Friday, August 31, 2012

Aug 31st random vampire stuff

We had a free week of Teletoon Canada  in my area this week.  And this is important for the fact that is it carries the show  My Babysitter is a Vampire

I got to check out an episode.

Okay, let's see, it's a tv show based on a movie geared for kids under the age of 13 and French-Canadian originally.   Think Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Are You Afraid of the Dark 
And I can totally see why the creators would want to go for something like this.
Vampires sell.  They have for a few hundred years.
And Canadian television has been one of the best for producing vampire shows -Forever Knight, Dracula the Series, Vampire High, Blood Ties. the cartoon Mona the Vampire, not too mention the success of Big Werewolf on Campus,  okay not a vampire show but in the same vein plus it had vampire episodes starring both Corey Feldman and Corey Haim from the Lost Boys movies, and one of it's main stars would go on to play a vampire in two of the Twilight movies.

I know this is based on a made for tv movie, which I have not seen yet.

With all this said, I have to say,  I was disappointed in the show.  I know I only got to see one episode and that's not a lot to go on, but I just felt like I've seen all this before.  Again, I point out how similar it is to the feel of Big Wolf on Campus.

Even given the fact it is geared for kids between 8-13,  it still was missing something to root it.  If it's possible for a television show to have ADD, this one had it.  It made little sense and just seemed like a way too watered down version of other vampire shows we've seen in the last twenty years.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Fangs for the Memories- Quote of the Day

This will most likely be random, as in not every day or even every week.  But I have been doing a few of these over on my main movie blog Coffee and Casseroles, and thought I would start doing this here for the vampire films.

Girl at dance- "I love your costume"

Mark- "I'm not wearing a costume"

From the scene when Jim Carrey's character shows up with his girlfriend for the costume party.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

From book to screen

Vampire Diaries.

I know this show has been on the air for a few years, but we're only getting it in my area now.  We'll be getting this on Cosmo Canada starting in a few weeks.
I'm not sure how this show is going to be.  As a fan of the original books by the original writer L.J. Smith (I know the new series is being ghostwritten by other writers now) I'm not sure how the updates are going to play for me.
In a way, I think newer fans have a leg up because there are no expectations.

With that said, it will be interesting to see how the 20+ year old books are translated to modern tv.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Aug 19th Random vampire stuff

I saw the trailer for the new remake of Total Recall  few weeks ago and realized something, all the main cast members have done vampire movies in the past.
I added a list to my profile over on Letterboxd but here's the basic rundown...

 Colin Farrell - Fright Night remake

 Kate Beckinsale - Underworld, Underworld 2 Evolution, Underworld 4 Awakenings, Van Helsing

 Bill Nighy- Underworld, Underworld 3 Rise of the Lycans,

 Jessica Biel- Blade 3 Trinity

Bokeem Woodbine- The Breed, Blade the tv series

 Also... The release date for the DVD/Blu-Ray of  the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp version of Dark Shadows is October 2nd in Canada and the US. 

and Hotel Transylvania will be getting a cinema release on September 28th in Canada and the US.  

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Blog update

There seems to be something very wrong with the comment box.
I've just spent the last half hour going through each post and turning back on the comments. I've been having this issue on my wrestling blog as well for the last few months, but it seems when I asked about it in the Blogger help area, they said it was just a glitch and would straighten out on it's own.
That was nearly two months ago.

Anyways... as of right now at 11:50am on Saturday August the 18th 2012, the comment boxes are all working again on this blog.

Ardeth Blood

Monday, August 6, 2012

365 Days of Fangs

It's crawling out of the crypt.

365 Days of Fangs.

Stay tuned for more...