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Movies, Craft Beer and Geek Stuff

Of all the mythical horror creatures out there, it’s probably safe to say that none have been given the big screen (or straight-to-video) treatment as much as good old Mr. Vampire. Audiences have enjoyed having the crap scared out of them by one form of blood sucker or another for decades upon decades. But here, in all it’s glory is my list of the top 5 greatest Vampire Movies.

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It’s no secret that the most difficult kind of movie to make is one where there is an existing fan base for the story in another form. The “The book is always gonna be better than the movie!” crowd are notoriously hard to please. So much so that there have only been a hand full of truly great adaptations, and even fewer for movies that are adapted from comic books.

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Being a kid was fucking great. Of course, the irony of it is that you only truly appreciate how awesome it was when you grow up and find yourself wishing you could still be 10. I’ve been watching the videos of The Nostalgia Critic and it’s got me all in-the-mood for doing another (see my first) trip down memory lane post to bring you some of the “Man I wish I could still do that” thoughts that have been whizzing ’round the old noggin. So with that in mind, I bring you my top 5 toys/games/activities from my childhood.

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So yeah, this is my 5 favourite movie characters, in no particular order. Once you’ve read my list, I’d love to hear yours!

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This isn’t an easy piece to write for many reasons… Firstly, there are hundreds of thousands of actors working in Hollywood today. Granted, major studios tend to pick casts from a list of about 50 names (Unless they’re working on a Tarantino picture. I wouldn’t be surprised if that guy considered raising actors from the dead in a voodoo ritual if he thought they would be a good accompaniment to Samuel L Jackson in his next big role… Robert Forster for Christ’s sake!) and that is split up into age groups so casting crews have an even easier job. Despite this list, I have to think about MY favourite actors from the thousands of movies I’ve seen, be it a working legend like Robert De Niro or the forgotten action hero Michael Beihn.

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