The Horror Channel is bringing us Vampire Week this March — be afraid, be very afraid!
Running from Saturday March 13 – Friday March 19, the Horror Channel’s Vampire Week promises something for everyone, as long as they’re fans of the fangs. We take a quick look at just a few of the highlights.
Mutants and Monsters
It all starts with Ultraviolet, as ultra-beautiful, ultra-lethal Violet (Milla Jovovich) seeks to stop the government destroying her race of mutants. It’s all action and followed by the premier of 30 Days of Night — a remote, isolated town in Alaska is plunged into complete darkness for 30 days every winter. A group of bloodthirsty vampires, led by Marlow (Danny Huston), are coming to feast on its helpless residents. It is up to Sheriff Eben (Josh Hartnett),his estranged wife, Stella (Melissa George), and an ever-shrinking group of survivors to do anything and everything they can to last until daylight.
John Carpenter — of course
Inevitably we get John Carpenter’s Vampires. James Woods is Jack Crow, leader of a team of vampire hunters hired by the Vatican. After wiping out a vampire nest in rural New Mexico, the team is ambushed by the unholy Valek (Thomas Ian Griffith), a vicious 600-year-old vampire. Valek is nearing the end of a long search for the elusive Berziers Cross, the ritual implement that can give him and all vampires the power to walk in the daylight. The films then covers Crow’s relentless pursuit of Valek before the final confrontation.
The original vampire
There has to be at least on Dracula movie (it’s a rule) and it’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The Count (Gary Oldman) is condemned to live off the blood of the living for eternity. Young lawyer Jonathan Harker (Keanu Reeves) is sent to Dracula’s castle to finalise a land deal. When the Count sees a photo of Harker’s fiancee, Mina (Wynona Ryder), the spitting image of his dead wife, he imprisons Harker and sets off for London to track her down.
Full details of all the films (these are just a few) showing in Vampire Week are on the Horror Channel blog.