Oct 312013
 
// NEWS
FRESH BLOOD – visit FreshBlood.co to find out more about the book, various sales and coupons, and more.
BLACK MAGIC – was on HorrorAddicts.net, will soon be on Podiobooks and for download as ebook on Black Friday.
* Mike Bennett’s UNDERWOOD & FLINCH returns on Halloween!
// PROMO
* Trailer for Gail Carriger’s CRUDRAT
// TV
Dracula on NBC – just a 10 episode miniseries
- NBC will air a one-hour primetime special “Why We (heart) Vampires” on Friday, November 1st, at 8pm ET/PT.
* The Vampire Diaries
* The Originals
* True Blood’s final season 2014
 
// FAREWELL

* Our intro music is “Alchemists Tower” by Kevin MacLeod’s Incompetech.com.

That wraps up this episode of the Out Of The Coffin podcast. Thanks for listening!

This Blog and Podcast are © Copyright 2008-2013 by Dan Shaurette, under the Creative Commons “Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share Alike” License. Some Rights Reserved.

If you have any comments about this podcast, feel free to drop a note at OutOfTheCoffin.com/contact or visit our Facebook page. Or, if you’d rather leave some voice mail, you can call us at: (623) 239-2942.

Feb 142013
 
// IN STUDIO GUEST
* I was joined by my daughter Alexandra!
- We talked about Gail Carriger’s new book ETIQUETTE & ESPIONAGE, as well as HARD DAY’S KNIGHT by John G. Hartness.
- We also mentioned that production of BLACK MAGIC is coming along nicely, and once complete, I will be back to writing BLACK CITY.
 
// MOVIES
* Even though there were no vampires, my daughter and I watched and reviewed “Warm Bodies”, the new zombie romantic comedy.
- Yes, I said “zombie romantic comedy”. Thankfully the zombies did not sparkle. This was a Summit production, though, so we were concerned, to be sure.
- Some spoilers in our review, including our realization during the movie that it is an obvious homage (if not loosely based) on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
- I gave it a 10/10, my daughter gave it an 8/10 (for being a little boring and a little gross at a couple points in the movie.)
 
// TV
* We then gushed about the awesomeness that is CW’s The Vampire Diaries. There are (mild) spoilers!
- There is talk of a spinoff for The Originals.
 
// FAREWELL

* Our intro music is “Alchemists Tower” by Kevin MacLeod’s Incompetech.com.

That wraps up this episode of the Out Of The Coffin podcast. Thanks for listening!

This Blog and Podcast are © Copyright 2008-2013 by Dan Shaurette, under the Creative Commons “Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share Alike” License. Some Rights Reserved.

If you have any comments about this podcast, feel free to drop a note at OutOfTheCoffin.com/contact or visit our Facebook page. Or, if you’d rather leave some voice mail, you can call us at: (623) 239-2942.

Dec 222012
 
// HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
* See you all in 2013!
// PROMOS

// MOVIES
- Twilight: Breaking Dawn 2
- We reviewed the movie with my daughter, Alexandra.
- We all gave it an 8/10.


// FAREWELL

* Our intro music is “Alchemists Tower” by Kevin MacLeod’s Incompetech.com.

That wraps up this episode of the Out Of The Coffin podcast. Thanks for listening!

This Blog and Podcast are © Copyright 2008-2012 by Dan Shaurette, under the Creative Commons “Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share Alike” License. Some Rights Reserved.

If you have any comments about this podcast, feel free to drop a note at OutOfTheCoffin.com/contact or visit our Facebook page. Or, if you’d rather leave some voice mail, you can call us at: (623) 239-2942.

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Nov 252012
 
// INTERVIEW
* Chat with sisters and authors Alexandra (Lexxx) Christian and Lucy Blue.
- I met them both thanks to my Vampire Writers Anonymous Facebook page!
Lexxx Christian, the Southern Belle from Hell, is a writer of paranormal erotic romance.
I just finished Strange Bedfellows: Three to Tango, which I absolutely loved!
I’m currently reading her first novel, Hellsong.
She has more titillating titles like Sanguine Kiss, Masquerade, Second Skin, and Beast of Burden.
Then we have her sister, Lucy Blue, a paranormal romance author. I’m reading her short story anthology, Tender Bites.
She is also the author of the Bound in Darkness series: My Demon’s Kiss, The Devil’s Knight, and Dark Angel.

