Thursday, September 29, 2011

True Blood’s CAMPY VAMP, Pam, Kristin Bauer van Straten

Frighteningly, more and more I relate to Pam (laughs). I start going, ‘Wow, she’s actually making sense to me.’ It’s fascinating. I feel like, ‘Oh my God, this makes total sense if I were a vampire,’ so if I were taken out of having to worry about aging, money (they always seem to have money), and also they are out of the constraints of society so they can be any sexuality, which is very fun. Plus, you don’t have to worry about death, so without all those issues, who would we be? So much of my life, well, pretty much my entire life, those are the things I think about. That’s 95 percent of where my attention goes with those topics. So then who would I be? It’s an interesting question

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'Kolchak the Night Stalker' meets a vampire

I remember watching Kolchak and this opening made me feel 105 years old...

Johnny Depp resurrects classic horror

Johnny Depp resurrects classic horror
Johnny Depp was recently dubbed the biggest movie star in Hollywood with two blockbusters which grossed a billion each back to back: Pirates 4 and Alice in Wonderland.
This is why you can probably feel some relief that he’s headlining the big screen version of Dark Shadows, the ‘60’s vampire soap opera that aired on ABC. Depp will also be bringing bringing back Kolchak, the short lived, but much beloved horror series of the ‘70’s.

Dark Shadows is now being made for Warner Brothers with Tim Burton directing, and Depp starting as Barnabas Collins, a two hundred year old vampire. The first shots that hit the ‘Net of Depp in his vampire make-up initially weren’t promising, but the current photo posted on Empire looks much more like the Barnabas Collins of yore, combined with Burton’s trademark gothic sensibilities.
The film will also feature Helena Bonham Carter, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jackie Earle Haley, gothic horror legend Christopher Lee, and Alice Cooper. The film’s screenplay was written by Seth Grahame-Smith, author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

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Stephen King Writing ‘Shining’ Sequel About Psychics & Vampires

Cool new covers, huh ? You know you need to read 'Salem's Lot 'again ??

At first glance you might think that we’re now running mock stories. Sorry, no such luck.

Instead, long-standing speculation has now given way to fact: Stephen King is writing a sequel novel to The Shining - more to the point, he has some of said sequel already written, he recently read some it, and we have video of his reading.

The sequel will be called Dr. Sleep, and it will follow The Shining‘s young protagonist, Danny, 30 years after the incident at the Overlook Hotel. Danny now uses his psychic powers to literally ease the minds of terminally-ill patients in hospice care. Things get twisted when vampires show up - most likely viewing the the place as the perfect buffet, if we had to guess - and Psychic vs. Vampire battle ensues?

By now, most people are familiar with the aggravation that comes with learning about another unnecessary movie sequel - it’s kind of new to feel that aggravation about a novel, but that sentiment is already out there and swelling. It will be hard to convince a lot of people that The Shining needs a continuation -let alone that words ’The Shining’ and ‘vampires’ even belong in the same sentence. Here at Screen Rant, we’re already nervous about a possible (semi-)sequel to Stanley Kubrick’s classic 1980 film adaptation of The Shining, as we’re sure a lot of other movie fans are as well.

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