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May I Tweet at you? [Jul. 13th, 2010|06:01 am]

07:35 I can't help but wonder if vampires have become the new unicorns #

07:36 It used to seem that every other teen girl was fascinated by unicorns, now they want a pet vampire. #

07:52 (1) I think I'll have to ban people from telling me they are huge vampire fans until they have seen the following... #

07:53 (2) Nosferatu (1922), Dracula (1931), Dracula (Spanish Version) (1931), Horror of Dracula (1958), The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) #

07:53 (3) Martin (1977), Salem's Lot (1979), The Hunger (1983), The Lost Boys (1987), Near Dark (1987), Bram Stoker's Dracula (1993) Cronos (1993) #

07:54 (4) Basically if you've only seen vampire films made in the last five years, don't tell me how much you love the genre #

07:55 (5) Between DVD, cable TV, and torrents, there's really no excuse. #

07:55 (6) Why yes, I am a grumpy, pedantic old fuck. #

08:18 thinks he should have been a real bastard and put London After Midnight (1927) on the must see list. #

09:32 wonders how many Twilight fans there would be if Edward's looks were modelled on Max Schreck's Count Orlok? #

09:37 will so be putting up posters of Count Orlok in my daughter's bedroom #TeenHeartThrobs #

10:59 I have bought many DVDs at bargain prices. Now to catalogue & pack them for the upcoming shift. #HappyWorker #

11:03 Bought more TV series than intended, but all good. West Wing, Sarah Connor Chronicles, Fraggle Rock, STTOS, DS9, Persuaders... #

11:05 Would have picked up Battlestar Galactica, but Blu-Ray version with tonnes of extras doesn't seem to have a copy of The Plan #WTF? #

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From: (Anonymous)
2010-07-12 11:50 pm (UTC)
[GregT] The modern vampire tradition starts with Anne Rice and goes via the RPG Vampire: The Masquerade. It doesn't bother me that Twihards don't acknowledge their debt to Stoker and Nosferatu, it bothers me that they think vampires and werewolves being the pirates vs ninjas of the occult world originates with the Underworld films.
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-07-12 11:52 pm (UTC)
[GregT] Also, I'm a pretty die-hard Stephen King fan, and even I regard both the book and movie of Salem's Lot as completely missable.
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[User Picture]From: pre_vet_girl
2010-07-13 09:54 pm (UTC)
Even though it is from the last 5 years, you have to count "30 Days of Night" as one of the must see's. It has excellent production values & nasty dangerous vampires.

I heard an excellent quote the other day: "Twilight is like soccer: it goes for 2 hours, no-one scores, and about a billion people say 'but you just don't understand it'". :-)

I suspect Buffy & Angel might have something to do with the craze as well.
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[User Picture]From: tikiwanderer
2010-07-17 09:25 am (UTC)
The Anne Rice film that I can't remember the name of, and NightWatch, should both be on there IMUO*. Vampires are only part of the cast of characters in Nightwatch, but they're fundamental.

(*In My Uninformed Opinion, which more people should use in their statements.)
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