With the Carmilla movie only three days away, I have been eyebrows deep in a very intense re-watch for personal and professional reasons. There are many reasons why Carmilla has grown to become such a huge success: the amazing LGBTQIA representation, the creative storytelling, the mythology and the stunning cast and creative team that has surrounded the project. All those things are excellent, but for me personally, the thing I love most about the show is, Mattie.Read More
The Mary Sue spoke with Elise Bauman and Natasha Negovanlis, as well as Carmilla/Smokebomb Entertainment producer Steph Ouaknine via email to discuss Season 3, the show's legacy, their relationship with Carmilla's passionate fans, and future projects.Read More
Because we'll never stop swooning over lesbian vampire love.
Carmilla season 3 premieres today, September 15 on the KindaTV YouTube channel and will conclude the saga of star-crossed lovers and evil mothers/higher education administrators. Here are some of the show's most adorable moments so far to get you hyped up for the final season.Read More
During this year's E3, Dontnod released a new trailer for their follow up to Life is Strange, showing off what the game is going to look and play like.Read More
There is an often misquoted historical myth that Queen Victoria did not believe in female homosexuality or lesbianism, because, “What could [two women] do?” While the quote is false, the mentality behind it, unfortunately, is still prominent. Even now, lesbians are still forced into gender norms of one person having to be “the man” (punch) and virginity being measured on whether one has been penetrated.Read More
Santa's immortality just got way unsettling.
Vampires might actually be on to something. A trial is underway to find out whether or not transfusions of the blood of young people helps reverse some age-related health problems—in humans, that is. They already have data showing it works on mice. So ... vampire mice. Yeah.Read More
Love will have its sacrifices - in season two.
"Fans are going to lose their minds." Those were some of the first words I heard upon arriving at the Carmilla set, and (as a fan myself), I can tell you for sure that they're right. Yes, the wait is finally over: Carmilla season two has just premiered. The first brand-new episode just went live on YouTube, and we were able to speak with the cast and crew about the second season.Read More
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kate Beckinsale is returning to the Underworld franchise for its newest installment. Guess that Avengers genderswap post wasn't enough to convince her that she should be Iron Man instead. Alas.Read More
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
I know. I'm shocked, too.
When I read that the Twilight movie franchise was being resurrected with a series of five short films, my reaction was akin to a cat trying to get a hairball out of its throat. But then I read the thing that all the shorts will have in common and... readers, I didn't think I'd ever say this, but... Twilight. I am proud of you.Read More
That is menarche! Er, sorry, malarky. Either or.
The amount of erotic fiction written about vampires, elves, and mermaids could probably fill up every library in the world, but has anyone ever thought to offer one of these poor souls a tampon? Because I did. Come, speculate wildly with me!Read More