Monday, November 10, 2008

Various News Snippets and something Special

If you click towards here you’ll find a teaser for Nightlife – a story about vampires and the hunters who hunt them.

There is also a new flick, The Vampire Diaries, part 1: Thicker than Water, which has a homepage over here. This page also features a trailer and I’ve got say that this one looks really quite interesting and for a budget film seems to be quite well done. The synopsis runs: “Thicker Than Water tells the story of the Baxters, an ordinary suburban family whose world is turned upside down when their youngest daughter becomes a vampire. The film boasts some stellar performances from Devon Bailey as the 16 year old angelic, vegetarian cheerleader who becomes a vampire, Eilis Cahill as her cynical Goth twin sister, Jo Jo Hristova as the old-world Bulgarian immigrant Mom and Michael Strelow as the gay neuro-scientist brother.

"The film is edgy and challenging, asking the ultimate question: "what would you do for love?" The mood ranges from dark comedy to heavy melodrama to unspeakable terror. The vampire mythology is completely original as is the Goth metal soundtrack. It is also the first part of a projected trilogy with infinite growth potential.

"At its essence, Thicker Than Water is a lyrical satire on American values. In this morally ambiguous time we live in, here is a story about a conservative Christian family killing to feed their vampire daughter. The themes of hypocrisy and rebellion echo throughout. The pace rivals a Hollywood action film. With three female leads it is particularly amenable to female viewership, making it a perfect date movie. Thicker Than Water is unlike any film you have ever seen, merging a proven commercial genre with Arthouse integrity.”

Cinematical had news regarding new Hong Kong flick The Vampire Who Admires Me - Kyonsi, plus babes in bikinis – a killer combination if you ask me.

Shock Till You Drop carried quite a bit of news recently including a snippet on new vampire comedy suck set to feature Malcolm McDowell, Jessica Paré and comic Dave Foley along with a host of top-line musical performers: Iggy Pop, Moby, Alice Cooper and Canadian New Wave pioneer Carol Pope. They also recieved confirmation of a sequel to, not as good as it could have been, 30 Days of Night.

Now, the title I gave this article promised something special. Zahir over at Undead Whispers spotted this and I had to share Stephen Fry and The Letter:


Ryne said...

Hmm... Dave Foley in a vampire comedy sounds like gold to me.

On the other hand, I don't think I'd be interested in a sequel to 30 Days of Night. I love the comic series but the movie really didn't do it for me.

Taliesin_ttlg said...

Hi Ryne, great to hear from you.

30 Days of Night 2... hmmm... the first one wan't what it could be, I'll grant you but I am curious to whether they'll follow the dark days story... especially as they cut the new orleans connection out of the first film, and vicente...

Anonymous said...

I saw The Vampire Diaries: Thicker than Water - and it was not at all what I expected. I was expecting a drama, and it was actually more of a black comedy. Not bad though, but it had some cheesy moments inherent to low budget films.

Taliesin_ttlg said...

Thanks for the update suzanne - I do fancy seeing this one.