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Amazon US spend $XX get $YY credit - Nov 23 to Nov 30

And apparently Amazon US didn't want to be left out of the "Spend $XX Get $YY Credit" fun either. As with the Amazon UK offer from a couple of days ago, this one showed up for me as a banner ad, but these offers have appeared before via email as well, so if you're interested, keep an eye out either for an ad, or for email. This one has the same nice feature that previous offers had of being retroactive to Nov 23, even if you activate later in the active period. Here are the details, from t...
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Vamp or Not? I Am Not a Serial Killer

This was a film that had been on my radar and then I lost sight of, that is until Simon Bacon contacted me and asked if I had seen it. He suggested that there might be a vampiric element to this. Directed by Billy O'Brien, and released in 2016, the film is an Irish/US production, set in the US and clearly on a budget. It is based on a young adult novel by Dan Wells (which I haven’t read) and does some really interesting things during its running length. John on his bikeThings start on ...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Wikipedia, US, John, Serial Killer, Crowley, Lloyd, Dan Wells, Amazon UK, Laura Fraser, Christina Baldwin, Vampire, Fae, Billy O Brien, Max Records


Blood from Stone – review

Director: Geoff Ryan Release date: 2020 Contains spoilers Filmed in Laughlin, Nevada, this vampire film feels more a character study than anything else – particularly following two vampires as they try to live very different lives. It could have also felt a little bit like a Tarantino type of movie… I don’t think it got there in those terms but it was certainly a worthwhile attempt to draw us into a neo-noir that shows two very different takes on eternal life. Vanja Kapetanovic as Joe/J...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Cctv, Victoria, Joe, Amazon UK, Laughlin Nevada, Darya, Vampire, Vanja Kapetanovic, Geoff Ryan Release, Joe Jure, Joe Allen Vanja Kapetanovic, Jure Alilovic, Jure, Darya Gabriella Toth Gabriella Toth


PS5 orders from Amazon seemingly hit by thieves

Some Amazon UK orders are turning up with the wrong items
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Amazon UK is investigating reports of stolen PS5 orders

Since the console came out across the pond on November 19th, there have been numerous reports on Twitter and Reddit of Amazon UK...
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Amazon UK spend £XX get £YY credit - Nov 20 - 26

Amazon UK is at it again with the "Spend £XX get £YY credit" thing. This looks really similar to the previous times they have done this. Sometimes this type of offer has showed up in my email and sometimes as a banner ad. This time it showed up as a banner ad. For me, it's offering £3 credit after purchasing £10, but I believe the amounts vary by person. (At least they do for the US variant of this offer...) So keep an eye out for the banner ad, and/or on your email... Here's the info fro...
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Some customers who ordered a PlayStation 5 for UK release day claim Amazon shipped them random items instead, including a foot massager and pet food

Jiranan Wonsilakij/EyeEm/Getty Images, Sony Some Amazon UK customers claimed they had their PlayStation 5 pre-orders marked as delivered on Thursday, the console's UK launch day — despite their consoles never arriving. Some claimed that they instead received other random products they had never ordered, including a coffee machine, foot massager, and cat food. Amazon UK did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment. Sony's PS5 console has proved near-impossible to o...
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Amazon UK customers allege receiving kitchen appliances instead of PS5 pre-orders

Multiple customers claim they did not receive their consoles on release day…
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SellerX raises $118M to buy up and grow Amazon marketplace businesses

As Amazon’s Marketplace continues to grow and mature, a new opportunity has emerged in the world of e-commerce for a new breed of startups to consolidate the most promising of the smaller businesses that sell via Amazon’s platform, and build out their own economies of scale within that ecosystem. In the latest development, SellerX — a new outfit in Berlin — has closed a round of $118 million (€100 million) that it plans to use to roll up smaller enterprises that use Fullfilment by Amazon for ...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Europe, UK, London, Germany, Berlin, Funding, Tech, Heroes, Zalando, Amazon UK, David Schneider, Philipp, MALTE, TriplePoint Capital


