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Vampires

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2014

    True Blood: Life in the Corpse

    I've said it before, and I'll say it again; I expect True Blood to go out harder than a train crash in the third Atlas Shrugged movie. This show exists to justify the phrase "Get out while the getting's good." And yet. AAANNNDDD yet...this week was honestly one of my favorite episodes in the show' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    True Blood: Jesus, Take the Wheel

    Note: Welcome back one of Rocks Off's longest-running recurring columns, our seasonal summations of the music featured on HBO's True Blood. I predicted that this season of True Blood would be a messed-up mix of chaos, and thus far I have been proven right. That said...the music gives me hope. Allow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    10 Most Romantic Horror Movies for Valentine's Day

    Look, I can get behind a good romantic comedy to celebrate Valentine's Day with. Addicted to Love is one of my favorite movies of all time, after all, but frankly, that genre has more sap than Bob Sapp if Bob Sapp were a maple tree... which would not be the most ridiculous thing Bob Sapp has done. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2013

    True Blood: Imagine Dragons... I Don't Get It

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood -- which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. Much thanks to True-Blood.net, who has offered to help us with trac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    True Blood: At Last We're Getting Somewhere

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood -- which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. Much thanks to True-Blood.net, who has offered to help us with trac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    True Blood: The Naked, The Famous, The God, and The Devil (NSFW)

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood-- which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. The sixth season of True Blood gets better with each episode, and h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    True Blood: Flailing Blindly

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood -- which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. If I had to describe last night's episode in one word it would be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    True Blood: Care Bears on Fire & Some New Wallflowers

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood -- which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. Have I mentioned that Tina Marjorino is running around True Blood ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    True Blood: God, Gotye, and Why Neither Matters

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood -- which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. So, the vampires have decided that they are going to try and rule ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    True Blood: K'naan and the New Testament

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood -- which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. This column is fairly formulaic. I recap the episode, mention the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    True Blood: The Monsters We Make, We Own

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood -- which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. There's a very interesting metaphor going on right now in True Blo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    June 7, 2012

    God Knows Why, But You Can Now Buy Game of Thrones and True Blood Cookbooks

    I am the last person in America to have neither watched nor read Game of Thrones and/or True Blood. I'm not being willful about this; I just don't have cable. And my patience for campy vampire TV shows ran out with the cancellation of Moonlight and season 5 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Anyway, I'm ... More >>

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    May 10, 2012
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    April 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Being Human: The Vampire Show You Should Be Watching

    It's unclear whether humans were capable of sexual feelings before vampire myths came into being, but everyone is surely feeling very sexy these days thanks to all the sharp-toothed shadow dwellers taking over screens big and little in Twilight, the Vampire Diaries and True Blood. Not ones to leave ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    True Blood: In Death There Is A Heavy Peace

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. Welcome to Bon Temps, population... dropping.​Maybe it's the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2011

    True Blood: Best. Episode. Ever. Song Ain't Bad, Either.

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. ​For some reason, Gothtopia has spent the last decade complet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    True Blood : Finally, Some Freakin' Siouxsie

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. ​Look, we know that True Blood is a goth show only in the se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    True Blood: A Bit Of Houston, A Bit Of Magical Murder

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. ​Johnny Bush, ladies and gentlemen. Even your resident goth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    True Blood: Selling Your Soul in a Buyer's Market

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. ​What is a soul and, more importantly in this rough economic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    True Blood: Drunken Vampires & Danko Jones

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. ​Gothtopia first read Dracula at age 8, and Anne Rice's Inter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2011

    True Blood: Jinx Titanic & Super 8 Cum Shot for Dinner

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. ​The title of this week's column maybe one of the grossest th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    True Blood: Nick Cave & Neko Case Ditch Faeries For Zombies

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. ​Expectation. That's the word of the day, gentle readers, of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Get Ready: True Blood Report Returns Monday

    ​Rocks Off is super-excited that we'll once again be bringing you coverage of the music featured in Season 4 of Alan Ball's HBO adaptation of Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse novels. The fourth book is our favorite in the series, and as each season sequentially corresponds with the books ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    True Blood: Joan Jett Heralds The Season Of The Witch

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. ​No one was surprised when True Blood was renewed for a fourt ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 23, 2010

    Geeks Who Drink: Masters of the Whedonverse

    Admit it, your favorite slayer was Faith - so what if she was a little crazy?

