In the latest installment of the Twilight saga, Eclipse, the characters learn of a rash of murders being committed in nearby Seattle by a gang of newborn vampires. Of course, in the world of Twilight there's a vampire police force, the Volturi, that would normally quell such a high-profile incident, but that isn't the case in every movie where vampires exist. Most of the time, it seems there is no force on Earth that can stand up to a vampire, especially when there's more than one of them. What follows are some of the deadliest vampire attacks ever recorded on film, in terms of number of humans killed/turned.
Does this ever happen to you? Ever see a movie that is widely panned by not only critics, but by everyone else of sound mind and body that you know, and yet you still kind of loved it? Even though you know it's a manipulatively pandering piece of opportunistic garbage? It's embarrassing, but it happens sometimes, and it happened to me with I am Number Four. I'll attempt to explain why now.
For all of you Buffy fans out there, your wildest dreams are about to come true... and it's your worst nightmare. The director and producer of the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie are getting ready to relaunch the franchise minus Angel, Willow, Xander, Spike and (believe it or not) Joss Whedon. The new film would have no connection to the TV series, to avoid trampling on Whedon's vision, and would be darker, event-sized and, they hope, franchise-worthy. They've even teamed up with Asian-horror remake king Roy Lee (The Grudge, The Ring, The Eye, The Strangers) to make sure it has the appropriately creepy (and, apparently, Asian) vibe. While I love Joss Whedon, I also love the idea of a teenage girl killing vampires, so I'd be happy to see someone try a new take on Buffy... as long as it's my take. Here's my helpful (mandatory) guide to how they should do it.
Tobey Maguire loves his Pleasantville and Seabiscuit director, Gary Ross, so much that he's teaming up with him yet again for The Crusaders.
It's not about the actual Crusaders, as in Christians who took part in the Crusades. It's about the landmark Supreme Court case, Brown v. Board of Education. Maguire will play Jack Greenberg, a young idealist lawyer who helps the NAACP win the case that made segregation in schools illegal.