Short Film: Three in a Coffin

Eric L. Hansen’s short film comes in at approximately the 12-minute mark and is a cute foray into the relationship between familiar and vampire. What is interesting is that the film gives the familiar a new title of keeper, which is an unusual term for the role. After establishing shots of a building, the film starts with a coffin. It opens as vampire Jami (Stephanie Quist) awakens and she awakens the other occupant. Her mortal keeper Bo (Joe Casterline) and tells him she is hungry. Bl...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Jami, Bo, Amazon UK, Charles Baudelaire, Vampire, Bothe, Teagan, Eric L Hansen, Jami Stephanie Quist, Bo Joe Casterline, Gerald A Thornton, Teagan Kadi Brazil, Kadi Brazil


Use of Tropes: Hanagatami

We have looked at director Nobuhiko Ôbayashi’s work before in the form of short film Emotion: densetsu no gogo = itsukamita Dracula and the magnificent House. Hanagatami was his dream, a project that took forty years for him to bring to the screen and it would be his penultimate film – the director being diagnosed with stage four cancer before shooting began. It is a long, often surreal movie about the impact of war upon youth. Set in 1941, the Second Sino-Japanese war was being waged and the f...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, US, Amsterdam, Pearl Harbour, Dracula, Mina, Amazon UK, Genre Interest, Keiko, Nosferatu, Minako, Use Of Tropes, Nobuhiko Obayashi, Hanagatami, House Hanagatami


Desire Path – review

Director: Marjorie Conrad Release date: 2020 Contains spoilers Some reviews write themselves but others… not so much. Definitely the case of the latter when watching a film described as “An experimental vampire film with haptic visuals, minimal dialogue, and characters defenceless against their own drives, for lovers of slow cinema.” What I can say was it was absolutely lovely to look at, but is that enough? Amy Deanna as Lana It starts with Lana (Amy Deanna), as she moves, the camer...
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Short Film: Mr. Hush Legacy

The film Mr Hush was not the greatest film ever, but it had something about it that could have been exploited. Some nine years later (in 2019) director David Lee Madison released a short film that was a prequel set in Gettysburg, on the second day of the battle. In truth this tried to be clever in the way it handled the battle but I think it was a little too empty and the film could have had the primary character, Stark (David Lee Madison), move completely away from the battle and it would have...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Gettysburg, Amazon UK, Vampire, David Lee Madison, Edward X Young, Hush Edward X Young


The Time Blocking Revolution Begins…

I’m excited to announce that my new Time-Block Planner is now available everywhere books are sold online. I first described my time blocking practice on this blog back in 2013. The idea began to gain traction after I popularized it in my 2016 book, Deep Work. In the years since, it’s been featured in publications such as the New York Times, the New Yorker, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, and Lifehacker. I often claim time blocking is the secret to my productivity. In my experience, time blockers ac...
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Dracula, Motherf**ker! – review

Author: Alex De Campi Illustrator: Erica Henderson First Published: 2020 Contains spoilers The Blurb : Vienna, 1889: Dracula's brides nail him to the bottom of his coffin. Los Angeles, 1974: an ageing starlet decides to raise the stakes. Crime scene photographer Quincy Harker is the only man who knows it happened, but will anyone believe him before he gets his own chalk outline? And are Dracula's three brides there to help him... or use him as bait? A pulpy, pulse-pounding graphic novel of Cal...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, California, La, Los Angeles, Vienna, Dracula, Percy Jackson, Amazon UK, Vampire, Alex de Campi, Erica Henderson, De Campi, Quincy Harker, Dracula Motherf, Alex De Campi Illustrator


To Drink of Your Blood – review

Director: Edin Alain Martínez Release date: 2020 Contains spoilers A Mexican film, Beber de tu Sangre (in the original Spanish) has appeared on Amazon video as Violent Delights and is a strangely compelling film that is certainly well shot in a photography sense (though there is a practical effect that is less than fantastic) and is sort of a character study meets partial-body horror. It is also not afraid of the human body and opens with Alani (Ana Paulina Martínez) as she moves atop partner G...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Gabriel, Joshua, Javier, Dorian Gray, Amazon UK, Vampire, Lizbeth, Alani, Edin Alain Martínez, Alani Ana Paulina Martínez, Gabriel Guillermo Zapata, Lizbeth Jitzel Galicia, Javier Ernesto Salinas, Vania Olivia Adriana Pérez


