Lost boys cameo
Lost boys cameo

The smart ass on the motorcycle is none other than Paul Wayper, who, from his response, is clearly a fan of the movie, “Lost Boys”. Props to you sir for your fine choice in vampire cinema! Young Keifer Sutherland as the insane leader of a posse of vampires is something that everyone must experience at least once.

Lost Boys is also pretty much required viewing for anyone looking to play in a WoD (old or new) Vampire game. The theme and style (not to mention gore) really suits the WoD setting. So are Interview with the Vampire and Near Dark (though, I might suggest just stopping the movie before the last ten minutes… The ‘twist’ ending is pretty dumb.) And as for music… Well, anything gothy works quite well, but my all time favorite Vampire song has to be Bloodletting by Concrete Blonde!

Those are my favorites – do you guys have any “must watch” movies or songs to get you in the mood for Vampire?

News: Posted June 28th, 2012 by Alina

^ 39 Comments to “Lost boys cameo”

  1. George Vasryak Says:

    At my old WoD Cam game everyone listend to Voltaire’s “When you’re Evil” and “The Vampire Club” *rides the wave of nostalgia*

    Posted June 28th, 2012 at 3:35 am
  2. Harrow Says:

    Why yes! It’s Blade – goddamned vampire problem solved!

    Posted June 28th, 2012 at 4:24 am
  3. Seth Says:

    Blue Öyster Cult has several great vampire songs: “I Love the Night”, “Nosferatu”, “Screams”, “Tattoo Vampire”, “After Dark”. May as well throw in “Wings Wetted Down”, “7 Screaming Diz-Busters”, and “Mistress of the Salmon Salt (Quicklime Girl)” just for the creepy, macabre lyrics. Also, “Love Blood” by Steve Vai.

    Posted June 28th, 2012 at 4:40 am
  4. Morningstar Says:

    Queen of the Damned! Far from the books, but still all sweet as Blood from a Diabetic 😉 All that dispair and all topped of with a happy end 😀

    Posted June 28th, 2012 at 4:44 am
  5. Jim Says:

    I’m the Storyteller for my local Vampire LARP, so I can’t get too into it – I gotta remain focused lol. Nah, I’d say I go for From Dusk Til Dawn; Salma Hayek is pure Daeva Elder in that 🙂

    Posted June 28th, 2012 at 5:18 am
  6. Jim Says:

    Also, funny bit of trivia: “Cry Little Sister” is the theme song for the Manchester, UK chapter of the Hell’s Angels 🙂

    Posted June 28th, 2012 at 5:19 am
  7. Right now it’s “Let The Right One In.” Easily, the best vampire movie of the last decade.

    Posted June 28th, 2012 at 5:28 am
  8. NC Says:

    Looks like somebody stole the rear tire of Paul’s motorbike XD

    Posted June 28th, 2012 at 6:11 am
  9. WillyDJ Says:

    I listened to Fire Water Burn by the Bloodhound gang. We had a filk version that started with “The Chantry, the Chantry. The Chantry’s on fire.” As a Tremere bigwig it kept me aware of what everyone else wanted.

    Posted June 28th, 2012 at 7:19 am
  10. kim Says:

    Songs to get in Masquerade mood? Well, Isolated by Chiasm, of course 🙂

    Posted June 28th, 2012 at 7:35 am
  11. YinYang Says:

    Rise, Blood Hunter
    Lucy Liu may be eye candy, but the overall feel of the film rocks and the mysterious ‘Alchemist’ is just the best deposed elder.
    No Exit by Blondie (the name track is awesome but most of the album fits to).

    Posted June 28th, 2012 at 7:50 am
  12. Sam Says:

    We used to listen to My Dying Bride – The Angle and the Dark River. Its a bit of a mix between goth and death metal.

    Posted June 28th, 2012 at 10:18 am
  13. TheCoffeeGuru Says:

    I have always liked “6 Underground” by the Sneaker Pimps and “Tired” by Sprung Monkey for my pre-vamp sound track.

    Posted June 28th, 2012 at 10:37 am
  14. Jim Says:

    I’ve always loved Bachelorette by Bjork for a Vampire mood song, But I love Bloodletting too. Anything by My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult works too.

    Posted June 28th, 2012 at 12:23 pm
  15. FSilvermane Says:

    How is it no one has mentioned “The Hunger” yet? I mean Bowie as a Vampire is quite epic. TV series “Forever Knight” is also good to get the feel though its a bit less dark then VtM. Foreign films “Daywatch” and “Nightwatch” while not just vampires gives a whole World of Darkness vibe. As for books there is Romkey’s “I, Vampire” and “the Vampire Papers”,…. Saberhagen’s “Seance for a Vampire”,..all of which can be quite good. Lastly for music I usually try to mix it up,… but some of the ones others seem to like are Rasputina, Apocalyptica, and Abney Park [I know Abney Park is steampunk but still quite good]. All this being said its been about 6 years since I LARP’d with any regularity,……lol

    Posted June 28th, 2012 at 12:28 pm
  16. lilalexei Says:

    That’s always one of my favorite games… Freaking the Mundanes. There’s even a filk song for it.

