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Embrace of the Vampire (review)

We all know Embrace of the Vampire as a 1995 cult favorite that starred a much younger Alyssa Milano along with Martin Kemp and Charlotte Lewis. Now 2013 sees a remake. One can confidently expect almost any halfway-successful vampire film to get the remake treatment these days. So how is it? Well, to start with…

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Lets Remake “Dark Shadows”

Tim Burton’s film of the 1960s gothic soap opera was not the second, the third or even the seventh such adaptation. In fact, it counts as the tenth! Apart from the original t.v. series, no less than three comic book versions have been produced (one, from Dynamite, even matching up Barnabas Collins with Vampirella!), an…

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Lets Remake “Queen of Blood”

For the record, anyone who wants to use ideas in this article may do so without further permission from nor compensation to the author. Re-watching Prometheus the other night, my mind went back to another example of science fiction/horror, this one from 1966.  Queen of Blood certainly comes across as the most schlocky kind of…

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Lets Remake Blood of Dracula

Anyone who wants to use any of these ideas has my absolute, unfettered permission to do so with no requirements whatsoever. Blood of Dracula (1957) ended up shown on a double-bill with I Was a Teenage Werewolf.   More than one person since has walked away thinking its title should have been “I Was a Teenage…

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Mockingbird Lane Halloween Special

Mockingbird Lane, emerges onto television screens as a Halloween Special on Friday, October 26, 2012.  Plenty of buzz surrounded this project.  After all, Bryan Singer remains the man behind House M.D.  as well as The Usual Suspects and of course the first two X-Men movies.  What might he do with what is essentially a remake…

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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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The Possibly Not So Awesome Buffy Remake

If you are a hardcore, own every season, memorize half the lines, Buffy The Vampire Slayer fan like myself you were probably a bit excited when you heard that they were making another Buffy movie (even though the show wrapped up nicely). If you are also like me, I bet the moment you heard that…

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