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Alright, so this one is a TV series and not a movie. But that just means there’s more of it to enjoy.
Vampires are big business these days, for some fucked up reason. And believe me, before True Blood began, I felt the vampire schtick was the worst of all the horror genres. It just hadn’t been done right in so long. From the half a million takes on Dracula to the god-awful Twilight vampire/tween craze, it was just so played out. But then HBO got their hands on the Sookie Stackhouse novels and it all changed for me.
True Blood excels in just about every category. Every episode has buckets of blood, gory kills, hot naked chicks, and over-the-top plots. The show not only has vampires, but demons, werewolves, shape shifters, and other supernatural elements.
If you’re new to the show, the gimmick is simple: Japanese scientists have invented a synthetic blood, and as a result, the vampires that have been living in secret all these years are now able to “come out”, so to speak. After all, they no longer have to feed on humans and animals, so they should no longer be feared, right? Yeah…
The show takes place in a tiny town in Louisiana, where there’s a lot more crazy shit going on than just vampires. The star of the show is a character named Sookie Stackhouse, a young waitress who is able to read minds and who soon falls in love with a newly-outed vampire. As the episodes go on, complications arise and soon everyone in town is dealing with some sort of supernatural phenomenon.
True Blood’s third season just finished up, and the first two are already available on DVD. The show is nothing but campy, bloody fun and I highly recommend checking it out.