Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Interesting new gig as a reviewer of vampire films!

I've been waiting for word that the first review was posted before I mentioned this, just in case anything fell through. I was approached about a month ago by Asif, the director of the Vampire Film Festival, to write reviews of vampire films for their re-vamped (hur hur) website (I think the redesign will be upcoming because it looks the same to me right now.) I agreed so long as I could watch older vampire films and if I didn't have to watch Twilight (this was really important) and he didn't seem to have a problem with it so here we are! The first review was posted today!

http://www.vampirefilmfestival.com/The_Hunger_-_Metropol_-_Lori_Bowen.html

I call it the Metropol Viewing Room (Fangs for the Memories, my first name for the review series, felt a little too punny and cheesy even for me.) It's actually a reference to Lamberto Bava's Demoni. Not a vampire flick, but there you go.

That's the main reason I've been so silent. Between working, writing for the future and writing for this, and trying to let my brain rest occasionally, I've been otherwise occupied. However, I've just finished writing a new script and am about to embark on pre-production for a music video for my brother so I'm sure that I'll have more to blabber about very soon. You poor, poor people. ;D

3 comments:

Marvin the Martian said...

Ah, The Hunger is a great book, great movie. It's appropriate that Whitley would write the new screenplay for the remake since he wrote the book. He knows how it's supposed to go. He may botch it still.

I really liked the end where Susan lets all the locked-up vampires in the attic loose, and they kill Catherine. Very cool. Poetic justice.

I wish they had explored more of the biological science of vampirism in the film, and why Catherine was youthfully immortal while David Bowie was not. It's been a long time since I've seen it, though, so maybe they explained it and I have forgotten. Catherine was alive in ancient Egypt, I remember.

NoelCT said...

That's great news, Lori. You always do pen fine reviews, so congrats on getting a nice outlet for them.

Lori said...

Marvin: Yeah, that was cool. And I do like the ending for the irony, but it doesn't make much sense.

No, they never explained why John and those who came before him aged so rapidly. I don't even think Whitley explained it in the book. I wish they had; theoretically, in the movie ending Sarah faced the same fate as John and the others.

Noel: Thank you! It's just the vampire flicks over there so I'll still be posting reviews here...when I remember to do them. ;D