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  • Tilda Swinton in "Only Lovers Left Alive"
    Screen horror's best for 2014
    The terrorist threats over the movie “The Interview”, as well as the rash reactions from Sony and the theater chains who all caved into the demands to squelch the release of the Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy, were truly...
  • A Girl Walks Home Alone
    Daughter of death and dance: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night plays The Nuart
    There's an ironically sweet, innocent undercurrent to this week's must-see offering, Ana Lily Amirpour's A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. A horror film of sorts being billed as "the first Iranian Vampire Western ever made" -...
  • “Terror and Wonder” Exhibit at The British Library
    “Terror and Wonder” Exhibit at The British Library
    The British Library presents Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination an exhibit of 200 archival documents and artifacts in the PACCAR Gallery. The exhibit celebrates the 250th anniversary of the first Gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto by...
  • 'Near Dark' is an awesome vampire film
    'Near Dark' is an awesome vampire film
    Every self-respecting Halloween costume store stocks a respectable variety of vampire costumes and the related paraphernalia for these deans of the night. But sometimes storytellers offer up vampires without the formal suits associated with Count...
  • 'Black Sunday'
    DVD review: 'Black Sunday'
    We have discussed Mario Bava before.Let's go back a little further and take a look at what many people consider to be his best movie, 'Black Sunday.'A vampire-witch Asa Vajda (Barbara Steele) and her love Javuto (Arturo Dominici) are...
  • Vampire of Venice
    Yersinia Pestis: the Vampire of Venice
    Legends of blood guzzling demons might go back thousands of years but the erudite, seductive vampire we currently know and love is relatively new. You could actually say that the Romantic Vampire and the Frankenstein Monster were conceived on the...
  •  Only Lovers Left Alive suck
    Only Lovers Left Alive suck
    Everything looks promising from the opening shot of writer-director Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive. Unfortunately it quickly goes downhill from there. No, quickly is the wrong word since there’s nothing quick about this snail...
  • "The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Fifth Season" Blu-Ray
    Bite into the fifth season of 'The Vampire Diaries' on DVD or Blu-Ray
    As that whole “Twilight” fad with its sparkling vampires ran its course among teenage viewers, it's nice to see the CW Network continue to keep vampires in the spotlight with its supernatural vampire drama series “The Vampire...
  • "The Originals: The Complete First Season" cover
    CW Network vampire spin-off 'The Originals' out on DVD and Blu-Ray
    Thanks to books like “Twilight” and television shows like “The Vampire Diaries” on the CW Network, watching modern day vampire dramas continue to be a hobby these days. So September 2 marks the release date of the first...
  • 'Only Lovers Left Alive'
    DVD review: 'Only Lovers Left Alive' (2014)
    Celebrated filmmaker Jim Jarmusch has had a successful, if nearly exclusively cult-hit-yielding careerHis last work, 'The Limits of Control' was a deliberately insular production that didn't seem to make many waves, even among his...
  • Online vampire class is enrolling students now
    Online vampire class is enrolling students now
    Did you ever wonder where the stores of vampires come from? What about why women love these creatures so much? Or even how vampires can inspire children to learn to count. Well there is a new online vampire class being offered to anyone interested...
  • 'Penny Dreadful' The Saving of the Monsters
    'Penny Dreadful' The Saving of the Monsters
    Many times when people discuss vampires in literature they usually begin to discuss two specific time periods in literature, these may be the modern paranormal romance vampire books or those not interested in cutesy vampires may point out what...
  • New online vampire class being offered by college professor
    New online vampire class being offered by college professor
    Did you ever wonder where the stores of vampires come from? What about why women love these creatures so much? Or even how vampires can inspire children to learn to count. Well there is a new online vampire class being offered to anyone interested...
  • 'Penny Dreadful': The Saving of the Vampires
    'Penny Dreadful' The Saving of the Vampires
    Many times when people discuss vampires in literature they usually begin to discuss two specific time periods in literature, these may be the modern paranormal romance vampire books or those not interested in cutesy vampires may point out what...
  • 'The Cowboy and the Vampire:  A Very Unusual Romance' by Clark Hays and Kathleen McFalls
    'The Cowboy and the Vampire: A Very Unusual Romance' by Clark Hays and Kathleen
    I used to be a huge fan of vampire fiction but I have to admit that a certain fatigue has set in with regards to this particular mythical being as there have been too many novels in recent years that feature vampires that are brooding and just...