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The Scholar Who Walks the Night: Eps 9 - 12; followed by a personal view on cultural parallels  Season 1, Ep 9

Gwi offered power to the Joseon monarchy in return for … loyalty, some deference, regular victims, a place of his own. His lair is a cavern under the palace where evil Prime Minister Lord Choi and his other toadies visit him. There he slouches on a throne made of roots and rocks, beneath a macabre trophy. I mean, it's not as though the Underground Palace, as they call it, looks like a very nice place to stay. [more inside]
posted by glasseyes on Mar 16, 2021 - 2 comments

The Scholar Who Walks the Night: Eps 5 - 8; Followed by a note on Taekkyon  Season 1, Ep 5

I mean it's really hard to chase a coherent narrative thread through these chunks of episodes. Plans are made, fail, and are repeated to fail again. The complicated momentum of the story stutters; the visuals remain fabulous. Kim Seong Yeol and Yang Seon begin a dance of fascination round each other. [more inside]
posted by glasseyes on Mar 2, 2021 - 2 comments

The Scholar Who Walks the Night: Eps 2 - 4  Season 1, Ep 2

Ep. 2 trigger warning for Gwi's seduction of a child to be his vampire minion. The bite etc is suggested more than shown but it is very creepy indeed. //As well as his secret forest mansion Eumseokgol Kim Seong Yeol maintains a base at the gibang owned by his companion Su Hyang. Having learnt in Ep. 1 that even with his new vampire powers he hasn't a hope in hell of facing up to Gwi, he has spent the 100-odd years since lurking, observing, looking for Prince Jeonghyeon's memorandum and on the way acquiring an impressive library and a reputation as a mysterious book-buying scholar. Developed by the Prince and the previous vampire guardian, the memorandum is a strategy for defeating Gwi. With KSY's help it was just about to be put into action when Gwi discovered it and destroyed all but one of the plotters. [more inside]
posted by glasseyes on Feb 25, 2021 - 5 comments

The Scholar Who Walks the Night: Intro & Ep 1 of 20   Season 1, Ep 1

Able to be appreciated on many fronts, visually ravishing and full of restrained (and unrestrained) emotional expressiveness, the addictive qualities of k-drama are becoming more widely known in the West, especially since Netflix got involved. As a two-culture person and I've loved watching compelling art produced from what feels like a familiar space of flux, revision, brokering and reclaiming. The Scholar Who Walks the Night (2015) is a historical fantasy South Korean vampire serial that I love in spite of its flaws. I want to talk about cultural context as well as episode summaries. All I can write about is what I found out on the internet and all I've got is shallow knowledge, I could be really wrong about lots of things but will try to explain what it is about this series that so interests me. There will be some spoilers and descriptions of the male lead's costumes. [more inside]
posted by glasseyes on Feb 24, 2021 - 6 comments

Movie: Boys from County Hell

A town that claims to be home to vampire finds out that the legend is actually true. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Oct 11, 2020 - 2 comments

Movie: Vampires vs. the Bronx

A group of young friends from the Bronx fight to save their neighborhood from gentrification...and vampires! [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Oct 7, 2020 - 4 comments

What We Do in the Shadows: Nouveau Théâtre Des Vampires  Season 2, Ep 10

The vampires prepare to attend the most exclusive event on the vampiric social calendar. [Season finale] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jun 13, 2020 - 15 comments

What We Do in the Shadows: Colin's Promotion  Season 2, Ep 5

Colin Robinson gets promoted at work and his new power threatens the balance of power in the vampire house. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on May 8, 2020 - 9 comments

What We Do in the Shadows: The Curse  Season 2, Ep 4

While the vampires fear they've been electronically cursed, Guillermo tries to thwart a deadly threat to his masters. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on May 4, 2020 - 16 comments

What We Do in the Shadows: Brain Scramblies  Season 2, Ep 3

The vampires attend their first human Super Bowl party, while Guillermo's search for virgins uncovers a deadly threat. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on May 4, 2020 - 2 comments