    Posted June 28th, 2012 at 12:35 pm
  17. Az Reel Says:

    There actually is an “official” WoD soundtrack called “Music from the Succubus Club” that was released by Dancing Ferret Discs in late 90s. Each clan has its own track, and with a few exceptions they really work well. Standouts are tracks by the Crüxshadows, Bella Morte, Paralysed Age (now defunct unfortunately) and Carfax Abbey.

    As for other music, I definitely second Bloodletting, but a few other good ones:

    Ego Likeness – Water to the Dead (actually it is about Dune, but if you substitute water with blood it becomes creepy and vampy)

    Inkubus Sukkubus has a few neat ones, with standouts being Intercouse with the Vampire and Vampire Punk Rockers from Hell.

    On a lighter note we have Scary Bitches, with glorious titles such as “Lesbian Vampires from Outer space”

    But one of the very, very best vampire tracks is still Sting’s Moon over Bourbon Street

    As for books? The Dresden Files have different types of vampire as supporting characters, and are just a bloody awesome series in general. The Hollows Series by Kim Harrison has an interesting background world, and the living vampire co-star is a lot of fun, mostly because of her interactions with the lead character. And of course there is I am Legend, the original book not the crappy sappy happy-end movie with Will Smith.

    Posted June 28th, 2012 at 1:30 pm
  18. KenderBryant Says:

    Midnight Syndicate is the best for mood music for LOTS of different genres. But for Vampire, your best bet is to go with ‘Born of the Night’ or ‘Vampyre’. I’ve got several of their CDs including ‘Vampyre’, ‘The 13th Hour’, ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ and ‘Gates of Delirium’. I’m looking to collect ALL of their disks.

    Posted June 28th, 2012 at 2:55 pm
  19. KenderBryant Says:

    On a related note: If you’re afraid of clowns (SHUDDER) DON’T get ‘Carnival Arcane’ by Midnight Syndicate. I just heard one of their songs on Pandora. YEEEEEE!

    Posted June 28th, 2012 at 3:56 pm
  20. Guardian Says:

    Actualy, i’m from the darkside. We dont play vampire, we play werewolf.

    Posted June 28th, 2012 at 5:18 pm
  21. blackcoat Says:

    I went to high school, and was introduced to V:tM in Santa Cruz, CA. Also known as Santa Carla in Lost Boys. Let’s just say that it flavored the game a little.

    (also, I’ve jumped off that bridge. It’s a pretty impressive drop into not deep enough water. But I was 16. And stupid.)

    Posted June 29th, 2012 at 12:42 am
  22. Chris Says:

    quick quiz, why is the butt of his cigarette on fire? Oh, and my group plays the old edition of vampire, werewolf and mage, and the new changeling. *THAT* game is dark. If you decide to try it, I recommend Pan’s Labyrinth for mood setting. Beauty, magic, terror and melancholy all at once.

    Posted June 29th, 2012 at 1:24 am
  23. FSilvermane Says:

    Ok there is “accepting of peoples lifestyles” and getting manhandled by someone,….lol. Sadly for somewhat “Vanilla” Mark Victor is coming on pretty strong. Poor old Mark is still a few feet out of his depth as it were,…. but he seem such a “nice guy” that I am sure once he gets used to Victors quirks he will be just fine,…though sadly he will probably no longer be “fun to tease” for Victor anymore. Because remember kids if you cannot have fun freaking out the mundanes then have fun freaking out your friends,….lol

    Posted June 29th, 2012 at 2:07 am
  24. Smirnov Says:

    Well, Interview with a Vampire is a movie that embraced me into the vampire culture, so it’s probably the best for me, not the Hunger, which is considered classics and has a lot more common with VtM at least. Lost Boys are classics too 🙂

    That’s general vampire movies, I’m not delving into themed movies. For example we had an anarch game in California based on Point Break with Patrick Swayze as pack leader.

    In case of music I give credit to White Wolf and their taste. Music from the Succubus Club is really good. Of course, it’s not the only one, as there are a lot of vampire themes in a lot of songs, but MftSC as an album is probably one of the best out there for Vampire.

    Posted June 29th, 2012 at 2:39 am
  25. Rahne Says:

    ‘Van Helsing’ and ‘Priest’. Karl Urban made an epic vampire.

    Posted June 29th, 2012 at 2:39 am
  26. “Into The Void” by Nine Inch Nails. It is a crime how under-appreciated that song is.

