Thursday, September 30, 2010
Could you tell us about your character?
That is right, yes. “Exteriors” was an extremely small production consisting of only Patrik Syversen, Marie Kristiansen, Christian Schaanning and the actors and I actually only had one day of work despite the fact that I am in the first 30 minutes of the movie. It is a drama about
“being seen” and how we perceive ourselves around other people. Specifically, it deals with two young actresses who are in LA to try out for the same part and their journey to get there.
NBC is reportedly developing a revival of the 1960s series The Munsters.
The comedy focused on a family of supernatural creatures and spawned a number of spin-off movies.
NBC has now ordered a pilot of the remake, Entertainment Weekly reports.
The show, which has been described as "Modern Family meets True Blood", is being written by Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller.
Meanwhile, rumors have suggested that Guillermo del Toro is interested in working on the project.
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL @ SHADOWBOX THEATRE
This year the international film festival will add voodoo films to the mix in addition to vampire films, gothic films and mythic horror films. "Expect a diverse collection of films including titles from Lebanon and the Russian Federation when the announcement is made next week," offered festival programmer and NPR Film Week critic, Tim Cogshell.
Stephen King’s ‘Salem’s Lot helped to bring vampires back to their Bram Stoker origins, with an emphasis on the heartless, frightening nature of the bloodsuckers combined with a side-focus on real estate, so he knows a little something about the creatures of the night. In his introduction to the first volume of the upcoming American Vampire series from DC Comics, the horror maestro makes his feelings about how vampires should really be portrayed known: That is, as truly monstrous and evil, not fanged and fabulous. And most definitely not as “lovelorn southern gentlemen,” “anorexic teenage girls,” or “boy-toys with big dewy eyes.”
Click here to read King’s introduction exclusively on EW.com.
The Fall, the second chapter in Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's Strain Trilogy, was released by HarperCollins last week, and the publisher has shared with us a great video interview of del Toro discussing the book and the vampire lore that inspired him.
New York is in chaos. Fires burn uncontested on deserted streets and avenues. Looters have their way with abandoned shops. Desperately overextended and underinformed emergency response teams are all that remain of the city’s shattered infrastructure. Masses of panicked citizens clog the highways and train stations, frantic for any means of escape. And what they don’t know is that they are fleeing a fate much worse than death.
Here are the vampire books he talks about in video :
The Natural History of the Vampire (Illustrated)
These are dangerous woods to venture into, for sure.
Choosing the five best vampire movies is sure to stir the ire of the multitude of fans of the genre, people who are proprietary about this romantic, fearsome figure. But with the opening this week of "Let Me In," it's as good a time as any to sink our teeth into the topic. (Sorry, the puns are just too easy.)
These are five I like best, in no particular order. You will notice that none of them includes the word "Twilight" in the title:
— "Let the Right One In" (2008): We may as well begin with the Swedish thriller that inspired "Let Me In," a film that was rightly hailed for its inventiveness, scares and soul. A lonely, bullied boy befriends the mysterious, barefoot girl who's just moved into his shabby Stockholm apartment complex — only she warns him they can't be friends, and she's not really a girl anyway. She's been 12 "for a long time," as she puts it. Director Tomas Alfredson offers plenty of startling scenes, but the real allure comes from the suspense that builds in the stillness, and the sweetness that arises from these two misfit characters forging a relationship they both desperately need, even though they know it can't last.