// TOPICS
Is it unfair to say that erotica is literary porn? Is that too base?
Horror and Sex/Erotica – two great tastes?
Readership is predominately female, but how large is your male fan base?
Twilight Saga: An underage virgin’s guide to bestiality and necrophilia
50 Shades…
The Vampire Diaries, TV and books
True Blood, and the Sookie Stackhouse books
Lost Girl – Succubi, wolves, and fae, oh my!
What’s next for you both? More sanguinarian smut?
They are currently working together on a “futuristic, steampunk, Jack-the-Ripper story”!
Lexx is also working on a new book that revolves around Azrael, the angel of death.
Where can folks find these naughty nocturnal novels?
Tender Bites is only on Amazon Kindle. Her other books are available in ebooks and as paperbacks.
All of Alexandra’s ebooks are available on Amazon, BN.com, etc., and her romance books can also be found at AllRomanceEbooks.com.
// FAREWELL

* Our intro music is “Alchemists Tower” by Kevin MacLeod’s Incompetech.com.

That wraps up this episode of the Out Of The Coffin podcast. Thanks for listening!

This Blog and Podcast are © Copyright 2008-2012 by Dan Shaurette, under the Creative Commons “Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share Alike” License. Some Rights Reserved.

If you have any comments about this podcast, feel free to drop a note at OutOfTheCoffin.com/contact or visit our Facebook page. Or, if you’d rather leave some voice mail, you can call us at: (623) 239-2942.

Oct 302012
 
// HAPPY HALLOWEEN
* This episode brings my chat with Jeff Mudgett, the author of BLOODSTAINS.

* Also, following the interview is my short story DEAD MAN’S BOOK. This story was part of the 2012 Masters of Macabre short story contest held at HorrorAddicts.net. It was read by the lovely Lucie Le Blanc, and also by yours truly.Enjoy, and happy Halloween everyone!

// PROMO
The Widows of Rincon Hill by M.J. Hahn arrives on Halloween!

// FAREWELL
* Our intro music is “Alchemists Tower” by Kevin MacLeod’s Incompetech.com.

That wraps up this episode of the Out Of The Coffin podcast. Thanks for listening!

This Blog and Podcast are © Copyright 2008-2012 by Dan Shaurette, under the Creative Commons “Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share Alike” License. Some Rights Reserved.

If you have any comments about this podcast, feel free to drop a note at OutOfTheCoffin.com/contact or visit our Facebook page. Or, if you’d rather leave some voice mail, you can call us at: (623) 239-2942.

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Oct 222012
 

// NEWS
10/11-11/3: Scorpius Dance Theatre’s ‘Vampire Tale’ in Phoenix – Ninth Year!
– So beautiful, fun, dark, and sensual. Go if you get the chance. It is at the Phoenix Little Theatre, so there’s not a bad seat in the house. Being in the front row was pretty awesome.
– The week of Oct. 21-28 they will be traveling to Whitby, England for the Bram Stoker International Film Festival, where they will be performing on the 26th.

*Artistic License by Emerian Rich is on sale now!
– “Like DORIAN GRAY if penned by Jane Austen and presented by Rod Serling” — I’ve been blurbed!
– When the podnovel is produced, Michelle and I will be voicing Captain and Mrs. Randall. But don’t wait for that, go grab that paperback now! Trust me, the novel is great for fans of both horror and romance!

Final episode of the season for Horror Addicts dropped Oct. 21th!
– Listen to hear who wins GothHaus 3: The Gothmazing Race, hear music from our friends À Rebours, part two of my interview with author Jeff Mudgett, Marc’s interview with author Mike Bennett, David’s interview with director Willo Hausman, Emz’s interview with best-selling novelist Andrew Neiderman, and SO Much More It’s Scary!
– I think this has been the best season of Horror Addicts EVAR and I’m looking forward to next season!

