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Vampire Videos

Vampire Videos

Join Dan Owen and Hugh McStay for VAMPIRE VIDEOS, as they explore a century of bloodsucking cinema with weekly guests and experts. From early German Expressionism and Hollywood's Golden Age, into 1950s B-Movies and Hammer horror, to modern blockbusters, comedies, indie dramas, and romantic fantasies, Vampire Videos will cover every variety of the vampiric on screen... one bite at a time

Recent Episodes

26. What We Do in the Shadows (2014) with Steve O'Brien

March 20, 2023

3x6 - WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS (2014) We're heading Down Under to look at the cult Kiwi comedy What We Do in the Shadows, directed by Jeamine Clement & Taika Waitit, which is a mockumentary chronicling the lives of fou…

25. Byzantium (2012) with Kat Hughes

March 6, 2023

3x5 - BYZANTIUM (2012) Neil Jordan's less famous vampire movie, after Interview with the Vampire, is up for discussion this week. Its Byzantium, starring Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan as two vampires using their abilitie…

24. Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966) with Prof Stacey Abbott

Feb. 27, 2023

3x4 - DRACULA: PRINCE OF DARKNESS (1966) It's Hammer time again! We venture back into the vault of the legendary British horror studio for Dracula: Prince of Darkness, starring Christopher Lee as the master vampire who's re…

23. Cronos (1993) with Stewart Roche

Feb. 20, 2023

3x3 - CRONOS (1993) Guillermo del Toro's debut Cronos is under discussion this week; a Mexican hororr about an elderly antiques dealer (Federico Luppi) who finds a mysterious device designed to provide its owner with eterna…

22. The Lair of the White Worm (1988) with Tony Black

Feb. 13, 2023

3x2 - LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM (1988) Did you know Dracula creator Bram Stoker wrote another vampiric story? Ken Russell's horror-comedy The Lair of the White Worm concerns an archaelogist (Peter Capaldi) unearthing evidence …

21. The Lost Boys (1987) with Tim Robey

Feb. 6, 2023

3x1 - THE LOST BOYS (1987) Season 3 launches with a fang-favourite! It's Joel Schumacher's The Lost Boys, starring Jason Patric and Corey Haim as two brothers who move to Santa Clara with their mother (Dianne Wiest), only t…

Bonus: Season II Ranking

Jan. 30, 2023

BONUS - Season 2 Ranking Hugh and Dan are back to reflect on Season 2 and rate each film individually, before combining their scores to create a Top 11 ranking. They'll also quiz each other about each movie for a few laughs…

20. The Monster Squad (1987) with Andrew Gaudion

Jan. 16, 2023

2x10 - THE MONSTER SQUAD (1987) Theres a monster mash for our Season 2 finale, as Count Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Mummy and.... uh, Gill-Man...?... arrive in small-town '80s America where a group of kids have to prevent th…

19. Afflicted (2013) with Graham Hughes

Jan. 9, 2023

2x9 - AFFLICTED (2013) Found-footage horror is on the agenda as we tackle Canadian vampire film Afflicted from directors Derek Lee and Clif Prowe, who also star as two vloggers who travel to Italy, where one's bitten by a v…

18. The Hunger (1983) with Danishka Esterhazy

Jan. 2, 2023

2x8 - THE HUNGER (1983) It's another celebrity special, as Canadian filmmaker Danishka Esterhazy (The Slumber Party Massacre) joins us to talk about Tony Scott's 1983 cult film The Hunger, starring Catherine Deneuve as a be…