Topic: vampires

Rating The Top Moments In Breaking Dawn, Part 1 By The Audience’s Screams And Cheers

Rating The Top Moments In Breaking Dawn, Part 1 By The Audience's Screams And Cheers

Last night/this morning at midnight, I joined Twilight fans in taking in the second-to-last movie, Breaking Dawn, Part 1. It’s the only book of the four that I’ve actually read, so I was armed with remembering all the details that we then saw dramatized. Overall, it was about as fun as any other Twilight experience: The dialogue was hilariously bad, the action was a bit bloodier (a plus), and the audience shrieked and whooped with the kind of passion that’s usually restrained just to straight horror movies.

I knew that the only way to properly judge the variously funny and shocking moments in Breaking Dawn was to break them down (there’s a pun in there, but I’m too exhausted) into what most affected people and what was merely cheesy. More »

First Look: Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins in Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows

First Look: Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins in Tim Burton's Dark Shadows

Did you guys ever watch Dark Shadows? I sure did. Dark Shadows remains, to this very day, the only soap opera that I have ever watched with any sort of regularity. Though it originally aired on ABC before I was born– its heyday was from 1966 to 1971– the Sci-Fi Channel (before it got all hoity-toity and started calling itself SyFy) used to show it regularly when I was a kid. Though part of the draw of the show was that it had been taped live, enabling eagle-eyed viewers to spot actors breaking character and laughing on occasion, its primary sell was its subject matter: It focused on the spooky and the supernatural. And guess what? Spooky and supernatural director Tim Burton is currently in the process of remaking Dark Shadows as a film! Even better, we’ve got first look photos of the film and its star– Johnny Depp, naturally– right here for your viewing pleasure! More »

Gallery: The Newer a Vampire TV Show, the Brighter and/or Bloodier Its Promo Posters

Gallery: The Newer a Vampire TV Show, the Brighter and/or Bloodier Its Promo Posters

The latest Vampire Diaries posters have elicited two very strong reactions from fans/people in the blogosphere: 1) Amusement at the play on “forbidden fruit”; 2) utter disgust at all the blood. And it is pretty gross. We get it — it’s a show about vampires, who subsist on humans’ blood. But they’re about a ton of other stuff, too: Super strength, sexy brooding guilt, wicked fangs and claws. Why don’t we see those in posters more often? More »