Wander Radio- Jack Hosley recently interviewed me for his podcast again. It should air around Halloween.- You will hear my voice in his new audio drama production Free Air/Pirate Radio.

One-shot Motion Comic for The Strain is available to watch online.
– This one-shot teaser was very well done. I hope they do more, but hey, there’s always the dead-tree comic and the novels.
– I have to blame Tabz for sharing this with me. Turns out that Geek and Sundry produced this bit of awesome.

Gail Carriger on Sword & Laser
– Speaking of Geek & Sundry, their show Sword & Laser invited Gail over for tea and a great chat. Hijinks ensue!- Alessandro Tarabotti backstory hinted at. If that’s not already on her to-do list, I hope that she’ll consider writing it.

The Living Vampire ~ A Social Survey
– “In order to gain a deeper understanding of the knowledge base and the perceptions of and about modern vampirism the following survey concentrates more on the social/sociological aspects of the sub-culture. It represents an opportunity both to add to the already accumulated store of demographic knowledge that we have and also to present the sub-culture in a light that is not tainted by fiction, fantasy and ghastly newspaper headlines. The survey will be conducted over three months, October, November and December of 2012.”

// PROMOS
A Marc Short – Six short Audio tales by Marc Vale

// BUMPER
Jack Hosley
// MOCKINGBIRD LANE
* Failed Munsters reboot pilot will air Oct 26th on NBC. Here’s a trailer.

// REVAMP FOREVER KNIGHT
* Make it happen, Hollywood! Inspired by this post:http://www.vampires.com/forever-knight-re-imagined/
* OK, so I just raided the cast of LOST GIRL, but, I think they have potential…
Anthony Lemke as Nick Knight – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0501355/
Zoie Palmer as Dr. Natalie Lambert – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1235776/
Emmanuelle Vaugier as Janette – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0891275/
Paul Amos as LaCroix – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1620443/
John Stamos as Schenke – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001764/

Emz suggested…
Matthew Davis as Nick http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0205127/
Jordana Brewster as Janette http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0108287/

// THE VAMPIRE DIARIES
– The fourth season premiered Oct. 11th.- The second episode, “Memorial” had me ballin’!
– SPOILERS!

// LOST GIRL (WITHDRAWALS)
* More discussion from PythonDen…
– My point was that since she is Fae, they call her a “succubus” because she feeds on sexual energy. The vamp from the first season is a vamp because he fed on blood.
It wasn’t because she isn’t human, but because that is what the show’s Fae terminology for her is. No one calls her a vampire. Therefore she isn’t one.As I said: Since she is Fae and they have their classifications of light, dark, and underfae, along with individual species, they have determined that blood drinking equals vampire and sexual energy equals succubus.

// PROMOS
Horror Addicts podcast, hosted by Emerian Rich
// BUMPER
Gail Carriger

// MOVIES
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter on Blu-Ray and DVD on Oct 23.
– We reviewed it in Episode #83. Dan gave it a 7/10. Michelle gave it an 8/10.
Dark Shadows already out on Blu-Ray and DVD.
– We reviewed it in Episode #82. Dan gave it an 8/10. Michelle gave it a 6.75/10.

Hotel Transylvania
– Fun, kid-friendly spook-fest. Sure the humor is low-brow, but it’s a silly halloween movie. Still a better love story than Twilight.
– Starring Adam Sandler as Dracula, Andy Samberg as Jonathan, Selena Gomez as Mavis, Kevin James as Frankenstein, Fran Drescher as Eunice, Steve Buscemi as Wayne, Molly Shannon as Wanda.
– Dan gives it a 10/10. Michelle gives it a 10/10!

// HALLOWEEN
* We talked about Halloween memories.
* Mesa, AZ is doing a block party called Nightmare on Main Street. Looks like fun. October 27 starting at 6PM.

