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Is SyFy’s New Vampire Flick Ripping Off True Blood?

Premiering Saturday, July 14th, is SyFy’s new Original Movie, True Bloodthirst. The moment I read the title, saw the title image (above) and watched the trailer for this flick I instantly thought of HBO’s hit show True Blood. From what I am seeing so far, it looks like SyFy is mimicking True Blood in a…

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Last Voyage Inching Forward

For a long time now, we’ve heard about a project based on Dracula but focused upon just one story element.  The film?  The Last Voyage of the Demeter, all about the doomed schooner whose unwittingly brought the Transylvanian vampire from his homeland to England.  For  time director David Slade (30 Days of Night)  was attached,…

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Review of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

The whole idea sounds silly, doesn’t it?  Abraham Lincoln?  The Abraham Lincoln?  President of the United States?  Four score and seven year ago, etc.?  Hunting down vampires? Seriously? Well, yeah.  Seriously.  And kudos to the filmmakers for taking the idea seriously.  In fact, that seems the secret of this movie’s success as a movie.  At…

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Review of Renfield The Undead

Years ago, some friends of mine attended a summer school that had a pair of cordon bleu chefs on staff.  One can imagine the meals!  Rich, delicious, works of art really.  Then, one morning, they walked into the cafeteria to see something new.  Bowls.  Spoons.  Pitchers of milk.  And lined up, in a neat row,…

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Two New Clips of ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ Unveiled

20th Century Fox has just released two kickass new clips for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Finally we get a little peek of the upcoming film! Check out the awesomeness below! The first clip is titled “Real Power“, and shows a younger Abe being taught how to focus his anger into his slaying. Under the watchful…

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Directors Who Should Do Carmilla

Two decades have passed since Showtime’s adaptation of Carmilla with Meg Tilly as the title character.  As this article goes is written a new version of the classic is looking for a distributor.  Titled Styria it stars Stephen Rhea.  To be sure, Le Fanu’s wonderful and seminal novella so far ended up on the screen…

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Directors Who Should Do Dracula

Dario Argento’s new version of Dracula in 3D premiered at Cannes and looks to be headed directly to DVD.  Looking at the history of Dracula adaptations, one sees a blend of different directors bringing quite different sensibilities to the exact same story.  How much do Francis Ford Coppola and Dan Curtis really have in common? …

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The Cheesy Madness Returns as Blood Moon Rising Comes to Blu-ray

Back in 2009, a totally absurd and completely ridiculous grindhouse-style film was released to the public. The movie, Blood Moon Rising, is a mix of horror and comedy, with a large dash of deliberate cheesiness. Ok, not really a dash, but a mountain of cheese – lots and lots of it. The gory exploitation film…

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Review of Vampire Journals

Back in 1997 Full Moon Productions had found that filming in Romania saved money as well as taking advantage of truly amazing scenery.  Towards this end, they made a trilogy of vampire films called Subspecies.   Later, director Ted Nicolaou created a little gem of a film that fit into the same universe.  He called it…

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Teen Romance ‘Soulstice: Luna’s Dream’ Possibly Coming to Film

According to the interwebs, the young adult vampire novel, Soulstice: Luna’s Dream by Lance Dow and Keana Texeira, is making its way to film. Both IMDb and the author’s website say that the teen romance will be made into a movie. Never heard of this book? Worry not, neither have I, and judging by the…

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Dark Shadows Frenzy

With less than two weeks before the premiere, publicity for Tim Burton‘s version of Dark Shadows is reaching a fever pitch.  Case in point–the website Deviantart.com is having a contest.  Create a portrait of Barnabas Collins, with Tim Burton himself as the judge and literally thousands of dollars of prizes awaiting the winner!  Well over…

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Irresistible, Immoral, Immortal Byzantium Poster Revealed

As we’ve already reported, Neil Jordan who gave us the film adaptation of Anne Rice’s Interview With The Vampire returns to undead cinema with a new offering.  Byzantium stars the lovely Gemma Arterton (Miss Fields from the James Bond flick Quantum of Solace as well as the t.v. series Lost in Austen) and young Saoirse…

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