Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Tag: vampires

Lon Chaney Jr. in Son of Dracula horror movie poster
Son of Dracula is notable in its unusually large number of black characters -- five speaking parts -- although all of them are marginal, not even important enough to be neck-bite victims. It's indicative of the time: all of the black people are servants, but at least they're not...
Grace Jones in Vamp movie poster
A fun horror-comedy that could only come from the '80s, Vamp features Grace Jones, scary enough as a human, as the evil vampire seductress Katrina. Fraternity pledges AJ and Keith (Robert Rusler and Chris Makepeace...Makepeace?) head to the city seeking strippers for their frat's big bash, only to stumble upon...
Vampire Assassin movie
I knew I was in trouble when I saw that the DVD cover for this film said "Vampire Assassins," while the title screen read the singular "Vampire Assassin". Damn, continuity issues before the movie even begins! The second warning sign came when 10 or 15 minutes passed without me seeing...
Vampire in Brooklyn movie poster
When I was in college, I remember seeing an early screening of Vampire in Brooklyn featuring a Q&A session with director Wes Craven. To this day I regret not asking, "Why shouldn't I bludgeon you?" His answer, I imagine, would've been something along the lines of "Just because you...
Vampiyaz horror movie poster
How can you tell if a horror film is "urban"? Misspelling! If they use "z" instead of "s" or "y" instead of "i" or "da" instead of "the," your oddz R da bomb yo! The description of this shot-on-film Z-grade flick says that Jakeem (Richard Carroll, Jr.) is framed...
Vampz horror movie poster
If I didn't know any better, I'd guess that the goal of Vampz is to see how long it can feature sultry, lingerie-clad vampiresses having sex without showing them naked. What's the deal? I mean, really, how much would it take to get a Playmate like Serria Tawan to...
Vegas Vampires horror movie
Blaxploitation legends Fred Williamson, Richard Roundtree and Bernie Casey starring in a vampire movie? How could this possibly go wrong? Oh yeah -- because it actually stars Tom "Tiny" Lister, Glenn Plummer and Fredro Starr. The three iconic elder statesmen are sadly little more than window dressing in Vegas...
Masters of Horror: The V Word
Black Horror Movie Hall of Fame member Ernest Dickerson was tabbed by Showtime's Masters of Horror TV show to direct this episode, a solid entry in Season Two. The title is a sly play on Showtime's The L Word, which Dickerson just happens to have directed in the past....
White Skin La Peau Blanche movie poster
When it was imported to the US, the French-Canadian film White Skin, or La Peau Blanche, was repackaged as Cannibal, a title that not only obliterated the racial connotations of the movie, but also proved to be just plain wrong. This is a vampire -- or perhaps more accurately,...
Dracula 3000 movie poster
Coolio. Tiny Lister. Casper Van Dien. Erika Eleniak. I haven't seen this many B-grade actors since Circus of the Stars. And the sad thing is, this movie is beneath even them. In one of the biggest casting stretches since Tara Reid played an anthropologist in Alone in the Dark,...
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