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David Wenham, Cinefest-OZ patron

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Actor David Wenham  Australia’s beloved actor David Wenham returns to CinefestOZ this year as a festival patron. Here to stay, he will attend annually in support of the burgeoning film festival. David Wenham is best known for his roles in Lord of the Rings (2003), Australia (2008), Van Helsing (2004). Wenham has now taken to directing and is currently at work on his directorial debut on a short in an adaptation of ‘The Turning’ by novelist Tim Winton, Australia’...

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Dracula 3D sucks...(blood)

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Why bother... Why bother adding another filmed episode to Dracula's cult filmed myth... Why bother making a film which is not a decent attempt to matching the recent standards of th eblood sucking stories brought to screen. Prince of B Movie Dario Argento did not bring any single creative addition to the ymyth. (oh yes, except maybe for one animal transformation not even worth mentionning) I worked with Copola's Dracula which was very faithful to Bram Stoker's book, ...

DRACULA at Fantasporto 2012

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    At the 2012 Fantasporto (20 February - 04 March) in Porto, Portugal, the festival paid tribute to some of the best blood sucking films in the vampire canon: "Bram Stoker's Dracula" (1992), which screned at the Rivoli Theater follwing a screening of another vampire classic, F.W. Murnau's "Nosferatu" (1922).                        ...

Fantasporto 2012 honors Bram Stoker the creator of the gothic novel "Dracula" who died 100 years ago

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  100 YEARS SINCE THE DEATH OF BRAM STOKER   Bram Stoker died 100 years ago and Fantasporto 2012 honors the creator of the gothic novel "Dracula". There were very few stories left behind by a writer that was adapted to cinema so often. Bu one of his texts became world famous. A novel and from this novel emerged one of the most distinguishable characters of all: Count Dracula. Despite not being the first vampire story ever written, it was surely the one that gave...

LOOKING BACK, Cinema's Greatest Moments...

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  It's high time for another one of my 'LOOKING BACK, Cinema's Greatest Moments'...   With all the TWILIGHT: SAGA's (I must be one of the only people in the world who is NOT a fan) I can't help but fill up with nostalgia for the vampire films I was watching to obsession when I was a teenager... BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA (in my opinion) is one of Coppola's great masterpieces... The film adaptation of Bram Stoker's novel: 'Bram Stoker's Dracula'. Here are some scen...

LAFF: Kristen Stewart & Taylor Lautner Show Up for A BETTER LIFE

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By Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Last night two of the biggest stars from the TWILIGHT franchise, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, made a surprise appearance on the red carpet for the world premiere of Summit Entertainment's A BETTER LIFE at Los Angeles Film Festival.    Half the folks crowded outside were probably there just for TWILIGHT reasons, but this won't bother the director of A BETTER LIFE, Chris Weitz, since he helmed NEW MOON. Both Kristen and Taylor...

Gary Lucas plays Spanish "Dracula" --Gary Lucas accompanies the 1931 Spanish"Dracula" with his original live solo guitar score

Director: George Melford.
A Spanish language version of "Dracula" filmed at night in Hollywood simultaneously and on the same sets as Lugosi's "Dracula" for the Latin market--revivified and reanimated by Gary Lucas' original live solo guitar score accompanying the film

'Spanish Dracula' in Krakow with live soundtrack performance by Gary Lucas, what a privilege

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  Gary Lucas delivered another great performance of His Spanish Dracula soundtrack at the Off Plus Camera Festival. A rock club (King Lizard) held a private party with festival guests discovering the amazing work of Gary who played his guitar live soundtrack with the screening of the film. Gary at the Lizard King The project's premiere took place during the 31st Havana Film Festival, where it was named a spectacular hit. It was also presented during t...

Mike Welch from Twilight's Eclipse Dishes Rob Pattinson

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Interview: Michael Welch on “Twi-Hards” and Not Getting Robert Pattinson's Role, PSby Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles CorrespondentTwilight’s Michael Welch, 23, is only human. While Robert Pattinson gets to be main squeeze vampire to Kristen Stewart’s Bella, Welch admits “my character stays human in all three movies, well, hopefully four movies -- there are four books.”Since the Santa Clarita, CA, native became an actor “at age 10,” he has been counting his lucky scars ever since....

Winners from the 2009 Vampire Film Festival

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The results are in for the 2009 International Vampire Film Festival are as follows: http://www.vampirefilmfestival.com/  "All of the films selected were exceptional in one way or another, but The Revenant stood out because it worked as pure vampire fiction and as a contemporary commentary on socially relevant issues.  Plus, it was funny."  Tim Cogshell, Programmer Vampire Film Festival Outstanding Vampire Feature: The Revenant (USA) Directed by Kerry Prior ...

Get bitten at Vampire Fest: the Blood Has Spilled - the 2009 International Vampire Film Festival Line-Up

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The Vampire Film Festival (Vampire Fest) is finally coming home!  "After two years in Los Angeles we wanted to permanently move the festival to the city most connected to the vampire myth - New Orleans.  This glorious city is a place of mystical allure, the city where Anne Rice rethought the myth of the vampire. With its Gothic architecture, above the ground graves, voodoo and colorful history, New Orleans is the perfect location to celebrate the vampire myth and build the foundation fo...

Get bitten at Vampire Fest.

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Reel Energy Entertainment and the Vampire Film Series and Festival (aka Vampire Fest) is proud to announce that Bridget Morrow, author of two unique contributions to the vampire lexicon, the novels, Master and Alex, will be one of the guests of Vampire Fest 2009. Her first novel, Master, is the story of Lila, a young slave in the American South who is released from one type of bondage only to find another in the hands of her vampire lover, Alex. Master was published in 2004 and won the Los Ange...

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Interview with "Van Helsing" actress Silvia Colloca

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John More speaks to the Actress Silvia Colloca “Van Helsing” a US May 7 release written and directed by Stephen Sommers, (“The Mummy” and “The Return of the Mummy”) starring Hugh Jackman (Van Helsing, Anna Valerious (Kate Beckinsale), Richard Roxburgh (Dracula) and his 3 wives: Silvia Colloca... “ABOUT THE FILM VAN HELSING” John More: Hi Silvia, you have an important role in the Hollywood film “Van Helsing”, can you tell us about the synopsis? Silvia Colloca: Set...
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