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New DRACULA via Kickstarter!

The age of crowd-funding has arrived and with it lots more independent films!  Yours truly even used the process to fund a stage production of LeFanu’s classic Carmilla, while the producers of The Curse of Styria used one to finish post-production on their independent film.  Among them, a new kickstarter project looking to make a…

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Vampire Books Coming October 2014

October is finally here! There are a lot of great books coming out this month, check them out. Enjoy! Prince Lestat: The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice (Oct 28, 2014) Rice once again summons up the irresistible spirit-world of the oldest and most powerful forces of the night, invisible beings unleashed on an unsuspecting world…

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Remembering Lugosi

On this date, August 16, in the year 1956 the actor most associated with Bram Stoker‘s famous Count, died. He had a heart attack while sitting on his couch in his Los Angeles home. Perhaps inevitably, a new series of rumors about his life sprung up. One, that he was clutching a script by his…

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NBC’s Dracula What Do YOU Think?

TV Friday: Dracula remake a dark, tall and handsome treat Canada.com Jonathan Rhys Meyers makes a dark, tall and handsome prince in Dracula, the latest incarnation of Bram Stoker’s classic tale of a mysterious stranger who appears from nowhere and…t…

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NBC’s Dracula What Do YOU Think?

TV Friday: Dracula remake a dark, tall and handsome treat Canada.com Jonathan Rhys Meyers makes a dark, tall and handsome prince in Dracula, the latest incarnation of Bram Stoker’s classic tale of a mysterious stranger who appears from nowhere and…t…

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Biting Critique: Vampire Lore as Vehicle For Social Commentary

With the 6th season of True Blood having just concluded, and with fans eager for new episodes, it’s fascinating to reflect on the bevy of issues the show has addressed over the course of its run, including: xenophobia; subjugated groups gaining tolerance in an increasingly permissive society; humanity’s constant struggle to reconcile animalistic urges with…

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Non-Fiction Spotlight: The Romance of Dracula

The Romance of Dracula by Charles E. Butler is, in his own words, “a personal journey of the Count on celluloid.” I think that is a perfect way to describe this book, which is part film critique, part essay, and part personal reminiscence. Like Mr. Butler, I love the vampire film genre as well as…

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New Trailer for NBC’s Dracula Released! Watch Now!

I’ve got goodies from NBC’s Dracula! NBC has released two trailers for the upcoming show and the release date! NBC has announced that Dracula will premiere Friday, October 25 at 10/9c.Woo! That’s not too far off! Now for the trailers! The first is one we previously shared with you, but the second is all new!…

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Review: The Annotated Carmilla

When I was asked to review this book, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. I confess that I haven’t read many annotated books, since my preference is to simply experience the story for myself and move on rather than to analyze and deconstruct. However, my other reservation came from the fact that Joseph Sheridan…

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A Vampire’s Native Soil

We all know the story about the vampire and its bond to its native soil. Right? According to the tale, a vampire can only rest in soil from the land of their origins. A vampire needs their native earth, it can’t survive without it. We all know the story, but where did it come from?…

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Vampires Should Be Evil

I encountered the Vampire tale first through the movies, staying up late Friday and Saturday nights watching Bela Lugosi, John Carradine and then Christopher Lee portray Dracula. The Count was the epitome of evil, his whole existence on this Earth one purpose, to feed and create more of his kind. Vampirism was like a plague,…

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The Latest on Leonardo DiCaprio’s ‘Harker’

There is a huge, blockbuster vampire film, starring A-list celebs in the works! Harker, a retelling of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, has been picked up by Warner Bros and already has both Leonardo DiCaprio AND Russell Crowe attached to the project. The film is only in the early stages and it’s already looking fan-freaking-tastic! Written by…

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