10/31 – review

Directors: Justin M. Seaman & Zane Hershberger Release date: 2017 Contains spoilersSo, I stumbled over this one on YouTube (the Kings of Horror channel) and as far as I knew it was just a Halloween themed horror anthology (there is a horror host but she appears at the beginning and end only). It just so happened that segment 1 contained a ‘world’ vampire type and segment 2 had a vampire (and an unusually situated one at that). They also happened to be two of the better segments. So, what are we...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Martin, Jeff, Kevin, Stephanie, Kathy, Tyler, Amazon UK, Energy Vampire, Old Hag, Hagridden, Circum Caribbean, Zane Hershberger, Hag, Justin M Seaman Zane Hershberger


Chills Down Your Spine – review

Director: Mathew Kister Release date: 2020 Contains spoilers The portmanteau Shivers Down Your Spine was a good fun, obviously budget restricted, indie horror anthology (with the score being let down as the vampire segment was one of the weaker in the film). It was also lengthy, coming in at around the 2-hour mark, this apparently set a challenge and this sequel comes in at round about the 2-hours and fifty-minutes mark. It is also a quality step-up from the previous film and whilst it does hav...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Serial Killer, Whirlpool, Sin City, Tiffany, Payne, Amazon UK, Nora, Vampire, Norah, Mathew Kister, Sabihah Megan Shepard, Benito Garcia, Jeff Steve Eaton, Sabihah


Ma Petite Sophie – review

Director: Rubén Bautista Release date: 2018 Contains spoilers This Spanish film was based on a short film of the same name from a few years before and came somewhat from leftfield, appearing on UK Amazon Prime Videos in time for Halloween 2020 but with nothing within the description to suggest it was a vampire genre film. Rather it talked about primary characters Sophie (Natasha Nejla) and Julio (Fernando Cano) celebrating their 5th anniversary when a person knocks on the door and the visitatio...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Italy, Diana, Sophie, UK Amazon, Amazon UK, Julio, Vampire, Belief In Vampires, Ma Petite Sophie, Rubén Bautista, Sophie Natasha Nejla, Julio Fernando Cano, Violeta Alba Santalla Fonte, Diana Laura García


Short Film: Mutant Virus

A college effort, by the looks of it, and a budget of just $65, this is a 5-minute short directed by Jonah Henrickson and there isn’t a huge amount to say about it. A man (A.J. Brady) with a strange skin tone looks down on a group of people. A girl (Morgan Aranda) is nearby and he tells her not to worry – he’s a good guy. The three below are vampires and are discussing the merits, or otherwise, of student blood. The girl, on request, gives him a ball to distract them (actually probably more get...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Mickey Mouse, Brady, Mickey, Amazon UK, Vampire, Vampire Hunter, Manuel Hernandez, Jonah Henrickson, Morgan Aranda


Mimesis Nosferatu – review

Director: Douglas Schulze Release date: 2018 Contains spoilers The 2011 film Mimesis, which was subtitled Night of the Living Dead, was a fantastic concept. Mimesis means to imitate reality in art, though in the case of the film it took the concept to imitate art in reality. The story saw a group of people at a horror con tricked to an exclusive party, drugged and waking up in a recreation of the Night of the Living Dead. Those that did it were recreating the film, and acting as the zombies, i...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Salem, Ed, Lucy, Brewster, Max, Rice, Mina, Harker, Amazon UK, Tara, Anne Rice, Living Dead, Murnau, Acting As Vampire


Carmilla (2019) – review

Director: Emily Harris Release date: 2019 Contains spoilers I always get excited when a new version of Carmilla is produced. The Sheridan Le Fanu story is a cornerstone of the genre; massively important in itself and in its influence on the genre, an influence that sometimes might be hidden under a bushel. This version is not a horror film, rather it plays with the uncanny instead of terror (though it has a couple of bloody moments). Indeed it may actually be more a ‘belief in vampires’ film th...
Tags: Amazon, England, Movies, Charlotte, Laura, Styria, Greg Wise, Amazon UK, Lara, Jessica Raine, Fontaine, Vampire, Energy Vampire, Belief In Vampires, Carmilla, Emily Harris


