Some good Halloween news, there will be a sequel to Vampire Boys, but not until January. Vampire Boys 2: The New Brood will have what looks like a whole new cast and characters, and though Caleb is returning, a new actor has been picked for the role. There’s a trailer, but it’s more a preview; at least it gives a little hint of what’s to come. TLA is reporting the same director will be returning for the follow-up film, but Steven Vasquez was not the previous director. So now we have something to look forward to next year.
The latest Twinklight episode has appeared overnight just after I wrote that one was on the way before Halloween. Following up on the previous video that starred the delicious Giovanni Lovell as the vampire and Carson Evans as his victim (see the Twinklight episode guide), Carson has become a vampire. He’s with his friend Max Ryder and they’re talking about how Max’s boyfriend is cheating on him. So Carson suggests Max equalize the cheating and surprise surprise Max has a thing for Carson.
The David DeCoteau formula may be broken. There was a time when his low-budget films were worth watching but lately the tried-and-true DeCoteau formula has sunk to new lows. 1313: Boy Crazies was a promising premise, hot male models turned vampires, but the film was a disappointment lacking in fangs and much more than 20 minutes of original footage. Well now DeCoteau has returned with another vampire movie, Immortal Kiss: Queen of the Night, and already it doesn’t look good.
The nights are growing longer, Halloween is almost upon us and many vampires will be coming out over the next few months. The big event in November will be the release of the final instalment of Twilight, which has affected vampire-lovers in many ways both positive and negative. The regular television season has kicked off and Vampire Diaries have returned (more on television later). But what else can we expect in the coming months?
Readers of gay vampire fiction may be familiar with Cord Logan, the young frat boy turned vampire created by Todd Gregory, and who first appeared in the last Kensington vampire anthology Midnight Hunger (Amazon paperbook or Kindle). He returned in Blood Sacraments (Amazon), which set up the story that now continues in Need (available for pre-order from Amazon print or kindle, or for your iPad in the iBookstore). Actually if you haven’t picked up Blood Sacraments, skip right to Need as the book’s first chapter is the short story.
Twinklight has been updated again, which I’m a week late reporting, and just like the previous episode this one show fangs in the preview but lacks the fangs during the video. When the video was first posted it was titled, “Vampire Brice Gets Fucked by Matthew” but the photos don’t show Twinklight regular Brice Carson as a vampire, instead Matthew has fangs. Now the episode is excitingly titled “Brice Carson & Matthew Hunter”, yet if you read the description, there’s still some confusion as to who the vampire really is. But again, once you watch the video, there are no vampires neither way.
Recently I re-watched all three seasons of The Lair, blasting through all 28 episodes, and a couple of things struck me. First off it’s sad the series was left with a cliffhanger that was never resolved. Second, it’s too bad the show didn’t stick to what made it good, vampires.
Halloween is still months away, but it’s never too early to be thinking about making something special for the holiday. BelAmi, have you ever thought of making a vampire video for one of your weekly updates? How about casting the Peters twins in the industry’s first twin-vampire film?
I have a fantasy that one of these days I’m going to make my own gay vampire porn. This is unrealistic for a number of reasons: I know very little about porn or how hard it is to make, and I don’t know anyone who could. I am very hard on film makers who put a lot of effort into their creations only to have me tear them apart. Of course that’s the nature of the movie business.
One hundred years have passed since Bram Stoker’s death and to mark the anniversary many articles were written summarizing Stoker’s life, impact on vampires and what the last century has given vampires. One article reflected on the best vampire films created since Stoker popularized vampires. There are plenty of top 10, 50 or 100 lists around the web, including the 70 best on IMDB.
We could compile a list here, maybe weed out some of the lamer vampire movies, or we focus on the best gay vampire films, unfortunately that’s not going to be a long list.