New Music (11/25 — 12/1)

Blutengel: “Disobedience”

Lindemann: “Frau & Mann”

Third Realm ft. Chiasm: “Tides of the Sea”

Erdling ft. Chris Pohl: “Wölfe der Nacht”

Iggy Pop: “Sonali”

Tokio Hotel: “Chateau”

Annihilator: “Psycho Ward”

The Blue Stones: “Shakin’ Off the Rust”

Oh Wonder: “I Wish I Never Met You”

AronChupa & Little Sis Nora: “Hole in the Roof”

Black Veil Brides: “Saints Of The Blood”

Black Veil Brides: “The Vengeance”

AWOLNATION: “California Halo Blue”

Imminence: “Erase”

Bleed From Within: “The End Of All We Know”

Bury Tomorrow: “The Grey (VIXI)”

Bodysnatcher: “Black Of My Eyes”

Currents: “Poverty of Self”

Scandroid: “I Remember You”

Spiritbox: “Rule Of Nines”

Obscura: “Emergent Evolution”

Opeth: “Universal Truth”

Bryan Adams: “Joe And Mary”

Blossoms: “The Keeper”

Church of the Cosmic Skull: “Sorcery & Sabotage”

Nada Surf: “Something I Should Do”

Lordi: “I Dug A Hole In The Yard For You”

Bombay Bicycle Club: “Everything Else Has Gone Wrong”

Bonded: “Je Suis Charlie”

Plini + Adam ‘Nolly’ Getgood: “Blue Angel”

Top 5: Vampire Movies

It is no longer October, but I obsess over horror year-round, so some of my top 5 lists will still feature spooky themes!

Vampires are my favorite fictional monsters. I do appreciate the sex appeal, obviously. Even without it, however, I’ve always preferred the tales that surround vampires over all other creatures that go bump in the night.

These are five of my favorite vampire films. Note that this only includes the non-animated (though I do love Hotel Transylvania). And as always, these are listed in no particular order.

1. Fright Night (1985)

Everything about this movie is great, even Amanda Bearse’s exaggerated transformation near the end. Chris Sarandon is extremely attractive as Jerry Dandridge, but the reason the character is so perfect is his cruelty and IDGAF attitude: he knows how to blend in with humanity and that makes him doubly dangerous.

P.S. – The scene with Jerry and Amy dancing at the club is my favorite part.

2. The Lost Boys (1987)

This iconic film had to be on the list, right? Along with a fantastic plot and an all-star cast, The Lost Boys also had an epic soundtrack. The movie has inspired the generations that followed, resulting in sequels, music videos in which famous scenes are recreated, and several covers of the theme song, Gerard McMahon’s “Cry Little Sister.”

3. Suck (2009)

What do you get when you combine musicians and vampires? A cheesy comedy that is nonetheless extremely watchable. I don’t think you can go wrong with rock stars who are bloodsuckers — with the exception of Queen of the Damned; they screwed that one up — and the addition of Alice Cooper and Iggy Pop make Suck a must-see!

4. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)

It’s been a while since I’ve watched this one, but I remember the entertainment value of putting a sassy Valley girl in charge of hunting vampires. I didn’t think the television series recaptured the original charm at all.

5. Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)

Christopher Lee is the best Dracula. My mom taught me that at a very young age. I actually bought her a collection of Dracula films starring Lee last year for Christmas.

New Music (8/12 — 8/18)

Starset: “Manifest”

PVRIS: “Hallucinations”

Strvngers: “Death Is The Only Way Out”

Young Other: “Love Blind”

Annisokay: “Good Stories”

Opeth: “Svekets Prins”

While She Sleeps: “I’ve Seen It All”

The Darkness: “Heart Explodes”

Courage My Love: “Harlequin Romance”

Highly Suspect: “Upperdrugs”

Highly Suspect: “16”

Illenium ft. Goldn: “That’s Why”

Capstan: “We’ll Always Have Paris”

Proposal: “Arrhythmia”

Mono Inc.: “Louder Than Hell”

Wednesday 13: “Bring Your Own Blood”

Une Misère: “Sermon”

Boys Of Fall: “Fake Smiles”

Shadow Of Intent: “Embracing Nocturnal Damnation”

Dawn Of Disease: “Procession Of Ghosts”

FRND: “What If I Fall Apart”

Depeche Mode: “Freelove”

Gutalax: “Shitbusters”

Chelsea Wolfe: “Be All Things”

Michael Sweet ft. Jeff Loomis: “Better Part Of Me”

Abraham Alexander: “Stay”

Waterparks: “Watch What Happens Next”

EBEN: “Plastic Angels”

You Me At Six: “What’s It Like”

Iggy Pop: “James Bond”