Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sept 10th 2014

Been a while since I popped in the crypt, but fear not my fearless vampire hunters for I have...nothing cute or funny in my brain this morning.
So I have been doing my One Movie a Day challenge, again/still on my movie blog, and in the last year, have watched a few vampire movies which I've talked about on that blog. And in my laziness, haven't talked about them here.  So here's a short run down.

Year 3 on Day 14... John Dies in the End.  Sort of a sci-fi zombie/vampire movie that has a lot of H.P. Lovecraft elements to it. Brain altering drug that feeds off of it's host because it's an alien type creature.  Comes under the category of non-traditional vampire stories.

Year 3 Day 16... Drop Dead Gorgeous.  This is about a model who dies on set and the crew decide to hide the fact until they finish the shoot. It was a great metaphor for how society views beauty and trends. A very disturbing film, funny as it ends up being, but still very disturbing. Again, a non-traditional vampire story, and clearly falls under the necrophilia category.

Year 3 Day 28...Forever 16.  Made for tv vampire movie about a young vampire who is caught and makes a deal with the police to go back to high school and find a drug dealer. 

Year 3 Day 41 Stepford Wives... Humans being replaced by robots in a zombie like fashion.
Comes under non-traditional, given the need to control, taking their individuality from them. Zombie stories and vampire stories cross lines so often, they almost are one genre...almost.

Year 3 Day 46...Immortal Instruments City of Bones... Vampires, werewolves, witches etc. A young girl finds out she's from a long line of hunters.
Both traditional and non-traditional categories.

Year 3 Day 47...R.I.P.D. A cop who is murdered, is brought back from the dead to continue his work, and find the one who killed him.
Both categories of traditional and non-traditional. It's more of a ghostbusters style film, but the fact the lead character is brought back from the dead makes it a vampire-style film.

Year 3 Day 73  Wolverine...  Wolverine is asked to return to Japan to save a friend from a member of the mob. But soon learns there's more going on then meets the eye.
With a mad scientist, an undead dead guy walking around, and of course Wolverine himself being an immortal creature...This falls into both categories of traditional and non-traditional.

Year 3 Day 77... The Thirst. A woman is kidnapped and taken to a private resort for vampires, after having been told she is one of a long line of royal vampires.

Year 3 Day 97...Twixt.. A writer gets mixed up with a serial killer who is staking young women, believing them to be vampires.

So there's the catch up of vampire movies I've seen so far this year.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Everybody be cool, you be cool

From Dusk till Dawn...the series. 

I just finished watching the first episode of the tv series based on the movie franchise, and dude, I'm right bloody in love. I only heard about this show a few days ago, and thought I'd have to wait god knows how long for it to come out on dvd or something, but Netflix Canada started showing it this week.
The first episode covers the first ten minutes of the original movie, expanding on the back stories of the characters. And I have to say, they did an excellent job getting actors that look enough like the original ones, that it makes you want to break out the old movies.

Only one episode in, and already I know this is on my dvd wish list down the road.