Tag vampire genre

Vampires Receive a Temporary Stay of Execution in Shadows’ Finale

Per Matt There’s certain rules that need to be followed when creating a horror-comedy series about a trio of vampires who live in Staten Island, New York. They can’t survive being caught in sunlight, or they’ll die. They can transform… Continue Reading →

Charlie Manx Finally Gets a Backstory in NOS4A2

Per Matt Sometimes, when you’re a soul-eating vampire, you’re bound to lose your way. Whenever you’re not kidnapping children and whisking them off to the magical Christmasland, a place which exists solely within the mind of Charlie Manx, you might… Continue Reading →

Back From the Dead, NOS4A2 Returns

Per Matt I have definitely had a love/hate affair with vampires. For every What We Do in the Shadows, there’s two or more versions of The Passage and A Discovery of Witches that never ultimately survive the ratings game. I’m… Continue Reading →

Mark Hamill Visits the Dark Side of Shadows

Per Matt Luke Skywalker joins a new franchise? You want the impossible.

Taika Takes a Turn Visiting the Star Wars Universe

Per Matt Now, more than ever, it has come to my attention that this is truly Taika Waititi’s world and we’re just living in it. How else would you explain his meteoric rise in Hollywood, without making any true enemies?

Shadows Unveils Even More Dark Secrets for Season 2

Vampires. Werewolves. Zombies. Necromancers. If you thought the first season of What We Do in the Shadows was epic, wait ’til you see what else creeps out of the dark for Season 2.

My Guilty Pleasure: Daybreakers

A worldwide plague turns humans into vampires. A lack of blood supply threatens survival. And humanity’s last hope may be an immortal hematologist who refuses to feast on humans. Daybreakers is My Guilty Pleasure.

Ghost Drives the Backstory for AMC’s NOS4A2

Long before today’s self-driving cars were developed by VW and Google, Nos4A2 had a fully autonomous 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith, which drives a killer backstory in the digital short, Ghost.

Cancelling Genre Television: The 2019 Edition

While some major television series planned to go out with a major spectacle (The Big Bang Theory and Game of Thrones), other shows weren’t so lucky. In a network-based world filled with fractured demographics and eroding ratings, genre television took… Continue Reading →

Shadows Removes the Dark Stigma of Being a Vampire

After the Twilight era of films concluded, vampires are no longer always viewed as the nightmare creatures previously portrayed in stories for centuries. While not a young adult storyline — thankfully — What We Do in the Shadows takes a… Continue Reading →

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