“My own brother, a goddamn, shit-sucking vampire. You wait ’till mom finds out, buddy!” As a Halloween treat to ourselves, for this month’s premium podcast we decided to sink our teeth into a smorgasbord of classic vampire movies from the 1980s: the original Fright Night, Fright Night: Part II, The Lost Boys and Near Dark. Our discussion takes us through the history of vampires on film, the music and fashion of the ’80s, the homoerotic undertones of Fright Night, and the various rules and traits of vampirism that are introduced and/or ignored in these films. So is Evil Ed one of the all-time great sidekicks of horror cinema or just an obnoxious loser? Is the ending of Near Dark a major cop out? Would it actually be fun to be a vampire and are there any downsides to speak of? Separate your head from your shoulders with this month’s premium podcast below.
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