Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Criminal Minds: Kirsten Vangsness, Penelope Garcia on Criminal Minds, is starring in "Vampire Mob." She only has a small bit in episode one but she is heavly featured in episode two. I have watched both and it is a great series. I am posting some info below. (above pics: Annie Grigioni (Reamy Hall) and Laura Anderson (Kirsten Vangsness) discuss who their newly-minted vampire/mother (played by Marcia Wallace) should live.)

“Vampire Mob” Premieres Online, Episode Two Being Held For Ransom

LOS ANGELES (July 13, 2010) - “Vampire Mob” with cast members from “The Simpsons,” “Boardwalk Empire” and “Criminal Minds,” premieres on the web ( and episode two, which stars Kirsten Vangsness (Penelope Garcia on Criminal Minds), is being held for a view-ransom.

“Vampire Mob” – He’s a hitman and a vampire, and he just found out his mother-in-law is moving in for eternity.

Don became a vampire because “it was a good fit” for is nocturnal life of crime. He never planned on biting his wife, Annie, and making her immortal, “but then I got hungry.” Annie felt bad that her mom would die one day and bit her, never discussing it with Don, and now mom needs a place to stay and blood to drink. With Don’s hit business slowing down, the last thing he needs is more “grocery shopping.”

Marcia Wallace (The Simpsons, The Bob Newhart Show) is Don’s newly minted vampire mother-in-law, Virginia, and one of her daughters Laura is are played by Kirsten Vangsness (Criminal Minds). Chris Mulkey (Twin Peaks. Friday Night Lights) who will be seen in HBO’s upcoming “Boardwalk Empire” appears in ‘Vampire Mob” as the owner of Marty Five’s Castle & New Life Organic Dispensary.

The role of hitman and vampire, Don Grigioni, is filled by John Colella (CSI: NY, The West Wing), a graduate of the Goodman School of Drama, who will also be seen in the upcoming Sebastian Guitierrez film “Girl Walks Into a Bar,” premiering on YouTube, and starring Carla Gugino, Rosario Dawson, Danny DeVito, and Zach Quinto. Don’s wife, Annie, is played by Reamy Hall (General Hospital, Bowfinger) who guest starred this past season on “Criminal Minds” and she will also be seen in “Girl Walks Into a Bar.”

“Vampire Mob” cast includes Elizabeth Beckwith (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Andrea Cansler (The Groundlings Sunday Company), Jim Roof (The Swear Police), & Cris D'Annunzio (As The World Turns).

The first six episodes of “Vampire Mob” will be distributed via on a view-ransom basis. When episode one reaches 5,000 views, episode two is released, with updates posted on Twitter ( and Facebook (

“Vampire Mob” was written & directed by award-winning filmmaker and comedian, Joe Wilson, who was working as a private investigator when he got the idea for “Vampire Mob.” Wilson has worked on web series in the past, including writing for “Like, News” (Mondo Media) and directing “Lake Charles Lake” ( / Turner). He is also responsible for selling “a jar of celebrity air,” air captured within proximity to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, on Ebay.

Vampire Mob
An original comedy web series
Created, written & directed by Joe Wilson
Assistant director - John Vargas
Editor - Joe Wilson
Produced by Joe Wilson & John Colella