// THE FUTURE
– For Halloween, I will post the full interview I had with Jeff Mudgett, the author of BLOODSTAINS, and read my short story Dead Man’s Book.
– We talked about the future of the podcast. If you have any suggestions, comments, or death threats, drop us a note at OutOfTheCoffin.com/contact, visit our Facebook page, or call us at (623) 239-2942.
– Twilight: Breaking Dawn 2 – Nov. 16…
– The Polidori Awards need nominations, for categories and nominees! Simply contact us with suggestions or comment on the post below.

// FAREWELL
* We wrapped the show by playing, “Vampire Surprise” by Veronique Chevalier, from her album, Polka Haunt Us-a Spook-Tacular Compilation.
* Our intro music is “Alchemists Tower” by Kevin MacLeod’s Incompetech.com.

That wraps up this episode of the Out Of The Coffin podcast. Thanks for listening!

This Blog and Podcast are © Copyright 2008-2012 by Dan Shaurette, under the Creative Commons “Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share Alike” License. Some Rights Reserved.

If you have any comments about this podcast, feel free to drop a note at OutOfTheCoffin.com/contact or visit our Facebook page. Or, if you’d rather leave some voice mail, you can call us at: (623) 239-2942.

Aug 242012
 
// NEWS
- Raised almost 3x his $4000 goal! This means that not only will Underwood & Flinch be funded into print, but so will One Among the Sleepless.
Parallel Films (from Ireland, the folks behind “Neverland” and the upcoming vampire film “Byzantium” by Neil Jordan!) now has the task of getting folks interested in producing it. Personally, I’d rather see a miniseries, because that would be more likely to be truer to the source, and the following books could follow. A true TV series would bend to the will of writers, ala True Blood or Vampire Diaries, so while awesome, would not be the most awesome, IMHO. In any case, let’s send some love and positive mojo to Parallel Films!
- Only watched the first episode so far and I like what I saw, though I almost gave up a couple times.
// PROMOS
- Listen to tales of terror by eight talented writers, and don’t forget to vote for your favorite. Voting ends Sept. 13, 2012!

// DEFINING VAMPIRES
* Fan of the show, PythonDen asked an excellent question about succubi vs vampires:
“About Lost Girl. If vampires feed on blood, or psychic energy, or emotions, etc., depending on the type of vampire. Then why is NOT Bo the Succubus who feeds on sexual energy a vampire too?

Basically modern thought is that any creature that feeds on humans, other than flesh, is a vampire it seems, so why not sexual energy?
If being undead is required that eliminates many who claim to be vampires so presumably you DO NOT need to be undead.
If it requires being turned by another, then how can so many people claim to be vampires and not been bitten or otherwise changed?
So, it would seem to me that following modern belief Bo qualifies as a vampire! :) On the other hand to be consistent, if she is NOT a vampire than anyone who doesn’t feed on blood is NOT also.”
My answer is as follows: anything that feeds off of the energy or blood of a creature is considered vampiric. Traditionally feeding off of blood is the qualification. Of course energy vampires exist and qualify to be called vampires also. However, in mythology, a succubus is a female demon who feeds off of sexual energy. Vampires don’t have to be undead, either.
So why isn’t Bo a vampire? Well, because really Bo is Fae. As I said before my one gripe about LOST GIRL is that every preternatural creature on the show is some form of fairy. Yes, even the one vampire that they encountered early in the first season. So, since she is Fae and they have their classifications of light, dark, and underfae, along with individual species, they have determined that blood drinking equals vampire and sexual energy equals succubus.
This branches me to talking about Marc Vale’s Strigoaie: The Romanian Witch. In his podiobook, there are creatures that he refuses to call “vampires” and yet they exhibit some standard traits. They are immortal. They create progeny by blood transfusion and then dying violently. They can fly, some even have wings. There are also “artificials”, who were created by an ill fated gov’t experiment. I’m not aware of any weaknesses yet, though. They don’t drink blood (that I recall, though some eat human flesh stew).
We also discussed whether or not Stephanie Meyer’s Cold Ones are really vampires. I still have to agree that they are. They drink blood, even if not always human, they turn into this creature after being bitten and die, and then are immortal and eternally young/stop aging. Anne Rice described her vampires as appearing like they were carved from marble (white and veined) and Akasha was even so old she appeared as frozen and still as a statue. So why not vampires whose skin crystallizes and glitters brilliantly in the sun?
// TV
* True Blood SPOILER ALERT!
- Loving this season, especially with Lilith involved. We’re still disappointed she wasn’t a redhead, but hey, she’s there just causing a ruckus, as well she should. While there is a lot going on, it is all focusing on the vamps again.

