I love movies. I’ve been an absolute film buff for about 5-7 years now and my love for the medium has grown ever since. Ever since saw Goodfellas I always wanted to be a movie critic. To me, being a film critic was better than being President of the United States. It would allow you to watch movies and comment on them, something I’d gladly do for free, and then get paid for it. I couldn’t imagine a better gig.
I started commenting on movies in various message boards around the internet, using the screen-name Dracula. I choose that name simply because it was the best thing I could come up with on one site that wasn’t taken. The vampire motif has sort of stuck with me throughout my internet correspondences. In early 2007 I decided to dedicate myself to writing a review for every movie I saw in theaters throughout the year, as well as the film from the year that I catch up on when they are available on DVD. When I finished my review of the first movie I saw that year, Zodiac, I posted it on all my usual message boards. It dawned on me that I should make a website where I could post my reviews though the year.
Since I have little or no web design skills, I decided the easiest way to make this happen would be to start a blog using WordPress. This blog The Movie Vampire, is home to all the reviews I’m writing this year, and hopefully for years to come. It may also be the home of various commentaries I write about the film world and industry. It is a bold new experiment for me that will hopefully work out.