Daylight’s End looks like yet another zombie apocalyptic action movie, but it has a secret weapon: Lance Henriksen, who is pushing 80 but is still quite obviously 100 percent badass. He may have a supporting role here, but anyone in a doomsday plague survival situation would be lucky to have this Aliens veteran by…
“I don’t like horror comics,” new kid in town Sam says in The Lost Boys when the weirdos he’s just met, the Frog Brothers, try to give him a book about vampires. The theme has come full circle now that The Lost Boys are getting a sequel in comic book form—featuring Sam and both Frogs—courtesy of Vertigo.
The idea of a True Blood musical has been bandied about since the vampire drama concluded its HBO run in 2014. Composer Nathan Barr, who worked on all seven seasons of the show, revealed he’d pitched the concept to show creator Alan Ball, with hopes of “returning to the roots” of the story ... in song.
We could live 500 years and not encounter a vampire movie funnier than What We Do in the Shadows, but German-language entry Therapy for a Vampire also looks promising. It’s about a certain ancient Count who seeks help from Sigmund Freud to sort out his ennui... with mixed results.
A twisted tale of two sisters, one of whom is a vampire, is going to be made into a movie thanks to Nicole Kidman. The Oscar-winner has optioned the rights to a play called Cuddles, which sounds downright twisted, through her production company Blossom Films.
If you read io9 with any regularity, you likely know the name Doug Jones—he’s the man behind the mask of countless monsters, aliens, heroes and demons ranging from Buffy to Hellboy to Falling Skies to Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer to The Strain. Now he’s bringing his particular talents and his tall, thin…
If you saw last Friday’s episode of The Vampire Diaries, then you already know what I’m talking about. Everybody else, prepare to smack your head and say, “Oh no, fuck. Really? FUCK NO, Vampire Diaries. Just... fuck.” Spoilers ahead!
A bite to the neck and a clean getaway—that’s what a vampire needs. A group of physics students from the University of Leicester calculated exactly how long a vampire would need to accomplish those two things: about 6.4 minutes. They published their findings in the university’s Journal of Physics Special Topics.
Hammer Film Productions’ heyday spanned the 1950s through the 1970s, with gloriously gothic takes on classic monster stories that starred Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, and other British stars of the day. Here’s our take on the studio’s best and worst ... though even “bad” Hammer films do have their cheesy merits.
When Charles Stross isn’t writing mind-blowing space opera about the future of banking, he’s the ultra-prolific author of two long-running series. And one of those, the Laundry Files, has won praise (and a Best Novella Hugo) for its look at a spy agency that deals with other-worldly threats.
This unassuming bird manages to form cooperative social groups in a bleak environment–but there is one small catch.
Vampire bats are the only vertebrates that feed on the blood of other mammals. But the ability to do so may be buried across the tree of life, according to a new study which pinpoints the underlying genetic origins of traits that make a good vampire.
Because he’s the only character with the power to put these stupid, boring people out of my misery—and at this point, I don’t just main the main characters, I mean every single person in New York City.
Oh, The Strain. You did not just go there.
Good news, everyone! Something happened on last night’s The Strain. Actually, a few things happened, even though they uniformly proved our heroes are mind-bogglingly incompetent, it’s still a significant improvement over the previous waste of an episode.
As it turns out, I am finally fed up with The Strain’s bullshit. No longer am I charmed by its low-stakes vampire apocalypse, the way the characters stubbornly refuse to have arcs, the way the “plot” moves forward only begrudgingly. But The Strain reached a new low in this past weekend’s episode.
Between What We Do in the Shadows and Bloodsucking Bastards, it’s an excellent time to be a fan of deadpan vampire comedies. The latter, which features Game of Thrones’ Pedro Pascal as the bloodthirsty new sales manager at a corporate office, boasts a clever script, a hilarious cast, and rivers of gore. What else do…
Are you ready for another sexy vampire soap opera? Just a couple years after its Dracula show crashed and burned, NBC is ready to try again. Greg Berlanti, producer of The Flash, Arrow and Supergirl will make a pilot called Brides, which follows three female vampires as they live in modern New York City.
First of all, let me apologize for the lack of last week’s recap. I had to travel very early on Monday morning to NYC for io9/Gawker shenanigans, and was unable to watch last week’s episode, which is a shame, because it was definitely the highlight of the season. Rather than ignore it, I figure I’d give recaps of both…
Co-writer/co-director/costar Jemaine Clement has confirmed that a sequel to the vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows is in the planning stages. The first movie, a New Zealand indie which follows a group of vampire roommates as they bicker over chore wheels and feeding off the blood of virgins, amassed a…