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Angels of Darkness (aka Styria)

Beginning March 1, 2015 the motion picture Styria aka Curse of Styria aka Angels of Darkness will begin airing on Showtime Cable. This most recent major film adaptation of Joseph Sheridan LeFanu’s gothic classic Carmilla has been in the works for several years and vampires.com has been covering it for nearly as long! We even…Continue readingAngels of Darkness (aka Styria)

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Carmilla Web Series

This is turning into something of a Golden Age for fans of Joseph Sheridan LeFanu‘s vampire masterpiece Carmilla. Really! The last film adaptation was in 1990, but now not one but two new film versions are on the film festival circuit right now. Live theatre versions have popped up in Chicago and Los Angeles and…Continue readingCarmilla Web Series

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New DRACULA via Kickstarter!

The age of crowd-funding has arrived and with it lots more independent films!  Yours truly even used the process to fund a stage production of LeFanu’s classic Carmilla, while the producers of The Curse of Styria used one to finish post-production on their independent film.  Among them, a new kickstarter project looking to make a…Continue readingNew DRACULA via Kickstarter!

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Remembering Lugosi

On this date, August 16, in the year 1956 the actor most associated with Bram Stoker‘s famous Count, died. He had a heart attack while sitting on his couch in his Los Angeles home. Perhaps inevitably, a new series of rumors about his life sprung up. One, that he was clutching a script by his…Continue readingRemembering Lugosi

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Review: The Unwanted

Until the recent Curse of Styria, it had been literally decades since a major film adaptation of Joseph Sheridan LeFanu’s gothic classic Carmilla. Now, yet another film version is making the rounds of film festivals. For what it is worth, I recommend both! The Unwanted may be the least literal of the two. Or not.…Continue readingReview: The Unwanted

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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…Continue readingEmbrace of the Vampire (review)

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Revisiting George A. Romero’s Martin

In the world of socially-conscious B-exploitation films, George A. Romero is a force to be reckoned with. He wrote and directed some of the most memorable horror films of all time, and in the world of zombie lore specifically, Romero is without peer. He is perhaps best known for his “Dead” anthology: Night of the…Continue readingRevisiting George A. Romero’s Martin

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Neil Jordan’s Byzantium

In a desert of predictable young adult vampire romance, Byzantium is a refreshing oasis. It is a film directed by Neil Jordan and is based on Moira Buffini’s play A Vampire Story. In the opening scene the main character, Eleanor Web, played by the lovely Saoirse Ronan, is finishing writing a story which she then…Continue readingNeil Jordan’s Byzantium

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First Vampire Academy Photos and Sneak Peek Video Revealed

The movie adaptation of Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy is well on its way and we have the photos and video to prove it! This project has been in the works for ages now, so it’s awesome to finally see some movies stills, as well as a Vampire Academy movie poster, and a few seconds of…Continue readingFirst Vampire Academy Photos and Sneak Peek Video Revealed

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First Look at ‘The Impaler’ Trailer

I’ve got new movie news! A brand new horror film is lurking our way and it tells a chilling tale about our favorite undead creature of the night – Dracula. Derek Hockenbrough’s The Impaler is all about bringing the fury back to vampires. A press release and trailer for the film were recently released, check…Continue readingFirst Look at ‘The Impaler’ Trailer

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So Pretty and So Dark

I’ve got some vampire-filled goodies for you! A while back, Stage 5 TV’s “The Continuum” anthology released a short vampire film entitled So Pretty which explored the idea of vampires in the modern world.  And now they have returned with Part 2, So Dark, which follows vampire Sean’s actions in So Pretty. The best part…Continue readingSo Pretty and So Dark

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Bad Movie Night! Metamorphosis

Good friends. Good food. Bad movies. The winning combination for a bad movie night! Ages ago, before adulthood sapped all of my time, my BFF and I would have these bad movie nights. We’d pop in some awful B-grade VHS, chow down on junk food and laugh it up as we watched the worst acting…Continue readingBad Movie Night! Metamorphosis