Ruminations


From time to time I am won’t to pontificate on the vampire genre and have been known to throw my thoughts into articles I have posted up on the blog. These are those articles so far, but please note these are ideas and ideas are wont to change. I am, of course, more than happy if they open up debate.

This section also links first thoughts on films and TV series that are, at the point of posting, not reviews.


Vampires and the nature of immortality

Sub-headed “how popular culture offered the vampire immortality"

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4


The Vampire and The Cross

Where I examine the use of religious iconography in the genre:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

The Buffy Syndrome
For my thoughts on whether the rebirth of popularity that the vampire genre has recently witnessed is down to a blonde slayer, go here.
Vampires Vs Zombies or Why the Vampire will always win
I court controversy by suggesting that vampire movies are better than zombie movies here.

The Dresden Files

A quick look at the vampires in the Dresden Files series compared to the books can be found here.

Blood Ties

My first thoughts on the series, after four episodes, can be found here.

Day Watch

My first thoughts, having watched the film on the big screen, can be found here.

30 Days of Night

My first thoughts, having watched the film on the big screen, can be found here.

I Am Legend

My first thoughts, having watched the film on the big screen, can be found here.

Twilight

My first thoughts, having watched the film on the big screen, can be found here.

Demons

My first thoughts on the series, after just one episode, can be found here.


The Night Projectionist

My first thoughts on the series, after two issues, can be found here.


Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

My first thoughts, having watched the film on the big screen, can be found here.

Being Human - season 1

My first thoughts on the series, after just one episode, can be found here.


Lesbian Vampire Killers

My first thoughts, having watched the film on the big screen, can be found here.

Blood: the Last Vampire (2009)

My first thoughts, having watched the film on the big screen, can be found here.


Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant

My first thoughts, having watched the film on the big screen, can be found here.


The Twilight Saga: New Moon

My first thoughts, having watched the film on the big screen, can be found here.


Daybreakers

My first thoughts, having watched the film on the big screen, can be found here.

Let Me In

My first thoughts, having watched the film on the big screen, can be found here.

Priest

My first thoughts, having watched the film on the big screen, can be found here.

Stake Land

My first thoughts, having watched the film on the big screen, can be found here.

Fright Night (2011)

My first thoughts, having watched the film on the big screen, can be found here.

Underworld: Awakening

My first thoughts, having watched the film on the big screen, can be found here.

Being Human - season 4


My first thoughts on the series, after just one episode, can be found here.

Dark Shadows

My first thoughts, having watched the film on the big screen, can be found here.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

My first thoughts, having watched the film on the big screen, can be found here.

Byzantium

My first thoughts, having watched the film on the big screen, can be found here.

Bovine Vampires

Cows and bulls and fangs... oh my... check them out here.

Will the real Count Dracula please stand up

Were Count Dracula and Prince Vlad III the same man... ...hear my thoughts here.

Vampires most Fowl

This might be a turkey of an article as we look at feathered vampires... check them out here.