Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on September 5, 2009
Nina Dobrev as Elena
By Ken Tucker – EntertainmentWeekly.com
You need to look elsewhere if you were hoping that The Vampire Diaries would mark the beginning of the end of the current vampire craze (Twilight, True Blood, Glenn Beck). Fun stuff mixing blood with soap, Diaries signals a welcome return to form for writer-producer Kevin Williamson (Dawson’s Creek, Scream).
Paul Wesley as Stefan
Based on the popular young-adult novels of the same name, Diaries is cleverly cast with faces familiar to the CW demo and beyond. Nina Dobrev from Degrassi: The Next Generation is emotionally open as Elena, who pours her soul into diary entries that we hear in voice-over. Paul Wesley (Everwood, Army Wives) is Stefan, the vampire every TV review is required to describe as ”brooding.” His naughty brother, Damon, is Ian Somerhalder, back from the Lost dead. Or, I guess technically, returning to the dead as a vampire competing for Elena’s attention.
As with any good Kevin Williamson production, there’s a lot of snappy dialogue and quirky pop cult references.
Diaries’ variations on vampire myths include a big, clunky ring Stefan wears that (I think) protects him from daylight, but mostly it’s the stuff you know and love: Stefan’s eyes go red-rimmed with lust when Elena gets a bloody cut, and Damon uses smoke and black crows to make an entrance. ”I promised you an eternity of misery,” Damon tells Stefan. And Diaries promises us a season of sharp-tongued amusement.
Katerina Graham as Bonnie
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on June 17, 2009
A beloved and devoted priest (Song Kang-ho) from a small town volunteers for a medical experiment which fails and turns him into a vampire. Physical and psychological changes lead to his affair with a wife of his childhood friend who is repressed and tired of her mundane life. The one-time priest falls deeper in despair and depravity. As things turns for worse, he struggles to maintain whats left of his humanity.
Thirst is directed by South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook, of Joint Security Area, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Oldboy, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, and I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK previously. The screenplay was co-written by Park Chan-wook and his writing partner Jeong Seo-Gyeong. This first hit theaters in Korea back in April. Focus Features will debut Thirst in limited release starting on July 31st.
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