Short Film: It’s Normal

This 2018 short film from director Nicole W. Solomon is about 16-minutes and is very clever in one specific way, which ties to the title, that I really enjoyed. We start off with scenes from the city and posters of missing people. Kay (Latresa Baker) has visited Lucy (Tara Cioletti) after she failed to answer calls and texts. Kay and Lucy are both part of a grief support group, which runs a buddy system and Kay knows it is a particularly tough time for Lucy. Lucy suggests she is just really tir...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Lucy, Kay, Reina, Amazon UK, Lucy Lucy, Vampire, Nicole W Solomon, Kay Latresa Baker, Lucy Tara Cioletti, Reina Rory Lipede


Blood of Drago – review

Directed by: Homer Broadnax Release date: 2019 Contains spoilers One of the key things for a film is to have a consistent and believable storyline (unless, deliberately, the script and direction can pull off suspension of disbelief extremely well). I know we are talking vampires, but that is our film’s conceit – reactions, for instance, should then have some reasoning grounded in the way the built character might naturally react. All the above might indicate that there is something rotten whe...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Movies, Robin, Vincent, Morgan, Mira, Lisa, Amazon UK, Drago, Adrianne, Vampire, Dorian Grey, Homer Broadnax, Alli Hart, Vincent Drago Clint Hummel


Nosferatu (BFI Film Classics) – review

Author: Kevin Jackson First published: 2013 The Blurb : F. W. Murnau's Nosferatu (1922), the first screen adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula, remains a potent and disturbing horror film. One of the outstanding documents of Weimar culture's dark side, the film's prevailing themes of human destructiveness, insanity, and moral and physical pollution had a stinging topicality for contemporary audiences. Kevin Jackson's illuminating study traces Nosferatu's production and reception history, includ...
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You can get bigger Amazon Prime Day discounts if you buy through your Alexa speaker

You can create a playlist or play music from an already finished Amazon Music playlist using your Alexa-enabled smart speaker. aslysun/Shutterstock Amazon Prime members can get bigger discounts on some products during Prime Day if they buy through their Amazon Alexa speaker, rather than on the main Amazon website. For example, an Amazon smart plug is priced at £24.99 ($32.62) on the Amazon UK website, but costs only £9.99 ($13.04) when purchased through Alexa. Amazon Prime Day, which offer...
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UK: Spend £15 to get £5 credit. 1st-12th October 2020

Amazon UK are offering £5 credit for ebooks if your spend £15 on ebooks between 1st and 12th October 2020. https://www.amazon.co.uk/b?node=21579382031 The offer is retroactive - any books you've already bought in October count towards the £15 total. So if you've already spent £15 or more - go and get your free £5! Others will have to consider whether the deal is a good one for their own circumstances.
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Amazon Prime UK: Spend £15 to get £5 credit. 1st-12th October 2020

Amazon UK are offering £5 credit for ebooks if you're a Prime member and spend £15 on ebooks between 1st and 12th October 2020. https://www.amazon.co.uk/b?node=21579382031 The offer is retroactive - any books you've already bought in October count towards the £15 total. So if you've already spent £15 or more - go and get your free £5! Others will have to consider whether the deal is a good one for their own circumstances.
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Drafts of Dracula – review

Editors: Robert Eighteen-Bisang & Elizabeth Miler First published: 2019 The blurb : A decade after making Bram Stoker's Notes for Dracula available to the public, Robert Eighteen-Bisang and Elizabeth Miller reach a new plateau with this revised and updated version of their groundbreaking work. – J. Gordon Melton, The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead. Robert Eighteen-Bisang and Elizabeth Miller's Drafts of Dracula builds upon their pioneering work on Bram Stoker's notes to give us n...
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One Death at a Time – review

Author: Thomas M Hewlett First published: 2016 The Blurb : “People think Alcoholics Anonymous is for drunks. It’s not. It’s for us, the real drinkers. The blood drinkers. All the rest of those meetings are just for show.” Los Angeles, 1948. Detective Jack Strayhorn is killed while chasing down a suspect in the Black Dahlia murders all by himself. Los Angeles, 2010. Jack Strayhorn is back in L.A. as a private investigator with a simple mission: catch the bad guys and try not to kill any innocen...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Los Angeles, Jack, Thomas, Amazon UK, Black Dahlia, Vampire, Werewolf, Fae, Hewlett First, Jack Strayhorn