Oct 24, 2009

Undead Update October 24, 2009

Our deep, dark obsession with Vampires

 From USA Weekend - an article (By Brian Truitt) about our favorite creature of the night.

"Garlic, crosses, daylight and a good decapitation are supposed to be weaknesses for a vampire, but in today's pop culture, the modern bloodsuckers seem unstoppable.... Read more

FC Presents Original Dark Web Series DEAD and LONELY,
Premieres on IFC.com Monday, October 26 at Noon ET/PT

 "IFC Original five episode web series DEAD and LONELY, written, produced and directed by cult indie horror filmmaker Ti West (The Roost, Trigger Man, The House Of The Devil) premieres on IFC.com Monday, October 26 at Noon ET/PT. Each additional episode will air every day that week on IFC.com at Noon.

In this series, two lonely Los Angeles singles are brought together via the popular Internet dating website DateOrDie.net. The only problem is...one of them is a vampire.

Starring Justin Rice (Mutual Appreciation, Alexander The Last) and Paige Stark, DEAD and LONELY brings the classic vampire love story to the modern Internet dating age. The series unfolds from both the predator and the victim’s perspective until the characters finally meet. In the vein of Let the Right One In the series focuses on the mundane reality of the day-to-day life of an immortal, while seeking to humanize her to the degree that she seems almost as desperate and lonely as the rest of modern society."

View a clip below:

Penguin Classics On Air Radio Room

Vampires on Paper: The Enduring Appeal of Vampires in Literature
In this episode, Penguin Classics Editor, Elda Rotor interviews Twilight expert Donna Freitas about the appeal of Stephanie Meyer’s vampire series and how it compares to Emily Bronte’s enduring classic Wuthering Heights.

Elda then speaks with Dacre Stoker, a direct descendent of Bram Stoker, and Ian Holt, authors of Dracula: The Un-Dead, who explain why Dracula and other vampires are such popular characters in literature.
[Read the PVN review of Dracula: The Un-Dead]

Alan Walker introduces listeners to The Magician by W. Somerset Maugham on “Reading the Classics from A to Z.”

Stephen Morrison offers up the opening to Bram Stoker’s Dracula in his segment, “First Pages.”

Love in the time of vampires
Sunday, October 18, 2009
By Jennifer Fernandez

Greensboro, NC

"Witches can fall in love.
So can werewolves, vampires, genies, demons, wood nymphs and demigods. Heck, even the daughter of Death deserves a love life, right?
Let's not forget those who are psychically gifted. If they can hear someone's thoughts or commune with ghosts, they're not immune to love's call either.

"Welcome to modern romance....  Read more

On YouTube watch The Smithsonian Channel's video of  The Vampire Princess -  about Eleonore von Schwarzenberg

"While Dracula is the name most people associate with vampires, a graveyard in the Czech Republic has revealed that it may have been a princess, not a count, who was the inspiration for that dark tale."

See the Suite of Eleonora zu Schwarzenberg

The Vampire Film Festival runs from Oct. 23 until Oct. 26. in New Orleans, the favorite haunt of many vampires.

 Vampire Hunters: Do They Exist?

 October 21, 2009 by Udo Blick

bigger photo of vampires_on_true_blood-13751 From TrueBloodNet.com
"When Polidori wrote The Vampyre in 1819, he spawned two branches of vampire fiction: an aristocratic romantic hero of Gothic fiction, and the vampire as an undead monster. But if Polidori spawned the vampire, the most well known vampire was created by Bram Stoker in 1897.. Read more

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