Tis the season to be…scary! Welcome to Vamped’s first Halloween post! We’ve got lots of goodies for you, from comies, cupcakes, make-up and martinis. Something for everyone to celebrate the spookiest night of the year!
“American Horror Story,” season 4, premieres on FX, October 8. Rumours suggest Cher (yes, THE Cher) will make an appearance on the show—as a vampire! And there’s footage to prove it! Are the rumours true? Read on…
In 1994, ZZ Top released a music video featuring an actress now best-known for playing “crazies and weirdoes”—but she stars as the vampire in this one. Two years afterward, she got her big break in a cult classic.
Pet Shop Boys—a synthpop band made up of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe—released a music video in 1988 called “Heart.” It stars lonesome a Nosferatu-like vampire: see if you can guess who played him. You’ll be surprised.
“This random guy from England had his own blog, featuring a colossal amount of film reviews and the bonus was they were about vampires! I had never seen such a selection covering all genres no matter how obscure.”
. . . my preference is for the traditional, bad-ass vampires. You know the ones . . . Nosferatu, with his rat-like visage and taloned fingers, rising perpendicular out of his coffin or rigidly stalking his victims.
I have a shameful confession to make: my novel started off life as a screenplay and . . . many of the works that inspired its creation were movies! I know, I feel terrible, but I’m glad to finally get it off my chest.
My fascination with vampires began when I learned my mother had Bela Lugosi’s autograph. My great grandparents owned a hair salon in Manhattan and Bela Lugosi had been just one of their famous clients. One day . . .
So, I wanted to write a vampire novel. Sounds simple enough, right? For some people, maybe, but not for me. I wanted something . . . new; something [with] meaning beyond just another throwaway tale of fangs and stakes.