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Biting Critique: Vampire Lore as Vehicle For Social Commentary

With the 6th season of True Blood having just concluded, and with fans eager for new episodes, it’s fascinating to reflect on the bevy of issues the show has addressed over the course of its run, including: xenophobia; subjugated groups gaining tolerance in an increasingly permissive society; humanity’s constant struggle to reconcile animalistic urges with…

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7 Most Overrated Vampire Films

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…

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Bad Undead Boys

Honestly, I didn’t like the movie “The Lost Boys.” Yes, the music and cinematography were both fantastic, but like too many movies then and now the lead character was boring. Since he didn’t involve me, I didn’t care what happened to him. More, the story didn’t feel like a story. More like a series of…

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Lost Boys: The Thirst Outshines The Tribe?

One blogger got ahold of a review copy of the newest addition to the repugnant series of Lost Boys sequels; it wasn’t me, –but from what I’ve seen and heard about the latest sequels, I’m not sure I’d be first in line to sit through it. Oh, I’ll probably end up seeing it eventually, –though,…

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Tanit Phoenix Talks About Her Role in Lost Boys: The Thirst

Well, one good thing about the gradual destruction of the memory of the brilliance that was ‘The Lost Boys’, is that they keep hiring the hottest chicks for leading roles. Tanit Phoenix is lined up to play Gwen Lieber, a fairly ironic role. Gwen Lieber is a wealthy vampire-romance author, who ends up in dire…

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Lost Boys 3

Remember ‘The Lost Boys‘? The super popular 1987 cult hit vampire movie with Corey Feldman and Kiefer Sutherland. “Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It’s fun to be a vampire.” Of course you remember, everyone knows about The Lost Boys. It’s one of those vampire flicks that damn near everyone…

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Near Dark

Back in 1987 two vampire movies hit theaters. The first being Lost Boys, a movie that became a instant cult hit and the second, Near Dark, which didn’t even get half the love. While it did poorly at the time of it’s release, over time it has developed a substantial and devoted fan base. Near…

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