We haven’t had a vampire article in a while. Which is why I’m excited about Redfall. The upcoming game from Bethesda Softworks. It’s coming soon here at IndieGala as well, and we are so excited.
However, Redfall got us thinking about vampires all over again. We haven’t been excited about them since the release of RE Village. And frankly, since we fell in love with the menacing yet striking Lady Dimitrescu. You can read more about her here. We looooved her. But for now, there’s a new game, new vampires in it and new themes to explore.
First and foremost, I think it would be great to pay closer attention to the game that inspired this article. Redfall.
What Is Redfall You Might Ask?
Developed by Arkane Austin and published by Bethesda Softworks, Redfall is an open-world, single-player and co-op FPS from the award-winning team behind Prey and Dishonored.
The island town of Redfall, Massachusetts, is under siege by a legion of vampires who have blocked out the sun and cut the citizens off from the outside world. So, you get to explore the open world and immerse yourself in a deep story campaign. As you unravel the mystery behind the vampires’ appearance of course. Ally with a handful of survivors against the creatures threatened to bleed the town dry.
Trapped inside Redfall, you must choose among 4 unique survivors. First, the cryptozoologist and inventor Devinder Crousley. Then the telekinetic student Layla Ellison. Not to mention the combat engineer Remi de la Rosa. And last but not least, the supernatural former US military special forces sniper veteran Jacob Boyer. You must also slay their enemies, vampires and human collaborators alike.
Redfall is available for pre-purchase here at IndieGala.
Redfall And Some Cool Vampire TV shows
That’s right we’re sticking with the vampire TV show for now. They’re also cool and amazing, and we feel that it’s a nice change from all of the movies that we write about. Which TV shows made the cut? Well, scroll down to find out.
We devoted an entire article about True Blood here, but it’s always good to revisit this iconic TV show. Allan Ball’s creation was a breath of fresh air amid the teenage vampire insanity that followed after Twilight. No, True Blood was sexy, raunchy and unapologetically southern. And hella bloody too.
But it had a great cast and even greater chemistry within that cast. The central character was Sookie Stackhouse. A telepathic waitress (Anna Paquin) living in a world in which synthetic blood has allowed vampires to live openly amongst the living. That predicament created a lot of friction between the two sides, but it’s what also made it interesting. The show began to lose some steam after seasons 4-5 but it’s still one of the best TV shows out there.
Fun fact: The Bon Temps Police Station is an actual jail in Hawthorne, California.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Here’s the thing. This is the first out of two series in total that were created by Joss Whedon. But let’s focus on the former, and we’ll get to the latter. Buffy was in fact a loose adaptation of the 1992 movie of the same name. But this time it had Sarah Michelle Gellar in the titular role. The funny thing is that, although had teenage/high school drama at the core of the series, it was so much more than that. It also had romance, drama, tragedy, and suspense. Cool and unforgettable villains (Hi Spike) and it was some of the most relatable depictions of events in human nature. Loss, heartbreak, tragedy…
Fun fact: Spike’s trademark coat cost $2,000 from a top fashion store. It was then run over repeatedly by a truck to give it that distressed look.
Welcome to the second Joss Whedon creation on this list. Although a spinoff from Buffy, Angel proved to be just as popular as the original TV series. With an equally talented and charismatic cast too. And with a dash of neo-noir feel in the middle of it. As the title suggests, the TV show is focused on Angel (David Boreanaz). An Irish vampire who is over 240 years old and who was cursed with a soul. The soul gave him a conscience and guilt for centuries of murder and torture. Set in modern-day LA, Angel is supported by his close circle of friends and associates. But despite not having a high-school setting, it’s just as compelling and frightening as Buffy.
Fun fact: David Boreanaz (Angel) is the only actor to appear in all 110 episodes of the series.
Just think of the Odd Couple, but with vampires, ghosts and werewolves. Well, that’s it in a nutshell, but at the same time, it’s so much more. And BTW, I’m talking about the American version of this. Yes, it’s a remake of the British TV show but it’s the only one I’ve seen and I’m yet to watch the British version. So there. Being Human is about three roommates who are trying to keep secrets from the rest of the world. None of them is human, but they’re trying to live a normal life among themselves. Aidan (Sam Witwer) is a 200-year-old vampire, Josh (Sam Huntington) is a werewolf, and Sally (Meaghan Rath) is a ghost. They all try to navigate the intricacies of the confusing modern life, and at times it’s a lot harder than it seems.
Fun fact: Although set in Boston, the show is filmed in Montreal, Quebec.
What We Do In The Shadows
Ah, What We Do In The Shadows
The only TV show on this list that is still ongoing. Created by Taika Waititi and Jerome Clement, Ah, What We Do In The Shadows is actually an adaptation of a 2014 feature-length movie that these two created. Set primarily in Staten Island, New York City, New York, What We Do in the Shadows follows the lives of three traditional vampires, Nandor, Laszlo, and Nadja. Then there’s Colin Robinson, the energy vampire; and Guillermo, Nandor’s familiar. In a mockumentary style and modern-day setting, the TV show revolves around the inability of the vampires to adapt to the modern world. Chaos ensues in every episode, and it’s hilarious to watch.
Fun fact: Nandor passingly mentions someone named Count Fandango. Which is a reference to a character in Matt Berry’s earlier series, Toast of London.
But Are You Hyped About Redfall?
We sure are. We can’t wait for the release too.