Count Yorga and its sequel were an American attempt to ape the Hammer Horror aesthetic. On the surface, they more-or-less succeed in that goal; but dig deeper and you’ll find none of the style or depth that made their British counterparts legendary. Continue reading →
A lesbian couple (who don’t seem all that interested in each other) dies in a car crash in 1963. God, who works part time as a waitress, offers them a second chance at life, on the condition that they use it to ‘devour’ evil. In doing so, they will live forever. It’s all a convoluted way to say that they’re vampires.
Edward’s continence makes him appear distant and disinterested. Not unlike Pride and Prejudice‘s famed romantic hero, Mr. Darcy. Darcy, of course, was restrained by the strict manners and social expectations of 19th century England; while Edward’s emotions are held in check by the internal fear that he may lose himself to his vampiric, animal tendencies.
Japanese AV superstar Maria Ozawa stars as Dracula, a descendant of a descendant of her more famous namesake. She’s a vampire as well, but those genes seem to have been diluted over time, leaving her mostly human. She now works at a maid cafe, hoping to find a man who can love her for what she is.
Fright Night is thematically similar to The Monster Squad. It’s about a young horror-movie fan who discovers that the creatures he fantasizes about are not only real, but are coming to get him. Though Charlie is less obsessed with monsters than the kids in the Monster Squad, now that he’s discovered girls.
Here’s the first trailer for Dario Argento‘s Dracula, which is being filmed in 3D.
Some of the effects shots aren’t finished yet, but what’s there is certainly interesting. There’s a lot of Hammer Horror-esque visuals, and a giant praying mantis which suggests that the movie diverges slightly from the original novel.