AIN'T IT COOL with Harry Knowles: Episode 7: Vampires, Seth Grahame-Smith & DARK SHADOWS
Hey folks, Harry here with our guest Seth Grahame-Smith. We had a lot of fun shooting in the basement as you're sure to see. But first I decided to chat a bit about Vampires and just set the tone for talking about them pesky neckers. This also has one of my fave gags we've come up with so far. So much fun. Here ya go...
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May 17, 2012, 12:19 p.m. CST
May 17, 2012, 12:27 p.m. CST
May 17, 2012, 12:33 p.m. CST
hope he goes a long way.
May 17, 2012, 12:45 p.m. CST
Every one of these should be with Doug Trumbull.
May 17, 2012, 12:56 p.m. CST
WOW that is an AMAZING collection of posters you've got. How do you find the space to hang all of those? They're incredible!
May 17, 2012, 12:58 p.m. CST
Interview with the Vampire gave way to True Blood style Vampires - the only place for the films to go was to turn them on their ear. Where will they go next? A vastly more realistic portrayal? What happens next? There are lots of questions for filmmakers to ask at this point.
May 17, 2012, 1:13 p.m. CST
May 17, 2012, 2:05 p.m. CST
by Spanish Eddie
Sweet shoutout to the Cine.
May 17, 2012, 2:14 p.m. CST
by greigy just wanted to say
You would actually gain a hell of a lot of respect if you woke up to the fact that this massive ego trip is being creatively and suportively fuelled by sycophants and professional ass kissers. It's simply not good enough. End of story period. You are not a charasmatic presenter. You do not have a likeable screen presence and you certainly do not project authority about your subject... It is dictionary definition SMUG and CONCEITED. Not to mention PATRONSING Live in your bubble and keep telling yourself you hangers on are telling you the truth about this train wreck. I'm not having a dig to be a prick. I'm telling the truth (as I see it). Do the professional friends do the same?
May 17, 2012, 2:58 p.m. CST
by Tim Hamblen
May 17, 2012, 3:43 p.m. CST
by paul burnett
Was there a mass banning or a mass walkout?
May 17, 2012, 4:27 p.m. CST
due to general frustration with the way the site is being run. The breaking point, I believe, was when an unknown admin started actually altering people’s posts to make them look like they had said things that they had not. Mostly it was in the Dick Clark obituary thread. Also the thread for Harry’s review of the fake Prometheus script. asimovlives has been absent for a long time also. It’s been quite drab around here of late. We need some new crazy people to step up to the mic.
May 17, 2012, 4:33 p.m. CST
by paul burnett
Thought this place had gone off the boil. Thanks for the info,hadn't realised a bunch of tbers had pulled a sparticus. Can't blame them but its a shame never the less.
May 17, 2012, 4:54 p.m. CST
Great work Harry...
May 17, 2012, 5:09 p.m. CST
I've always loved the iconography of the vampire, but have yet to see a vampire film that I've truly loved. In the end, the above spurred me on to write/illustrate my own graphic novel. Been working on it for over a year, naively underestimating the work involved to boot!
May 17, 2012, 5:19 p.m. CST
Coppola's DRAC is one of the most underrated films ever made. And I just noticed the FIFTH ELEMENT dude behind the movie screen. Awesome.
May 17, 2012, 5:24 p.m. CST
Yet she was the most underdeveloped and useless of the entire bunch? How does that work?
May 17, 2012, 5:40 p.m. CST
by Jaster Mareel
=I think i just got ass-raped by a sleestak=....UGH! Anyway, clearly this guy is a fan who made it and that makes the interview interesting if not very in-depth. Buit thhis won't change the fact that the movie is widely regarded as complete shit, even though it probably wasn't this guy's fault.
May 17, 2012, 5:59 p.m. CST
Turns out cream filled spongecake is the only way to kill the buggers.
May 17, 2012, 6:10 p.m. CST
I could watch Kinski all day.
May 17, 2012, 6:54 p.m. CST
by Paul Shade
Maybe this has been answered but who wrote the theme for the show? I dig it.
May 17, 2012, 7:10 p.m. CST
by mick vance
but in the still image when the page first loads, harry looks like he has downs.
May 17, 2012, 7:31 p.m. CST
You should have used a rubber bat on a wire. ;p
May 17, 2012, 8:38 p.m. CST
Harry, you WERE on a roll. This one was just lame.But, to be fair...Dark Shadows didn't sell me, so any promo torwards is kind of boring. Also, nice fondling of the Kronos replica. To be honest, you should explore more of the segment of these artifcats you have,pad it w as much background as possible.Call " Fondling the Goods".
May 17, 2012, 9:59 p.m. CST
he said it was 1776 in the new movie.
May 17, 2012, 10:02 p.m. CST
May 18, 2012, 1:17 a.m. CST
by paul burnett
He has the nostril definition of a young Lou Ferringo, and he is rightly proud that it is one of the few areas of his body he has actual control off.
May 18, 2012, 1:49 a.m. CST
If I saw this Rubbish on this site back in 2001, I would have never revisited the site. Where is the COOL NEWS in these episodes? Where are the scoops, spoilers & leaks that nowhere else has? This site is like the band 311, kings of rock and roll beast mode in 1996-2001, and complete hack rubbish right now.
May 18, 2012, 4:12 a.m. CST
but I blame him for Dark Shadows being awful. It could have been a magnificent film with a better script.
May 18, 2012, 5:20 a.m. CST
I just want to mention I like the show. I like seeing guest interviews, I like the music, the set is fantastic. I think Harry is doing a fine job as host. His enthusiasm for film is so obvious and fresh and the show re-inforces all the positive and magical things about movies. Good job.