What We Do in the Shadows: Ghosts  Season 2, Ep 2

The vampires hold a seance to deal with a ghost infestation, which leads to a larger ghost infestation. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on May 1, 2020 - 9 comments

What We Do in the Shadows: Resurrection  Season 2, Ep 1

Nadja and Laszlo's new familiar poses problems for an increasingly anxious Guillermo, and the vampires enlist the services of a local necromancer. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on May 1, 2020 - 6 comments

Dracula: Dracula (2020)  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 0

Moffat & Gatiss return with a three-part "adaptation" of Dracula on BBC One and Netflix. [more inside]
posted by betweenthebars on Jan 1, 2020 - 43 comments

V-Wars: Down with the Sickness  Season 1, Ep 1

Following an urgent trip to the Arctic, a scientist and his friend are quarantined with an illness that soon escalates to something sinister. (Netflix Original) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 5, 2019 - 5 comments

What We Do in the Shadows: Ancestry  Season 1, Ep 10

Guillermo steals semen has DNA tests run for everyone, and Nandor and finds out that he has a descendant living in Staten Island, while Guillermo confirms that he's the descendant of, um, just your typical Mexican piñata farmers. Nadja calls to her lost love Gregor, and his current incarnation, Jeff, comes looking for her. [Season finale] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jun 6, 2019 - 9 comments

What We Do in the Shadows: The Orgy  Season 1, Ep 9

The vampires are chosen to host the biannual vampire orgy, and worry that it may not be successful. "What you don't understand is the stigma attached to throwing a poor orgy." Nandor hungers after Guillermo's friend, and Laszlo finds his old porno tapes. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jun 6, 2019 - 3 comments

What We Do in the Shadows: Citizenship  Season 1, Ep 8

Nadja trains her little, stupid baby vampire how to crawl and eat, and Nandor applies for American citizenship. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on May 16, 2019 - 7 comments

What We Do in the Shadows: The Trial  Season 1, Ep 7

The vampires must defend themselves as an international vampire tribunal gathers to judge them for their transgressions. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on May 9, 2019 - 17 comments

What We Do in the Shadows: Baron's Night Out  Season 1, Ep 6

The Staten Island crew (+ a bro'ed up Baron) paint the town a few different colors. [more inside]
posted by ishmael on May 3, 2019 - 7 comments

A Discovery of Witches: Episode 1  Season 1, Ep 1

In Oxford's library, American historian and reluctant witch Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up an ancient magical manuscript, and finds herself confronted by geneticist and vampire Matthew Claremont, who is determined to get his hands on the book. (BBC America/AMC US broadcast premiere) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Apr 8, 2019 - 14 comments

The Passage: Stay in the Light; Last Lesson (episodes 9 & 10)  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 9

Amy must be the one to decide what's best for humanity when the only way to stop Fanning and the virals' escape from Project NOAH involves a dangerous explosion that could leave Brad, Sykes, and the cure for the virus caught in the crossfire. (Season Finale) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Mar 11, 2019 - 4 comments

The Passage: You Are Not That Girl Anymore  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 8

Amy experiences symptoms of the virus that indicate she is close to turning, and Lila and Sykes race to perfect an anti-viral medicine to save her from Fanning. Meanwhile, Richards tries to keep Project NOAH contained when Guilder makes a mysterious decision to let go of most of the staff. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Mar 5, 2019 - 3 comments

The Passage: You Are Like the Sun  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 7

Brad and Lila flash back through their history together as they plan to save Amy. The Secretary of Defense gives Horace Guilder full authority over Project NOAH, leaving Sykes and Richards terrified for what his plan of attack might entail. Meanwhile, the bond between Amy and Carter is stronger than ever, as he prepares her for Fanning's grand plan, and Lear fights to help Elizabeth before it's too late. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Feb 26, 2019 - 2 comments

The Passage: I Want to Know What You Taste Like  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 6

