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NZ’s 8 most important vampires

Eight most important vampires. Let’s do this.

8. Sam Pyar
This is a children’s book about a kid who is probably a vampire? I have never read it but I know the author a tiny bit (hey Shalesh) and I was having trouble getting this list to eight. I think number 9 on this list is probably that girl with the piercings who was in that Vampire larp in your city in the 90s, you know the one. Anyway. Sam Pyar looks cool. Here’s the Amazon Kindle link.

7. Those randos in Wellington
Uh, this: vampire attack in Wellington

6. The vampires in Perfect Creature

Did you see this film? I didn’t see this film.

(NZ On Screen’s entry on Perfect Creature)

5. Grampire

Al Lewis: the most unusual typecasting in Hollywood history? “They only cast me as vampire grandfathers.” I never saw this film either. Al Lewis, though.

(NZ On Screen’s entry on Grampire)

4. Nailini Singh’s vampires

I have never read her books. If they were films I wouldn’t have seen them either based on the last couple entries in this list. Anyway she’s NZ’s biggest selling novelist and should be a bigger deal than she is. Would be ranked higher except her series about vampire killing angels is set in New York, not Taihape or wherever. (Here’s the info page for the first book in that series.)

3. Count Robula
New Zealand is a ridiculous country, and this is one of the high watermarks of ridiculousness, the nation’s recently-deposed Prime Minister Robert Muldoon moonlighting as a late-night horror movie host. I just found out he was still in parliament at the time. Under no circumstances take this country seriously. (Also, fuck that guy.)

(Stuff article by Alistair Hughes including some footage of Robula)

2. What We Do In The Shadows vampires
Known all over the world. One of the best vampire films ever made. Indelible comic creations. Pretty important Kiwi vampires, these ones. But still overshadowed by…

(NZ On Screen’s entry on What We Do In The Shadows)

1. Count Homogenised


(NZ On Screen’s entry on his eponymous TV show)

NZ television used to put a horror movie on late on Sunday night: the Sunday Horrors. We’re bringing it back by picking a horror movie that’s available on youtube or somewhere else accessible, and watching it on Sunday evening. Join us!

Twitter: @horrorsunday

Facebook: Sunday Horrors group

{ 30 } Comments

  1. Cat | September 21, 2018 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

    Count Homogenised is legitimately terrifying.

  2. morgue | September 21, 2018 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

    Absolutely so. Utter nightmare fuel. What were they thinking!

  3. morgue | September 21, 2018 at 7:14 pm | Permalink

    Also my pitch for Count Homogenised Unredacted is almost ready.

  4. The Count | January 7, 2019 at 8:37 am | Permalink

    One! One Bottle of milk! Ah ha ha!

  5. The Count | January 16, 2019 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

    Two! Two bottles of milk! Ah ha ha!

  6. The Count | February 4, 2019 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    Three! Three bottles of milk! Ah ha ha!

  7. The Count | May 2, 2019 at 9:07 am | Permalink

    Four! Four bottles of milk! Ah ha ha!

  8. The Count | May 24, 2019 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    Five! Five bottles of milk! Ah ha ha!

  9. The Count | June 4, 2019 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    Six! Six bottles of milk! Ah ha ha!

  10. The Count | June 11, 2019 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    Seven! Seven bottles of milk! Ah ha ha!

  11. The Count | June 21, 2019 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

    Eight! Eight bottles of milk! Ah ha ha!

  12. morgue | June 21, 2019 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    I am so happy this is happening

  13. The Count | June 28, 2019 at 9:04 am | Permalink

    Nine! Nine bottles of milk! Ah ha ha!

  14. The Count | July 5, 2019 at 9:57 am | Permalink

    Ten! Ten bottles of milk! Ah ha ha!

  15. The Count | September 16, 2019 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    Eleven! Eleven bottles of milk! Ah ha ha!

  16. The Count | September 23, 2019 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    Twelve! Twelve lovely bottles of milk! Ah ha ha!

  17. The Count | September 26, 2019 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

    One! One crate of milk bottles! Ah ha ha!

  18. morgue | September 26, 2019 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

    Uh oh

  19. The Count | October 2, 2019 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    Thirteen! Thirteen bottles of milk! Ah ha ha!

  20. The Count | October 9, 2019 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    Fourteen! Fourteen bottles of milk! Ah ha ha!

  21. The Count | October 15, 2019 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    Fifteen! Fifteen bottles of milk! Ah ha ha!

  22. The Count | October 22, 2019 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

    Sixteen! Sixteen bottles of milk! Ah ha ha!

  23. The Count | November 1, 2019 at 11:45 am | Permalink

    Seventeen! Seventeen bottles of milk! Ah ha ha!

  24. The Count | November 8, 2019 at 10:10 am | Permalink

    Eighteen! Eighteen bottles of milk! Ah ha ha!

  25. The Count | November 14, 2019 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    Nineteen! Nineteen bottles of milk! Ah ha ha!

  26. The Count | November 21, 2019 at 8:47 am | Permalink

    Twenty! Twenty bottles of milk! Ah ha ha!

  27. The Count | December 2, 2019 at 9:04 am | Permalink

    Twenty-one! Twenty-one bottles of milk! Ah ha ha!

  28. morgue | December 2, 2019 at 9:39 am | Permalink

    What are you going to do with all these bottles of milk, Count?

  29. The Count | December 4, 2019 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    I am going to count them!

  30. The Count | December 9, 2019 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    Twenty-two! Twenty-two bottles of milk! Ah ha ha!

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