Friday, October 1, 2010

UK Channel 4: Alexander Skarsgård Talks True Blood Season 3

Former Wood River Valley resident makes it big on 'True Blood'

It’s a long way from the Wood River Valley to the murky Louisiana vampire bars.
Former Ketchum and Hailey resident Tara Buck plays Ginger in the wildly popular HBOseries “True Blood.”The talented 1993 Wood River HighSchool graduate has appeared in several guest starring roles in the past decade and hopes her career is just beginning.
In “True Blood,” wherevampires live openly among humans, Ginger is a human waitress who works at vampire hangout Fangtasia. Her shrill screams and overreactions define her character, and her vampire co-workers often “glamour” her — or erase her memory — to prevent her from freaking out or giving away secrets.

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Exclusive NYCC alternate cover! Eric's memory of the Inquisition causes a violent reaction among the locals trapped inside Merlotte's. It's another night of great fun for the vile spirit feeding off their raw emotions. But Sam's figured out a way to trick the Trickster, and with Tara's help, he sets a trap.
Comic SRP: $3.99 

Elvira’s Movie Macabre: Elvira returns to weekly television this week

Yes, That's Jack White from White Stripes serving up the popcorn ! He also produced the song for the new show "What Can I Do?"performed by the Black Belles.

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Charlaine Harris has moved back the publication date of the next book

Relax ! It's the Sookie companion book NOT book 11 " Dead Reckoning "

This is what she posted on Facebook: Charlaine Harris Official Fan Site

Trying to return to work. Unfortunately, the Sookie Companion will have to be bumped back in publication date. That deadline sailed by, and there is a lot of editing still to do. I'll put the new date up when I have it. DEAD RECKONING is firmly on track for May, though.

Interview with TRUE BLOOD's Mariana Klaveno

Best known as the sexy, deliciously evil and emotionally complex Lorena in HBO's True Blood, Mariana Klaveno has delighted fans as the psycho-vamp who can't seem to get enough of Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer). The talented actress also starred in the feature film While the Children Sleep (released as The Sitter on DVD). If you're a fan, you know that HBO has renewed True Blood for a 12-episode fourth season, slated to premiere in June 2011. And like most die hard fans, you're hoping she'll somehow return. In this revealing interview, Klaveno explains how she got her start, her thoughts about a role so many have come to love and admire, and the scenes people just can't stop talking bout.

So you literally lived on a Washington farm until you were 18. Did you dream of becoming an actress when you were young?
Mariana Klaveno:  For as long as I can remember, acting is something I always wanted to do. I don't really know where that impulse came from. I was kind of secretive about it until my junior year in high school. I thought it was such a wild, outlandish goal to have.

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The Vampire Diaries S02 E05 "Kill or Be Killed."

Kevin Jackson's top 10 vampire novels

I'm going to post them three at a time

 If you're thinking of staying safely indoors this Halloween, writer and vampire expert Kevin Jackson has selected the finest and most frightening bloodsucking stories to curl up with

Kevin Jackson's childhood ambition was to be a vampire, but instead he became the last living polymath. His expertise ranges from Seneca to the Sugababes, with a special interest in the occult, Ruskin, take-away food, Dante's Inferno and the moose. He is the author of numerous books on numerous subjects, including Fast: Feasting on the Streets of London, filmmaker Humphrey Jennings and edited The Oxford Book of Money.

Bite: A Vampire Handbook: A Vampire Miscellany by Kevin Jackson

His latest book, Bite: A Vampire Handbook, traces the history of the undead down the ages as well as offering a miscellany of vampiric trivia including the best places for vampire tourism, the best vampire-influenced songs, and, should the need arise, the best ways of killing the beasts. Buy Kevin Jackson books from the Guardian bookshop "Though I first learned to love vampires through the movies, my only access to those movies back in the days of the X-certificate (I was about 11, and you had to be 18, or was it even 21, to see a Hammer film, amazing as that seems nowadays, when they look about as scary as an episode of Scooby-Doo) was through the medium of print – a wonderful magazine called Famous Monsters of Filmland. From there, it was a very easy leap to reading the likes of Poe, and Mary Shelley, and Stoker … What larks! These days I obstinately tend to prefer vampire movies to most vampire fiction (the worst of which can be a bit pompous), but there are some wonderful exceptions: here are 10 of the best ..."

1. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

Probably the single most influential vampire narrative written between Dracula in the late 1890s and Interview With The Vampire in the 1970s, (Anne Rice needs no plugging here; nor does Stephenie Meyer, nor Charlaine Harris ...), this was the novel which dragged vampires out of the gothic world of superstition and into the potentially even more terrifying world of science fiction. In the wake of a global war – probably a nuclear conflict – Robert Neville finds himself apparently the last man alive in all the world. But there are plenty of undead people, and every night when the sun has gone down, they attack his fortress home. There have been three film versions to date., most recently the big-budget production starring Will Smith, which had its moments; but none has captured the nihilistic chill of the original.

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Stephen King explains how to make vampires 'scary again' The horror master offers tips on how to re-inject some bite into a genre 'hijacked by a lot of soft-focus romance'

"Here's what vampires shouldn't be: pallid detectives who drink Bloody Marys and work only at night; lovelorn southern gentlemen; anorexic teenage girls; boy-toys with big dewy eyes," writes Stephen King in the introduction to his move into original comic book writing, American Vampire. "What should they be? Killers, honey. Stone killers who never get enough of that tasty Type-A. Bad boys and girls. Hunters. In other words, Midnight America. Red, white and blue, accent on the red. Those vamps got hijacked by a lot of soft-focus romance."
King has clearly got a bit of a thing against the waves of romantically inclined vampires that have been proving so popular in recent years – in the past, he's hit out particularly at Stephenie Meyer's Twilight books and the yearning teen romance that fills them. "Stephenie Meyer can't write worth a darn. She's not very good," he said last year.

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The Vampire loves the ladies : Richard Belzer's 'The Vampire Song'

Richard Belzer, best known for his recurring role as Detective John Munch, has traded playing characters who stop crime for those who suck blood in the music video for 'The Vampire Song,' in which he plays a one fanged vampire. Written, recorded and performed by Belzer, 'The Vampire Song' takes viewers back to the actor's comedic roots, as he flails in rhythm to the catchy tune.

But don't be completely fooled by his shtick -- Belzer's sound is reminiscent of comedic Lou Reed.

"But the vampire! Loved the ladies!" Belzer belts as clips from classic vampire films play in the background. 

True Blood Music Video of the Day: TRUE BLOOD Remix - "Bad Blood" by Sydney Blu & Christian Falero

TRUE BLOOD Remix - "Bad Blood" by Sydney Blu & Christian Falero