It Sucks When Your Body's Previous Occupant Was A Jerk, On The Originals

This is one of those situations they probably have a word for in German. What do you do when you meet your ex-wife, except that her body is now occupied by the sister of the person who was occupying your body until recently? That's the kind of etiquette problem that only The Originals is brave enough to address. » 3/17/15 6:00pm 3/17/15 6:00pm

A&E Turning Let The Right One In Into A TV Series

Now this is an interesting/terrifying/potentially exciting idea. A&E wants to turn the beloved vampire drama Let The Right One In into a TV series, with the help of the Teen Wolf writers. » 3/17/15 2:35pm 3/17/15 2:35pm

Can The Vampire Diaries Please Just Be The Caroline Show Already?

This is not to put down the rest of the characters on Vampire Diaries, who are mostly lovely and interesting, or the show's talented cast. (Still wowed by Nina Dobrev's Elena/Katherine act.) But at this point, the standout character on the show is clearly Caroline Forbes. And last night's "The Downward Spiral" just… » 3/13/15 4:00pm 3/13/15 4:00pm

Bizarre "Werewolf" Vs. "Vampire" Murder Trial Is Currently Underway

A Southern California murder trial would be just another tragic tale of neighbor shoots neighbor, except the accused believes that he is a werewolf ... and he believed his victim was a vampire, according to the testimony of a forensic psychologist. » 2/27/15 3:40pm 2/27/15 3:40pm

Jemaine Clement Explains Why Vampires Are Way Funnier Than You Realize

We've seen a lot of vampires, and vampire comedy, lately. But Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) and Taika Waititi (Eagle vs. Shark) tap a whole new vein of humor in their hilarious mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows. We talked to Clement and Waititi about making vampires funny again. » 2/19/15 12:00pm 2/19/15 12:00pm

Fall In Love With What We Do In The Shadows' Rude, Hilarious Vampires

An endearing mockumentary about ancient vampires struggling with modern-day annoyances, What We Do in the Shadows boasts some of the most lovable horror-movie characters in recent memory. And by "lovable," we mean raunchy, rude, violent, and hilarious. » 2/13/15 8:00am 2/13/15 8:00am

Last Night's Originals Ended With Not One, But Two "Holy F--k" Moments


The Originals is spending a lot of its second season focusing on the ever-growing number of Mikaelsons, and not really giving enough screentime to Marcel, Josh, Aidan, Davina, and all the storylines about New Orleans magical politics. But at least the Mikaelsons can still surprise us, as this clip proves. » 2/10/15 5:30pm 2/10/15 5:30pm

The Vampire Diaries Can Still Go Straight For The Heartstrings Sometimes

The Vampire Diaries is basically doing its own version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer's "The Body." But thanks to some genuinely razor-sharp writing and some strong acting from Candice Accola in particular, it's still incredibly moving and effective. Just check out this crazy-intense clip from last night's episode.… » 1/30/15 7:30pm 1/30/15 7:30pm

A Clip That Shows Why The Originals Is Amazing PhD Dissertation Fodder

Seriously, some media studies grad student somewhere has to be writing a thesis about race, gender and politics in vampire media — and she or he must be just drooling over The Originals right now. Just watch this clip, in which Marcel turns a segregated World War I unit into vampires, and see for yourself. » 1/27/15 4:40pm 1/27/15 4:40pm

The Originals Wields Irony Like A F--ing Straight Razor

To most people, The Originals is a wacky spinoff of the "vampire love triangle" show The Vampire Diaries — in which the ancient vamps from TVD go to New Orleans, have a magic baby, and get caught up in endless power struggles. But to devotees, The Originals is a reliable supplier of hilariously bitter irony. Just… » 1/20/15 7:59pm 1/20/15 7:59pm

New York Hosts The Vampire Apocalypse In New Trailer For The Strain

FX has debuted the first trailer for the second season of Guillermo del Toro's vampire series The Strain, and it appears the ammonia-laden Strigoi fecal matter has completely hit the fan, as the war between humans and the vampires has escalated from covert to "the city is overrun and also on fire." » 1/19/15 8:20am 1/19/15 8:20am

Seth Rogen Shares The Films That Inspired His Preacher Series 

In case you didn't know, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are making the Preacher comics into a television series for AMC. And yesterday, Rogen revealed a giant stack of "inspirational" DVDs. We like what we see. » 1/16/15 12:43pm 1/16/15 12:43pm

Fran Kranz Takes On Oberyn Martell In The Bloodsucking Bastards


Cabin in the Woods' Fran Kranz as a soulless office drone? Check. Game of Thrones' Pedro Pascal as evil middle-management? Check. Here's the first trailer for Bloodsucking Bastards, an Office Space meets Fright Night movie where Kranz and his co-workers realize their bosses aren't just assholes, they're vampires. » 1/15/15 7:40am 1/15/15 7:40am

Nature's Dark Side: Symbiotic Relationships Can Produce Vampire Birds

Have you seen those birds that climb around the rhinos, picking away parasites, and thought, "Ah, nature can provide inspirational stories of peaceful cooperation"? Get ready to have your illusions shattered. Those birds are on their way to being vampires. » 12/09/14 8:00am 12/09/14 8:00am

Why Is Kai Any Worse Than The Other Psychos On The Vampire Diaries?

The new villain of The Vampire Diaries is shaping up to be Kai, the psychotic son of a witch clan. Bonnie almost sacrificed her life to stop Kai — but how long before she's sacrificing her life to save him? And more to the point, is Kai any worse than the rest of the monsters on TVD? Spoilers ahead... » 12/05/14 4:40pm 12/05/14 4:40pm

What We Do In The Shadows Trailer Makes Us Miss Vampires, No Really

Before you swear off all vampire movies and shows forever, we urge you to check out the latest trailer for What We Do In the Shadows, because it's hilarious. Plus it stars Jemaine Clement, who is excellent. » 12/05/14 1:47pm 12/05/14 1:47pm

Don't Miss The Moody Vampire Western A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

There's a lot that's unique about Ana Lily Amirpour's striking new film A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. This will likely be cinema's only black-and-white feminist Western vampire movie, shot in a California ghost town but with all dialogue in Farsi ... unless Amirpour decides to make a sequel. » 12/05/14 8:00am 12/05/14 8:00am

The First Trailer For Spike Lee's Kickstarter-Funded Quasi-Vampire Film

Director Spike Lee raised $1.4 million on Kickstarter to help him make Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, a film about a high-society scholar who becomes cursed by an artifact and develops a relentless craving for blood. And the first trailer hints at the movie's themes of social status, violence, and addiction. » 12/02/14 3:08pm 12/02/14 3:08pm

New Clues Point To The Origin Of Poland's Mysterious 'Vampires'

Unconventional burial practices to prevent vampires from rising up from the grave were common in post-medieval Poland, but historians aren't entirely sure why certain people were targeted more than others. A new study is the first to perform a chemical analysis of the remains to find out. » 11/26/14 12:40pm 11/26/14 12:40pm

Vampire Diaries Finally Acquires A Plot... And It's A Pretty Decent One

Only eight episodes into the season, The Vampire Diaries has finally spun up its might plot engine to give us some actual stakes, beyond just whether Damon and Elena will be together. And the good news is? It's actually a pretty good plot, that justifies a lot of the slow buildup. Spoilers ahead... » 11/21/14 4:50pm 11/21/14 4:50pm