Posts Tagged ‘vampires’

Finding the human in the vampiric: Chimeres is an original winner

Finding the human in the vampiric: Chimeres is an original winner

Tweet Over the years of being bombarded with vampire movies, I have (and I’m sure I’m not alone here) become a bit tired of them and the usual formula. So, when I was sent the French-language vampire film Chimeres and asked to review it, I wasn’t unenthusiastic, but I didn’t feel about it the way I did […]




Burned To Light: Four Under-Appreciated Vampire Films

Burned To Light: Four Under-Appreciated Vampire Films

“The children of the night – what music they make!”




Once Bitten: A Review of Kim Newman’s “Anno Dracula”

Once Bitten: A Review of Kim Newman’s “Anno Dracula”

What happens when Dracula marries the Queen of England?




Trashlight (2013, Damnation Books)

Trashlight (2013, Damnation Books)

It’s trashy vampire romance with an extra-steaming helping of trash.




A Film With Bite: KISS OF THE DAMNED (2012)

A Film With Bite: KISS OF THE DAMNED (2012)

Forget the sparkles, this is vampire romance done right.




Touched By the Darkness: An Appreciation of Theodore London

Touched By the Darkness: An Appreciation of Theodore London

When a lightning strike destroys his office, Teddy London thinks he’s out of business for good. Little does he know he’s just getting started…




Impaled by the Chief – ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER

Impaled by the Chief – ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER

“How was the show, Mrs. Lincoln?”




God Save the Queen: A British Horror Triple-Feature

God Save the Queen: A British Horror Triple-Feature

As the weather gets colder, my thoughts turn to rites of springtime…which, my mind being the corkscrew it is, leads me into thinking about pagan fertility cults, which leads me into thinking about movies involving the survival of pagan fertility cults




Revisiting ‘Fright Night: Part 2’

Revisiting ‘Fright Night: Part 2’

Tweet I personally hold the original Fright Night in high esteem. It is one of those films that really clicks with me and is one that I can watch numerous times without getting bored. It has everything that I could want in a film of this caliber by including sex, gore, comedy, vampires, and nudity. […]




Horror Shorts Featured Director: Justin Anderson

Horror Shorts Featured Director: Justin Anderson

Making You Shit Your Undies & Then Buy New Ones.




Dr. Shock, Or: How I Learned to Love Independent Movies

Dr. Shock, Or: How I Learned to Love Independent Movies

Tweet “Hey couch potatoes it’s me, Dr. Shock, your Midnight Mental Maniac, your Marauder of Mayhem, your Lieutenant of Lunacy, your Prince of Puns!” So began many a Saturday nights on WUPW Fox 36 in Toledo, Ohio when Dr. Shock’s X-ray Chiller Theatre hit the airwaves.  From 1989 till 1992 Dr. Shock and his cast […]




Strigoi: The Undead (2009) Review

Strigoi: The Undead (2009) Review

Tweet In Romanian folklore, strigoi are souls of deceived people who are given magical powers to return to the land of the living and seek revenge for the wrongs that they were dealt.  Some of these powers include invincibility, the ability to transform into an animal, and the desire to feed on the blood of […]




Failploitation: ‘Vampyros Lesbos’

Failploitation: ‘Vampyros Lesbos’

Tweet It was a brisk winter day here in Brisbane, Australia and the leaves were beginning to change their color in order to adapt to the cooler weather that has invaded Australia’s tropical climate. The air moved quickly around me as I made my way up the path from the main building on campus. I […]




Critically Acclaimed Vampire Comedy ‘Strigoi’ Coming to DVD in August

Critically Acclaimed Vampire Comedy ‘Strigoi’ Coming to DVD in August

Tweet Breaking Glass Pictures will release director Faye Jackson’s vampire tale Strigoi: The Undead on DVD August 2 under the Vicious Circl Films label.  The dark comedy follows the quirky inhabitants of a Romanian village who learn that there are vampires among them. Synopsis: After failing to start a life of his own, 20-something Vlad […]




Die and Let Live (2006)/Raising the Stakes (2005) Review

Die and Let Live (2006)/Raising the Stakes (2005) Review

Tweet I was vaguely familiar with IWC Films before I turned on the current Tempe release of their two feature length movies, Die and Let Live and Raising the Stakes. Previously purchasing (and enjoying) the short-film compilations Faces of Schlock I and II, where IWC Films contributed two shorts,  I had higher expectations for these films.  I am happy to report that both movies […]




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