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PENNY DREADFUL Cancelled

Fellow fans, I feel your frustration. As of the airdate for the season three finale, Showtime had yet to announce whether there would or would not be a fourth season of PENNY DREADFUL. (By this time last year, towards the end of season two, the announcement was made for renewal.) Yet the season finale came…

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A Note on Copyrights

Have you wondered why that cute little Lego Dracula figure isn’t called “Dracula” but is instead “Lord Vampyre?” It’s because Lego was afraid the figure looked a little too much like Bela Lugosi. See, the character Dracula is in the public domain—more on that in a second—but that particular IMAGE of Dracula, the image most…

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Meet Flappy

I first met Flappy while I was on vacation last month. He was lounging with some of his friends in a gift shop. My instinctual reaction was to grab him and buy him, then and there. My lovely better half, however, being of a more sensible nature than me, pointed out that, as we were,…

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THE SISTERHOOD OF BLOOD Vampire Playing Cards

They don’t really need our help anymore, as the project is now fully funded, so I’m not going to link to the Kickstarter page for THE SISTERHOOD OF BLOOD. Instead check out the webpage of designer 52 Ravens at the link below to get a glimpse of what the cards are going to look like….

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THE STRAIN Returns!

This past week brought a press announcement to my e-mailbox that set my cold little heart all aflutter. THE STRAIN is returning for its third season at the end of August! What perfect timing, as my beloved PENNY DREADFUL is set to wrap its own third season this Sunday, leaving me bereft of my weekly…

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Show Me the Money…I Mean the Fangs!

We PENNY DREADFUL fans finally got to see Christian Camargo vamp out in this past week’s episode. It was only about a second’s worth, but you take what you can get, right? The fact that we’ve seen so little of Camargo as Dracula and so much of him as his alias, Dr. Sweet, makes me…

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An Interview with THE HUNTED creator Robert Chapin

You may recall my recent review of the Horror web series THE HUNTED. I asked Robert Chapin for some more information on the series and here is his response, slightly edited for length: “‘The Hunted’ is a sword-slingin’, vampire-slayin’ webseries…one of the longest running shows online [and] one of the first…based on user content, meaning…

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HELEN is Coming

I wanted to be cheeky and call this post “Helen of Gory.” I can appreciate a good pun, same as anyone else, but I want to be factual, and, while HELEN certainly is a Horror movie, I’m not sure if it’ll be gory or if it will skew more towards psychological terror, thus I will…

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From CANDYMAN to DRACULA

That VOICE. Tony Todd has made a career out of portraying bad guys, scary villains. While a fine actor with considerable range, capable of playing pretty much any role excepting maybe white females—the kind of roles that Dame Judi Dench or Angela Lansbury (also a Dame) might go out for—Mr. Todd specializes in playing to…

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The Vampire Tomato

I’ve said all along that tomatoes were evil. They can only be safely eaten after they are cooked; this serves as a sort of exorcism, fricasseeing the devil out of them. Otherwise, to eat one raw, even if you are only consuming small slices, is to risk demonic possession, or demonic indigestion. To-MAY-to, to-MAH-to. But…

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Bubbula

My nephew is a professional wrestler. Strictly smalltime right now, but it wouldn’t surprise me to see him go on to stardom. He’s only 20 years old and is in amazing shape; the kid’s a natural athlete, so yeah, he could very well hit the big time. If he does, I’m gonna take some of…

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PENNY DREADFUL’s take on DRACULA

So he IS Vlad Tepes after all. Also, he isn’t. We knew he couldn’t be the traditional Dracula, neither Bram Stoker’s Count nor the historic Vlad III of Wallachia, or, as Dracula has become today in lore and popular culture, a synthesis of the two. The reason we know this is that Dracula as depicted…

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