Episode Sucks,” which was all about vampires. If that’s not awesome enough, the episode had some fangtastic cameos – Corey Feldman (The Lost Boys), Kristy Swanson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer – the movie) and Tom…

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‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Now Available on Blu-ray

As the title above says, Buffy the Vampire Slayer is now on blu-ray, but unfortunately it’s not the wonderful show (that I am psychotically obsessed with), but the original Buffy movie. Yup, the 1992 Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie was just released on blu-ray and with it comes a few extra goodies for the fans….

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