Lies and Lying Liars: Review of The Vampire Diaries 2.1: “The Return”

By Carla Lee

[spoilers ahead]

After a summer of anticipation, season two starts where season one ended, with Katherine-as-Elena’s scene with Jon, and I am pleased. I dislike his character so much, I was happy with a second chance to see Katherine cut off his fingers and stab him. Then it got even better! Elena rushes to Jon’s side, despite how he feels about her, and we get the first of many beautiful scenes in which Katherine lurks just behind …

IFPLies and Lying Liars: Review of The Vampire Diaries 2.1: “The Return”

TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 9/13/10

This entry is part 14 of 27 in the series Spoilers 2010

This week, we continue with spoilers from V, The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural:

V (Tuesday nights, 10pm, ABC)
By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Not many new spoilers to report this week, except for an interview with Laura Vandervoort, who plays Lisa. The actress talks about how her character grew from a minor player to a more complex character. She also talked about Tyler, explaining that “Lisa is questioning …

IFPTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 9/13/10

Vampire Thursdays: Bloody Funny: Vampires and Comedy


By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Welcome to another Vampire Thursday, as we explore the world of the undead this September.

Everything that was scary will eventually be funny. One need look no further than zombie movies to see that parody and humour eventually seep into horror. Vampires, by the virtue of being one of the oldest monsters to make it into cinemas, have a long history of being funny.

Early examples of vampires and humour come courtesy of the Abott and Costello …

IFPVampire Thursdays: Bloody Funny: Vampires and Comedy

Vampire Thursdays: Interview: Theresa Bane and Vampires

As part of our warm welcome back to The Vampire Diaries, we’ve assembled some special coverage focusing on the undead. Each Thursday in September, you’ll learn a bit more about vampires. Today, we are very excited to speak again with Theresa Bane, an expert on vampires who has written two books on the subject (you can find our previous interview from last year with her here). She enlightens us on the many species of vampires, as well …

IFPVampire Thursdays: Interview: Theresa Bane and Vampires

TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 9/6/10

This entry is part 13 of 27 in the series Spoilers 2010

We had no spoilers column last week because Paula, who usually edits them, was out of town. This week, we continue with spoilers from V, The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural:

V (Tuesday nights, 10pm, ABC)
By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

V has started shooting around Vancouver, including near the Art Gallery, which passes as everything in this city when it comes to TV and film crews. Pictures from …

IFPTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 9/6/10

Vampire Thursdays: Dracula Lives! and Other Comic Book Tales of Vampire Terror


By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

This article is part of Vampire Thursdays, a series on vampires running this September to celebrate the return of The Vampire Diaries to our regular review slot and…well…to just plain celebrate vampires.

I was at the bookstore the other day and I bumped into some issues of Dracula Lives!, a comic book series that ran in the 1970s for 13 issues. In 2004, Marvel released a four-issue miniseries called “Stoker’s Dracula“, drawn and written …

Silvia Moreno-GarciaVampire Thursdays: Dracula Lives! and Other Comic Book Tales of Vampire Terror

Vampire Thursdays: Interview: Tom English, Dead Letter Press

Welcome to our first Vampire Thursday! All September, it’s all vampires every Thursday. Today we have unearthed a very special guest. Writer and editor Tom English of Dead Letter Press is a true aficionado of classic vampire stories. His Literary Vampire series traces the rise of the undead through time. He graciously agreed to talk about vampires, books and the allure of evil.

IFP: How did Dead Letter Press get started?

TE: Oh gosh, it’s a long story – but …

IFPVampire Thursdays: Interview: Tom English, Dead Letter Press

Vampire Thursdays



It’s September and the Vampire Diaries is back on the air. This being one of the shows we regularly review, we’ve decided to welcome it back by talking about all things vampire during the month of September. There will be interviews with experts in vampire fiction, articles on vampires and other fun-filled stuff.

Now, if you’re one of those who happen to be on vampire overload, you might be wondering why these suckers are so bloody popular right now. The …

IFPVampire Thursdays

TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 8/23/10

This entry is part 12 of 27 in the series Spoilers 2010

This week, we continue with spoilers from V, The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural:

V (Tuesday nights, 10pm, ABC)
By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

John May may not be dead. Executive producer Scott Rosenbaum said Michael Trucco’s character may return next season. Good, because that was a lame death (and a lame leader, to boot). Illana posted an interview with Jane Badler, focusing on her reactions as she …

IFPTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 8/23/10

Report from Comic-Con 2010, Part 3: General Report

By Clarissa from TVOvermind

Note: All photos included with this article belong to Clarissa and are used here with her consent. Please do not post them or this article elsewhere without first asking her permission.

I often like making comparisons in order to describe an event. So, let me make one now.

Every year, I attend the Toronto International Film Festival, with tens of thousands of other movie lovers. There is star-stalking throughout downtown Toronto, thousands of screaming fans, lines …

IFPReport from Comic-Con 2010, Part 3: General Report

TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 8/16/10

This entry is part 11 of 27 in the series Spoilers 2010

This week, we continue with spoilers from V, The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural:

V (Tuesday nights, 10pm, ABC)
By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

At some point during the last season, I complained about a lack of a Julie-like character. I wasn’t particularly fond of Julie in the original show, but she did serve a specific function. Well, the new version of V is getting its new Julie in …

IFPTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 8/16/10

Report from Comic-Con 2010, Part 2: The Vampire Diaries

By Clarissa from TVOvermind

Note: All photos included with this article belong to Clarissa and are used here with her consent. Please do not post them or this article elsewhere without first asking her permission.

[season two spoilers ahead]

The Vampire Diaries, which premiered in Fall 2009, was a BIG hit for the CW. With a lot of people caught up in the vampire fever (although I think The Vampire Diaries is far superior to Twilight…but that’s my …

IFPReport from Comic-Con 2010, Part 2: The Vampire Diaries