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Darkness of Angels, penned by Tori Vonmayhem, is a vampire erotica.  It revolves around english vicar Colton Manning, a mostly pious man who’s weakness is beautiful women. Enter Anne DeCorso, a Courtesan who ends up corrupting not only Colton’s body but his soul as well. Anne is a centuries old vampire who has chosen Colton as her consort.  As time goes on, she tires of his company, leaving him despondent, bored and lethal in his pursuits for blood.

Moving from Victorian England to modern times, Tori’s language in the book reflects that accurately in the tone.  Keeping the tone and atmosphere without blowing a victorian scene, then moving on to more modern language without seeming awkward and false is tricky for any experienced writer, but Tori handles it well, moving smoothly from older to moder times, introducing Ciara, a Dominatrix who fascinates Colton into revealing who he is.

The story is fast moving and brutal at times, particularly when Anne forces Colton’s first kill to be his beloved sister Elizabeth, showing the author’s fearlessness with her storyline.  Avoiding awkward repetitive stodginess with her love scenes, Tori Vonmayhem can show the Twilight crowd this is what vampires do when they grow up.

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Happy Mother’s Day, Lucy Emerson!!

As far as horror -movie parents go, I think Lucy Emerson deserves a reward. She’s an ultra-cool mom, she used to be a hippie,

puts her boys first, obviously, and she’s more perceptive than most horror-movie parents.

In “Nightmare on Elms street” Nancy’s mother is too busy burying herself in the bottle to notice shit’s going down with her

daughter.

In “Friday the 13th”…Well….Where ARE the parents?!

In Halloween, the parents are NOWHERE to be found….You catch my drift?

When Michael gets embroiled in the Lost Boys’ gang, Ms Emerson picks up something isn’t right with her boy. She even goes

so far as to wait up to catch him coming home from his exploits. She tries to let him know she knows something’s up, and coaxes him

to talk to her. Rather than scold him for being out all night, she tries to get to the root of why he must stay out all night and become distant to the family.

I’m sure she suspects drug use, but is too tactful to speak it outright.

When she suspects her children are in danger, she drops everything (even her date at an exclusive resteraunt) to rush home and save them.

She even throws herself into the jaws of danger (literally!!) at the end of the movie to save Sam from Max’s grasp. Any mother would hopefully put herself

in between her children and danger. In “The Lost Boys”, we see the heroic Lucy Emerson do exactly that.

So Happy Mother’s Day Lucy.

You’ve earned it.

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I am hereby commencing my 25th Anniversary tribute.  I’ll be posting videos, interviews and articles. My first in the series will be with Joe Ferrara owner of Atlantis Fantasyworld, the location of the Frog Brother’s comic book store.

I interviewed him over the phone in February and as soon as I figure it out, I’ll post it on the blog for all to hear. Mr. Ferrara kindly agreed to talk about filming with the two Coreys and how the ins and outs of filming in a resort town worked back then. Stay tuned!

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It is coming upon the 25th anniversary of the release of Joel Schumakers blockbuster, The Lost Boys, starring, as I’m sure everyone knows, Kiefer Sutherland, Brooke McCarter, Billy Wirth, Alex Winter and Corey Feldman and the late but still great, Corey Haim. I first saw this movie when I was 16, as a treat from my mother. It was thanks for helping them move into a new house while my younger sister was at church camp. My mom thought a mother/daughter date would be a great idea. I agreed and promptly begged her to see the Lost Boys which she agreed on. Now this is a big deal….My mother usually HATES scary movies and I threw the word “vampire” around, having seen an article about it in a Fangoria magazine. Something in my voice must’ve softened her, because April 14th, we headed into the small theater with popcorn and orange crush, ready for some sexy vamp goodness. That film just blew me away at that age…Any other vampire movie showed vampires as horrid ugly monsters. Now, TLB were still horrid monsters, but they were attractive……Stil vicious and ready to rip your face off at a moments notice, but when the lead vampire looked at you and smiled cruelly, you smiled back! You were like “Oh, no matter he’s going to kill me, look how CUTE…” bam. Chomp…Nom nom nom, you were a memory.

