The very nice people who made and produced The Sanguinarian have been in contact with me with news about their indie vamp film, which is now being seen at film festivals.
Here's the summary:
The Sanguinarian is a drama/thriller centered around Christoph, a gaunt, pale young man with rakish blond hair and piercing blue eyes. He is a suicidal vampire, solitary in his steps through a post-industrial, sensual, and surreal world. He is wary, uneasy, and dangerously sharp. Drawn, again and again, to the vibrant, decadent lot who dance at an underground blood bar. As Christoph stays one step ahead of his own damnation, the pseudo-Shakespearean language of the vampires plays out the unfolding tragedy. It is the heart-stopping and violent diplomacy of the damned, an unconventional tale of the seductions of evil.
Visit The Sanguinarian website.
The movie is written and produced by Analise Ravella, who knows all about blood since she was a paramedic in San Francisco for many years. Now, my brother was a paramedic in San Francisco, so I know Analise has all kinds of stories.
Taliesin Meets the Vampires has a good review of the movie and says:
When I looked at the trailer for The Sanguinarian I thought I knew what it was… The music caught my attention, but not as much as the look and the look paled next to the dialogue. Yet all in all, as I watched the actual film, this was so much more than the sum of those parts.I saw part of the movie and it is quirky. Of course, I'm all about the quirky. I liked the flamboyant dialogue and thought it was visually interesting, but I didn't watch the whole flick because the sound quality on the preview DVD wasn't great. This may be entirely different when watching the movie in a theatre, tho.
Here's a trailer:
If you'd like to keep up on the movie and find out where it will be shown, you can join their Facebook page. I've referred the publicist to our favorite vamp film reviewer Catherine Karp, and perhaps she'll check it out and tell us more about it.
Speaking of Catherine, she's inteviewed by Nicole Hadaway about her new venture out as Cat Winters, her pen name for Blackbirds, a young adult novel.
I was searching for titles in WWI poetry and came across the phrase “dark-clothed children at play” and really liked the image. During WWI, not only were people dressed in black because they were in mourning, but a German dye ban kept Americans in drab colors. Add a white, beak-like flu mask to the equation, and I realized people resembled blackbirds. My character says, “We all looked like bad luck.”Casa Dracula News: Even as I'm heading toward the release of Casa Dracula book 4, Haunted Honeymoon, my earlier books are still getting discovered! I've got a very nice review by Natalie Reece in Gozamos for Midnight Brunch and The Bride of Casa Dracula.
All three books are great for a beach read or a bath tub read. Throw in your tote and go. I couldn’t put them down and the best part about them is they are good enough to read over and over.Strictly Antisocial reviewed my first book, Happy Hour at Casa Dracula:
I would recommend this book to lovers of vampire fiction, fans of great, witty humor and even for you chick lit lovers...YOU NEED TO CHECK THIS BOOK OUT! Are the caps making my point? If your tired of the angsty teens and extremely dark, menacing brooders in your common vampire reads this book will be a welcomed relief.Thanks, AntiSocial! I am actively trying to rescue the reputation of funny books written by women. I am going to start an organization and make bumper stickers that say something like, "It's not a crime to like funny books written by women." Or maybe "Honk if you like funny books written by woman." Or "I wuv hugs and funny books written by women. And men, too." I'm still working on the motto and acronym and secret handshake.
Tor will be celebrating Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Month with a series of events on their blog. Why didn't anyone tell me this was Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Month, because I'd totally want to go to the parties and stuff. I'm looking forward to Ron Hogan's interview of Vampire Wire fave Leanna Renee Hieber about her Strangely Beautiful series.
GREAT NEWS! I heard yesterday from one of my all-time favorite bloggers, Kimberly Swan. She had taken a break from her wonderful Darque Reviews blog and website, and has returned to occasionally blog about books. Kimberly was one of the first paranormal/urban fantasy sites that I discovered. She was a genre reviewer pioneer on the internet, and she always treated books seriously, whether the author was established and successful or just starting out. Darque Reviews was a site I checked out daily to find out about new books. Welcome back, Kimberly!
GRATUITOUS VIDEOS OF THE DAY
I am still in the process of trying to figure out why videos are so slow on my laptop. It makes selecting them impossible if I can't watch them. Agh.
Okay, "Bad Moon Rising" is a great song, right? Creedence Clearwater Revival members actually grew up very near me in a San Francisco Bay Area suburb that's as swampy as....well, it's not swampy at all. It's an nice little town set on an earthquake fault. They do mention "earthquakes and lighting," and we rarely have lighting. We don't have hurricanes or any rivers. Still, the song remains all kinds of awesome.