Saturday, 23 June 2007

Vampires Everywhere...Look!

"Vampires Pretending to be Humans Pretending to be Vampires" -Interview with the Vampire
That sums up what I am going to say today.
I am going to start some posts (this one will be more a list) on the Hidden Vampire in movies/books. Vampires that just because they don't fall into the Hollywood traps of coffins/stakes/fangs/ etc... most don't class as vampires but if you look closer you will see they are.
  1. Nightmare on Elm Street series
  2. Edward Scisorshands
  3. Farscape
  4. Star Trek
  5. Matrix
  6. Shock'em Dead
  7. Trick or Treat
  8. Black Roses
  9. Hamlet
I know there are more to this list that even I am not thinking of at the moment.
(I actually had very detailed notes on this topic but have lost them somewhere, and doing my best to remember.)

I will start with the easiest of the list Shock'em Dead.
Here we have what seems like just another 1980's/1990's (honestly not sure on the timeframe for this one) rock n roll story. Martin Angel is a guitar player who just wants to be part of the band, and would do anything to get it. So he sells his soul to the Devil to become the greatest rock star alive, becoming Angel Martin to everyone. Only one thing, he has to take other people's souls to stay alive, draining their life from them. Makes him a psy-vamp. Needing the energy from others to keep up his own. This film does take it to extremes but hey, it's an old heavy- metal-great -for -Hallowe'en-night-partys- film.

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