After the death, destruction, and blazing inferno of the pilot episode of Robert Rodriguez small screen adaptation of the cult hit From Dusk Til Dawn, episode two opens with a touch of mundanity. Infamous bank robbers Seth and Richie Gecko take a moment to enjoy the sunshine, and quibble over Seth's failure to get Richie the right taco.
Since time began we have lived in the shadows of the moon, in the blood of the earth. Today we will rise and the world will be ours. Beyond dark and light, beyond fire and water, beyond dusk and dawn. So begins the pilot episode of Robert Rodriguez's retelling of iconic vampire movie From Dusk Till Dawn, by himself an Quentin Tarantino. The words alone send a chill down the spine, but the lilting and decidedly sexy timbre of Eiza González's voice lend it an unearthly and ambiguous tone. It's at once intriguing, disturbing, and infused with evident anguish.
We all love Vampire TV Shows, and recent years have seen the development of some amazing new ones: The Strain and From Dusk Til Dawn in particular have proven to be epic new outings for Fang Fans.
Several years ago I heard whisperings about a possible new Vampire series on the cards by legendary film director Guillermo Del Toro. Del Toro is the mind responsible for bringing us Pan's Labyrinth, among other things, and as an avid fan of that particular masterpiece I was delirious at the thought of a vampire-filled series by the man. But first he wrote a trilogy of books.
The Strain has always been a refreshing break from the recent trend in fluffy vamp action, but if the sneak [...]
This week I’m reviewing one of my all-time-favourite vampels, The Golden, by Lucius Shephard. I cannot praise this book highly enough, it gets a solid five stars from me without question.