May 18, 2012, 7:13 a.m. CST
by rakesh patel
i got no complaints, harry does well interviewing. Seth Grahame-Smith comes across as a fan boy and all around nice guy. Haven't seen Dark Shadows as yet but I'll catch it on DVD/ BR
May 18, 2012, 10:11 a.m. CST
It's buckethead50. The new talkback cunt. Hope he knows more about Dark Shadows than he does Spider-Man.
by Talkbacker with no name
Because he really made himself look like a total tool in that talkback...oh. He didn't even pay attention to what was being said in this video, before a pathetic attempt at trolling. Ha what a dumbshit.
May 18, 2012, 10:46 a.m. CST
He talks to us like none of us know anything about film or film history. I get that this show is supposed to be fun, the target audience probably already knows all the stuff he talks about
May 18, 2012, 1 p.m. CST
by The Shropshire Slasher
And I agree with ugg, should have left the Herzog version on.
May 18, 2012, 1:30 p.m. CST
by Robert Evans
All will be revealed soon. CHOPPED
May 18, 2012, 1:31 p.m. CST
even was banned once (or twice, and not fairly by the way), but I like this show. Like I said last time, the opening title and 80's horror/comedy music sets a nice pop culture mood. It really needs to be a half hour so lots more pop culture can be worked in. Many of us fanboys who have to work regular schmuck jobs are jealous of your getting to do what you love Harry. Some of us will hate, but some like me will tip his beer and Jack D. to you. Keep them coming.
May 18, 2012, 1:57 p.m. CST
I was thinking how fascinating it would be to hear from Father Geek, the man who inspired all of this. Get him out of the booth and into the chair, good sir!
May 18, 2012, 1:59 p.m. CST
have you ever had any kind of exhibition of all of them? i would really love a section of AICN which was just a gallery of all your posters. seeing some of them makes me shiver! at the very least have you got a list?
May 18, 2012, 2:07 p.m. CST
by Talkbacker with no name
May 18, 2012, 6:18 p.m. CST
This is the first time I've actually seen Harry in action (been coming to AICN for years too!)... and buddy... I'm so sorry to say, but - there's no charisma. I think you're pretty fucking knowledgable when it comes to all things film - really I do! But.. damn, I'm now seeing why you allowed that completely dry, non-charismatic "Scriptgirl" on here for so long. Minus her chest (which was lovely), she had no redeeming qualities in front of the camera. Gotta say it's the same here. And... I truly, sincerely hate saying that. I think AICN needs to get someone with some actual presence and know-how in front of the camera. You'll be GREAT heading up the show, but... ugh... get behind the camera, bro! Be Affleck: One seriously shitty actor (except for Phantoms, yo), but pretty talented behind the lens. Oh, but Papa Knowles was great! My 2 cents... which I know isn't even worth that! =)
May 18, 2012, 6:43 p.m. CST
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May 19, 2012, 2:36 a.m. CST
There you go, good sir. We want to see it! It would be a wonderful and heartfelt homage to the man we have always read great things about, but never seen. Might go with a certain June holiday coming up as well!
May 19, 2012, 2:37 a.m. CST
Is nucking futs!
May 19, 2012, 5:35 p.m. CST
by paul burnett
I think choppahs taking a leaf out of Marvels book and is dropping tease. To tell ya the truth, its about the only thing that has got me back here..
May 19, 2012, 6:01 p.m. CST
I think it would make a fascinating read to see about how the various genres both in film and book have changed during the years. I'm sure he has very many stories to tell. And, I would consider myself to be someone who would look forward to that. Perhaps give him a regular column to himself to wax nostalgic. I would read that in a heartbeat.
May 20, 2012, 5:32 a.m. CST
by Bedknobs and Boomsticks
despite the image being blurry: Speed Racer - Mach 5, Beatles - Yellow Submarine, Scooby Doo - Mystery Machine, Green Hornet - Black Beauty, A-Team/B.A.'s van, James Bond - Connery's Aston Martin DB 5 & Moore's submersible Lotus Esprit S1, Bandit's Trans Am [and a cop car which may be that of Buford T. Justice?], , Dukes of Hazzard - General Lee, Blade Runner - Spinner, Max's Pursuit Special? And though I can't see them, I'd guess you might have a Herbie, a Batmobile, the Ecto-1, and the S&H Gran Torino? Also, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is on the shelf, and Silent Running - Huey Dewey And Louie in front of the drive-in screen.
May 20, 2012, 5:34 a.m. CST
by Bedknobs and Boomsticks
and something that looks sort of like a flying car from The Jetsons.
May 21, 2012, 12:33 a.m. CST
When people were talking about internet trolls in their parents basements they clearly weren't talking about Harry...
May 21, 2012, 4:18 a.m. CST
I really hate how it's designed to be like twitter now, and people post their message as a subject, then no message. Just show us the comments. I'm sick of clicking blank comments. Click - nothing, poster was a twitter douche Click - nothing, poster was a twitter douche Click - nothing, poster was a twitter douche It's like getting rick-rolled for every comment. The old throw-everything-up-at-once forum was MUCH better.
May 21, 2012, 5:56 p.m. CST
May 21, 2012, 7:17 p.m. CST
I have no interest in having an internet troll agrument with someone who feels the need to slam a man that entertains most of us and works hard on his show. You don't like the show? You don't like the site? Change the channel, dude. Or are you too busy posting on a site you claim to dispise to log off?
May 21, 2012, 8:43 p.m. CST
The summer of '89 was one to remember. When Elfman's score filled the tiny Yorkdale Mall theatre at the beginning of Batman. Great memory gents!
May 22, 2012, 1:12 a.m. CST
It is very distracting on your tracking shots.
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