As much as I love Christopher Lee, one of the reasons Dracula is my least favourite of his famous roles is that he generally doesn’t do or say very much in the part. He’s given a bit more than usual in 1970's Scars of Dracula, a film that also has some of the best examples of the Hammer aesthetic and one of the…
A lost Hammer movie leads a quartet of spooky productions in Radio 4's 2017 Fright Night season (thanks for the spot Blackoak!). Mark Gatiss directs Hammer Horror’s Unquenchable Thirst Of Dracula, an unmade movie script set in 1930s India. Lewis MacLeod (Dead Ringers) channels Christopher Lee as Dracula, whilst…
1931 Dracula will be coming on Svengoolie again this week. (Editor’s Note: I am going to start making a new post for Svengoolie reruns and putting a notation in the title. Kinja doesn’t like shares of reshares.)
Lately I’ve been reading Richard Marsh’s 1897 novel The Beetle and, rather appropriately, I caught these two Junebugs this morning having sex. I heard a loud buzzing after I’d stepped outside and saw these two outside my sister and brother-in-law’s apartment, which is down the hall from mine.
Movies need music, they’ve been the “Opera” of the common citizen for nearly a century. Even non-music-fans might sorely miss the music in their favorite films. But in the early film era, that meant a pianist or organist or often a full orchestra was employed by the venue to provide this important ingredient.
I know we have sophisticated sexy aphrodisiacs like Häagen-Dazs these days, and there is nothing more erotic than the Girl of Steel licking a vanilla scoop or two, but weren’t ice creams and lollies more fun in the bad old days? You can’t beat a good old fashioned Lemonade Sparkle. Can you?
RocketJump is a YouTube channel and studio created by Freddie Wong that produces weekly short videos. Starting December 2, they began airing RocketJump: The Show on Hulu, a behind-the-scenes show about how they make their shorts.
I'm sure Kevin will do a full article but I couldn't help but notice something Simmons said...SPOILER
I've seen Coppola's Dracula a few times but never noticed the song in the end credits until watching it tonight. I love Annie Lennox's voice and could listen to her sing the phone book.
So, last night's episode of The Strain had our heroes conduct an autopsy on the freshly-dead vampire, killed in the final moments of the previous episode. The actors played it straight, reacting with barely-contained shock and horror as the examination went on. I was left wondering if such a sterile examination of…
Prompted by today's installment of Dr. McNinja, I did a little reading this afternoon on old vampire folklore. Apparently it was widely believed (in both Europe and China) that vampires were obsessed with counting. Dead people were buried with sacks of grain or sand, so that should they happen to rise as hungry…
Apparently for unfathomable reasons that I must assume boil down to the powers that be hate me, there apparently was a dance scene between Lucy and Mina that was cut in the last Dracula episode American version. I can't seem to find a video so here are gifs! They are like pictures from Harry Potter.
Since it's almost Halloween I wanted to share some pictures from a trip that I took to Romania a few years ago this month. Everyone probably knows that Bram Stoker based the character in his novel Dracula off of Vlad Tepes, a real person. Vlad was born in Sighisoara, Transylvania which is now part of Romania.
I'm not very good at lists, especially the ordered kind. Smacks of commitment. Next you'll want me to be having your babies. No!But I do think I can pick top 3 (unordered) and bottom 3 (all the same order of suck), and I'd like to know what your vampire opinions are—top 3, bottom 3.