Waiting for Hellsing

I can tell that I ought to be grading papers because I find myself reading at breakneck speed. I got Hellsing 6 and 7 at Schuler’s the other day but they didn’t have vol 8. I charged through Hellsing 6 and 7 — when is Alucard going to show back up! — and now I’m … Read More

Zombies Done Right

Now here’s a book that looks intriguing. Here is a sample: Biting into heads is much harder than it looks. The skull is feisty or Brains, BRAINS, BRains, brains, BRAINS. BRaiNS, brains, Brains, BRAINS, BRains, brains, BRAINS. BRAINS, BRains, brains, BRAINS, brains. Of course, the only thing better than Zombie Haiku is Vampire Haiku. Too … Read More

Done with the Zombies

At long last, I finished Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. It took great strength of will and self-discipline to finish, so I suppose that zombie killer, “bride of death” Elizabeth Bennett would be proud. Honestly, I can’t understand what all the fuss is about. And it’s not because I’m an “Austen Purist,” a being evidently … Read More

The Vampire Effect (2003)

Dale and I just watched The Vampire Effect, AKA The Twins Effect. #35 on the Top 70 Vampire Films of All Time list. Wow. It has got to be the oddest vampire movie I have ever seen. Let me put it this way. Jackie Chan is in it. And the two heroines have matching corduroy … Read More

Whoops, I Did it Again

I had every intention of reading Astro City as CAE had suggested. But then the next three volumes of Hellsing arrived from Amazon! What was I to do?! And now I’ve gone and read all three in a day and a half. So that means waiting for the next three. Maybe I’ll read Astro City … Read More

Top 70 Vampire Films of All Time

I stumbled upon this last night. I now have a goal for the summer. The Top 70 Vampire Movies of All Time I thought I had seen a lot of vampire movies but clearly not. 70. Bordello of Blood (1996); Bon Jovi Corollary: John Carpenter’s Vampires: Los Muertos 69. Vampire in Brooklyn (1995) 68. Dracula … Read More

Waiting for Hellsing

I found this in my box this morning with a note from CAE: CAE writes “J- Trust me: you want to read this one.” Since I DO trust CAE implicitly, and since I have to wait until Tuesday for Hellsing Vol 4, 5, and 6 to show up, read it I shall.

Hellsing by Kohta Hirano

I am smitten. I have a new favorite vampire. The Hellsing manga series is fabulous. My first manga, by the way. It has actually been harder than I thought to re-train my eyes to read right to left. I read the panels right to left ok but I keep wanting to read the dialogue from … Read More

Martin (1977)

I watched Martin last night. Weird. I’m not sure what I think but it IS number 5 on the Top 70 Vampire Movies list. Here’s the description: George Romero does for vampires what he has already done to zombies – an intense and realistic treatment that follows the exploits of Martin, who claims to be … Read More

A Zombie Interlude from E216 Spring 2009

Thanks to Sam from the B class for drawing my attention to this: Amazon was actually sold out! Inspired, I watched this mockumentary last night: It’s pretty good. I’m watching this one next — it’s by the people who did Shiver: So, are zombies the new vampires? I sure hope not….

For Those Who Are Curious

I stumbled upon this last night. I now have a goal for the summer. The Top 70 Vampire Movies of All Time I thought I had seen a lot of vampire movies but clearly not.   But I have seen: 1. Nosferatu (1922) 5. Martin (1977) 8. Dracula: Pages from a Virgin’s Diary (2002) 9. … Read More

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