I’m really excited about this upcoming year…I plan on dedicating a series of videos, and blog entries on this film, and I will be finally meeting some of the actors at the Blood on the Beach convention in Virginia. And who knows? Pictures? Interviews? Hey, I may be getting overambitious, I don’t know….
So why care so passionately about a 25 year old movie that I’m willing to spend 9 hours in my car travelling to celebrate? Well, I can tell you.
High School was horrible for me. I hated going, I dragged my feet getting there and going home wasn’t much better. There were four teenage girls in the same house. If *I* wasn’t batting my parents, one of my sisters were. Drama-rific. How my parents got through it with sanity intact I don’t know. Or maybe they didn’t…Anyway.
At school I was teased picked on, pranked….I had someone send me a dirty valentine, and have a girl threaten to tell the teacher I had porn in my locker. Yep, Nice huh? I had no one to eat lunch with, and more than a few times had to go home in the middle of the day to change my clothes, because someone threw food on me. Or cut my hair because someone threw gum in it and I coulnt’ get it out.
After the Lost Boys? I had pictures. I had the movie on vhs, I had the sound track….Whenever I felt low or like I just couldnt’ take it anymore, I went back to Santa Carla. The Boardwalk held many mysteries (I could only imagine it was like our little small town carnivals, only by a beach) and I could snag a motorcycle ride whenever I wanted. It just cost me my blood. which after taking so much teasing and torment at school, seemed pretty cheap to me.
The Lost Boys didn’t judge me, or care that I dressed unfashionably or didn’t wear makeup one day or wore too much the next day.
They just wanted to have fun, and hang out. But after I started using that as an escape, a funny thing happened.
I stopped caring about what the kids thought. Why not? In my daydreams, in some of my stories, I was a pretty big deal on the boardwalk!
Then someone started sitting with me at lunch…and someone started talking to me in class. A bit suspicious at first, I didn’t think too much of it, but then I got some invitations out…And started making friends.
The kids didn’t magically stop picking on me, but I handled it better than I used to. Then, I went to college and moved on with my life…I was lucky, I made it, I was able to. But I always brought my “boys” with me.

So I owe this movie a lot, and I’m hoping my tributes will be enough payback for what it’s given me.
Mimi
Jan 20th, 2012.

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Stephen King’s second published novel, is a wonderful old-school vampire story, where the vampires aren’t sparkly, or romantic, or James Dean cool – they are rampant, foul-smelling, and very, very evil. ‘Salem’s Lot is also a vampire novel where the vampires aren’t exactly secondary, but a symptom of what King poses is going wrong in the world.
Read more: http://www.seattlepi.com/lifestyle/blogcritics/article/Book-Review-Salem-s-Lot-by-Stephen-King-2445420.php#ixzz1ipvvzUWk Jesus, really?? I can only assume the “James Dean Cool” vampires he’s referencing are the Lost Boys, because everyone’s putting Kiefer Sutherland’s character up as a “real” vampire. Which is fine, granted, but these idiots aren’t fans like us…. And know that The Lost Boys, while sexy as f—-, aren’t “romantic” or “cool”. They’re vicious, and they’ll bite your face off!!! One of us little fangirls would approach any one of them, they’d flirt a little but not because they wanted in our pants, because they thought we’d be easy pickin’.  They’d drain us, and throw the husk to the ocean, or watch our ashes burn in a bonfire!! Statements like that I find really freakin’ insulting to us fans who’ve loved the boys as intensely and as long as we have and I take exception to that, Mr Reviewer. Don’t lump us in with Twi-Newbs, ok? We know what the eff we’re doing.

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I HAS A NOOK!!

Hubby has gotten me an early Christmas present…The new nook simple touch!

He loaded it with books for review, and the first one I dug into was “Donor” by newcomer Elena Hearty.  Review is in the “reviews” section.

 

This little device is very addictive, I can tell you.

 

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New vlog. Seriously, can we stop bashing each other over which vampire is better?!

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