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TV Shows You Simply Can’t Miss if You Love Vampires

If you love the blood-sucking creatures of the night and you can’t get enough of these horrifying yet beautiful immortal beings, you’ve no doubt seen all the fang-tastic shows that television has to offer…or have you?

Some of the best TV shows feature more than just vampires

Did you know that some of the greatest television shows with the beautiful undead don’t actually have the word “Vampire” in their titles? Take Penny Dreadful for example. This show was rated number1 on IMDb’s list of best vampire TV series. Why? It’s dark, it’s macabre, and its set in Victorian London. While the show does feature a main Dracula-vampire storyline, what’s even more interesting is it is a mashup of several grisly horror tales from actual books that were once sold for a penny in London. These books became very popular and were known as penny dreadfuls.
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The 24 Most Important Vampire TV Shows Ever, Ranked

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The 24 Most Important Vampire TV Shows Ever, Ranked
Today is the 20th anniversary of the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” premiere, and the day that “The Vampire Diaries” airs its series finale — a day sure to go down in broadcast history as Vampire TV Day.

But those two shows are far from the only ones to depict bloodsuckers (to use a pejorative term) on screen, and IndieWire has dusted off the TV crypt to unearth a ranker of our favorite fangs.

Yes, we know there’s a lot at stake here.

Read More: 20 Years After ‘Buffy,’ Have Vampire TV Shows Met Their True Death?

Some rules for this list: At least one of the series regulars has to be a vampire. Also, no kids shows (sorry, “My Babysitter’s A Vampire”), no animation (sorry, “Count Duckula”), no foreign language shows (sorry, South Korea — wow, you guys like vampires) and no miniseries or anthology series (which is why “American Horror Story: Hotel
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20 Years After ‘Buffy,’ Have Vampire TV Shows Met Their True Death?

20 Years After ‘Buffy,’ Have Vampire TV Shows Met Their True Death?
Vampire shows have had a good, healthy run on television, but lately, the landscape for them has seemed anemic.

The Vampire Diaries” ends its impressive eight-year run on Friday, coincidentally the 20th anniversary of TV’s iconic “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (and the moment that Buffy Summers arrived at the Hellmouth).

This convergence of events is a reminder that only a few years ago, vampires were the hottest trend on TV. Even when “Buffy” and its spinoff “Angel” ended, “The Vampire Diaries” and “True Blood” were there to take up the bloody mantle. But with those shows also gone, the vampire genre appears to be an endangered species.

Read More: ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Producer Julie Plec on Ending the Series, and How It Might Be Reborn, Perhaps as a Streaming show — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

But not so fast. While it’s true that the biggest undead shows have left us,
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Constantine: The Complete Series Blu-ray details announced

Hellblazer fans rejoice, as Warner Bros. has announced the upcoming release of Constantine: The Complete Series on Blu-ray and DVD on October 4th. Check out the cover art, followed by the full press release and special features below…

Based on the wildly popular DC character, seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine (Matt Ryan) is armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and a wickedly naughty wit. He fights the good fight – or at least he did. With his soul already damned to Hell, he’s decided to abandon his campaign against evil…until a series of events thrusts him back into the fray, and he’ll do whatever it takes to protect the innocent.

With the balance of good and evil on the line, Constantine will use his skills to travel the country, find the supernatural terrors that threaten our world, and send
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Finally, Constantine: The Complete Series Arrives Oct. 4

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Darkness is rising, demons are everywhere … and one man stands between humanity and its worst nightmares: John Constantine. Warner Archive Collection (Wac) and DC Entertainment bring the live-action television series, Constantine: The Complete Series, to Blu-ray™ and DVD on October 4, 2016 via WBshop.com, Amazon and popular online retailers.