// FAREWELL
* We wrapped the show by playing “Lugosi” by The Big Bad Wolf. Was used on the U&F Q&A episode. It is provided courtesy of Music Alley.

That wraps up this episode of the Out Of The Coffin podcast. Thanks for listening!

This Blog and Podcast are © Copyright 2008-2012 by Dan Shaurette, under the Creative Commons “Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share Alike” License. Some Rights Reserved.

If you have any comments about this podcast, feel free to drop a note at OutOfTheCoffin.com/contact or visit our Facebook page. Or, if you’d rather leave some voice mail, you can call us at: (623) 239-2942.

Jun 262012
 
// NEWS
* New Wave Entertainment is interested in making a documentary series about “human living vampires”.
- “Our intent is to shed stereotypes and sensational hype, while providing America with a realistic glimpse into the vampire culture and community.”
- Listen to stories about Curses by Donald L. Pitsiladis, Will McNeice, Rish Outfield, Jeremiah Donaldson, Philip Carrol, and yours truly Dan Shaurette
- Vote for your favorite before July 27th. Winner will be announced in August.
 
// FANGS
- When you use this promo code, 3% of your purchase will go to the International Committee of the Red Cross.
 
// PROMOS
 
// TV
* True Blood SPOILER ALERT!
- Lilith, the Vampire Bible, and the Sanguinista Movement
 
// MOVIES
- I enjoyed the movie, even though I feel it was too short. Only a few scares for those who want to see more, but the movie is a gorgeous, action-packed ride. My only complaint, and this is one I feel is a common problem with books translated to film, is that it is barely an adaptation of the novel. A truer adaptation would have been long and slow, so I understand why Seth Grahame-Smith trimmed and primped as he did. Let me put it this way: the novel was like reading a biography of Abe with vampires added, but the movie was like watching a period vampire flick with Abe added. Just know that going in and I think you’ll enjoy the movie. I especially enjoyed Mary Elizabeth Winstead (forever known by me as the hot girl from Scott Pilgrim) in her role as Mary Todd Lincoln — she was great. Rufus Sewell makes a pretty good bad guy, too. Alan Tudyk didn’t have nearly enough screen time as Stephen Douglas.
- By the way, the “vampire hunter” at the end of the movie, who we only see from behind, is writer Seth Grahame-Smith himself.
- Michelle gives it an 8, Dan gives it a 7.
 
// FAREWELL
* We wrapped the show by playing “Fallen Angel” by The Grey In Between, with thanks to Jamendo.
That wraps up this episode of the Out Of The Coffin podcast. Thanks for listening!
This Blog and Podcast are © Copyright 2008-2012 by Dan Shaurette, under the Creative Commons “Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share Alike” License. Some Rights Reserved.
If you have any comments about this podcast, feel free to drop a note at OutOfTheCoffin.com/contact or visit our Facebook page. Or, if you’d rather leave some voice mail, you can call us at: (623) 239-2942.
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May 142012
 

// NEWS
VAMPIRES: New Orleans
– A Great documentary web series about real vampires living in New Orleans, just wrapped up their first season. (10 short episodes.)
– Episode 3 is of special note, as it shows how Belfazaar feeds. All of the episodes have been well done.