    Posted June 29th, 2012 at 3:46 am
  27. PaulWay Says:

    OMG! My guest appearance. Totally awesome! Thanks Alina – that there is a new avatar, too – rocking!

    Posted June 29th, 2012 at 4:01 am
  28. Boh Says:

    Just thought I’d let you notice that the cigarrette is backwards, the brownish part is the filter and is the part that goes on the mouth, hence the other side is burning and the smoke comes from there.

    I should know, I smoke =P
    PS:only relevant to friday’s page, the other one doesn’t seem to have a colored filter, which would be fine but inconsistent with friday’s =P

    Posted June 29th, 2012 at 5:20 am
  29. jimfromtx Says:

    I admit, this is actually for the comic before, the drive-through (wasn’t able to post on it for some reason…) But that one made me literally laugh out loud. Hard. Well played, girls, well played.

    Posted June 29th, 2012 at 6:14 am
  30. Boh Says:

    Another smoking factoid, on both pages, with exception of the two last panels on friday, Victor is holding the cigarrette backwards. It would be pretty hard to smoke like that, since you’d be kinda putting the embers or whatever you call the burning part of the cigarrete in english(not my native language) in your mouth. That would be really uncomfortable.

    Posted June 29th, 2012 at 6:30 am
  31. OldGeekGal Says:

    London After Midnight’s “Kiss” is a classic. Also have to say that I love Concrete Blonde’s “The Darkening of the Light.” And if you can find it, a copy of this comes in handy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_from_the_Succubus_Club

    I have to say, I got a kick out of “Modern Vampires.” It’s demented.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120805/

    Also for the angsty, “Vampire Journals.”

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120428/

    Just a treat to watch for the cinematography and the settings.

    Posted June 29th, 2012 at 1:00 pm
  32. Confused fellow Says:

    One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach; all the damn vampires.

    Posted June 29th, 2012 at 1:08 pm
  33. Hilariously, my Toreador neonate in the VtM LARP I’m in actually studies the role of vampires in pop culture, so every time I attend a game or event (even online) I always try to catch up on at least one vampire movie. Doesn’t matter which one. Doesn’t matter how stupid. There’s inspiration in all of them…if only as a “Guys, you totally DO NOT WANT TO BE LIKE THIS”. For specific films and TV shows, I find that the UK series “Ultraviolet” (no relation to the movie) is great motivation for how an influence network can be run with a very hands-off approach by the vampires. “From Dusk Till Dawn” is a great concept for a stationary Sabbat pack. “Lost Boys” isn’t bad at capturing that late-80s early-90s vibe that the Masquerade game is so situated upon.

    I picked up the Music From the Succubus Club CD a while back, and I often listen to it to get in the mood for vampire games. That or, weirdly enough, the instrumental music from Kamen Rider W, which has some wonderfully moody and sinister pieces (the Sonozaki family lietmotif is the *PERFECT* introductory music to play going in to Court).

    For real laughs, I will on occasion watch really terrible vampire movies (*coughTwilightcough*) and play “Spot the player characters.” It makes bad movies fun!

    Posted June 29th, 2012 at 1:57 pm
  34. FSilvermane Says:

    @Derek
    My friends and I have a similar game,…we watch movies and critique different aspects. Watching movies with Vampires/Werewolves/et we try to figure Clan/Tribe/etc,….. watching Medieval or Fantasy type movies were pick apart the fighting [we are stage fighters at local Faire],…. watching Sci-Fi its “Spot the generic Alien” [you know in almost every space movie is the “little green man”, the “ET”, or the “Grey”] in the background. Geek movie games can be quite fun,…..

    Posted June 29th, 2012 at 2:43 pm
  35. OldBrit Says:

    @ Boh; Doesn’t your wrist rotate through 180º, allowing a cigarette to be smoked from either side of the hand? Some people hold and smoke their cigarettes with the hot end within a semi-closed fist, to protect it from wind and prying eyes.

    Posted June 30th, 2012 at 11:03 am
  36. absolut3zero Says:

    Rasputina’s Transylvanian Concubine has always been my go to vamp song to set the mood.

    Posted June 30th, 2012 at 8:25 pm
  37. Anu Says:

    No one has mentioned “Immortality” with Jude Law yet?
    I think it’s way better than all the fancy Anne Rice vampires. (too many fancy Anne Rice vampires at the VtM Live)

    Posted July 2nd, 2012 at 6:47 am
  38. Boh Says:

    @OldBrit: I guess it is possible. However, I have never seen anyone smoke like that. Maybe it’s a regional habit or something. And he is holding the cigarrette on the regular hand posing, not on the semi-closed fist way.

    Posted July 2nd, 2012 at 1:01 pm
  39. SightSoBlind Says:

    I swear my brain crosses comics sometimes but i totally went WTF why did Ninja Rick photo bomb the last pannel!

    Posted July 3rd, 2012 at 2:46 pm