Director Bob Kelljan delivers a one-two punch of classic cult cinema mixing chills, thrills, style, and suspense with a knowing wit that revels in the genre trappings.
In search of excitement, five rich, spoiled Asian twenty-somethings form the “Circle,” a group where they take turns designing a unique, extravagant experience for the others. But things go wrong when the privileged urbanites awaken after a night out, to find they have developed vampire fangs…
Jim Jarmusch’s crypto-vampire love story film, Only Lovers Left Alive won the 2013 Cannes award for best soundtrack. The soundtrack, predominantly by Dutch lutenist Jozef Van Wissem and SQÜRL, also features Zola Jesus, Yasmin Hamdan and Madeline Follin.
“Cool people never die.”
Homework. Cheerleading practice. Killing vampires. No one said high school would be easy. I can’t believe I’m doing this. I can’t believe I’m in a graveyard with Local Boogeyman hunting for vampires on a school night.
“Sometimes it takes more than just good looks to kill.”
Whilst the 2010s are probably my least favourite decade for creature features, it got me thinking about my favourite monster movies. I’ve focused on the big two horror creatures – vampires and zombies – and then various other monsters…
“There are some very good reasons to be afraid of the dark.”
Universal Studios had delved into horror filmmaking with silent films The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) and The Phantom of the Opera (1925), but Dracula (1931) was Universal’s first “talking picture” in the horror genre. Directed by Tod Browning and an uncredited Karl Freund, Dracula was based on the 1924 stage play by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston; adapted from the 1897 novel of the same name by Bram Stoker. After Carl Laemmle, Jr. was able to legally secure the novel’s film rights, screenwriter Garrett Fort began work on adapting Dracula for the movie theater.
“Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.”
On the streets, he bestows crimson kisses no woman can resist, but in the sheets there exists a night monster… with the blood lust of a savage beast!
“The story of the strangest passion the world has ever known!”
Warm, young bodies will feed Gutter Garbs hunger, and hot, fresh blood their awful thirst! Gutter Garbs have released collections for William Crain’s 1972 blaxploitation classic Blacula, and James Cameron’s nightmare that won’t end, 1984’s The Terminator.
“Rising from the echoing corridors of Hell, an awesome being of the supernatural – with satanic power of sheer dread.”
This Japanese inspired horror tee and long sleeve from The Lost Boys is available for pre-order now!
“Okay, where’s Nosferatu? The prince of darkness? The night crawler? The bloodsucker? El Vampiro?”
Get ready to do some dark bidding on the internet. Cavity Colors are excited to open the coffin and unleash their massive What We Do in the Shadows collection. When you are a vampire you become very… sexy. ⚰️
“I go for a look which I call dead… but delicious!”
Slasher Pack IX: Monsters includes four Japanese inspired horror tees from Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Mummy and Frankenstein; available for pre-order now!