Friday, 29 February 2008

30 Days of Night


Everyone is hyper about this film. Comic fans are screaming, gore fans are screaming, teenaged girls are screaming. I just want my money back.
Storyline: City is in the middle of nowhere north of northern where it looses daylight for a month every year. Most of the town leaves and goes anywhere else. Few people have to stay to look after the town. On the eve of the last day of light for the season, a strange amount of violence starts. Once it gets dark the few towns people that stayed find themselves trapped with no heat, electricity and the main course for a pack of wild vampires.

This was done about 12 years ago on an old episode Tales From the Crypt in a better version.

Friday, 15 February 2008

Vampiric Lyrics

We all have a favourite vampire song, wither it be a piece of music from a vampire movie or some heavy laden cry-for me-my life is not worth living-hand me the razor- kind of crap.
Few years back I started a list of these songs/bands/albums. Here is just a minor scrapping of those blood soaked tunes.

THE VIDEOS

*I'll Do Anything For Love by Meatloaf....the video at lest is a remake of Bram Stoker's Dracula.

*When Doves Cry by Ginuwine.....yes this song is a remake of Prince's and the video another remake of Bram Stoker's Dracula

*Night Moves by Marylin Martin....in this video from 1984 (rough timeframe) they remade the movie the Hunger

*Child of the City by Triumph....this video shows a very seductive woman killing men and placing them in coffins.

*Woman by the Scorpions....the video takes elements from Carmilla as well as Dracula and adds in a touch of the movie Hunger for good measure.

* Perfect Skin by the 69 Eyes....so many elements are pulled from Countess Bathory, Anne Rice's Queen of the Damned novel, and has shades of The Vampyre by Polidori

*Bloodletting by Concrete Blonde....this was inspired by Anne Rice's novel

*Lost Boys by the 69 Eyes...they remake the movie Lost Boys in this video

*Is there Any Love in your Heart by Lenny Kravitz...this video has a female vampire designed to look like the classic Nosferatu hanging out in a car trunk


The Soundtracks

*Love Song for a Vampire by Annie Lennox....featured on the soundtrack for Bram Stoker's Dracula and the video release has Annie Lennox dressed as a pale Victorian lady/one of the Brides from the movie with scenes from the film intercut into it.

*Bloodletting by Concrete Blonde was used in the film Blood and Donuts in 1995

*The Lost Boys soundtrack released a few videos back in 1980's, one being the song People are Strange by Echo and the Bunnymen which was a remake of the Doors song, and it had scenes of the film intercut with odd shadows of the band, the titles at the beginning and end of the video were styled after the movie's letterhead. They also released an Inxs video for Good Times which once again showed scenes intercut with the band hanging out.

* Keep it Coming by C +C Music Factory from the original movie of Buffy the Vampire Slayer has cast members hanging around a white wall with the movie playing behind them.

* I Quit by Hepburn the song was used on the first Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV Show soundtrack in one of the seasons, and the video shows the band in both slayer mode and vampire mode while being at the Bronze

* ZZ Top penned a few songs for the From Dusk Till Dawn soundtrack. One being She's Killing Me where they mention the lead vampire character. Both leads from the movie starred in the video which wasn't much more then George Clooney playing basketball and Salma Hayek slithering around in a red dress. Again it was intercut with movie scenes.

THE LYRICS

There are more then I can get to right now of songs that simply come under this listing.



So this was just a taste of how the vampire has filtered into the music we live by.

Friday, 1 February 2008

Master of Horror DVD


While on holiday I found a few more episodes of the Masters of Horror....one being The V Word.
This is a semi-fresh take on the vampire story. Two teens want to spice up their night by going to the morgue to see the dead body of a school mate. While there they stumble upon a vampire. This brings into the mix loyalty and humour.
Micheal Iornside plays the vampire with his every present smirk and twisted charm. This episode also has the latest and youngest scream queen Jodelle Ferland (Tiedland, BloodRayne 2, Kingdom Hospital) who is only 13 years old.