"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."
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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, 2009By Jennifer Fernandez