Amazon had the first episode of Interview with the Vampire for free, so of course, I had to see what they’ve done with it (but to be honest, there’s probably very little they could do with it that I wouldn’t love.)
Grey Worm of the Unsullied makes for such an extraordinary Louis de Pointe du Lac, and this adaptation reframes his story in a wonderfully rich and interesting way. I am not sure who is playing Lestat, but the role is so gorgeously violent –he punches right through a man’s head!– that I keep imagining that it’s Henry Cavill, coming straight off The Witcher set, switching out wigs, donning a dapper facade and a fancy befanged French accent. Seriously, in one scene he looked so very Geralt of Rivera that now I cannot unsee it, and I don’t care who the actor actually is, in my headcanon it is now and forever Henry Cavill.
I’m only just one episode in, but I was so captivated by what I saw that I will probably have to do a free month’s trial for whatever platform this is airing on, just so I can keep up with it and see where they take the story. I’m invested.
Bonus Halloween and Horror-related stuff seen recently on the web!
🎃 Two spooky creepy poems by Domenica Martinello at electricliterature
🎃 Atlas Obscura’s most haunting Halloween ever at atlas obscura
🎃 Five female demagogues of horror at crimereads
🎃 At How To Drink, Greg makes three horror movie-inspired cocktails
🎃 At Reading Wryly, Elizabeth shares recommendations in the social horror genre
🎃 At 15 Minutes of ‘Fume Tom &Galen review BPAL’s 2022 Dead Leaves scents
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