Twilight is directly targeted towards kids (admitedly this says alot about my priorities, such as vampire movies and loneliness, that I would be so pissed off about something aimed at teen girls), and as such the author should try to be a little more careful about what she is saying in her books.
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Get The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro. I've been listening to the audio book, read by Ron Pearlman, and it certainately puts a nice phat stake into Twighlight and any other teen vamp genres.
(sorry Twighlight fans, I caught a glimpse of it the other night, and was not impressed)
I read the first book of Twilight, I disliked it so much I never wanted to see the movie.
True Blood on the other hand I'm hooked on. My favorite show ever, even though I have no wish whatsoever to read the books.
As for movies, I have to get my hands on this one Lesbian Vampire Killers
I just started watching it too and so far I'm enjoying it a whole lot.
Vampire Bill was also in Ultraviolet, the other vamp show I recommended earlier in the thread. Yay typecasting.
Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die
It's genuinely funny in places too, which is a nice change for a typically pouty and serious genre.
I don't know, I think True Blood is great, especially when compared to all the vampire related crap I've been watching recently (e.g. Embrace of the Vampire). Maybe it's because I find the world in TB similar to the World of Darkness (White Wolf's one), and I love pen and paper vampire RPing, and I also do the whole trading card game thing
Anyways, season 2 is better than season 1, and I've watched season 1 three times. But you know, opinions are like assholes...
I like TruBlood even though I really don't like how powerful they've made their vampires.
My concern with this show isn't its quality its HBO's history of coming up with really, really good shows and the canceling them prematurely for idiotic reasons. Case in point: Deadwood being cancelled for a show about surfers (that failed after one episode)!! Deadwood easily could have gone on for two or three more seasons! There are also shows like Rome and Carnival that died with little to no reason. Lets hope that TruBlood isn't added to that list.
TB actually has a great chance of surviving though, I've read that the season 2 premiere viewer ratings were as high as The Sopranos final episode, and supposedly the number of viewers has been growing... I can always hope, right?
As for Rome, I never watched it but I think a friend of mine said it was canceled because it was extremely expensive, not sure though.
There were lots of people watching Deadwood, though. The whole "Sopranos in the 19th century" vibe I got turned me off the show, so I can't say what might have happened. I didn't even know it was cancelled.
Sometimes good shows just need to killed off. Dead Like Me started great and slowly got crappier and crappier. It was a real shame, but sometimes sick dogs need to be put down.
Jesus Christ! Kung Fu Vampire Hunter! THE MUSICAL!!!!
I'm NOT KIDDING!! This is a truly bad absolutly funny Low Low budget movie filmed here in Ottawa, Canada back in 2000.
^greatest movie idea ever, hands down
And most recent episodes of true blood take place in Dallas, I keep watching hoping I'll recognize something (assuming they're actually filming in Dallas that is)
Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die
True Blood has a similar feeling to World of Darkness, but with the little (SURE) difference that people actually know about Vampires in the first one.
So, I think i'll give it a chance...
THOUGH, I didn't liked the fact that synthetic blood made by japanese scientists is what makes vampires integrate again into society. That means that the Japanese could do lots of atrocities and aberrations, because they have the power to do so. Also, what kind of motivation could they have to do so? They knew about vampires from before, yes, but why? Also... lol @ the name of the female protagonist. It's some sort of silly pun, i think.
I'm like the flea, on the Lion's mane.
Hearing bill say "SOOOKEEEE" makes it all worth it.
LESBIAN VAMPIRE KILLERS is sort of meh. No titty shots, and it smells a lot like someone trying to do a simon pegg/nick frost gambit. (without the funny.)
Well yeah, they beat the English scientists to itTHOUGH, I didn't liked the fact that synthetic blood made by japanese scientists is what makes vampires integrate again into society.
Aww man, it's not not even interesting in the pathetic Uwe Boll or Troll2: The goblins kinda way so that you can laugh at how bad it is?LESBIAN VAMPIRE KILLERS is sort of meh. No titty shots, and it smells a lot like someone trying to do a simon pegg/nick frost gambit. (without the funny.)
And yeah, the S'KEEEEH part hehehh
And tobbA, I generally think Swedish is awesome ever since I saw Låt den rätte komma in, I've also seen another one of Skarsgård's Swedish movies, I think it was called Hundtricket or something like that, sorry if I misspelled it... He's kind of a big shot in Sweden?
And, I NEED to get my paws on that musical...
EDIT Oh, and yeah, Stephen Seagal made a vampire movie this year... Against the Dark, didn't watch it but it sounds really REALLY bad, even for him, anyone seen it?
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I'm going to need a crucifix, a set of wooden stakes (preferrably cored with silver and weighted to be loaded in a crossbow), holy water, communion wafers, garlic, relics from saints, a gorget/neck armor piece (preferably with silver inlay and etchings of crosses and varrious other religious symbols, and a sword (if this also doubles as one of the relics all the better)
It should be noted that all this needs to be blessed by an Orthodox or Catholic priest. A bishop or higher would be preferred but I'll take what I can get.
Edit: Troub, I fixed it, just for you.
Last edited by Flake; July 21st, 2009 at 09:20 PM.
Well, in MY world, if there's glittering to be done it'll be done in an over the top Glam Rock Bowie / Bolan kind of way..