We wrap up our Sexy Vampire Retrospective (for now) with Jim Jarmusch's 2013 film ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE starring Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton and John Hurt. The film was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and tells the story of two vampires living out what may be their final days on modern earth which has become dissolute, predictable, and contaminated.
Kaaron Warren is the author of The Grief Hole (IFWG Publishing), about a young social worker haunted by ghostly visions that warn her how people are going to die. When she investigates the death of her cousin in an Australian beach community, she discovers a dark landscape of grief and exploitation. A cerebral, thought-provoking horror tale. We chat about the book, writing, and the weird 18-hour time difference between Melbourne and Colorado.
Director Ed Gass-Donnelly is the director of The Last Exorcism Part II and Small Town Murder Songs. His new film is Lavender: When a photographer (Abbie Cornish) suffers severe memory loss after a traumatic accident, strange clues among her photos suggest she may be responsible for the deaths of family members she never knew she had.
Sheryl Scarborough is an award-winning writer for television, having written for shows such as Kim Possible, Doug, and Tiny Toon Adventures among many other credits. She lives in Washington state, and has always had an obsession with forensics since long before she became a writer. Her debut teen novel is To Catch a Killer, about a witty young protagonist who balances her school work with a budding forensics career.
We continue our Sexy Vampire Retrospective with the 1995 vampire movie EMBRACE OF THE VAMPIRE, directed by Anne Goursaud. The film stars Alyssa Milano as Charlotte, a chaste girl who is haunted by a vampire played by Martin Kemp, bassist of 80s New Wave band Spandau Ballet.
Chris Von Hoffmann is the director of the new film Drifter, about a pair of outlaw brothers in a post-apocalyptic desert world who find themselves trapped in a small town run by cannibals.
This week we continue our Sexy Vampire Retrospective with the Luigi Batzella’s 1973 opus, The Devil’s Wedding , about a young scholar (Mark Damon) who discovers that the famed Ring of the Niebelung may exist and can be found in the Carpathian Mountains. But no sooner does he begin to plan an excursion to find it for science, his twin brother (also Mark Damon) sets out to retrieve the ring, stumbling upon the evil plans of Countess Dracula, portrayed by Italian actress Rosalba Neri.
The Riverman is the fourth novel in the DCI Lorimer series from Alex Gray. In the new book, Detective Chief Inspector Lorimer investigates the death of an banker whose body is fished out Glasgow’s River Clyde, and uncovers an international accounting scandal.