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What: August Vampire Meetup
When: Friday, August 6, 2010 9:00 PM
Where: Only Disclosed to Chicago Vampire Meetup Group Members
RSVP to this Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/vampires-21/calendar/zpdbpynlbjb/
“Vampire Mob” with cast members from “The Simpsons,” “Boardwalk Empire” and “Criminal Minds,” premieres on the web (http://www.VampireMob.com) and episode two, which stars Kirsten Vangsness (Penelope Garcia on Criminal Minds), is being held for a view-ransom.
“Vampire Mob” – He’s a hitman and a vampire, and he just found out his mother-in-law is moving in for eternity.
Don became a vampire because “it was a good fit” for is nocturnal life of crime. He never planned on biting his wife, Annie, and making her immortal, “but then I got hungry.” Annie felt bad that her mom would die one day and bit her, never discussing it with Don, and now mom needs a place to stay and blood to drink. With Don’s hit business slowing down, the last thing he needs is more “grocery shopping.”
Marcia Wallace (The Simpsons, The Bob Newhart Show) is Don’s newly minted vampire mother-in-law, Virginia, and her daughters Laura and Annie are played by Kirsten Vangsness (Criminal Minds) and Reamy Hall (General Hospital, Bowfinger) who guest starred this past season on “Criminal Minds.” Chris Mulkey (Twin Peaks. Friday Night Lights) who will be seen in HBO’s upcoming “Boardwalk Empire” appears in ‘Vampire Mob” as the owner of Marty Five’s Castle & New Life Organic Dispensary.
The role of hitman and vampire, Don, is filled by John Colella (CSI: NY, The West Wing), a graduate of the Goodman School of Drama, who will also be seen in the upcoming Sebastian Guitierrez film “Girl Walks Into a Bar,” premiering on YouTube, and starring Carla Gugino, Rosario Dawson, Danny DeVito, and Zach Quinto.
“Vampire Mob” cast includes Elizabeth Beckwith (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Andrea Cansler (The Groundlings Sunday Company), Jim Roof (The Swear Police), & Cris D’Annunzio (As The World Turns).
“Vampire Mob” was written & directed by award-winning filmmaker and comedian, Joe Wilson, who was working as a private investigator when he got the idea for “Vampire Mob.” Wilson has worked on web series in the past, including writing for “Like, News” (Mondo Media) and directing “Lake Charles Lake” (SuperDeluxe.com / Turner). He is also responsible for selling “a jar of celebrity air,” air captured within proximity to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, on Ebay.
The first six episodes of “Vampire Mob” will be distributed via http://www.VampireMob.com on a view-ransom basis. When episode one reaches 5,000 views, episode two is released, with updates posted on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/VampireMob) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vampire-Mob/141299325881289).
From Chicago Vampirologist Marty Riccardo:
It seems that a thousand vampire movies have been made over the years, and most of them are pretty bad. When I come across one that has some quality, I want to spread the word. I recently watched two that impressed me. Each of them has come up with a unique premise for a vampire movie, and each of them keeps you guessing about what is fantasy and what is reality.
The first one is titled Bled from 2009. What if there was a mind-altering drug that could take you into a full-blown vampire experience? Those who go on this drug trip find it intoxicating and addictive. The folks who put this film together clearly have a serious interest in how the vampire has a powerful impact on human consciousness. The gothic imagery and scenery are impressive.
The other film is even better. It is a Spanish movie with English subtitles from 2006. Titled A Real Friend, it also has a very original story idea. A young girl has imaginary monster friends who seem quite real to her, and one of her friends is a vampire. I like the strangeness and slow pace of the film. The tension builds to a powerful climax.
For those who have Comcast free movies on demand in America, these films are available during the summer.
The first trailer for LET ME IN, the American remake of the sublimely beautiful 2008 Swedish vampire film LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, has hit the web, and it looks promising:
Meanwhile, TWILIGHT: ECLIPSE is already destroying box office records, bringing in over $30 million from its 12:01 AM and 3 AM screenings at more than 4,000 North American theaters early Wednesday morning. This was the biggest release in US film history (the prior record was the midnight debut for “New Moon” last November, $26.3M).
And, finally, Chicago vampirologist Martin V. Riccardo brought this to our attention: As ridiculous as it sounds, Ancestry.com reports that Robert “Edward Cullen” Pattinson is related to Vlad Tepes, aka The “Real” Dracula: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/06/24/2935904.htm