Tensions are high with a viral on the loose outside Project NOAH, as Guilder and Richards hurry to mobilize a search party. Amy volunteers to help in an unexpected way, causing friction between her and Brad. Meanwhile, Lear tries to help a lucid Elizabeth understand the tough decisions he's made while at NOAH, and a surprising connection between Sykes and Babcock is revealed. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Feb 19, 2019 - 5 comments

The Passage: How You Gonna Outrun the End of the World?  Season 1, Ep 5

With the sudden arrival of a high-ranking official, Horace Guilder, to Project NOAH, Brad and Amy begin to strategize a possible escape plan with the help of an unlikely accomplice. Meanwhile, Sykes and Richards begin to question each other's motives and a shaky past between Lear, Elizabeth, and Fanning is revealed. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Feb 11, 2019 - 2 comments

Book: The Land Across

An American writer of travel guides in need of a new location chooses to travel to a small and obscure Eastern European country. The moment Grafton crosses the border he is in trouble, much more than he could have imagined. His passport is taken by guards, and then he is detained for not having it. He is released into the custody of a family, but is again detained. It becomes evident that there are supernatural agencies at work, but they are not in some ways as threatening as the brute forces... SPOILERS AHEAD [more inside]
posted by bq on Feb 5, 2019 - 3 comments

The Passage: Whose Blood Is That?  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 4

In an attempt to protect Amy, Wolgast convinces Sykes and Lear to let them outside of the facility for exercise. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Feb 4, 2019 - 4 comments

The Passage: That Should Never Have Happened to You  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 3

Brad strikes a deal with Sykes and Richards to stay with Amy at Project NOAH, as they begin to test the virus on her. Upon learning the harsh truth regarding the state of the inmates in 4B, Brad forms an alliance to get more information. Meanwhile, Babcock sheds light on her past. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jan 28, 2019 - 10 comments

The Passage: You Owe Me a Unicorn  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 2

Amy and a wounded Brad continue on the run from Richards. Meanwhile, at Project NOAH, Dr, Lear reflects on the decisions that compelled him to involve Fanning in his research, and testing of the virus on Anthony Carter begins, as the epidemic in China spreads and the race for a cure intensifies. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jan 21, 2019 - 9 comments

The Passage: Pilot  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 1

As an imminent flu epidemic threatens the U.S., Federal Agent Brad Wolgast is tasked with bringing in Project NOAH's latest chosen test subject, a 10-year-old girl, Amy Bellafonte. But, after meeting Amy, Brad's loyalties to the project are tested. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jan 14, 2019 - 11 comments

Castlevania: "Old Homes"  Season 2, Ep 2

More back story is revealed and several characters are scheming inside Dracula's War Court of Dignitaries ... [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams on Nov 6, 2018 - 7 comments

Castlevania: "War Council"  Season 2, Ep 1

Episode One of Season Two picks up right where the Season One finale finished. [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams on Oct 30, 2018 - 7 comments

Supernatural: Gods and Monsters  Season 14, Ep 2

Sam finds a clue to Dean's whereabouts; Castiel imparts some sage advice to Jack, who, still desperate to belong, looks for a familial connection. [more inside]
posted by litera scripta manet on Oct 21, 2018 - 8 comments

Tokyo Vampire Hotel: Episode 1  Season 1, Ep 1

In the year 2021, a war between ancient vampire families -- one of them the descendants of Dracula -- takes place on the streets of Tokyo just as the world teeters on the brink of apocalypse. Anyway, I think that's what's going on?! On Amazon Prime.
posted by kittens for breakfast on Jun 11, 2018 - 1 comment

Supernatural: Beat the Devil  Season 13, Ep 21

Sam, Dean, Castiel, and Gabriel must work together to bring Mary and Jack home; Rowena's encounter with Lucifer may change someone's life. [more inside]
posted by litera scripta manet on May 5, 2018 - 8 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: SAMSON VS THE VAMPIRE WOMEN  Season 6, Ep 24

