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EXCL: UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING STAR KATE BECKINSALE TALKS SELENE, SEQUEL, TOTAL RECALL: PART TWO

Posted in Eye Candy, Gore, Goth, Interviews, Movies, Sequels, Vampires, Werewolves with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2012 by darklordbunnykins

Underworld: Awakening opens in theatres today, so as a release day treat, here is part two the Dark Lord Bunnykins’ chat with lead actress Kate Beckinsale:

 

Regarding Selene, what is about her that you like and does she serve any particular function for you as an actress, like getting out your aggression for instance?

No, not really. I do think I’m attracted to female roles that are kind of empowering and interesting and complicated, in whatever kind of movie, whether it’s a comedy… I think it’s important to have those criteria to make it interesting for yourself, or drama or whatever. It just happens to be in a genre movie. But that genre tends to also be one of the few that really does celebrate an empowered woman. So it’s not necessarily something that I want to only do, and I wouldn’t only want to do a comedy for the rest of my life either, but the fact that I get to play these kind of women I think is very attractive.

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KARL WOLF TALKS WEREWOLVES AT THE TORONTO “ECLIPSE” PREMIERE

Posted in Events, Interviews, Music, Rue Morgue, Vampires, Werewolves with tags , , , , , , , on June 30, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

Karl Wolf. Photo: Katie Gennaro

Montreal-based pop star (and horror fan) Karl Wolf walked the red carpet a the Toronto premiere of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Monday night, and the DLB asked him about vampires, werewolves and horror on behalf of Rue Morgue Magazine.

EXCELLENT ECLIPSE: NEW TWILIGHT FILM REDEEMS THE SERIES

Posted in Movies, Reviews, Vampires, Werewolves with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 29, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

Robert Pattinson as Edward

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE

Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner

Directed by David Slade

Written by Melissa Rosenberg

E1 Films

The fact that The Twilight Saga: Eclipse makes me want to see the next instalment, Breaking Dawn, fascinates me. It’s horrified some of my Facebook friends, who don’t believe me when I say Eclipse is a good movie.

Let me repeat that: Eclipse is a good movie.

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GRAVEN IMAGES: NEW SHOTS FROM TRUE BLOOD: SEASON 3

Posted in Monsters, Photo gallery, Sex, TV, Vampires, Werewolves with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 11, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

Sunday night, 9 pm, marks the start of True Blood‘s Season 3, and y’all know where the Dark Lord Bunnykins is going to be. As a taster to the new series — which adds werewolves to the world of Bon Temp’s vampires and shapeshifters — here are some official photos:

Theo Alexander as vampire Talbot

Theo Alexander as vampire Talbot

Anna Paquin as Sookie Stackhouse

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TERRIFYING TUESDAY: THE REAL WOLFMAN (DVD)

Posted in DVD, History, Reviews, Werewolves with tags , , , , on March 16, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

THE REAL WOLFMAN

Written by Carsten Oblaender

The History Channel/New Video

What was the beast of Gevaudan? That is the question American cryptozoologist Ken Gerhardt and criminal profiler George “Duke” Deuchar attempt to answer in the History Television documentary The Real Wolfman. It’s too bad that the answer they come up with is as hard to swallow as the legend of the beast itself.

Back in the 18th century, the residents of the French village of Gevaudan were assailed by some sort of creature over a three-year period. The so-called beast mutilated and killed 102 victims, mostly women and children. The town’s notoriety prompted the king to send his best hunter to Gevaudan in a bid to kill the thing responsible for the massacre, but his killing of a large wolf only temporarily stopped the slaughter. Finally, a reclusive farmer named Chastel is said to have killed the beast with a silver bullet blessed by a priest. Legend says it was a werewolf, but the carcass was lost and the events, which are well documented, have drifted into the mists of legend.

Gerhardt and Deuchar fly to France in an attempt to separate fact from fiction. They visit Gevaudan, meet locals, go over accounts of the deaths, and even meet with a distant relative of Chastel, who is considered a hero locally. With their differing approaches (Gerhardt believes an animal was responsible for the killings, Deuchar credits a serial killer), the duo conduct experiments to test the various theories and wind up at Paris’s Natural History Museum to investigate what could be the Beast’s actual carcass. Their investigations lead them to a conclusion which incorporates both of their ideas, and left this viewer wondering whether one can actually combat superstition with ballistics.

The legend of the Beast of Gevauadan helped form modern notions of werewolves, and served as the basis of director Christophe Gans’ entertaining film Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001). The Real Wolfman is more amusing than entertaining, with the producers setting up a mildly adversarial relationship between Gerhardt and Deuchar which rings about as true as most reality TV shows, ie. Not much. The pair’s endless speculation – was the beast a man, a dog, a wolf or a hyaena? Can a dog decapitate a human? Was Chastel actually the killer instead of a hero? Can a silver bullet kill a wolf? – is both frustrating and interesting. It’s obvious that Gerhardt and Deuchar are on a fool’s errand – explaining away the legend of the beast is impossible, no matter how plausible they feel their theory is – and, really, who wants it explained? The pair come up with a working theory of the crimes, as implausible as it sounds, but isn’t it more entertaining to think a werewolf stalked the hills of France nearly 300 years go?

For fans of horror, The Real Wolfman is a mildly interesting dissection of what might have happened. Gerhardt and Deuchar are amiable hosts and their enthusiasm for the questions they have set out to answer is engaging. Don’t take it too seriously and The Real Wolfman has just enough bite to make it worth watching.

Rating: 3.5/5

NEW INTERVIEW: FLORENCE + THE MACHINE ON JENNIFER’S BODY, VAMPS AND WEREWOLVES

Posted in Interviews, Movies, Music with tags , , , , on November 4, 2009 by darklordbunnykins

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British buzz act Florence + The Machine’s ‘Kiss With A Fist’ had a prominent place in the recent Diablo Cody-written horror film Jennifer’s Body. Here is Florence Welch talking about the idea of wanting to devour the one you love (which also inspired her song ‘Howl’), Halloween, and her childhood belief in vampires and werewolves:

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