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Most Disappointing Vampire Flicks

Most folks agree the first vampire movie was almost certainly F.W.Murnau’s Nosferatu in 1922 (an earlier, extremely loose adaptation of Dracula is now lost). Over nine decades of the undead on film, with more than a few genuine classics along the way. But let us turn to something other than the greats. Not to the…

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Let’s Remake Lesbian Vampire Killers

One of the biggest recent disappointments in vampire cinema (at least for me) in recent years was the utterly unfunny Lesbian Vampire Killers (renamed simply Vampire Killers for the American DVD release). And I think the problem lies in one decision.  Okay, that isn’t quite true. Quite a few bad decisions ended up made, but…

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Why Lesbian Vampires?

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.”…

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The Worst Vampire Movie of 2009

This has no doubt been the year of vampires and theaters have been full of new vamp movies, but which is the worst? A poll of 20,000 people has rated Lesbian Vampire Killers not only the worst vampire movie of the year but the worst movie of 2009 period. I can’t say that this comes…

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