Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Vampire Book -Review

This is the Third Edition of the very popular Encyclopedia of vampires by J. Gordon Melton PHD.   The original was published back in 1994, and the second edition in 1998-99.

The need for the update is obvious, as so much has taken place in the world of vampire fiction and fact in the last 13 years since the second edition.   With updates on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Twilight etc.  What this volume lacks however is the one thing that made the original book back in 1994 the cultclassic it's become; and that is the intense listings of vampire movies/books/plays/shows.   The original was a mega centerpiece for any vampire collector's library.   This one is nice, but it just doesn't have that extra bite.

I can only hope that the Doctor has up his sleeve a second round of his Videohound's Vampire Film Guide.   {which was printed in 1997 and a collector's item as is the original 1994 First edition of the encyclopedia}

Friday, January 6, 2012

1 movie a day

I've ventured to challenge myself to watch 1 different movie a day for a year.   Today, marks Day 35 and it's a vampire movie day.  

Movie Blog

Given the fact that I'm sort of lazy and just do not want to have to re-type each time,  I will post the link to that blog.  There will be many vampire films to be seen over the year as it is my favourite genre.

P.S.   I just got my hands on a copy of the Third Edition of the Vampire Book  {Encyclopedia}  by Melton.  So I will be doing a review on that later in the week.