Here’s some very promising news for fans of Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s cult-beloved vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows: FX has ordered a pilot for a half-hour comedy series based on the film.
When Eddie Murphy, Angela Bassett, and Wes Craven’s Vampire in Brooklyn hit theaters back in October of 1995, the horror-comedy was savaged by critics who felt the film’s deviations from more “traditional” vampire lore made it a lesser entry to the canon. Looking back, it’s obvious they were wrong.
It may be a while before Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi return to the world of What We Do In the Shadows but, like the vampires it portrays, the idea is never dead.
When I think back about the Saturday morning TV shows that had a profound impact on me while growing up, a handful of series like Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers and Digimon come to mind. But let me ask you a question: do you remember Van-Pires, a show about... well, teen/vampire/car hybrids?
The Witch—the quietest, creepiest horror film of 2015—put both director Robert Eggers and star Anya Taylor-Joy on the map. Now, they may reteam to breathe life into another scary story.
Everyone knows The Lost Boys is a great vampire movie. When people think of it, their first thought is of Kiefer Sutherland’s terrifying, blood-sucking punk David, then of Corey Feldman and Corey Haim teaming up to battle the vampires plaguing their town. And all of that is great, but to me, it’s not what makes the…
In May, we shared the first episode of Cristian Ponce’s spooky animated web series, Ghost Radio, about a late-night radio show wafting over the airwaves from the monster-choked town of Kirlian. Episode two is here, and it’s another tale of terror, titled “Masters of the Night.”
Jim Mickle’s indie Stake Land was one of 2010's best horror films—its post-apocalyptic road movie structure was familiar, but its gritty use of vampires (instead of, say, zombies) was distinctive. Mickle returns to produce Stake Land II, which is directed by Dan Berk and Robert Olsen—and we’ve got an exclusive clip.
Feeling drained? According to a new study, a vampire bat species that typically feeds on native birds has turned to sucking the blood of humans at night, likely due to human encroachment.
When you think of vampires, chances are you think of Anne Rice’s Lestat—gothic, beautiful, tortured, romantic, everything that has practically defined the creatures in pop culture since Rice wrote Interview With the Vampire in 1976. But in her new book, the unusually titled Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis (…
If you haven’t read Prince Lestat, Anne Rice’s most recent Vampire Chronicles book, a lot has changed for the tribe of the Undead. The vampires actually came together, entered the modern world, and formed a community with Lestat at its head. But with Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis, Rice is going to change …
Charlaine Harris’ True Blood books spawned a huge hit for HBO, and NBC is hoping for a similar windfall with Midnight, Texas. The series is also based on Harris books, and also features a small Southern town with some decidedly supernatural inhabitants. Because it’s NBC though, it looks a little more... tame.
YouTube series Carmilla—based on the 19th century lesbian vampire tale, but updated to a modern-day college setting—will get its own feature after it wraps up its third and final season. The jump to movie is based in no small part on the show’s incredibly devoted fan base, which has boosted it to over 50 million views.
What We Do in the Shadows is the only vampire mock-doc the world will ever need, because it is hilarious, raunchy, and perfectly self-aware. The werewolf-themed sequel (genius title: We’re Wolves) is percolating, and now the rumored TV spin-off is confirmed. But don’t get too excited about the latter just yet.
Tumblr is often a place where people discuss identity politics, but how much more complicated would those identity politics be if they included vampires, werewolves, fairies, and other fantastical creatures?
The Underworld movies have been pitting vampires and werewolves against each other since 2003, which is kind of amazing. In the fifth installment, Blood Wars, Kate Beckinsale is back in goth badass mode as Selene, whose enhanced vampire blood could tip the scales if it falls into the wrong hands... er, claws.
John Ajvide Lindqvist’s teen vampire tale Let the Right One In began life as a best-selling book in Sweden, rose to international prominence in 2008 thanks to a Swedish film adaptation, then got a 2010 American cinematic re-do. Now, TNT is ordering a pilot based on Lindqvist’s book. Vampires really are eternal!
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.