Review: Bitten

by Paula. R. Stiles

Bitten (2008): Once Bitten Films, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Made-For-the-SyFy-Channel films generally suck out loud, but every so often, the network puts out something decent (hint: stick to the basic themes and stay far, far away from anything involving CGI/rubber blown-up monsters and/or set in Iraq). This low-budget, Canadian-indie vampire offering is something decent.

Ironically, Bitten (AKA Mordidos or Lady Is a Vamp) isn’t actually made for television. It’s a real, bona fide censored R-rated …

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10 Vampire Movies You Need to Watch

by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Vampires. The perennial monsters of Filmland. They’ve been around for a while and they’ll probably stick with us for a long, long time. While teenage girls that head to see the Vampirus domesticus in Twilight might think the vampire is romantic and sexy, there have been plenty of filmmakers who have given us darker, funnier or more moving visions of this creature. The following list is a compilation of the lesser-known vampires, the ones who gave an …

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Review: Negadon Attacks

by Amy Harlib

Note: This article was previously published in diversedvd.com.

Negadon Attacks: Three Animated Odysseys from Japan (Central Park Media Corporation, NY) Imaginasian Theater, NYC, May 12-18, 2006. http://www.centralparkmedia.com/index.html.

A New York-based media company, Central Park Media, that imports Japanese manga (comics) and anime (DVDs) for sale in the USA, arranged for limited theatrical distribution for a 90-minute-long presentation of a trio of its best offerings under the title Negadon Attacks: Three Animated Odysseys from Japan. All readily …

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Ten Horrific Silent Films

by Paula R. Stiles

Some of these films would not even be classified as horror today. However, all have given images, techniques and themes to the horror film genre that have never gone away (or should definitely be dug back up). It’s not intentional that most of these films are not American, but it might not be a coincidence, either. The German expressionists of the silent era were highly influential on later horror film. I’ve included links to the films

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