Vampiry Reviews

The Hunger by Whitley Strieber — Your Vampy Book Review

imgresBack in September, I wrote a review of the film version of, The Hunger a movie best remembered for a love scene between a vampy Catherine Deneuve, and a fetching Susan Sarandon. Good times!

imgres-1As I said then, the movie, which I first saw years ago, may have influenced the sensual and sensuous vampires I created in Blood Diva. But the movie is a mess. The ending made no sense whatsoever and was tacked on at the studio’s insistence in case there was a sequel. But taking that second look at it, made me curious about the book. (Click “read more” to continue.)

Blood Diva — The Game

blooddivajpghigh2So I a couple of weeks ago I bonded over opera on twitter with a gaming journalist . That’s opera the musical theatrical form, not the operating system. This has led to a few gamers following me on twitter.

I am so seriously NOT of that world. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. There are many clubs I will never belong to that fascinate me.

It did get me thinking though about what a terrific game-heroine Vampire Alphonsine would make. She’s not busty, but she is leggy and beautiful, and really uninhibited, and she totally kicks butt with her super-vampy powers.

Plus the whole trying to be good even though it’s not her nature thing.

So, point being, if you are a gamer guy or gal who thinks they might like a book about a smart, sexy, vamp who potentially could fight evil if properly motivated, then I’d be happy to send you a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review. Click here for details. 

OR just download a copy now for about the price of a latte.

Vampire in a Chador

imgres-1They had me at vampire in a chador. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is a great film and a helluva introduction to filmmaker Ana Lily Amirapour. I haven’t been this excited by a debut indie since El Mariachi.

Like El Mariachi, A Girl (as I will call it here) seems to have been made with a budget of loose change found behind the couch cushions. It’s filmed in glorious black and white. It references many genres, films, and styles while still always being completely singular. There is also a haunting soundtrack including Farsi music, and visual touches best not spoiled by gobsmacked reviewers.

A Very Quirky Top Ten Lady Vamps List

selene imgres-1May I confess now that I’ve never seen any of the Underworld movies, and don’t care about Selene? Sure, from what I can see, she looks pretty cool in the black trench coat, but she seems way too much like a vampire version of The Matrix character, Trinity, who is awesome enough without even being a vampire. (To read more and see my “top ten,” click the “read more” button on your right.)

Your Monday Vampy Movie Review — The Hunger

imgresThe Hunger is probably best remembered for the sex scene between a smoking hot Catherine Denueve and radiant Susan Sarandan. Sarandan explained in an interview that they wanted her character to be drunk when seduced by Deneuve. Sarandan thought that was silly. Why would anyone need to be drunk to go to bed with Catherine Deneuve? (To read the rest of this vampy review, click the “read more” button on your right. Warning: Thar be spoilers ahead.)