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Deacon: "When you are a vampire, you become very... sexy!"

A horror mockumentary film released in 2014. A joint American-New Zealand production, it was written and directed by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement, who also starred in the movie. The basic premise is that a camera crew has received unprecedented permission to film the private lives of a group of vampires living in a flat in New Zealand

The film starred:

I'm having a collector addiction problem.

I recently was 'between jobs' for a couple of weeks. I made the decision not to travel, but instead to hang out around the house. My brother finally (after 5+ years) is in the process of moving out, so I'm moving around behind him and cleaning up stuff I've let slide for the past few years - moving some furniture, and most importantly dealing with paper.

I've been extremely depressed the past decade or so. I was at my best last year, during…

I started reading Henry James' 1898 novel The Turn of the Screw with some awareness of the book’s reputation of having an ambiguous narrative: the young governess’s story could be read as a straightforward documentation of a tragic haunting … or it could be read as a madwoman’s diary, the ghosts she describes all just a figment of her mind.

Upon reading the book — and upon having read two other books published at about the same time, namely Robert Chambers…