I AM LEGEND by Richard Matheson was named Vampire Novel of the Century
– “The one-off prize was dreamed up by the Horror Writers Association in conjunction with the Stoker family estate to mark the centenary of Dracula creator Bram Stoker’s death”.
– The other nominees wereThe Soft Whisper of the Dead by Charles L. Grant, Salem’s Lot by Stephen King, Anno Dracula by Kim Newman, Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice, and Hotel Transylvania by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro.

Tom Cruise to star in a new “Van Helsing” movie
– For a new Universal movie but as Abraham Van Helsing, so this is not a reboot of Hugh Jackman’s Gabriel Van Helsing.

// FOOD
Monsterland Bar & Grill, in Mesa, AZ
– Cool place, decent prices considering the atmosphere (atmos-fear?).

// SHOUT OUTS
* Brad Adair, thank you for the kind words!

// PROMOS
Underwood and Flinch and other podcasts by Mike Bennett
Horror Addicts podcast, hosted by Emerian Rich, author of NIGHT’S KNIGHTS and DUSK’S WARRIORS.

// BUMPER
GAIL CARRIGER

// TV
Lost Girl
– I realized that one of the main reasons that I love LOST GIRL on SyFy so much is that the relationship of Bo and Kenzie is just like Lilith and Anna. The show itself, with all of the different mystical characters, reminds me very much of the environment of LILITH’S LOVE. In fact, one could argue that Trick is Malcolm and Dyson is Michael. The big difference, of course, is that all of the mystical creatures on LOST GIRL are ALL Fae. Even the werewolves, succubi and vampires!

* The Vampire Diaries
– Season finale “The Departed” SPOILER ALERT!

// MOVIES
* Dark Shadows
– Good news: It didn’t suck. It’s a Tim Burton vampire movie, to be sure. If you go in expecting it to be over-the-top (especially if you are a fan of Tim Burton’s movies) I think you will enjoy it. It is as much an homage to the vampire genre (with a cameo by Christopher Lee) as it is to the original Dark Shadows TV show. It’s not perfect, but it is NOT the non-stop parody the trailers would have us believe. It does poke a lot of fun at the 70’s, like a Gothic Austin Powers movie, but since the point is to illustrate the absurdity of Barnabas being in the ground for 200 196 years, it wasn’t that obnoxious. The 70’s music was too much, though. There were much better choices. At least Alice Cooper saved us there.
– Dan gives it an 8/10. Michelle gives it a 6.75/10. We realized eventually why we liked but didn’t LOVE this movie. To borrow a phrase from the movie itself, “she likes to pretend she’s Rock & Roll but she’s a Carpenters kind of chick for sure.”

// FAREWELL
* We wrapped the show by playing “Twilight” by 11 Steps, with thanks to Jamendo.
* Our intro music is “Alchemists Tower” by Kevin MacLeod’s Incompetech.com.

That wraps up this episode of the Out Of The Coffin podcast. Thanks for listening!

This Blog and Podcast are © Copyright 2008-2012 by Dan Shaurette, under the Creative Commons “Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share Alike” License. Some Rights Reserved.

If you have any comments about this podcast, feel free to drop a note at OutOfTheCoffin.com/contact or visit our Facebook page. Or, if you’d rather leave some voice mail, you can call us at: (623)239-2942.

Mar 242012
 
The Second Annual Dr. John William Polidori Awards for Excellence in Vampire Entertainment (aka The Dories)

// AND THE WINNERS ARE
Best Vampire Novel of 2011 (Not Serialized/Podcast)
HEARTLESS (The Parasol Protectorate, Book 4) by Gail Carriger (67.96%)

Best of Dracula in 2011
DRACULA (Illustrated Hardcover) by Bram Stoker, Greg Hildebrandt and Patrick McGrath (33.33%)

Best Vampire Anthology of 2011
BLOOD AND OTHER CRAVINGS – Ellen Datlow (50%)

Best Vampire Mashup Novel of 2011
OSCAR WILDE AND THE VAMPIRE MURDERS: A Mystery by Gyles Brandreth (38.89%)

Best Young Adult Vampire Novel of 2011
BITE CLUB: THE MORGANVILLE VAMPIRES by Rachel Caine (41.38%)

