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The Hollywood Reporter wants to know what films frightened the stars from The Vampire Diaries, Paranormal Activity and True Blood.
For True Blood’s Rutina Wesley, her fear of spiders is nothing compared to being on set this past season.
“It was scary being on set with some of the animals,” said Wesley, who noted that Arachnophobia, Friday the 13th and Psycho gave her the creeps. “They were gentle as can be but just the fact that you’re on with hybrid wolves is a little scary.”
But what gives Wesley’s co-star Sam Trammell nightmares?
“Something like Paranormal I haven’t even seen the end of,” Trammell said. “That kind of thing is really scary so I watch it in pieces. I love Dario Argento. The original Texas Chainsaw Massacre is still horrifying to me because it’s so faux-documentary, it’s so scrappy, it’s horrifying.”
True Blood actress Kristin Bauer’s fears are slightly more realistic.
“When I had the fight scene with Stephen Moyer [Bill] I really just had to go for it and snarl and make guttural sounds that felt so ridiculous,” she said. “Every time they said cut, I said, “Really? Do I look ridiculous?’ That was the scariest day. Stephen helped me through it.”
Nina Dobrev, who plays two characters on The Vampire Diaries, says that’s nothing compared to her fear of blood.
“Ironically enough, I’m very squeamish when it comes to blood,” said Dobrev, who noted that The Ring and the Saw movies “terrify” her. “Even on set, there was a scene I had to do where I cut my wrist on camera and it took every little bit of energy and strength that I had because your veins are so exposed. Every person is so fragile and it’s so easy to get hurt, it just freaks me out.”
Her Vampire Diaries co-star Ian Somerhalder agrees with Featherston on Candyman.
“I don’t watch that much scary stuff now, but when I was a kid the Freddy Krueger movies and Candyman used to scare the s*** out of me,” he said. “We’re adults now and it still holds up.”
AN ANCIENT PRESENCE IN MYSTIC FALLS — Stefan and Damon come to Elena’s assistance and, in the process, learn surprising new information about people, vampires and events in the distant past. Jeremy helps Bonnie after she casts a difficult and exhausting spell, and Caroline does what she can to make things easier for Tyler. Finally, Stefan and Damon reach a new understanding.
Several Vampire Diaries cast members will be attending the New York City Comic-Con October 10th! So exciting! I hope there are still tickets left for the event, you can purchase them HERE.
In attendance: Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy), Sara Canning (Jenna), Katerina Graham (Bonnie) and Zach Roerig (Matt), and executive producers Kevin Williamson & Julie Plec.
Here are the deets:
Sunday October 10th:
- 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. The Vampire Diaries Special Video Presentation and Select Cast/Producer Q&A — The Vampire Diaries sinks its teeth into the Big Apple today — a New York Comic Con first! Join series stars Steven R. McQueen (character name: Jeremy), Sara Canning (Jenna), Katerina Graham (Bonnie) and Zach Roerig (Matt), and executive producers Kevin Williamson & Julie Plec for a discussion of all things Mystic Falls! NOTE: Attendees are subject to change. From Bonanza Productions Inc., Outerbanks Entertainment and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. Become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thevampirediaries and follow the show on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CW_VampDiaries. IGN Theater/Special Events Hall
- 2:00–3:00 p.m. The Vampire Diaries Signing in Room 1C05
“Here’s what vampires shouldn’t be: pallid detectives who drink Bloody Marys and work only at night; lovelorn southern gentlemen; anorexic teenage girls; boy-toys with big dewy eyes,” writes Stephen King in the introduction to his move into original comic book writing, American Vampire. “What should they be? Killers, honey. Stone killers who never get enough of that tasty Type-A. Bad boys and girls. Hunters. In other words, Midnight America. Red, white and blue, accent on the red. Those vamps got hijacked by a lot of soft-focus romance.”
King has clearly got a bit of a thing against the waves of romantically inclined vampires that have been proving so popular in recent years – in the past, he’s hit out particularly at Stephenie Meyer’s Twitlight books and the yearning teen romance that fills them. “Stephenie Meyer can’t write worth a darn. She’s not very good,” he said last year.
If you’ve been following by blog, you know that I wholeheartdely agree. I mean people have judged me on being a hypocrite because I like Harry Potter (but not Twitlight) but to be honest, JKR actually took the time to learn to write and she delivered a pretty damn good story. I also enjoyed reading the Vampire Diaries, despite them starting extremely boring and with an annoying protagonist, the characters developed and the plot was pretty good. Still I would recommend the Show instead 😛
American Vampire which is out next month is a fresh take on the vampire myth, producing a particularly American version which isn’t bothered by sunlight, sports rattlesnake fangs, and kicks the arse out of its tired European creators. “It’s all about giving back the teeth that the current ‘sweetie-vamp’ craze has, by and large, stolen from the bloodsuckers. It’s about making them scary again,” writes King. “Skinner Sweet [his American vamp] really sucks, and man, that’s a good thing.”
Coming from a man whose Vampire book Salem’s Lot gave me nightmares at 17 (SEVENTEEN!) this is a very good thing! I can’t wait to order my American Vampire copy :3
Hold on to your Vervain and copies of Twitlight, fangbangers. Supernatural is about to have some fun with your favorite vein-drainers. “We’re doing an episode about how vampires pretending to be or the Salvatore brothers or Bill Compton are bad for you,” Supernatual showrunner Sera Gamble tells TV Guide Magazine.
At the CW/Showtime/CBS party during the annual Television Critics Association press tour, the creepy drama’s exec producer revealed that one of Season 6’s upcoming episodes (tentatively titled “Live Free or Twi-Hard”) will take fans’ ongoing obsession with undead hotties and hand it to Dean and Sam for a little skewering. (\m/ ) “There’s a mythology reason [as to why] we are revisiting a lot of monsters we’ve dealt with before on the show…including vampires,” says Gamble. “And when we were conceptualizing a vampire episode, we thought, ‘Wow there’s never been a better time to be a vampire.’ Chicks are just throwing themselves at them! They think that ‘vampire’ equals ‘I’m not going to try to have sex with you.'” Of course, in a world where vamps actually exist, that kind of thinking can get you killed. Or worse. “They will still take advantage of our children! They will turn you into a vampire or eat you.” Maybe if that original title doesn’t fly, they can go with “There Will Be True Blood.”
Geek TV prefers the second title and although I really love the dear Salvatores and Truebie vampires, I really can’t wait for some Twitlight bashing. In the words of Damon Salvatore, real vampires burn in the sun 😛