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Movie: Abigail

[TRAILER] After a group of criminals (Melissa Barrera, Dan Stevens, Kathryn Newton, Kevin Durand) kidnap the ballerina daughter (Alisha Weir) of a powerful underworld figure, they retreat to an isolated mansion, unaware that what they're locked inside with is no normal little girl. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 19, 2024 - 12 comments

Movie: Twilight

[TRAILER] High-school student Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), always a bit of a misfit, doesn't expect life to change much when she moves from sunny Arizona to rainy Washington state. Then she meets Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), a handsome but mysterious teen whose eyes seem to peer directly into her soul. Edward is a vampire whose family does not drink blood, and Bella, far from being frightened, enters into a dangerous romance with her immortal soulmate. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 4, 2024 - 12 comments

Movie: 30 Days of Night

[TRAILER] The isolated Alaskan town of Barrow is plunged into darkness for a month each year when the sun sinks below the horizon. As the last rays of light fade, the town is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires bent on an uninterrupted orgy of destruction. Only the small town's husband-and-wife Sheriff team stand between the survivors and certain destruction. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 11, 2024 - 13 comments

Creepshow: Meet the Belaskos/Cheat Code  Season 4, Ep 4

New neighbors move into an "integrated" neighborhood causing tensions to rise, and a father attempts to bond with his teenage son using a vintage video game.
posted by miss-lapin on Oct 16, 2023 - 0 comments

Book: Carpe Jugulum

Come one, come all, to the naming ceremony for the new Princess of Lancre, daughter of King Verence II and Queen Magrat! The invitations have been sent out, beautiful and gilded, though Granny Weatherwax doesn't appear to have received hers, and is feeling a bit put out by the whole situation. And the Priest who was to perform the ceremony has been replaced by an Omnian (and they burn witches, you know!) And Count Magpyre definitely received his invite, and his retinue seems to have some sort of mind control powers that affect everyone but Agnes Nitt... (Witches #6, Discworld #23) By Terry Pratchett. [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Oct 8, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: Last Voyage of the Demeter

[TRAILER] Based on a single chilling chapter from Bram Stoker's classic novel Dracula, The Last Voyage of the Demeter tells the terrifying story of the merchant ship Demeter, which was chartered to carry private cargo--fifty unmarked wooden crates--from Carpathia to London. Strange events befall the doomed crew as they attempt to survive the ocean voyage, stalked each night by a merciless presence onboard the ship. When the Demeter finally arrives off the shores of England, it is a charred, derelict wreck. There is no trace of the crew. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 11, 2023 - 13 comments

Movie: House of Darkness

After meeting at a local bar, a man (Justin Long) accompanies a beautiful and mysterious woman (Kate Bosworth) back to her luxurious and secluded estate. However, he soon gets more than he bargained for when their playful flirtation turns into something sinister. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 28, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: Renfield

Having grown sick and tired of his centuries as a lackey for Dracula (Nicolas Cage), Renfield (Nicholas Hoult) finds a new lease on life--and maybe even redemption--when he comes into the orbit of feisty, perennially angry traffic cop Rebecca Quincy (Awkwafina). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 17, 2023 - 22 comments

Movie: Ganja & Hess

[TRAILER] After being stabbed with an ancient, germ-infested knife, a doctor finds himself with an insatiable desire for blood. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 21, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Bliss

In need of creative inspiration, a professionally stagnant and hard-partying Los Angeles artist recklessly indulges in a series of drug binges. As the narcotics fly out of control, so does her newfound and inexplicable, yet unquenchable, craving for blood. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 15, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Stake Land

After a plague turns America into a realm of vampires, a hunter (Nick Damici) of the depraved creatures travels cross-country with an orphan (Connor Paolo) he rescued, searching for a safe haven. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 25, 2022 - 3 comments

Interview with the Vampire: The Ruthless Pursuit of Blood with All a Child's Demanding  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 4

Claudia learns the balance between love, lust and prey. [more inside]
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul on Oct 23, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Dracula

The dashing, mysterious Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi), after hypnotizing a British soldier, Renfield (Dwight Frye), into his mindless slave, travels to London and takes up residence in an old castle. Soon Dracula begins to wreak havoc, sucking the blood of young women and turning them into vampires. When he sets his sights on Mina (Helen Chandler), the daughter of a prominent doctor, vampire-hunter Van Helsing (Edward Van Sloan) is enlisted to put a stop to the count's never-ending bloodlust. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 21, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles

Born as an 18th-century lord, Louis (Brad Pitt) is now a bicentennial vampire, telling his story to an eager biographer. Suicidal after the death of his family, he meets Lestat (Tom Cruise), a vampire who persuades him to choose immortality over death and become his companion. Eventually, gentle Louis resolves to leave his violent maker, but Lestat guilts him into staying by turning a young girl (Kirsten Dunst) -- whose addition to the "family" breeds even more conflict. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 19, 2022 - 5 comments

Interview with the Vampire: Is My Very Nature That of a Devil  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 3

Louis grapples in a fight to retain some semblance of his humanity while struggling to identify the true nature of the identity of a vampire and the urges that come with it. Things escalate and soon take a turn for the worst.
posted by uncleozzy on Oct 19, 2022 - 9 comments

Movie: HollyBlood

Javi, a shy teenager, has a crush on Sara who is into vampires. Sara comes to believe that Javi is a vampire named Azrael, but the real Azrael is nearby and doesn't take kindly to imposters.
posted by miss-lapin on Oct 6, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Cronos

Antique dealer Jesus Gris (Federico Luppi) stumbles across Cronos, a 400-year-old scarab that, when it latches onto him, grants him youth and eternal life -- but also a thirst for blood. As Jesus enjoys his newfound vitality, he's unaware that a dying old man, Dieter de la Guardia (Claudio Brook), has sent his nephew, Angel (Ron Perlman), to find the scarab and bring it back to him. But Jesus will not give immortality up easily, even risking the life of his orphan granddaughter (Tamara Shanath). Guillermo del Toro's first feature film. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 15, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: Day Shift

An LA vampire hunter (Jamie Foxx) has a week to come up with the cash to pay for his kid's tuition and braces. Trying to make a living these days just might kill him. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 19, 2022 - 13 comments

Salem's Lot: 1979 TV Miniseries  Season 0, Ep 0

Writer Ben Mears (David Soul) returns to his hometown to write a book about the supposedly haunted Marsten House, but finds someone else has bought the long-empty property. When townspeople start dying mysteriously, Mears discovers the owner of the mansion is a vampire turning them into an army of undead slaves. Based on the Stephen King novel and directed by Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 13, 2022 - 8 comments

What We Do in the Shadows: The Wedding  Season 4, Ep 6

Guillermo loses his mind trying to help Nandor plan the perfect vampire wedding.
posted by geoff. on Aug 9, 2022 - 8 comments

What We Do in the Shadows: The Night Market  Season 4, Ep 4

The vampires take a trip to the secret Night Market, where all the supernatural creatures gather to barter and haggle. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit on Jul 27, 2022 - 9 comments

Movie: Fright Night

Teenage Charley Brewster (William Ragsdale) is a horror-film junkie, so it's no surprise that, when a reclusive new neighbor named Jerry Dandridge (Chris Sarandon) moves next-door, Brewster becomes convinced he is a vampire. It's also no surprise when nobody believes him. However, after strange events begin to occur, Charlie has no choice but to turn to the only person who could possibly help: washed-up television vampire killer Peter Vincent (Roddy McDowall). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 3, 2022 - 15 comments

Movie: Morbius

Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder, and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr. Michael Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. What at first appears to be a radical success soon reveals itself to be a remedy potentially worse than the disease. [more inside]
posted by praemunire on Apr 2, 2022 - 19 comments

Movie: Leptirica

A young man wants to marry the beautiful daughter of a landowner who refuses to allow the marriage. To prove his worth, the young man accepts the job of miller after an infamous local vampire kills the previous miller. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 12, 2022 - 3 comments

Book: Wayward Son

Simon Snow did everything he was supposed to do. He beat the villain. He won the war. He even fell in love. Now comes the good part, right? Now comes the happily ever after… So why can’t Simon Snow get off the couch?
posted by Literaryhero on Nov 8, 2021 - 9 comments

What We Do in the Shadows: The Portrait  Season 3, Ep 10

The housemates grieve the loss of one of their own.
posted by paper chromatographologist on Oct 29, 2021 - 25 comments

Movie: Black as Night

A teenage girl with self-esteem issues finds confidence in the most unlikely way, by spending her summer battling vampires. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Oct 6, 2021 - 1 comment

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 - 16 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 - 15 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 - 10 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 - 16 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

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