Vampire Movie/TV Bloopers & Trivia
"To err is human."While it's true we all make mistakes, you'd think Hollywood with their megabucks would know better. So, here we have a collection of trivia, bloopers and misc. information about your favourite vampire movies and television shows. This information has been mostly collected from The Internet Movie Database (totally awesome site!)and gathered here for your quick perusal and enjoyment.
Interview with the Vampire
1) Author Anne Rice wrote the part of Lestat with Rutger Hauer in mind. Upon learning that Tom Cruise had been cast, she was quite disappointed and expressed concern that Cruise could not carry the part. After attending a screening, Rice wrote a letter of apology, quite pleased with Cruise's portrayal.
2)The Victorian house that inspired Anne Rice's novel on which this film is based is located at 503 Divisadero Street near Alamo Square in San Francisco.
3)River Phoenix was cast as The Interviewer, but died before filming began. Leonardo DiCaprio was approached to play his role, but Christian Slater eventually got the part and donated all of his earnings from the film to Phoenix' favourite charities.
4)Christina Ricci auditioned for the role of Claudia.
5) Cruise wanted a private set, and hence tunnels were built to escort the actors to and from the set. This was done so that the vampire's makeup effects would remain a secret.
6)Cruise was placed on an elevated platform during some scenes to reduce the height difference between his character and other vampires.
1)A giant mask replica of Béla Lugosi as Dracula can be seen in a Mardi Gras parade.
2) In the scene where Lucy (Fitzpatrick, Colleen a.k.a. singer "Vitamin C") is talking to Mary in the record store, she is standing right in front of a shelf that has her CD on it.
3)As the credits roll, interspersed in the words, are coloured pictures of things important to the movie's premise, including a row of teeth, a bat,and a cross. These pictures are seen both on the left and right sides.
The Lost Boys
1) The title of the film is a reference to the companions of Peter Pan, who remained forever young.
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992 - Coppola)
1) Prince Vlad's scream after he drives his sword into the cross is not the voice of Gary Oldman. Lux Interior, lead singer of punk band The Cramps, recorded the scream and it was dubbed in.
2)Sadie Frost dyed her brown hair red after concerns that she resembled Winona Ryder too much.
3)Ryder saw the script when it was originally going to be made as a TV movie, directed by Michael Apted. She took the script to Francis Ford Coppola, whom she had not spoken to since withdrawing from Godfather: Part III, The (1990) due to exhaustion six months earlier. Coppola agreed to make the film, and Apted stayed on as executive producer.
4)In an attempt to elicit more emotion, Coppola shouted "whore" and "slut" while filming the scene when Van Helsing catches Mina with Dracula.
5) A scene in which Mina seduces Van Helsing was filmed but cut.
1) Blade's silently-mouthed "What... the... f**k?" is a direct reference to the "A Fistful of Yen" segment from Kentucky Fried Movie.
2)Directors Cameo (Stephen Norrington): During the chase with officer Krieger, the vampire on the side of the road biting the girl's neck.
3)The true name of the Blade character is Eric Brooks. (Another character calls Blade "Eric," and Blade's mother's driver's license says "Brooks.")
4)Donal Logue reinjured his jaw in the scene where he is struggling with 'Wright, NBushe in the hospital. He had originally broken his jaw in a motorcycle accident years before.
5)The vampires at Frost's party are watching Mortal Kombat.
1)One scene shows a TV set that is showing Alfred Hitchcock's cameo in Strangers on a Train .
2)CAMEO(Dario Argento): the nurse in the ambulance.
3)Directors Trademark (John Landis): [SYNW]: advertised on the marquee across the street from the Melody Lounge exotic dance bar. The car crash at the Shadyside gas station scene was filmed in Squirrel Hill, and the nearby multiplex cinema changed its marquee to be "See You Next Wednesday" every night after closing. The movie itself featured no footage of that theatre (or the street on which it resides), although it is possible that it was edited out.
4)Directors Trademark (John Landis): [filmmakers] Appearances by directors Dario Argento, Frank Oz, Sam Raimi, and Michael Ritchie; "Famous Monsters of Filmland" editor Forrest J Ackerman; and makeup artist Tom Savini.
5)The distributors retitled this film "A French Vampire in America" for international release without informing director John Landis. This caused some confusion and angered Mr. Landis when he was promoting the film outside the U.S.
6) Credits read : "The story, all names, characters and incidents portrayed in this production are fictitious. No identification with actual persons, vampires, places, buildings and products is intended or should be inferred."
Nosferatu Phantom der Nacht(1979 - Herzog)
1)The scene where Nosferatu arrives in the city required thousands of grey rats. Real grey rats were unavailable and therefore white ones were painted grey and used instead.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (movie)
1)Ben Affleck appears as an extra (a basketball player).
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (tv series)
1) Seth Green is the only cast member to have acted in both the TV series and the 1992 movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992). (Green was cut from the feature film, but still appeared on the videotape box.)
2)Series star Sarah Michelle Gellar initially auditioned for the role of Cordelia Chase, and Charisma Carpenter, who plays Cordelia, auditioned for the role of Buffy.
3)When Kendra gets on a plane, Buffy tells her to avoid the in-flight movie if it features a small dog and Chevy Chase. This is a reference to the movie Funny Farm (1988) in which she had a small, uncredited role.
4)Starting with Season 3, Buffy's birthday occurs in episode 12 of every season.
