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Vampire Books Coming August 2014

Here are the vampire books coming out this month! Enjoy :)   Joss Whedon: The Biography by Amy Pascale and Nathan Fillion (Aug 1, 2014) From the cult favorite Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which netted four million viewers per episode, to the summer blockbuster The Avengers, which amassed a box office of $1.5 billion, Joss Whedon has made a…

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5 Vampire Tropes That Need A Rest!

As a writer and avid reader of vampire fiction, I’ve seen a lot of different themes, styles, and clichés come in and out of popularity over the years. Rather than nit-pick which is which, it’s easier to call all of these things tropes, which is a more neutral term that has come to mean any…

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Avoiding Clichés When Writing Vampire Fiction

We’ve all been there. You’re reading a book you picked up on impulse because it sounded good when, a few chapters in, you’re struggling to maintain interest because every character and situation seems like something you’ve read a dozen times before in other books. Don’t you hate that? Editors and agents go through that a…

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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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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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New York Comic Con Packed Full of Vamptastic Panels and People

Coming October 11th through the 14th to Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan is New York Comic Con! Woo! This convention will be packed full of vampire goodies! You have the legendary Anne Rice, cast members from Buffy, panels discussing vampires, vampire authors, vampire comic books and SO much more coming to NYCC this year! It’s…

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Review of The Fangtastic Graphic Novel ‘Tales of the Slayers’

I am a hardcore Buffy the Vampire Slayer fangirl who feasts on every bit of Buffy-goodness I can get – the show (obviously), books, and comics – like Tales of the Slayers. As we all know, Buffy is the chosen one, the one to battle vampires and other dark forces. But before her there were…

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Review of Angel: After the Fall

Finally catching up on my comic to-read list, I spent an entire wondrous day reading Angel: After the Fall, a 17-issue series of comics written by Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel creator Joss Whedon. It was a damn good day. After both of his shows ended, Buffy at Season 7 and Angel at Season…

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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 Reboot Gets Staked Through the Heart, Fans Rejoice!

It was way back last year when we heard the horrifying news that Warner Bros. was going back to Sunnydale for a Buffy the Vampire Slayer remake. The unpopular ‘92 film was set to be rebooted into what everyone assumed would be yet another cringe-worthy film, because Warner Bros. decided not to involve Joss Whedon…

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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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‘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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