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  • Introduction to Vampires Correspondence Course coming next week
    Introduction to Vampires Correspondence Course coming next week
    Search for the Lure Publishing Company announced this morning, February 19, that their long promised Introduction to Vampires Correspondence Course will be starting next Tuesday, February 24.Introduction to Vampires Correspondence is offered as a...
  • Dracula Untold
    DRACULA UNTOLD Arrives To Blu-ray From Universal
    Universal Pictures has finally released Gary Shore's Dracula Untold on Blu-ray and DVD.Dracula Untold tells the story of Vlad, the prince of Transylvania, who was taken as a hostage as a young child and forced to become a soldier. Vlad turned...
  • 'Bloodsucking Bastards' trailer #1 overview and commentary
    'Bloodsucking Bastards' trailer #1 overview and commentary
    Trailer Watch is a first reaction viewing of the featured trailer (by me) where I give some light commentary and opinions on it. Trailers are a big deal, they are the first real impression a movie has on people and can have a huge impact on its...
  • Vlad the Impaler
    Review of 'Bound by Flames' a scorching addition to the Night Prince series
    Jeaniene Frost burned her spot into the paranormal world with her Night Huntress series featuring Cat and Bones. But she didn’t stop there. With the world enamored so completely with her characters, she wrote spin-off books for certain ones...
  • A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
    'A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night' freshens up a tired genre
    I don't know about you but in my book, the best kind of surprise is the pleasant kind, especially when it comes in the form of a feature debut. While it leans a little too much on its stylish nature, "A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night"...
  • 'From Dusk Till Dawn' is a fun vampire film
    'From Dusk Till Dawn' is a fun vampire film
    Since his marriage this past summer and his appearance at the Golden Globes, George Clooney, surely one of Hollywood’s most photographed leading men, has graced many a magazine cover. It is easy to forget that he has sometimes appeared in...
  • Courtroom
    'Presumption of Innocence': Courtroom drama, legal maneuvers and exsanguination
    This first in the five-book “David Brunelle Legal Thriller” series is not a murder mystery, for it quickly becomes obvious who has committed the gruesome murder of 13-year-old Emily Montgomery and why he did it. Nor is it a police...
  • Steamy romances for cold days
    Steamy romances for cold days
    Here are some more steamy romances for cold winter days."Vampire in Paradise" (Avon, $7.99) is the fifth "Deadly Angels" book by Sandra Hill. Each book in the series takes one of the seven deadly sins as a central theme. In...
  • Paranormal creatures: Vetala
    Paranormal creatures: Vetala
    Vetala are ghostlike creatures from Hindu folklore. These beings are said to be hostile spirits that inhabit dead corpses. Many believe that vetala are stuck in the limbo between life and the afterlife because their families did not have proper...
  • 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...