Based on the wildly popular DC character, seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine (Matt Ryan) is armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and a wickedly naughty wit. He fights the good fight – or at least he did. With his soul already damned to Hell, he’s decided to abandon his campaign against evil … until a series of events thrusts him back into the fray, and he’ll do whatever it takes to protect the innocent. With the balance of good and evil on the line, Constantine will use his skills to travel the country,
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Constantine: The Complete Series Blu-ray / DVD Release Details & Cover Art

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Back in 2014, occult detective John Constantine leapt from the comic book page to the small screen in NBC's Constantine TV series. While the show only lasted one season, it garnered a loyal following of fans who can enjoy the series in its entirety this October when Warner Archive Collection and DC Entertainment release Constantine: The Complete Series on Blu-ray and DVD:

Press Release: Darkness is rising, demons are everywhere … and one man stands between humanity and its worst nightmares: John Constantine. Warner Archive Collection (Wac) and DC Entertainment bring the live-action television series, Constantine: The Complete Series, to Blu-ray™ and DVD on October 4, 2016 via WBshop.com, Amazon and popular online retailers.

Based on the wildly popular DC character, seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine (Matt Ryan) is armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and a wickedly naughty wit. He fights the
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Top 9 Vampire TV Shows Revealed: The Vampire Diaries, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and More Bloodsucking Favorites

Top 9 Vampire TV Shows Revealed: The Vampire Diaries, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and More Bloodsucking Favorites
Oh, this is going to get ugly! We are fully aware that vampire shows on TV have some pretty strong fan followings.  Have you tried talking to a Vampire Diaries viewer about Nina Dobrev's departure from the show? Let's just say we didn't warn you. But even with dedicated fans, we decided to rank the nine best vampire TV shows of all time. We kicked things off with a throwback to 2006 and the short-lived fantasy called Blade: The Series. Based on the Marvel comic character, the Spike show followed the vampire hunter during his quest for blood.  Perhaps viewers will recognize more recent shows like The Originals. The CW series tells the story of the first vampires to ever walk...
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8 TV shows based on horror movies -- and how they fared

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8 TV shows based on horror movies -- and how they fared
With the recent successes of such TV series as "American Horror Story," "Hannibal" and Showtime's "Penny Dreadful," horror is hot on the small-screen right now -- so much so that in addition to MTV's forthcoming small-screen "Scream" spinoff, TV studios are in the midst of bringing a horde of cinematic fright-film properties to television, ranging from "Shutter Island" to "The Devil's Advocate" to "The Mist." In light of this, I've taken a look back at eight previous horror movie-to-tv translations and analyzed why they hit -- or didn't -- with audiences. "Bates Motel" (A&E) Based on: "Psycho" Aired: 2013-present Why it did (or didn't) work:a great pedigree ("Lost" showrunner Carlton Cuse), a terrific cast (Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore) and generally positive critical notices gave "Bates Motel" a sheen of respectability that worked well in this Golden Age of prestige television. The show has so far aired three successful seasons
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‘Sleepy Hollow’ stars to attend McM Birmingham Comic Con

Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman are galloping into town for McM Birmingham Comic Con! Sleepy Hollow stars Tom Mison (Parade’s End, Lost In Austen) and Neil Jackson (Blade: The Series, Quantum Of Solace) will be meeting fans, presenting panels and signing autographs on both days of the show, held at the NEC on 21st – 22nd March.

Tom Mison plays protagonist Ichabod Crane in the hit supernatural series, inspired by Washington Irving’s famous short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Now in its second season, the show sees Revolutionary War soldier Crane resurrected in 21st Century New York and once again pitted against his old adversary, the Headless Horseman, played by fellow Brit. Neil Jackson.

To buy McM Birmingham Comic Con tickets, visit: www.mcmexpostore.com
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Today’s Marvel/DC TV Shows Are Changing Tomorrow’s Marvel/DC Movies

This was a big week for the small-screen spandex set. Three separate comic book series (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, The Flash, Arrow) wrapped for a long winter hiatus, and each mid-season finale dropped a bombshell with mass quantities of comic book significance. As well they should. TV superheroes shouldn’t be relegated to the small-fry stuff that characterized Agents in its early episodes (drawing on weighty comic lore like stuff left over from Iron Man 3, stuff left over from The Avengers and a little-known, little-cared for mutant named Scorch). Bigger is better, and comic staples like the Inhumans, The Reverse Flash and the Lazarus Pits are size Xxxxxxl. But long are the days when you could make whatever Smallvilles or Blade: The Series and not worry about the larger ramifications. None of what we saw this week exists in a vacuum; even the CW’s output exists in the context of DC
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6 Awesome Villain Ideas For A Blade Reboot Movie

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1998′s Blade movie was undoubtedly the trigger that instigated the current huge popularity being enjoyed by comic book movies as a genre – the pioneer of the modern comic book movie, so to speak. It was swiftly followed by fellow Marvel offerings X-Men (2000) and Spider-Man (2002) and the rest is history.

