This only a few short months until Halloween arrives, and various gothic masquerades as well as theatrical events and gatherings calling for costumes await the fan of vampire (as well as their kith and kin)! So the time to start planning your vampire costumes is really right now (although, to be honest, when isn’t it…Continue reading10 Favorite Vampire Costume Ideas
A few weeks ago, a staged reading of a new musical took place for one afternoon only. Based on Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu‘s gothic classic of vampires and sapphic love, Carmilla was penned by the same man who also wrote a three character musical based on Marie Antoinette. I had the good fortune to interview…Continue readingCarmilla Musical on Its Way?
“This time you are in an old [and] horrible castle. The bloodsucker is hidden somewhere. You need to escape!” I love cheesy little hidden object games, –especially ones that I can play on my roommate’s phone. Unfortunately, he does not have an iPhone, so I can’t play this one. Ironically, that means he can make phone calls, and…Continue readingVampire Castle iOS Game
“What’s scarier than vampires? Oceans without coral. Watch: Ian Somerhalder is Coral Reef.” I love this series of films; the hotty from Vampire Diaries, Ian Somerhalder is my hero for life, –I’ve already written before about his interest in wildlife and natural conservation, –he actively tries to change the world for the better, and he’s…Continue readingIan Somerhalder Isn’t Just the Hottest Vampire Alive, He is Coral Reef
Roman Polanski discusses why he’s excited by the Parisian production of his musical “Dance of the Vampires.” Now, I get that the immediate reaction to this, is “eh? wtf? no. not seeing that. ever.” –But! This is Roman Polanski we’re talking about here. Just because the NY Times thinks it’s garbage, doesn’t mean it isn’t…Continue reading‘Dance of the Vampires’ – Dancing, Singing Vampires in Paris
Instead of wearing a garland of garlic around your neck to repel vampires, we suggest preparing one of these tasty garlic dishes. Because…. why the hell not? I mean, if you do want to repel vampires, or are secretly suspicious of your neighbors… or you just want horrible breath, –and you also have to love…Continue readingVampire-Proof Dishes
“Coast To Coast AM – November 19, 2014 Encounters with Vampires Like On Facebook For All The Current Shows” If you are old enough to know who Art Bell is, then you’ll get why this so much fun, and the awesomeness that is AM talk radio. If you’re not, you’ll just Google it and pretend…Continue readingVampire Encounters on the Radio
There’s a Nosferatu remake planned. Or, there will be if you’re prepared to fund David Fisher’s Kickstarter project, “Nosferatu — The Feature Film Remix.” Okay so, I get the main feeling of this article, and that’s probably, –“don’t touch the treasure that is Max Schreck’s Nosferatu, it’s brilliant!” But hear me out: “Revisioning” this film…Continue readingAre You Willing to Fund a “Shadow of the Vampire: Nosferatu” Remake?
These vampire killers will haunt your dreams. Most people think of vampires as being romantic: dark, strange men that live hundreds of years, have plenty of cash, and drive around in shiny foreign cars looking for misunderstood emo chicks to fall in love with. What if vampires were… well. More like these guys? Couples from…Continue readingSeven of the Most Twisted Vampire Murderers
“A mockumentary about vampires living in New Zealand, written, directed and starring Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi? Yes please!” The author describes the film throughout as being completely hilarious, and honestly… I’m getting excited about seeing it now. This might even be one of the few films I’m willing to review. Especially if it’s funny…Continue readingNew Vampire Movie: What We Do In The Shadows
It seems every year, a 19th century vampire killing kit gets sold at auctions for thousands of dollars. But don’t be fooled; this trade must stop. If you’re thinking of buying, or have bought a purportedly “antique” vampire killing kit, even from a renowned dealer or auction house, chances are, you’ve been ripped off. The…Continue readingAntique Vampire Killing Kits a Huge Scam?
“Players start off in a locked room and must solve a series of puzzles to open the door; which reveals another locked room and another set of puzzles…” Ever wanted to… I dunno, play a game that involved solving a bunch of puzzles and escaping from a vampire’s castle in real life? You can! Well,…Continue readingEscape from a Vampire’s Castle in Under an Hour…