Some of us are old enough to remember Blockbuster and VHS tapes, but those days (and nights) are no more. In the spirit of such, we gladly present one list of the 9 Best Vampire Movies on Netflix! 1. What We Do In Shadows (2014) a New Zealand mockumentary/reality show about a bunch of vampires…Continue reading9 Best Vampire Movies on Netflix
First there was a best-selling novel, which became a wildly popular film in its native Sweden. Then an English-language adaptation, a Swedish-language play, following by an English-language play performing first in Edinburgh then London then New York. Now Let The Right One In is slated to join the line-up of A&E. Teen Wolf writers Jeff…Continue readingLTROI series for A&E
It began with a novel ten years ago. Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist. Obviously a Jim Morrisey fan. The novel became a bestseller, was marketed abroad under the English title Let Me In. Set in the Swedish suburb of Blackeberg, it tells of a very unusual friendship between two extremely lonely…Continue readingLet The Right One In Coming to NYC
Most fans of the blood-drinking undead agree John Ajvide Lindqvist created a modern classic with his novel Let The Right One In. His eerie, troubling and somehow sweet story of a lonely bullied child who finds friendship, maybe even love, with a vampire who moves next door became a best-seller. Lindqvist himself wrote the screenplay…Continue readingLet The Right One In Redux!
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…Continue readingMost Disappointing Vampire Flicks
The whole idea of a musical based on Dracula or Interview With the Vampire or something like it feels “off” somehow. Probably because when we think of musicals the titles that come to mind include Oklahoma! or Guys and Dolls or some such lite fare. Images of Maria coming to Baron Von Trapp’s home to…Continue readingVampire Music Videos!
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…Continue readingThings to Remember When Telling Vampire Stories
Lots of “Ten Best” lists for vampire films wait for the would-be reviewer or simple researcher on the web. Almost as common are “Ten Worst” lists. Plenty of debate then follows, about which title deserves its placing and so on. But this list goes after something different. Not best or worst anything. Rather, which vampire…Continue reading7 Most Overrated Vampire Films
Vampires and Oscar Wilde seem like they should go together when you think on it. Not something I really had thought about very much. True, Wilde woo’d in his youth the icily beautiful young woman who eventually married Bram Stoker. One cannot also but think Wilde and Lestat might have gotten along fabulously. If vampires…Continue readingOscar Wilde’s Vampire Play
Earlier I traced the history of vampire metaphor from “The Vampyre” by John Polidori–which more or less created the trope of an undead nightmare stranger–to the later visions of the vampires as an incarnation of sin. This last covered a spectrum of sin as temptation (especially in the Hammer films) to a search for redemption…Continue readingVampires are Just Like Us
March 2011 sees the third adaptation of John Ajvide Linqvist’s “Let The Right One In” appear before audiences, in nearly as many years. First was the much-acclaimed motion picture for which Linqvist wrote the screenplay. Next was the controversial but generally applauded American adaptation, transplanting the story from Sweden to New Mexico, “Let Me In.”…Continue reading“Let The Right One In” On Stage
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)…Continue readingA Tale of Two Vampire Films