There’s long been a debate among genre fans as to whether or not vampires should be romantic and sexy or monstrous and terrifying. The late 00s/early 10s saw a boom of the former with franchises like Twilight and TV shows like The Vampire Diaries. But once such piece of vampire media that kept the grotesque, monstrous approach was 2007’s 30 Days of Night. Set in … Continue reading 15 Fun Facts About “30 Days of Night”
Vampires are such an iconic component to monster horror and horror in general. They’ve essentially become their own subgenre, and to think it all goes back to a single novel and historical figure (who’s still a national hero in Romania today). And while Bela Lugosi is and always will be the first person you think of when you hear Dracula, he was not the first … Continue reading Nosferatu: 100 Years Later
Long before the days of Twilight and The Vampire Diaries, Anne Rice’s “Vampire Chronicles” novels were among the first to really humanize vampires and make audiences sympathize with and follow them as the protagonists. When the first cinematic adaptation came in 1994, Interview with a Vampire was both critically acclaimed and a financial success, even scoring Oscar nominations. However, the next theatrical venture didn’t go … Continue reading “The Queen of the Damned” 20 Years Later: Is It as Bad as We Remember?
Vampires have always been the most glamorized of horror movie monsters. Going back to the seductive nature of Bela Lugosi’s Dracula, to the teen heartthrobs in films like The Lost Boys, Twilight, as well as Vampire Diaries TV show, vampires have an elegance and desirable quality to them. They’re the only “monster” that can pull off being perceived as sexy and cool, and Shudder’s latest … Continue reading “Dead & Beautiful” – Movie Review
Nicholas Cage is synonymous with his absurd antics on camera, as well as the endless debate of whether he’s a good or bad actor (he’s actually both simultaneously). But in the 1980’s his reputation was more “normal” and “straight edge”. That was until the release of 1988’s Vampire’s Kiss, a movie that has been immortalized with memes, and remains a fan favorite as far as … Continue reading The Bizarre Brilliance of “Vampire’s Kiss”
It’s the Halloween season and Netflix is getting in the spirit with a ton of exciting horror releases this month, the latest of which is the amusingly titled Vampires vs. The Bronx. But don’t be fooled by its title, which almost sounds like a parody. This latest supernatural horror-comedy is both fun and lighthearted, while also dealing with some very real social issues, but in … Continue reading “Vampires vs. The Bronx” – Movie Review