The Feminist Vampire Movie That Teaches 'Bad Men' a Gory Lesson

The scare-queen at the heart of A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, a new "vampire Western" film set in Iran, is the exact opposite of your typical Hollywood horror villain. She's not named Freddy or Jason; she doesn't wield an axe, wear a mask, or gleefully interrupt tanned teen couples in mid-thrust. She's also not a… » 11/25/14 2:30pm 11/25/14 2:30pm

No, Bram Stoker Did Not Model Dracula On Vlad The Impaler

It's one of those so-called facts that everyone knows: Bram Stoker's character Count Dracula was loosely based on Vlad the Impaler. But while there's no doubt that Stoker took the name from Vlad III's patronymic, it's doubtful that the Impaler was actually the basis for the famous vampire. » 10/21/14 4:47pm 10/21/14 4:47pm

The Penny Dreadful Trailer Looks Too Good to Be True

Penny Dreadful, the latest premium cable show to exploit the talents of under-worked actors and period-piece costumers, will arrive with buckets of blood, sex, and creepy backwards hand-walking on May 11. In the meantime, this trailer will stoke your anticipation for a show about Victorian monsters that stars Josh… » 2/16/14 5:00pm 2/16/14 5:00pm

Behold the HORRIFYING robot baby that was too creepy for Twilight

Ever wonder, "Hey, why was the spawn of Twilight lovers Bella and Edward such a hideous CG monster troll?" Well, guess what? It could have been much, much worse. Behold the animatronic monster so hideous it scared the cast of Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2, and had to be cut from the film. » 11/04/13 10:50pm 11/04/13 10:50pm

Answers to '10 Questions Men Are Too Scared to Ask Women'

Question: Why do women get madder and madder as they ponder something irritating and stupid even when there's no point? Because shoes. No really, so, according to Redbook, men are terrified to talk to women, but it's not their fault: Ladies be confusin'. What with the talking and the mysterious food purchases, it's a… » 10/14/13 2:30pm 10/14/13 2:30pm

Will Mermaid Replace Vampire as #1 Ambiguously-Sexual Mystical Beast?

Ugh, vampires have been lurking and staring and silently inhaling ravioli fumes on dates with high school-aged human women for, like, years now. We are all tired of it. It's about time for a sea change in the Sexy Mystical Young Adult Fiction Love Interest landscape. In this instance, "sea change" literally means "a… » 8/01/13 7:45pm 8/01/13 7:45pm

Please, Baby Jesus, Make This Lindsay Lohan/Justin Bieber Bloodfeud…

Listen, I'm a simple woman. I don't ask for much. All I want on this earth is for this Lindsay Lohan vs. Justin Bieber internet feud to poop weird insults back and forth forever. For-literally-ever. Is that out of line? Here's the latest: Lohan has responded to Bieber's slight (in case you missed it, he basically… » 3/14/13 8:00pm 3/14/13 8:00pm

Attention Buffy Wannabes: There Might Be a Vampire Hanging Out in Serbia

So I know you had plans to go see the Dingoes at the Bronze later and I don't want to ruin your night — especially because I heard that guy Angel is gonna be there and you know he likes you — but I talked to Giles and it looks like there's a chance that we might have to send you Serbia to take care of this vampire… » 12/04/12 11:20am 12/04/12 11:20am

Twilight Screenwriter Reflects on the Series' Power in Hollywood

No matter how you feel about Twilight — love it or hate it — the phenomenon has been one of the biggest stories to come out of the movie industry in the last five years. Now that the series is ending, Melissa Rosenberg, who penned all of the scripts for the Twilight franchise, talked to Women And Hollywood about the… » 11/20/12 10:00pm 11/20/12 10:00pm

France Lets Parents Give Baby Vampire Name

The French are notoriously uptight about what one can and cannot name their baby, but they've decided to let one newborn keep his name, even though his parents heard it on an American show aimed at teenagers. In November Lionel and Blandine Defontaine dubbed their boy "Daemon" after the character Damon on The Vampire… » 1/13/12 9:30am 1/13/12 9:30am

Here's Your Minute-By-Minute Play-By-Play Of Twilight: Breaking Dawn

Last night, I joined the Twihards at a midnight screening of Twilight: Breaking Dawn. Since I first covered the franchise in 2008, I've gone to midnight screenings of each one, and I have to say, as events, they are getting more and more subdued. Maybe the fans are growing up. Perhaps vampires and werewolves have lost… » 11/18/11 10:45am 11/18/11 10:45am

Dear Twihards, Jacob Black Has Covered Adele's 'Someone Like You'

"I heard that you settled down. That you found a vampire… and you're married now." So begins this cover, sung by someone pretending to be Buff Werewolf Jacob Black and mock-serenading Bella. We're Just 35 days away from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Hymen Part 1 hitting theaters, so do what you must to prepare yourself… » 10/14/11 12:00pm 10/14/11 12:00pm