Awesome news for fans of classic Hammer Films! The erotic and horrifying classic The Vampire Lovers is coming to blu-ray April 30, 2013. What makes this especially exciting is all of the bonus features you get along with the film – all new interviews, excerpts of Carmilla read my the stunning Ingrid Pitt herself, and…Continue readingHammer Film’s The Vampire Lovers Coming to Blu-ray Packed Full of Extras
Starting with Let Me In (2012) and then The Woman in Black (2012), Hammer Studios is on the comeback trail, much to the pleasure of horror (and vampire) fans everywhere! Now the iconic film studio has its very own YouTube channel. Not one run by fans, but by the studio itself! One of the initial…Continue readingHammer Comes to YouTube!
I’ve got some fangtastic news for the classic horror fans out there! Hammer Films is now offering prints of classic movies posters, as well as a few new ones. Everything from old school Dracula posters to modern posters from films like Let Me In are now available on their website! Hammer just launched an official…Continue readingHammer Now Offers Iconic Artwork Prints
Be honest–don’t you wish there were more Hammer vampire films? Well, at least in your mind’s eye, you can create your own from the elements we already know. The rules are simple. Get yourself a single six-sided die (the singular of dice). Now roll your die to make each decision along the way. Ready? Let…Continue readingDo It Yourself Hammer Horror
When vampires first drifted, shadow-like, into popular literature in the early 1800s, this denizen of ancient folklore became an incarnation of the Nightmare Stranger–the alien ‘other’ who presented a threat to civilization itself. It was death reaching out to infect the living. The foreigner who defiled virtuous women. A pagan invader thriving where the light…Continue readingVampires – An Avatar of Sin
Hammer Studios completely redefined vampire horror with their beloved films – they were unique, edgy and inspired generations of movies lovers and filmmakers. These classic films continue to have a huge cult following, which is why Hammer is releasing three new compilations of Hammer film soundtracks on March 28th! “Released as part of The Hammer…Continue readingHammer Film Soundtracks Coming Soon!
With the New Year comes reflections of what was, and with them contemplations of what may yet be. Along those lines, allow me to share some personal wishes for vampire films and media in the upcoming year–and invite you to share yours. First, let the character of Pam on “True Blood” find a love interest.…Continue readingVampire Wish List 2011
Hammer is legendary for it’s classic vampire films and I know that there are plenty of Hammer fans on this site, so I am happy to report that their flick, Vampire Circus, is coming to blu-ray and it’s packed full of extra features. Woot! A little girl is brutally slain by a vampire in a…Continue reading‘Vampire Circus’ Soon on Blu-ray and DVD!
For all practical purposes, the trope Vampire Lesbian emerged with Joseph Sheridan LeFanu’s novella “Carmilla.” Eventually, with the rise of a new medium–motion pictures–an adaptation of that story appeared. “Crypt of the Vampire” became one of the still-relatively few such. The trope, however, could be seen in “Dracula’s Daughter” as well as the eerie “Vampyr.”…Continue readingWhy Lesbian Vampires?
Hammer Films and Dark Horse Comics have teamed up to create a series of graphic novels and comic books not only based on Hammer’s movies, but also on the hit vampire movie Let the Right One In. We’ve written about legendary Hammer films in the past, but here’s a quick refresher. Hammer is best known…Continue reading‘Let the Right One In’ Graphic Novel!
Welcome back to our special Vincent Price, Christopher Lee double feature. In part one we focused on the life and career of Vincent Price. We now salute Count Dracula himself, Christopher Lee. Christopher Lee was born in Belgravia, Westminster, England and made his movie debut in 1947 in the film Corridor of Mirrors. He began…Continue readingVampires.Com Salutes Vincent Price and Christopher Lee Part Two
Of course everyone knows the American remake of ‘Let the Right One In‘ will be called ‘Let Me In‘ but there have been quite a few other updates regarding the movie so I thought I’d help get everyone up to speed. The cast has been confirmed with Chloe Moretz playing the role of Abby, the…Continue reading‘Let Me In’ Updates Including New Images