PR NewsChannel / April 12, 2012 / RENO, Nev. -- "The Vampire Girl Next Door" (ISBN 9780615572635) by Richard Arbib, is a boy-meets-vampire-girl story that blends horror, romance and humor to offer readers a quirky new take on the joys (and mortal dangers) of modern relationships.
Sony Pictures releases the official trailer for Genndy Tartakovsky's HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA, which hits theatres on September 21st. Voice cast includes Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Cee Lo Green and Selena Gomez.
Vampires have come a long way, baby. Stories about the bloodsucking villains have been around, in one form or another, for centuries, although it wasn't until the early 19th century that English-language writers began spinning tales about the fiends. Those stories keep evolving, too. Eighty years ago, Bela Lugosi became an intimidating, if campy, Dracula, intoning, "Listen to them. Children of the night.
Here's the first trailer for Tim Burton's DARK SHADOWS remake. Looks like it's a comedy?! One hopes that it's more of a horror/drama with some comedy elements. Hits theatres May 11th.
And so the story goes, an ordinary girl finds herself in trouble, but is miraculously saved by a handsome vampire with a soft spot for humanity. That's how Claudia Gray begins her newest installment to her "Evernight" series, "Balthazar."
Skye, the book's main character, has always had an unexplainable connection to the supernatural. She used to live in a haunted house and made friends with its ghost, and then unknowingly transferred to a high school filled with supernatural beings, Evernight Academy.
For many people, ghosts, vampires, zombies, and the like are no more than Hollywood fantasy. However, these movies have increasingly come to reflect popularly held pseudoscientific beliefs. For instance, the 2005 movie White Noise is based on the new trend among paranormalists-Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP). The occult underground in both America and Europe is witnessing a trendy rise in vampirism, and belief in voodoo zombiefication is widespread in many parts of South America and Africa.
January 5, 2012 / HILLSBOROUGH, N.H.
Vampires have captivated the world for many decades, from the earliest of stories like "Dracula" to the latest editions with a romance twist, like the "Twilight" saga. Sheila Marie Hamilton adds another layer to the history and universe of vampires with her fictional novel, "The Blackest Plague: Revenge Cometh" (ISBN 1463770138).
Tsukune may be determined to grow stronger in order to protect Moka, but his training is not going well. When school break arrives he is disheartened but eager for time with Moka. However tranquility is harder to hold than expected when a mute girl begs them for help and Yakuza descend to kidnap her.
As a lover of the Vampire Academy books, I was glad when Richelle Mead said she'd be writing more in the same world. In Bloodlines, we get to learn more about the Alchemists, a group of humans who act as a barrier between the vampires and humans -- keeping the humans safe and unaware of the existence of the vampires.