Such was Blade’s success, it spawned two sequels – 2002′s Blade II and 2004′s Blade: Trinity – and a 2006 television series (Blade: The Series) that was set in the same continuity as the movies, albeit starring a different actor (Wesley Snipes was replaced by Kirk “Sticky Fingaz” Jones).

However, it has been ten years since the last movie and the television series did pretty badly performance wise (it was cancelled after one season because of poor ratings). Sticky Fingaz certainly won’t be asked to return and, at 51 years old, Wesley Snipes’ vampire hunting days are over. So how about a Blade reboot?
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David S. Goyer on comic book movie fans and giving audiences what they don't even know they want

When it comes to superhero adaptations, you'll be hard pressed to find someone with more experience in the genre than David S. Goyer, whose credits include Blade, Blade II, Blade: Trinity, Blade: The Series, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Man of Steel, Batman vs. Superman and the upcoming Constantine TV series. Oh, and there's also Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., the 90s TV movie starring David Hasselhoff. Speaking to Comic Book Resources, Goyer has discussed comic book movie fans, and whether he pays any attention to their expectations when it comes to bringing these characters to the screen...

"You’re dealing with an incredibly vocal but incredibly tiny sort of up]. That’s a mistake that I think a lot of sometimes networks and movie studios make is sort of listening too much to [them]. I mean, it
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Sucked dry: Is the vampire trend dead?

Sucked dry: Is the vampire trend dead?
It’s almost hard to remember a time when the vampire genre was dead.

It was before Twilight, of course. Before the film version of Stephenie Meyer’s novel was released in 2008 to the sound of millions of squees, vampire movies were considered somewhat risky investments and TV networks rarely ordered shows starring the undead. Since the conclusion of The WB’s Angel in 2004, there was FX’s Blade: The Series (flop) and CBS’ Moonlight (flop). On the big screen, the genre’s popularity varied from films like Van Helsing and I Am Legend (hits) to Queen of the Damned
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‘Constantine’ Pilot to be Directed by ‘Game of Thrones’ Alum Neil Marshall

Though he’s probably best known for his work on movies like The Dark Knight Rises and Man of Steel, writer and producer David S. Goyer has also done a significant amount of work in television on shows including FlashForward and Blade: The Series. His latest project is also a TV show: Constantine, a series based on the “Hellblazer” comics that were published under DC’s Vertigo imprint and, more recently, the “Constantine” reboot that has been incorporated into the New 52.

The project has been in development for several months and NBC recently ordered a pilot episode, the story for which was conceived by Goyer and Daniel Cerone (The Mentalist) and scripted ...

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8 Horror Movie-to-tv Series Adaptations That Didn't Quite Work Out

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8 Horror Movie-to-tv Series Adaptations That Didn't Quite Work Out
With shows like The Walking Dead and American Horror Story scooping up high ratings and accolades like they’re going out of style, there’s no doubt that horror is dominating TV right now. It’s even becoming a big time trend to turn popular horror movies into their own series’, with spin-offs of Psycho and Silence of the Lambs already moving into their second seasons and others based on The Shining, Scream, The Exorcist and From Dusk Till Dawn currently in the works.

That said, the road to success hasn’t always been an easy one, when it comes to TV adaptations of beloved horror flicks. Over the years we’ve seen many of them come and go, either failing to catch on with audiences the way shows like Bates Motel and Hannibal have or even failing to ever find their way in front of the cameras.

