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Your Favorite Vampires in Comic Form!

Every time I visit the local bookstore I head over to the wonderfully wonderful comic book section, turn into a little kid, and get lost in the magical world of comics. While scanning the section on my last trip I was surprised by how many vampire books, movies and TV shows have been adapted into…

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Crossovers

Cliche it may be, but who can doubt the internet created a whole new venue for amateur writers to put their work out there? In other words, the world-wide web proved a godsend for fan fiction. Or maybe from the other end of metaphysical spectrum, depending upon one’s view of the topic! Contrary to popular…

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A Tale of Two Vampire Films

Hardly a more honored vampire film has ever been released as “Let The Right One In” (2008) based on the novel by John Aljide Lindqvist. So beloved did this film become that news of an English-language version, made less than two years after the first, sparked howls of disgust. Yet when “Let Me In” (2010)…

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Top Ten Vampire Love Stories

Valentine’s Day may be past (for this year anyway) but thoughts of love between the living and the undead remain in the hearts and imaginations of many. Let us look back upon what couples, struggling with the challenges of such a relationship, have most grabbed out attention. In no particular order… Edward and Bella (“Twilight”),…

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‘Let Me In’ Giveaway!

Today is the release of Matt Reeves’ dark and touching film ‘Let Me In,’ the inspired remake of ‘Let The Right One In’  and we’re giving away a fantastic ‘Let Me In’ prize pack to one lucky winner!  (Giveaway detail below) In bleak New Mexico, a lonely, bullied boy, Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Road), forms…

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Review: Let Me In

If you haven’t seen Let Me In yet, then SPOILER ALERT! The funny thing about this film, is that it was probably much anticipated by the people who had never heard of ‘Let the Right One In’, but for the people who had seen the movie, it was practically feared, –there was an air of…

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‘Let Me In’ Coming Soon To DVD and Blu-Ray

At long last “Let Me In,” the American remake of the Swedish film “Let the Right One In,” is finally hitting store shelves. The big date? February 1, 2011. “From Matt Reeves – the writer/director of Cloverfield – comes the new vampire classic that critics are calling “chillingly real” (Scott Bowles, USA Today) and “one…

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2010: A Year of Vampires

This was a big year for vampires; they’ve been everywhere. When 2010 began, vampire fans were enthusiastic, optimistic, and ready for a year of vampire madness. It wasn’t unfounded; the vampire had a lot of potential this year, with so many people ready to gobble up whatever the entertainment industry decided to cook up, as…

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Vampire Wish List 2011

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….

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‘Let Me In’ Prequel

Abby’s story isn’t over yet! After the success of “Let the Right One In” and its remake “Let Me In” folks are keeping the momentum going by releasing a prequel to the popular movies in the form of a comic. That’s right, Let Me In: Crossroads #1 is out today and it tells the story…

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Children of the Night

With the release of “Let Me In,” the American adaptation John Ajvide Lindquist’s novel, a trope that naturally comes to mind is the child vampire. Although as disturbing as it seems shocking, there’ve actually been a fair number of the breed in popular entertainment. One might think that Claudia from Anne Rice’s seminal “Interview With…

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Let Me In vs Let the Right One In

Spoilers ahoy! Ever since the initial trailer to Let Me In premiered (you can see it here) people have been comparing it to the original film, Let The Right One In. But most such comparisons are looking for minor differences or similarities. But let us remember–this is not a remake of the Swedish film. It…

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