Best Vampire Children’s Book of 2011
UNDEAD MAD LIBS by Roger Price and Leonard Stern (30.0%)

Best Vampire Comic Book/Series of 2011
VICTORIAN UNDEAD: SHERLOCK HOLMES VS. DRACULA (19.05%)

Best Vampire Manga of 2011
SOULLESS: The Manga by Gail Carriger (59.62%)

Best Non-Fiction Vampire Book of 2011
V IS FOR VAMPIRE: AN ILLUSTRATED ALPHABET OF THE UNDEAD by Adam-troy Castro and Johnny Atomic (25%)

Best Vampire Audiobook of 2011 (Not Serialized/Podcast)
HEARTLESS (Book 4) by Gail Carriger, Narrated by Emily Gray (25.24%)

Best Vampire Erotica of 2011
LOVES TO BE LOVED (Erotica à la Carte: Evening Entrées) by Philippa Ballantine (38.89%)

Best Vampire Television Series of 2011
True Blood (HBO) (49.49%)

Best Vampsploitation Episode of 2011 (Other TV shows with a special vampire episode)
Supernatural, “Mommy Dearest” (35.9%)

Best Theatrical Release Vampire Film of 2011
Fright Night (36.21%)

Best Independent/Direct-to-Video Vampire Film of 2011
Midnight Son (22.22%)

Best Vampire Stage Production of 2011
DRACULA: The Musical (57.14%)

Best Vampire Podcast of 2011 (Non-Fiction)
Horror Addicts (44.12%)

Best Vampire Podcast Fiction of 2011 (out of 200 votes!)
UNDERWOOD & FLINCH by Mike Bennett (84.5%)

Best Vampire Web Video/Series of 2011
Blood Lies (42.86%)

Best Vampire Video Game of 2011
Vampire Hunters (PC) (42.86%)

Best Vampire Role-Playing Games/Supplements of 2011
VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE 20th ANNIVERSARY EDITION (V20) (80.0%)

Best Song Featured on the Out of the Coffin podcast in 2011
“Dracula’s Cat” by Dance Monkey Dan (68.42%)

Best Vampire Actor from a TV series in 2011
Alexander Skarsgård – Eric, True Blood (40.66%)

Best Vampire Actress from a TV series in 2011
Kristin Bauer van Straten – Pam, True Blood (45.16%)

Best Vampire Actor from a Movie in 2011
Colin Farrell – Jerry Dandrige, Fright Night (36.51%)

Best Vampire Actress from a Movie in 2011
Imogen Poots – Amy Peterson, Fright Night (41.03%)

Best Vampire Supporting Actor in 2011
Joseph Morgan – Klaus, The Vampire Diaries (27.91%)

Best Vampire Supporting Actress in 2011
Evan Rachel Wood – Sophie-Anne Leclerq, True Blood (52.94%)

Best Film/TV Adaptation of a Vampire Book/Series in 2011
True Blood (63.27%)

Best Comic/Manga Adaptation of a Vampire Book/Series in 2011
SOULLESS: The Manga (53.33%)

Best WTF Moment in 2011 (aka the TiVo rewind moment)
Season 4 Finale (the whole episode, because where do I begin?), True Blood (61.54%)

Best Vampire Album of 2011
TRUE BLOOD, Soundtrack Vol. 3 (46.43%)

Dr. Polidori Vampire Excellence Award
Emerian Rich

// FAREWELL
* We wrapped the show by playing our Polidori Winning song, “Dracula’s Cat” by Dance Monkey Dan, a Marc Vale Production!

That wraps up this episode of the Out Of The Coffin podcast. Thanks for listening!

This Blog and Podcast are © Copyright 2008-2012 by Dan Shaurette, under the Creative Commons “Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share Alike” License. Some Rights Reserved.

If you have any comments about this podcast, feel free to drop a note at OutOfTheCoffin.com/contact or visit our Facebook page. Or, if you’d rather leave some voice mail, you can call us at: (623)239-2942.