Celluloid Diaries: Movie night recipes for vampire lovers

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Movie night recipes for vampire lovers

vampire recipes

I'm currently on a book blog tour to celebrate the release of Strange Blood: 71 Essays on Offbeat and Underrated Vampire Movies. Many of these book blogs feature a vampire-themed recipe to accompany the promotion. Here's an overview of the recipes and where you can find them.

Vampire Cookies

These are made with peanut butter cookies and topped with melted chocolate. Easy to make and delicious.

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vampire cookies

Vampire doughnuts

No time because you're too busy reading Strange Blood? No problem. These vampire doughnuts are ready to eat within less than a minute.

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vampire doughnuts recipe

Vampire apples

These vampire apples are great for kids, especially if you want them to eat more fruit.

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halloween apples recipes

Vampire teeth

Here's another vampire apples recipe in case you can't get enough of apples. This one would do particularly well at breakfast too.

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Vampire popcorn

Nothing pairs better than a movie and popcorn. And since you're going to watch many vampire movies after reading Strange Blood, you'd better be ready to try this bloody good popcorn.

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vampire popcorn

Vampire bat wings

These "bat wings" are actually marinated chicken wings made spooky thanks to black food coloring.

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vampire bat wings

About Strange Blood: 71 Essays on Offbeat and Underrated Vampire Movies:

This is an overview of the most offbeat and unique vampire movies spanning nine decades and 23 countries.

Strange Blood encompasses well-known hits as well as obscurities that differ from your standard fang fare by turning genre conventions on their head. Forget about Dracula and sparkling vampires. Here, they come in the form of cars, pets, aliens, mechanical objects, gorillas, and floating heads. And when they do look like a demonic monster or an aristocratic Count or Countess, they break the mold in terms of imagery, style, or setting.

Leading horror writers, filmmakers, actors, distributors, academics, and festival programmers present their favorite vampire films through in-depth essays, providing background information, analysis, and trivia regarding the various films. Some of these stories are hilarious, some are terrifying, some are touching, and some are just plain weird. Not all of these movies line up with the critical consensus, yet they have one thing in common: they are unlike anything you've ever seen in the world of vampires.

Just when you thought that the children of the night had become a tired trope, it turns out they have quite a diverse inventory after all.

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  1. The vampire popcorn looks great but not too sure about the chicken wings.

  2. Nice sharing amazing one keep sharing more thanks for all lovely one avian Vet nyc