vampires

The horror genre, specifically the vampire sub-genre, is home to many low budget horror films. Possibly out striping any other genre for commonality and accessability, the internet is home to a multitude of them. With the number of conventions and film festivals across the country that give attention to this sect of filmmaking, it's no surprise. With such a large volume of content however, especially with content that skirts around over used territory, it takes a special film to stand out from the crowd. With Phil Messerer's "Thicker Than Water: The Vampire Diaries Vol.

Continuing their series of cheesy Shape Shifter centric viral vids, the "True Blood" team has released the latest, from Yorkie to Porky.

I was a pretty big fan of Michael and Peter Spierig's over-the-top 2003 horror/comedy "Undead" back in the day, going as far as to import a relatively expensive Region 4 DVD long before it arrived on American shores. Yeah, sometimes I can be pretty pathetic like that. And while I do believe the film had its share of problems, the good points, in this geek's humble opinion, greatly outweighed the bad. Besides, it's not everyday you get to watch an gun-crazy Australian redneck battle a flesh-eating zombie fish. I'm just saying.

Showtime's hit vampire series "True Blood" kicks off Season Two this Sunday, June 14th and with it comes promises of more supernatural killers including shape shifters, werewolves and more! Oh my! To help kick off the premiere of the second season, they have released a series of viral vids giving a taste of what's to come.

First up, a cautionary tale about shapeshifters and seeing eye dogs:

Although initial reviews aren't exactly what you'd call overwhelmingly positive and its Stateside release date is looming somewhere on the proverbial horizon, I'm still pretty pumped about "Blood: The Last Vampire." Yes, some of the action sequences seem a little stale and, yes, we've seen the "hot girl battling otherworldly creatures" scenario more times than any of us care to admit. That said, the film looks like great fun, and I'm anxious to get my grubby little mitts on a copy of it.

After two films in the world of "Underworld", it was deemed necessary to travel back in time to tell the origin of the blood feud between Vampires and Lycans. Originally bred to be slaves to the oppressive vampires, the first Lycan/Human hybrid Lucien falls in love with Victor's daughter Sonja. Being an aristocrat, Viktor can't handle Sonja shacking up with the household help, so he sets in motion the events that lead to the centuries long feud between the two races.

Today HBO released the trailer for "True Blood" Season 2, their Anna Paquin starring vampire series. Last season left off on a cliff-hanger and drew tons of interest. Judging from this, Season 2 looks to be promising as well! The addition of Evan Rachel Wood as a vampire queen will certainly help matters.

"True Blood" returns for the new season on HBO on Sunday, June 14 at 9pm ET. "True Blood" Season One will be available on DVD, Blu-Ray and digital download on Tuesday, May 19. The soundtrack will also hit on May 19.

I love when I find real world, horror related gems like this.

Granted she may be confusing Vampires with Zombies, but all should be forgiven considering she's lucky she's not dead after the amount of alcohol that must have been imbibed to reach this level of discourse.