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CW Gives Vampire Diaries a Shot





Vampire DiariesSharpen those TV loving fangs Vamp fans! Variety revealed today that the CW Television Network has decided to give the pilot for Vampire Diaries the green light.

The book series, which was published years before Twilight ever hit the stands (not that the Twilight franchise is all that original itself), is centered around a young woman who becomes entangled between two vampire brothers. The two undead siblings are morally diametrically opposed with one being quite evil and the other rather good, and they proceed to battle for her very soul, as well as the souls of her friends, her family, and everyone else in town.

The fact is the great bulk of vampire movies are very, very bad. Surprises do happen; the recent Swedish film Let the Right One In is testimony to what a quality writer and director can bring to the old monster. If this series ends up being something grand and memorable, so much the better for horror fans, but it's difficult to put much stock into a project based upon a monster that's been so often abused and misused. We need more movies with vampires who are ugly, not interested in sex, and really just want to make you dead. Someone get to work!

- Tristan Sinns

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Avid Fan's picture

Thank you Tristan, for your words of truth:
"We need more movies with vampires who are ugly, not interested in sex, and really just want to make you dead."
Everyone needs to see "Let The Right One In" and then let it sink in for a few days. Let it steep like tea. It's not only a fantastic genre film but a fantastic Film in general. Can't say enough good things about this film and how it's completely re-invented the notion of what a vampire is.
I still can't figure out the rubik's cube...


Submitted by Avid Fan on Fri, 02/06/2009 - 1:20pm.

I read this series as a teen and I loved it. Sure, there's the romance angle, but Daimon, the evil vampire brother had all sorts of supernatural powers and some terrific kills.

That, and there's actually shapeshifting, a twisted vampire bitch who tortures all three main characters and physic visions and shit.


Submitted by Elf on Fri, 02/06/2009 - 7:20am.
Tristan Sinns's picture

I haven't read it myself and I'm quite willing to give anything a shot; I'm just bitter from too much bad vampire action!

I tend to think there should be a 20 year moratorium on vampire films, so that it's suddenly exciting when we have a new one.


Submitted by Tristan Sinns on Fri, 02/06/2009 - 12:37pm.

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