John Carpenter is coming back to save the vampire genre

Vampires is always highly watchable, even with James Woods as the vampire slayer lead. Can Carpenter's new flick Fangland save the vampire genre from itself?

Shock Till You Drop is reporting that Carpenter will be adapting John Marks' Fangland. Which has been in development for a while, and even had Hillary Swank signed up for the role of Evangeline Harker at one point — but we're not sure whether that's still the case.

Evangeline Harker, Associate Producer on television news magazine "The Hour", is sent to Transylvania to scout out a possible story on a notorious Eastern European crime boss named Ion Torgu. But she finds the true nature of Torgu's activities to be far more monstrous than she could have imagined. In the New York office that once stood in the shadow of the Twin Towers, Evangeline's disappearance causes uproar and a wave of guilt and recrimination. Then suddenly, months after her disappearance, she's found convalescing in a Transylvanian monastery, her memory seemingly scrubbed. But then who was sending e-mails in her name? And what do those crates delivered to the office contain?And why does the show's sound system appear to be infected with some strange aural virus? As a very dark Old-World atmosphere deepens in the halls of one of America's most trusted television programmes, its employees are forced to confront a threat beyond their wildest imaginings.

Still not excited? Here's the best scene from John Carpenter's Vampires, in which the head vampire goes down on a hooker.