Film Review: High Spirits (1988)


SYNOPSIS: When Peter Plunkett’s Irish castle turned hotel is about to be repossesed, he decides to spice up the attraction a bit for the ‘Yanks’ by having his staff pretend to haunt the castle. The trouble begins when a busload of American tourists arrive – along with some real ghosts. Among the tourists are married couple Jack and Sharon. Sharon’s father holds the mortgage on Castle Plunkett, so she’s hoping to debunk the ghosts. Jack, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Byzantium (2012)


SYNOPSIS: Two mysterious women seek refuge in a run-down coastal resort. Clara meets lonely Noel, who provides shelter in his deserted guesthouse, Byzantium. Schoolgirl Eleanor befriends Frank and tells him their lethal secret. They were born 200 years ago and survive on human blood. As knowledge of their secret spreads, their past catches up on them with deathly consequence.

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New Trailer For BYZANTIUM Brings The Blood


The new trailer is out for Neil Jordan’s highly stylized vampire tale BYZANTIUM and it’s pretty damn fine. When we last talked about this one it was to debut the poster art which really didn’t do much for me but after seeing this trailer, I’m in! IFC is bringing us this one on June 28th when it will be debuting on VOD across the country and theatrically in select cities. I’m hoping they bring it … Continue reading

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Artwork And An International Trailer For BYZANTIUM


Neil Jordan, there’s a name I haven’t heard in a while. The talented directors new project is a genre flick, a vampire flick actually with the awkward title of BYZANTIUM. Just looks like a bunch of random letters one after the other to me. What does the title meean? Maybe the synopsis tells us: On the run for murder, two young “sisters” arrive penniless at an English seaside town. Clara is a fiercely modern woman … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Company of Wolves (1984)


SYNOPSIS: Multiple takes on the wolf / werewolf mythos are explained to a young teenage girl by her grandmother. REVIEW: The Company of Wolves (1984) Written by: Neil Jordan, Angela Carter Directed by Neil Jordan Starring: Sarah Patterson, Angela Lansbury, David Warner Best Line: “Never stray from the path, never eat a wind-fall apple, and never trust a man whose eyebrows meet.” The Company of Wolves is a stylized film from the 80s that focuses … Continue reading

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Film Review: Interview With The Vampire (1994)

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SYNOPSIS: “It hadn’t even been a year since a plantation owner named Louis had lost his wife in childbirth. Both his wife and the infant died, and now he has lost his will to live. A vampire named Lestat takes a liking to Louis and offers him the chance to become a creature of the night – a vampire. Louis accepts, and Lestat drains Louis’ mortal blood and then replaces it with his own, turning … Continue reading

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