Maybe The Originals Is Better When It's Not Just About The Originals

Last night's episode of The Originals was another fun, crazy outing full of family drama. And yet, something felt... lacking. It was only after thinking about it a bit that I realized: There was just too much of the Original vampires, and not enough of the other characters. Spoilers ahead... » 10/21/14 7:00pm Yesterday 7:00pm

Hot Damn, Last Night's Originals Was A Solid Hour Of Television

Two episodes in, and The Originals really seems to be hitting a new level in its second season. It's not just the fact that the stories are fast-paced and kind of insane — there were some serious emotional bombshells this week. And this episode actually had some new things to say about the show's theme of "family." » 10/14/14 4:49pm 10/14/14 4:49pm

Now Underworld Is Getting Two New Movies And A TV Series

I hope you like your vampires gun-toting and weather black leather catsuits, because if Len Wiseman has his way, you'll be seeing a lot of them. At NYCC the director announced that two Underworld movies were in development — one of them possibly starring with Kate Beckinsale! — as well as a TV series. » 10/13/14 10:40am 10/13/14 10:40am

At its Best, Vampire Diaries Admits It's A Show About Terrible People

At this point, almost everyone on The Vampire Diaries is a mass murderer — but even more than that, the show is about how our foolish notions of "romance" are a pure distraction from the ugliness of our violent world. And last night's episode beautifully uncovered the unromantic truth about Damon and Stefan. » 10/10/14 4:40pm 10/10/14 4:40pm

Which Movie Wasn't As Amazing As The Version In Your Head Beforehand?

Sometimes you see a trailer for a movie, and you can just picture how it's going to go. The glimpses of cool visuals in the trailer, and the intriguing hints you pick up, write themselves into a whole story in your head. And then... the actual movie can't compare. Which movie was way, way better in your head? » 10/10/14 2:14pm 10/10/14 2:14pm

Dracula Gets a Makeover for the ISIS Age in Dracula Untold

Almost every modern Dracula retelling includes some kind of flashback to the vampire's origin, which is more or less tragic depending on whether he's the hero of the story. Now, with Dracula Untold, we've finally got an entire movie devoted to the undeath of Transylvanian prince Vlad Tepes — and it's cheesy as hell. » 10/10/14 10:20am 10/10/14 10:20am

The Most Hilariously Badass Must-Watch Scene Of Last Night's Originals

Yes, really. The Originals, the Vampire Diaries spin-off about supernatural creatures turning New Orleans into a gumbo pot of mayhem and intrigue, came back last night and had one of the funniest, cleverest "fuck yeah" moments we've seen in ages. Watch for yourself. Warning: Spoilers! » 10/07/14 3:20pm 10/07/14 3:20pm

​12 Of The Worst Draculas Of All Time

He's perhaps the most popular monster in all of horror. And yet it's been weirdly difficult to accurately portray the prince of darkness on screen — to make him as scary and evil and charismatic as he was in Bram Stoker's original novel. Here are 12 movies and TV series whose portrayal of Dracula that got it very, very » 10/06/14 10:32am 10/06/14 10:32am

Our Vampire Hunters Reveal Their "Master" Plan On The Strain

It's the antepenultimate episode of The Strain, so it's high time the show finally got down to business. It's Team Vampire Hunter versus The Master in a no-holds-barred match to the death! Only one side will survive! (Please ignore the fact that there are two episodes left and The Strain was renewed for a second… » 9/22/14 10:40am 9/22/14 10:40am

​The Strain Gets Back To Vampire-Fightin' Basics

After weeks of dawdling and last week's incredibly bizarre shocker, The Strain decides to return to well-trod territory for "Creatures of the Night." Actually, it told the most straightforward, archetypal monster story there is, but since that means Team Vampire Hunter was more or less fighting vampires, it continues … » 9/01/14 10:30am 9/01/14 10:30am