Over the years, many a comedy about the undead have popped up. Most end up forgettable, while others (Lesbian Vampire Killers for example) we rather long to forget. Only a very few end up almost universally accepted as good. Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein for example seems a classic but really depends almost entirely upon…Continue readingWhy So Few Good Vampire Comedies?
Now that Mockingbird Lane has aired, the question arises–how was it? The answer rather depends on what you wanted it to be. A term comes to my mind in wake of several remakes over the past year (including Fright Night and Dark Shadows). I call it “nostalgia inertia.” Consider fans of some film or t.v.…Continue readingReview of Mockingbird Lane
In February, Moonlight filled us in on the fabulous looking vampire comedy, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead; finally, there is more news about when we can see the film in theaters, plus, what some of the cast members, –most of them typecast in Mafia or wiseguy roles, –thought of starring in a vampire film. John…Continue readingRosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead: Theater Release, and Feedback from the Cast
This time in book form; ‘Evenings on Dark Island’ tells the story of one hell of a day spa. The book was written as a light comedy about vampires by two Florida residents, –people who know the spa life better than anyone else. Evenings on Dark Island has a great plot, and sounds genuinely funny,…Continue readingEvenings on Dark Island: Another Vampire Spoof?