Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Day Watch (DVD)

This film was just released here today. The second in the series of Russian horror fables, it packs a punch. Once again we are in the middle of the war between the Light Others and the Dark Others. This time, our main character must choose between the woman he's inlove with and his son. Each represents a side, and trust is the bottom line. There is a magick piece of chalk that let's whoever holds it re-write their own personal history. Both sides want this chalk. Based on the book Day Watch. The style of the film makes it alittle hard to follow at times, but the story is well worth the attempt.

Thursday, 25 October 2007

Rise Blood Hunter

New on DVD in two versions, rated and unrated. Another vampire film that turns the vampire into the vampire hunter.

The lead character is a reporter who has just managed to blow open the underground gothic cult that has griped the L.A. area. She ends up getting too deep into things, after her informant ends up dead. Kidnapped, raped and left a victim herself, she wakes from it to find herself a vampire. She then goes on a bloody killing spree of revenge.

Marilyn Manson has a small role in this as the bartender.

Thursday, 18 October 2007

Happy Anniversary Rue Morgue

Issue #72 is on stands now. The October issue is a double length issue filled with more gore then normal because it is the 10th anniversary of the Canadian magazine.


Issue #8 of HorrorHound Magazine (Winter 2007/2008) is out now.

Saturday, 13 October 2007

The Thirst

Well, with one cast member of Blade the Television Series, and three from the Buffy/Angel campus, you would think this vampire movie could do no wrong.
It is a good idea, using the vampire as a way to look at addiction, but that isn't really a new idea. It seemed like it was missing too much story leaving alot of holes for the daylight to sneak into.
We have a couple who are recovering drug addicts. One is dying from Cancer, the other is just not paying attention to things. While in hospital the lead female is make into a vampire to save her. After mourning her death, her boyfriend sees her in a club and finds what really happens, only to be turned into a vampire too. Now they have to survive the night and keep their new family from killing a camp of kids.
If it wasn't for the sexual content of this movie being in every scene, it could have passed as an after school special.
For having so many crew from the Whedon casting department, this movie was a let down.

Thursday, 11 October 2007

Collector's Edition Dracula

This 2 disk edition has been remasterd with a bunch of extras. 4 new documentaries, commentary and deleted scenes all in widescreen. The box art in black and red. Well worth the cash ($30 Canadian) and just in time for Hallowe'en.

Saturday, 6 October 2007

Blood is the New Black

This book was promoted as being "Devil Wears Prada with Vampires" and it lives up to its name.

Not a horror story, or even a mystery but straight up chick lit.
The main character is given a job at a fashion magazine for the summer, it is a job she really didn't ask for and not sure she should be doing. But since her mother was a top designer she really has no choice it's been set in stone.
All her senior staff have strange habits, they sleep all day, party all night, never eat, and never use the bathroom.
Throwin a few gossiping coworkers, a lot of sunglasses and did I mention a few bloodless bodies and we have a really funny take on an old topic.

What I would like to know is there really a StakeOut.com?

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter

Part musical part kung-fu film this 2002 addition to the vampire scene leaves alot to be desired.
I came across this dvd in Edmonton in a Blockbuster and because someone had mentioned it I decided to buy it.
Ummm...Can I have my $25 back?
The story goes like this vampires can walk about in daylight and are killing the lesbians in Ottawa. The local church has only one choice left to ask Jesus to save their souls, with help of course from a masked wrestler.
Funny at times, at lest it is original.