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    True Blood: Season 3 Ends With A Touch Of "Evil"

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. ​Season 3, Episode 12: "Evil" It's weird, y'know? When Ala ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    True Blood: "Flesh Blood," Eels And Hostages

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. Season 3, Episode 11: "Flesh Blood" ​"We can start again." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    True Blood: Patty Griffin, Bon Temps Crew Smell A Rat

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. Season 3, Episode 9: "I Smell a Rat" ​"Who can you trust," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    True Blood: Everything Is Broken, Even The Vamps

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. Season 3, Episode 8: "Everything is Broken" Long live the Vampire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    True Blood: A Bloody Night On The Sun With Otep

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. Ed. Note: The True Blood report was preempted for Rocks Off HPMA sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    True Blood: Even Junkies Got A Right To Sing The Blues

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. ​Season 3, Episode 6: "I Got a Right to Sing the Blues" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    True Blood: Looking For "Trouble" With Suzi Quatro

    ​Well folks, it's finally happened. The world of Suzi Quatro and the world of vampires have collided. Gothtopia hopes you've enjoyed his writings here at Rocks Off, and regrets leaving you at the mid-season mark of True Blood. For you see, there is now simply nothing left to live for, and we'r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    True Blood: Massive Attack At A Strip Club!

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. Season 3, Episode 4: "9 Crimes" ​When Gothtopia was just a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    True Blood: Elmore James, Vampire Grudge Sex Hurt Us Too

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. Season 3, Episode 3: "It Hurts Me Too" ​Being able to fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Justin Cronin's Vampire Book Gets A Lift From The New York Times

    Man vs. vampires​Rice University professor and author Justin Cronin has entered the vampire craze with The Passage, a 766-page apocalyptic thriller involving bloodsuckers and those who fight them.It's already been optioned for the movies, so financially the promotion-savvy Cronin hasn't had much t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    True Blood: Beautifully Broken With Shelby Lynne

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. Season 3, Episode 2: "Beautifully Broken" Max Crace via WikipediaS ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    New To DVD Today: The Box and Cirque du Freak

    ​Hitting the shelves today is the DVD version of The Box, starring Cameron Diaz, James Marsden and Frank Langella. The Box is a lesson in reading the fine print. Norma (Diaz) and her husband Arthur (Marsden) seem to have a happy life. They have a nice kid, a nice house in the suburbs and are both ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 28, 2010

    Serenity

    This is the story after the story

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    The Music of True Blood, Episode 1.12: Closing Up Shop With a Ditty Called "Ain't No Grave"

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. With Season 2 just completed, Rocks Off is now working our way backw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    The Music of True Blood, Episode 1.10: Cowboy Junkies and a Brief Lesson In Murder Balladry

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. With Season 2 just completed, Rocks Off is now working our way backw ... More >>

  • Film

    October 22, 2009

    One Vampire Movie That Really Sucks

    Cirque du Freak tries to get in on the trend. Fails.

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    March 5, 2009
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    January 22, 2009

    Gothtopia: Searching for the Perfect Vampire Anthem

    Note: Lost in all the inaugural hoopla this week was the fact that Monday was Edgar Allan Poe's 200th birthday. No better time, then, to debut Rocks Off's new Goth column... Recently, my wife and I made our way down to the Houston Public Library to hear a talk with Charlaine Harris, author of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    True Blood Author Charlaine Harris Will Be Signing In Houston

    The woman who wrote the comedic vampire books that inspired the HBO series True Blood is author Charlaine Harris. In what will be her only appearance in support of the reissue of her book Living Dead in Dallas, the second Sookie Stackhouse title, she's set to speak at the Central Branch of the Houst ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 1, 2009

    Charlaine Harris

    The author of Living Dead in Dallas comes to Houston, where the living ain’t dead (at least not that we know of)

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    November 6, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 11, 2008

    Stephenie Meyer's Breaking Dawn: A Review

    This book, just out, sold more than a quarter million copies in the United States on its first day. It has sparked huge Internet debates between members of Team Edward and Team Jacob over how it resolved the lives of its characters in this fourth installment. For those of you late to the party, Brea ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 31, 2008

    Breaking Dawn

    Two release parties mark the arrival of the final book in the Twilight series

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