Saturday, October 2, 2010

13 True Blood Houses – for any taste

Sookie's is house is a built set and the Carmilla hotel is just was cgi created image but the otheres are all real places. check here for more

I recently made up my mind to buy a house, but the one thing that has been troubling me is how will i decorate it, what will it say about me?. As a big True Blood fan i am always re watching all of series one and two and some of the things that really stand out i find are the deep south locations, the houses and locations really give you a wonderful insight into the characters and who they are. For example Bill’s house is as dark, brooding and melancholy as the vampire himself. Fangtastia is as wild and unpredictable in its decor as it’s owners Eric and Pam are and Sookies Grandmas house is just as wholesome and cluttered as poor Sookie Stackhouses mind.

Here are a collection of fantastic houses from the True Blood Series 1 through 3, to both inspire those wanting to change the look of their homes, and those looking to step into the dark side of themselves.
First is possibly my favorite house  -
1. The home of Queen Sophie Anne of Louisiana

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2. Fevre Dream by George RR Martin

A highly atmospheric period piece, set mainly on board a steamboat, plying its trade throughout the southern states of America during the 19th century. Its hero is the captain of the Fevre Dream, Abner Marsh; but Marsh has a curious business partner on board, one Joshua York, who dines at midnight and keeps the company of folk who never seem to appear in daylight. And then a series of terrible events starts to happen ashore ... Now widely considered a modern classic of the form, Martin's novel has been neatly described as an ingenious compound of Stephen King and Mark Twain.

3. Doctors Wear Scarlet by Simon Raven

An unusual digression into the horror genre by a writer more often associated with mordant satire than the biting of jugular veins. The anti-hero is a brilliant but frustrated young Cambridge academic, Richard Fountain – of "Lancaster College" – who goes off on a research expedition to Greece and comes back strangely altered; so strangely that he makes a savage attack on his fiancee, and the daughter of his academic mentor. Raven's book, as one would expect, is thick with social detail and nuance; his interesting decision to make Greece rather than Transylvania the ancestral home of vampirism shows that he had done some proper research into the folklore of the undead.

4. Fangland by John Marks

 A recent, well-constructed thriller written as a self-conscious homage to Dracula – so self-conscious that its heroine is called Evangeline Harker, after Bram Stoker's hapless hero Jonathan Harker – and she makes the same journey into Romania/Transylvania as her fictional predecessor. But where Jonathan was a humble solicitor, Evangeline is a producer on the American network news programme The Hour (for which it is probably safe to read Sixty Minutes; John Marks once worked forthat show himself, so presumably knows his media turf). The action really clicks into spooky gear when a series of mysterious crates are shipped back to the offices of the show ... Mark's novel   has been optioned as a movie, and at last report was already in pre-production.

The Best Vampire Films You've Never Seen

Audiences will never fall out of love with the vampire, the mythical undead creatures who frighten, seduce and kill to stay alive – if that's what they are. In this week's much-anticipated Let Me In, a remake of Swedish thriller Let the Right One In, director Matt Reeves expands on the melancholy existence of two children and an unlikely, tender friendship. In young stars Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass) and Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road), audiences are treated to a compelling, complex relationship developed between a bullied boy and a cursed immortal, both outcasts in their own right.
The film is neither light nor easy, but its soft-hearted glimpse into two gritty realities, the agonizing worlds of both adolescence and vampirism, sends it soaring beyond the horror genre's normal Fright Night-esque approach. To honor the sleepy Swedish roots of Let Me In, we've listed twenty films that have gone somewhat unseen in the catalog of vampire films.

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