Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 (Library Edition Volume 1 - Hard Cover)
And the fact that there were two this year was pretty fantastic- let’s not forget that.
Just bought this. Can’t wait to read it!
#16: Mommy’s Home
“Who’s Darla?” “Angel’s old flame from way back.” ”Not the one who died?” ”Yeah. No, not that one. The OTHER one who died and came back to life. She’s a vampire.”
That pretty much sums up Darla in a nutshell. She was Angel’s sire and lover for hundreds of years before tossing him aside when he was ‘cursed’ with a soul. Angel kills her in the seventh episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Imagine his surprise when Darla pops up alive and well (seriously, she’s a human)- now working with Wolfram & Hart. Humanity doesn’t suit her well though, and she is ultimately turned into a vampire yet again. Sound pretty crazy so far? Well get this, she eventually becomes pregnant with Angel’s child. That’s right, a vampire pregnancy. One of a kind. Tell your friends. There are problems with the pregnancy though, and she ultimately sacrifices herself to save her unborn child.
Darla is a seriously overlooked character in the Buffyverse, but she’s actually quite unique on many levels. For one thing, she has died four times- that’s more than ANY other character in either Buffy or Angel. She’s also one of only three vampires to ever have a soul (it was actually her baby’s, but still counts), and she is the only vampire to ever become pregnant- a phenomenon that is partially explained in a later season. Whether you like or dislike her as a character, you gotta admit… she has had her fair share of shocking moments.
Joss Whedon - Frequent Casting Graph
Total Film caught up with Joss Whedon recently to talk about The Cabin In The Woods, the genre-hacking, invention-spewing horror that he produced and co-wrote.
Keen to get some insight into the thinking behind it, we asked Whedon about the inspiration behind Cabin.
“It’s basically a very loving hate letter,” he told us.
“On some level it was completely a lark, me and Drew [Goddard, director] trying to figure out what the most fun we could have would be. On another level it’s a serious critique of what we love and what we don’t about horror movies.”
On his own genre passion, he added, “I love being scared. I love that mixture of thrill, of horror, that objectification/identification thing of wanting definitely for the people to be alright but at the same time hoping they’ll go somewhere dark and face something awful.”
And on the things he hates about lame horror, Whedon said: “The things that I don’t like are kids acting like idiots, the devolution of the horror movie into torture porn and into a long series of sadistic comeuppances. Drew and I both felt that the pendulum had sung a little too far in that direction.”
The Cabin In The Woods opens on 13 April 2012.
For much more on The Cabin In The Woods, get the new issue ofTotal Film magazine, which is out now!