What We Do in the Shadows isn’t just one of the best examples of the vampire film in some time… it’s one of the funniest movies in ages.Read More
"We're werewolves, not swearwolves!"
What We Do In The Shadows, the vampire roommate comedy from Flight of the Conchords' Jemaine Clement, doesn't hit theatres until February 13th. Right now, that feels like forever. I need these doofuses in my life immediately.Read More
The Mary Sue Interview: A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night Director Ana Lily Amirpour & Star Sheila Vand
Talking Iranian lady vampire flicks is always the best.
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night is one of the coolest movies of the year. Written and directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, the film stars Sheila Vand as a chador-wearing vampire preying on the men of Bad City in a mash-up of western and vampire film, which is also surprisingly funny and romantic. Vand and Amirpour were in New York this week for the release of the film, and talked about their mysterious character, dangerous love, and the benefits of working with a cat on set.Read More
A cult classic in the making.
If the title A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night sounds like the set-up for a joke, you’d be right. The new Iranian-language, American-produced, western-inspired vampire movie is one of the weirdest and funniest movies of this season - which also happens to have a surprisingly compelling love story. The movie is one of the most interesting movies of the year, which features a star0making performance by Sheila Vand and a stunning feature film debut by writer/director Ana Lily Amirpour.Read More
"Get them off my lawn!"
I fear that Stan Lee may missed the entire point of vampires in this most recent rant, but I'm not going to be the one to tell him that. He's just so adorable. Just don't try to explain the difference between Frankenstein and Frankenstein's monster next, or we'll probably end up breaking him.Read More
Creator Bobby Timony (The Night Owls) has a Kickstarter going for Monster Pin Up Girls, a hardcover art book and deck of playing cards. And it comes just in the spirit of Halloween. Timony has given us Molly Crabapple's (an awesome creator in her own right) introduction to the book for The Mary Sue readers to get a sneak peak at!Read More
It's got that thing, you know?
Chris Pine and the people at Funny or Die must have known that if they attempted a serious ridiculous sketch about vampire lawyers, they would be up against some heavy competition—Phil Hartman's classic caveman lawyer, for example, or Harvey Birdman attorney at law. So instead they went in a different direction, and the entire Internet is better for it.Read More
“Son of the devil” my ass.
Villainous backstories are an... imprecise science. When done well they can imbue a previously simplistic baddie with depth and challenge conventional morality. When done poorly, however, they are frustrating, self-pitying, and utterly off the mark.Read More
Modern vampires have it so easy.
Spoopy news for anyone who romanticizes Ye Olden Times: an ancient skeleton has been discovered in a Bulgarian "vampire grave" with an iron ploughshare hammered through its chest.Read More
Archaeologists Have Unearthed a Dungeon They Believe Held Vlad the Impaler (AKA Dracula) Just in Time for Halloween
Who's up for a field trip?
It's monster season! But how do archaeologists on a restoration effort at a creepy abandoned castle get involved in the Halloween fun—aside from the fact that their work location is basically a Scooby Doo set? Why, they uncover the dungeon that likely held the man who was part of the inspiration for Dracula, of course!Read More