No I’m not talking about the sexy seductive type you might find in fantasy art. Vampires are hot in terms of marketing and big business is looking to suck the money from your wallet. Though vampires are always part of the Gothic underground scene a wave of vampire books and films seem to hit the main stream every 8 years or so.
Kids today who have been brought up with Harry Potter are interested in the occult. In the past we had Buffy The Vampire Slayer and major vampire pictures like Interview with a Vampire starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. With the success of Twilight there will no doubt be more interest in vampires. You can expect to see more books be turned into movies.
Vampire Movies Due Out in 2009
- The Bleeding
- Cirque du Freak
- The Dead Matter
- Hello Darkness
- High Midnight
- Lesbian Vampire Killers
- Live Girls
- The Revenant
- Sodium Babies
- Twilight Watch
- Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
- Vampire in Vegas
You can no doubt expect many of these to pretty much go straight to video but a few should get major marketing pushes from the studios. One I’m looking forward to seeing is Suck. Though not for your die hard vampire fan Suck is a comedy about a rock back that will do anything to achieve fame. The movie filmed in Toronto stars Dave Foley and Henry Rollins with notables like Alice Cooper and Iggy Pop also making appearances. Another one worth the price of admission might be Cirque du Freak which is based on novels written by Darren Shan, the cast includes Willam Dafoe who looks like he was just born to be in a vampire movie.
So the vampire craze should no doubt carry on well into 2010 and expect to see more vampire pictures being planned if any of these have commercial success. Hollywood will ride the coat tails until their not making any money on the vampire legend which will than go under ground where it belongs.
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