Kindred: The Embraced(tv series)
1) The episode "Nightstalker" was never aired in the U.S. It was aired in Canada and other countries. The episode was eventually made available in the U.S. as part of the Kindred: The Embraced boxed videoset.
2)The show was based on the popular roleplaying game "Vampire: The Masquerade" by White Wolf
3)The paintings used in the series are originals by Jeff Kober (Daedalus).
4)The Showtime cable network was negotiating to revive this series after its cancellation. The untimely death of the show's star, Mark Frankel, halted the effort.
Interview with the Vampire
1)Neither the sun nor the moon can be directly above Paris, hence the bottom of the well would never be illuminated directly.
2)Claudia cuts off her curls, throws the scissors down, then runs to her room and slams the door. She then exits the room holding the scissors.
3)In the Theatres des Vampires, the mortal girl's top is opened twice.
4)Lestat flings the lid off his coffin and places the prostitute inside it, then slides the lid from the bottom of the coffin to the top without picking it up off the floor.
5)At the end, Molloy exits the building with his hands empty. His car keys are then in his hand as he puts them in the ignition -- without his ever removing them from a pocket.
6)Given the angle at which Lestat bites the rat, its blood would have to flow toward its tail and from the left side. However, he squeezes it with its head down and on the right side. In spite of this, blood flows into the cup.
7)When Santiago walks upside down on the inside of the Paris archway, his cloak continues to hang toward his feet instead of towards the ground.
8)After spending the period from 1859 to 1994 in a cemetery, apparently never leaving, Lestat knows how to drive a car.
1)No Mardi Gras parades go down Bourbon Street.
2)The sidewalk that Mary lands on near the end of the film visibly vibrates when she hits it.
3)Lafayette Cemetery closes at dusk (or maybe noon, reports vary) -- the gates are closed and locked. Yet the gates stand wide open very late at night.
4)We see in the film that vampires cannot survive the sun. However, when Solina is in the interrogation room she steps into sunlight twice and nothing happens.
5)While in the library Simon states that the message is written in Aramaic and questions why it would be written in a thousand year old dead language. Though not a widely spoken language Aramaic is not dead, it is still in fact spoken in certain regions of the Middle East. Presumably, anyone that could recognize Aramaic would know this.
The Lost Boys
1) Michael bursts the top of the milk carton open when he drops it on the floor. Later, Lucy picks it up and only the spout is open.
2)The phone that Michael knocks off the hook when flying around his room rings later.
3)Shot of the approach to the cave was filmed and then played backwards.
4)Max's jacket is soaked by the Frog Brothers, but can be seen soon after to be dry.
5)The security guard at the beginning of the movie holds his cap as he runs in close-up shots, but doesn't in long shots.
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992 - Coppola)
1)Lucy's red gown is two different lengths in garden before Dracula's first bite.
2)The blood on Elisabeta's body and the burn mark on her forehead are often inconsistently positioned throughout the movie.
3) Quincy's hat during the party at Hillingham moves position.
4)The position of Lucy's nightgown during the transfusion moves position.
5)Dr. Seward holds the wrong side of his throat after being bitten by Renfield. 6)The professor's cross in the campfire scene with Mina disappears for a moment. 7)Elizabeta flinches when she is lying dead when Dracula sits down beside her after coming home from the war.
1)During the fight in the Temple just before Blade recovers his sword, you can see the ground move and a stunt man bounce due to an ill-concealed mat.
2)At the end when the bad guy blows up, blood goes everywhere, but none lands on Blade who was standing right beside him.
3)When Deacon is talking to Karen in the Edgewood Tower before Blade arrives the box of Camel cigarettes in the bottom left corner changes positions throughout the scene.
4)Towards the end of the movie, when Blade is trying to retrieve his sword from a wall, a cast member can be seen clearly in the background,jumping up and down, apparently preparing to enter the ensuing fight scene.
5)Deacon's cigarette pack near the end of the film when talking with Karen moves position.
6)In the final fight between Blade and Frost, the bloodstain on Frost switches from the left side of his face to the right, then back to the left.
7)The "receiver" in Blade's left ear is not there after the punch to the face but is there after the silver spike was embedded in his shoulder by Quinn.
8)The amount of blood on Whistler changes.
9)EDTA (ethylenediaminetetracetate), the anticoagulant Blade uses in the glass darts, is not in fact blue. The powdered form is white and produces a clear, colorless solution
10)When Blade is being injected with serum in the hideout he spots Karen trying to escape. Whistler lets go of Blade's hand to pursue Karen, but then a close up on Blade has Whistler still holding it.
It's a Small World...
* Brigid Conley Walsh plays Virginia on WB tv series "Angel", but she also played the vampire Sasha in Fox's "Kindred: The Embraced" and Tuatha on WB's "Charmed"
* David Boreanaz, vampire star of WB's "Angel" played a vampire's victim in the 1996 movie "Macabre Pair of Shorts"
* Geraint Wyn Davies, who plays Nick Knight in "Forever Knight" also starred as vampire Klaus Van Helsing in "Dracula the Series"
* Gina Wilkinson, who plays the Contessa in "Dracula: The Series" (Episode: A Little Nightmare Music), also plays Celine in "Forever Knight" (Episode: A More Permanent Hell)
* Bernard Behrens, who plays Gustav Van Helsing in "Dracula: The Series" also plays Charles Du Champs in "Forever Knight" (Episode: Blood Money)
* Gordon Currie, who plays the vampire Boya in "Blood and Donuts" also plays Sean Du Champs in "Forever Knight" (Episode: Blood Money).