Today, we
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Comics On TV: 'Blade: The Series'

by Ryan Rigley

Terrible news for Luke Cage fans last week as Terry Crews has officially taken himself out of the running for Marvel's Power Man. "Everybody's like, 'I want to play this superhero character, that superhero character,'" Crews states in a recent interview with Black Film. "I'd rather make up my own. Make a brand new one, you know. 'Blade' was basically a failed character. That comic book didn't do very well."

While it is a shame to hear that Crews is uninterested in portraying Luke Cage in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he does have a point as far as "Blade's" non-movie endeavors go. Although the vampire hunter has been the star of several ongoing comic series in the past, he never really took off until the "Blade" movie was released back in 1998, which went on to spawn two sequel films and even a live-action TV series.
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Spike TV is Developing Scripted Series From 'The Imposter' Team, Gene Simmons and 'Crash' Writer Bobby Moresco

The male-centric Spike TV has filled its line-up with reality fare in the last few years, via shows like tattoo competition "Ink Masters," "World's Worst Tenants" and "Impact Wrestling." But today the network announced its intention to reenter the world of scripted programming with five "special-event series" (which seems to be another term for miniseries) in development from the likes of Raw TV, the team responsible for doc "The Imposter," Kiss frontman Gene Simmons and "Crash" writer Bobby Moresco. The move back into narrative fare comes as Spike TV, home in the past to "Blade: The Series" and "Stripperella," attempts to expand to a broader, less testosteroney audience. The network's last scripted project was 2007's eight-episode hostage drama "The Kill Point," starring Donnie Wahlberg, Michael K. Williams and John Leguizamo. Here's a look at the five series Spike TV has in development (all working titles). Hit Men From Leslie Greif ("Hatfields & McCoys"), Chris.
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Flickering Myth's Greatest Comic Book Movies: #23 - Blade (1998)

Throughout April, we're counting down to the release of Marvel's Iron Man 3 with our picks for the Greatest Comic Book Movies of All Time; here's #23...

Blade, 1998.

Directed by Stephen Norrington.

Starring Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, N'Bushe Wright, Donal Logue, Udo Kier, Arly Jover and Traci Lords.

While Bryan Singer's X-Men (2000) is generally credited with kick-starting the current superhero movie boom, it was actually Marvel's Blade who got in there first, with the Daywalker arriving on the screen two years earlier - and just one year after the disastrous Batman & Robin - thanks to director Stephen Norrington, screenwriter David S. Goyer and star Wesley Snipes.

After the success of Blade, Wesley Snipes returned for the sequels Blade II and Blade: Trinity, but turned down the opportunity to headline the subsequent small screen spin-off Blade: The Series due to an ongoing lawsuit with New Line Cinema, with Kirk
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Flickering Myth's Greatest Comic Book Movies: #50 - #26

As you'll no doubt be aware if you're a regular around these parts, we're big fans of comic book movies here at Flickering Myth. So with the 2013 comic book movie season about to get underway in April with the arrival of Oblivion and Iron Man 3, we thought we'd spend the month counting down our picks for the 25 Greatest Comic Book Movies, beginning on April 1st and running right through to the UK release of Iron Man 3 on April 25th.

Over the past few weeks, the writing team here at Flickering Myth have been putting together their own individual top tens, which we've used to compile our list. Any film based upon a comic book was eligible for inclusion, providing it had received a theatrical release either in North America or here in the UK. So, if you're a huge fan of David Hasselhoff and you're outraged as to
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The Week in Spandex - The Avengers 2, Guardians of the Galaxy, Blade, Hellboy 3, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Powers and more

Our weekly round up of the latest news stories from the world of screen superheroes, including The Avengers 2, S.H.I.E.L.D., Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Blade, Aka Jessica Jones, The Incredible Hulk, Hellboy 3, Dark Universe, Justice League, The Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Fantastic Four, Arrow, Amazon, Powers, Ultimate Spider-Man, Wolverine and the X-Men, Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers, DC Nation, Superman: Unbound, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 and more...

It's a bumper edition of The Week in Spandex this week, and we'll get things underway with the latest comments from Joss Whedon, who's been speaking about his role as creative consultant on Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: "I read all the scripts and I give notes on everything. I’ll look at cuts when they’re ready to show me. I’ll talk to directors if they want to.
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