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Shows/Movies that have a WoD feel

Post by Tyler Bishop on Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:11 am

So recently I've been looking for more shows to watch and tend to like shows with a WoD/ghost/vampire feel to them.

Right now I'm watching Lost Girl, which oddly fits the WoD theme pretty well and is a pretty good show.

Some of the others shows/movies I've watched so far:
Shows:
Supernatural (GREAT show! 10/10 rating/recommendation)
Gotham (9/10)
Daredevil, the NetFlix series (8/10)
True Blood (Has it's ups and downs for me. 7/10)
Dark Angel (Older series but awesome story and all. 7/10)
Misfits (Not strictly in the genre, but has some aspects of it. Funny as hell too. 6/10)

Movies:
Underworld I, II, & III (9/10)
Interview with the Vampire (Of course you have to mention the Anne Rice movies 8/10)
Queen of the Damned (8/10)
Blade I, II, & III (Some of it is a bit campy, but overall I think it had some good content in there. 7/10)


So, any missing on my list that I should check out? Anyone care to share some of their favorites?


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Re: Shows/Movies that have a WoD feel

Post by Dakota Walker on Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:24 am

You missed Kindred the Embraced!
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kindred_the_Embraced
This show is based on the game vampire!
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Re: Shows/Movies that have a WoD feel

Post by Will Renault on Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:30 am

If you can get it, I can heartily recommend 'Wir Sind Die Nacht' (its German title - 'We Are The Night' in English). Powerful film that deals with the ennui and loneliness that comes with being an immortal.
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Re: Shows/Movies that have a WoD feel

Post by Tina Collett on Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:44 am

Let Me In is an amazing movie, Chloe Grace Moretz is the main chick and does such a good job playing a child vampire. Very spooky.

What We Do In The Shadows is one of my all-time favorites. It's a hilarious mockumentary of modern-day vampires. Good stuff.
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Re: Shows/Movies that have a WoD feel

Post by Heinrich von Braun on Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:09 pm

To add an anime to the list, Hellsing Ultimate is perhaps more based on Dracula than WoD, but claims the prize of showing in the most badass way- no you don't fuck with an elder vampire. Ever.
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Re: Shows/Movies that have a WoD feel

Post by Tyler Bishop on Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:34 pm

I had the Kindred the Embraced DVD a while ago (or I think it was a set of a few) but don't remember watching much of it and when I looked for it last week it wasn't where we keep our DVDs, so I don't know where it could be. Was it any good? I vaguely remember it....

Wir Sind Die Nacht I might check out, although I'm not a fan of subtitled movies much. If I have to read the words I'm missing the film. At that point I'd rather just read a novel :-P

Let Me In sounds like a good one, i'll definitely have to check that out. What We Do In The Shadows as well.

And as for anime... I just can't watch a lot of that. Like I don't know what officially makes something anime over like the movie Avatar or the Final Fantasy Movie, but when you have huge, cartoon-angled hair, and screens of just colors flashing (lke DrgonBall Z and all that... stuff...) it's just not my style.


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Re: Shows/Movies that have a WoD feel

Post by Vicar on Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:15 pm

Hellsing is more "World of Darkness" than you might imagine!
Every key vampire in that show can be clearly set within a V:tM clan. The main vampire, Alucard, is obviously a Malkavian thanks to his tremendous uses of Dementation. Some of the antagonists make heavy use of Egyptian themes and drugs to control the mortals around them (Setites). The Toreador Methuselah that makes an appearance is subtle, but evident in retrospect.
Even the hunter organizations line up with WoD materials.

Raoul can go sit in the sun and think about how bad he is for even mentioning "that show."

I can't speak to the new series with Kevin Spacey and the same title, but the original "House of Cards" played out to me like a visual guide on "How to Be a Ventrue." Hell, I was playing a Gangrel when I first saw it, but it stepped up my portrayal of the Gangrel being an Elder overnight.

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Post by FARRIS on Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:10 pm

The Kevin Spacey 'House of Cards' stands toe to toe with the BBC version I think, at least. And I second it as a very, very good look into "How to be a Proper Elder".

Despite Tyler's disdain for subtitles, if you are going to watch "Let the Right One In" you need to watch the original Norwegian version, it's much more visceral and just better. This is far and away my favorite "WoD Vampire" film.

Anne Rice was a huge influence on V:tM that you have to include the Interview and Queen.

Also I'd throw in "Bram Stoker's Dracula" to include any scene with Gary Oldman's Dracula. If he's not on the screen, it slips pretty quickly though.

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Re: Shows/Movies that have a WoD feel

Post by Will Renault on Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:29 pm

Can't speak much for the Chloe Moretz version, but I have seen the Norwegian "Let The Righe One In" and it is great.

I'd also second FFC's Dracula with Gary Oldman, as well as Interview with the Vampire.
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Re: Shows/Movies that have a WoD feel

Post by Heinrich von Braun on Wed Jul 01, 2015 2:06 am

@Vicar
I always saw Alucard more as Cain than in being placed in one particular clan since he uses the strangest combination of disciplines. Physical ones aside, he's Dominated, Dementated, and Presenced to name the ones that immediately come to mind.
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Re: Shows/Movies that have a WoD feel

Post by Lucas Carlyle on Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:40 pm

I strongly recommend the film "only lovers left alive." I would say it's especially suited for those who like to play with Toreador.
And for those who like to play with Nosferatu, the series "The Strain" might have some cool ideas (although I prefer the original novel).
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Re: Shows/Movies that have a WoD feel

Post by Helen Theocaridis on Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:14 pm

Why didnt you say American Horror story.
The first 3 seasons at least, I can see them as being about horror, personal and a lot of supernatural themes...
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Re: Shows/Movies that have a WoD feel

Post by Tina Collett on Sun Nov 22, 2015 2:48 pm

Jessica Jones, the new Netflix show, is SO WOD.

Jessica is totally a Brujah, her lawyer friend is a Ventrue as well as the antagonist, with his Masquerade-violating use of Dominate. Her blonde bestie is totally a Toreador...i could go on and on. Definitely a good watch!!
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Re: Shows/Movies that have a WoD feel

Post by Helen Theocaridis on Sun Nov 22, 2015 3:00 pm

I am in the half of it! Jessica Jones reminds me of Pike!
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