SAMSON VS THE VAMPIRE WOMEN aka El Santo Contra las Mujeres Vampiros. "Solo un hombre de acero... de agilidad de pantera, es capaz de lucar contra las MUJERES VAMPIROS... y ese hombre es... SANTO!" Simply, in which a masked wrestler, who is a genius crime fighter too, struggles against the legions of Hell. This is probably the silliest premise of any MST movie (even Robot Monster's gorilla-with-fishbowl was obstensibly an evil space alien), but in Mexico there were over fifty El Santo movies, and they were wildly popular. El Santo himself was a tremendous figure, an actual wrestler, and even got an awesome pilot in 2010 for his own show on the Mexican version of Cartoon Network despite dying in 1984. But even these facts are overshadowed, to MSTies, by this being not only the end of Season Six, but also the final episode of the beloved "TV's" Frank Conniff. (Well, excepting a special appearance in one later show.) YouTube, with annotations! (1h32m) Premiered March 25, 1995. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Apr 5, 2017 - 8 comments

The Strain: The Strain  Season 3, Ep 0

So, The Strain is back for a third season. [more inside]
posted by mordax on Sep 7, 2016 - 57 comments

Preacher: Sundowner  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 6

"You don't have to come home, but you can't pray here." Jesse comes face-to-face with Deblanc and Fiore, then learns more about the entity that has overtaken his body.
posted by kanewai on Jul 6, 2016 - 17 comments

Preacher: South Will Rise Again  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 5

Following his stunt, Jesse becomes Annville's newest rock star; Tulip and Cassidy connect; the Cowboy makes a decision.
posted by kanewai on Jul 6, 2016 - 6 comments

Movie: Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?

A college girl introduces her mother to her girlfriend... who happens to be a vampire. [more inside]
posted by kittens for breakfast on Jun 23, 2016 - 4 comments

The Magicians: Remedial Battle Magic  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 11

The old traveler takes aim. Julia finds her faith. Quentin gets screwed. Alice gets screwed.
posted by leotrotsky on Mar 29, 2016 - 7 comments

The Magicians: Remedial Battle Magic  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 11

The old traveler takes aim. Julia finds her faith. Quentin gets screwed. Alice gets screwed.
posted by leotrotsky on Mar 29, 2016 - 16 comments

Movie: The Hunger

The Egyptian vampire lady Miriam subsists upon the blood of her lovers. In return the guys or girls don't age... until Miriam has enough of them. Unfortunately that's currently the case ... [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 12, 2016 - 7 comments

Movie: From the Dark

A couple on a trip through the Irish countryside find themselves hunted by a creature who only attacks at night. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Mar 6, 2016 - 7 comments

Movie: From Dusk Till Dawn

Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in an establishment populated by vampires, at time when Quentin Tarantino was still cool, George Clooney wasn't an established star, and Danny Trejo was just "oh yeah that guy!" Bloody mayhem ensues. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 21, 2016 - 17 comments

American Horror Story: Be Our Guest  Season 5, Ep 12

Everybody dies, probably. I don't know. Look, this is the fifth season of this show, you know how things go around here. [more inside]
posted by kittens for breakfast on Jan 13, 2016 - 3 comments

Movie: Kiss of the Damned

Sexy vampires and their sexy vampire problems. [more inside]
posted by kittens for breakfast on Jan 7, 2016 - 2 comments

MeFi Horror Club: Kiss of the Damned

Next time on MeFi Horror Club, it's our first film for 2016: Xan Cassavettes's Kiss of the Damned (2013)! Discussion thread to go live on Friday, January 8. [more inside]
posted by kittens for breakfast on Dec 31, 2015 - 1 comment

Movie: Lifeforce

A race of space vampires arrive in London and infect the populace. [more inside]
posted by Artw on Dec 11, 2015 - 12 comments

MeFi Horror Club: Lifeforce

Next up on MeFi Horror Club: Lifeforce, 1985. Discussion to be posted next Friday 11 December. [more inside]
posted by Artw on Dec 6, 2015 - 7 comments

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