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Revisiting the (Literary) Classics: Bram Stoker’s THE GROWING GOLD

I’ve been on a Bram Stoker kick ever since reading David J. Skal’s excellent biography of the man a couple of weeks past. It really drove home for me the extent to which I have overlooked the majority of the man’s work. My love for the vampiric Count starring in Stoker’s (by far) most famous…

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The Blood Waterfall of Antarctica

Let’s face it, you probably aren’t ever going to go there. Neither am I. Neither will most people. And let’s face it, there isn’t much of a reason why you should want to. I’d do it, just to say that I did, and some of the mountain ranges are spectacular. Other than that, it’s cold….

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Who Died In My House?

Now here’s a helpful little website of which we can all take advantage. They ought to make an app of it so that everyone in this digital age can benefit. It’s simple in concept, so simple that I’m surprised no one has thought of it before now, and super easy to use. Just go to…

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The Slenderman Cometh

The documentary based on him cometh, that is. Based on the crime he inspired. You remember. The two middle schoolers who tried to murder their classmate by stabbing her 19 times in an effort to curry favor from Slenderman, a supernatural entity who doesn’t exist. (Or does he?) The victim survived, the two juvenile murderer…

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There’s a party at the Graveyard!

If you were around this time last year—and I know you were—you may remember me reporting on a fancy, private shindig hosted by ATLAS OBSCURA that was held at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. (I coulda sworn it was just “Greenwood” Cemetery? Anybody else remember it that way? Is this another case of the…

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“Interview” is dead. Long live “Interview!”

This will either serve as a cause for celebration for you, bringing with it a sense of relief, of unclenching musculature (probably of the southernmost part of your anatomy) or else you’ll take it as bad news and grieve hearing it. Even if you are one of the few who falls into the latter category,…

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What Dracula Really Looked Like

That’s the LITERARY Dracula, the “creation” of Bram Stoker. “Count” Dracula. Not to be confused with the HISTORICAL Dracula. Although, always to my mind, the two look, and are, one and the same. Look at that famous painting of Vlad Dracula, the “Impaler.” Give him a haircut and a shave and he looks just like…

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The Vampire Children go to Camp

They aren’t immortal and they don’t drink blood, but one thing they do have in common with real vampires is intolerance for the sun; specifically, sunlight can kill them. Sure, that whole thing about vampires crumbling into dust wasn’t originally a part of he folklore; it originated largely by the silent classic NOSFERATU, providing a…

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Cursed Real Estate

If you aren’t interested in historical horror stories, and if you don’t want to be the focus of attention from strangers, why would you buy a house so well known, arguably the most famous haunted house in the world? The previous owners of the Amityville Horror house were such types, if the reports are to…

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Divorcing Bran from Dracula

First off, don’t try reading this article unless you read Romanian. (I think it’s Romanian. I couldn’t say for sure, being uni-lingual. It LOOKS like Romanian.) Because it’s written in Romanian. You can, if you want to, do what I did: copy and paste the article through a translator. The results will be far from…

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Revisiting the Classics: THE BLACK CAT

Two things: First off, this is the film of that title starring Bela Lugosi that does feature Boris Karloff, not the film starring Bela Lugosi that does NOT feature Karloff. The former is a Universal Pictures release dating from 1934. The latter is also a Universal Pictures release and was released in 1941. Got it?…

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Review: THIRST

First off, they really should have come up with a better title for this film. There are, what, about two dozen movies called THIRST out there. How to make this one stand out from the rest, as it deserves to do? No alternate titles are readily apparent, but I’m sure they could have come up…

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