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Review: THE STRAIN Season Four, Episode Two

Because I believe in full disclosure, and because I like to think that I enjoy a certain familiarity with my regular readers, I often share personal details from my own life as a means of adding “color commentary” to my articles. For these reasons, I will admit that I only saw half this week’s episode…

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Dracula and Elizabeth Bathory: The Most Evil?

Anytime you see a list like this one here, detailing history’s most “evil” people, it’s a safe bet you’re going to see Hitler’s name crop up. (Nazis in general are going to be well represented.) Pol Pot will be there, probably. Lenin. And somewhere on that list will be the names Dracula and Elizabeth (Or…

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Who’s Your Lestat?

It’s refreshing to have a creator seeking input from the fans where the casting of a beloved character is concerned. Anne Rice is asking fans for their suggestions as to whom to cast as the vampire Lestat in her upcoming THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES television series. Said Ms. Rice on Facebook: “…we all know that if…

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SALEM WITCHCRAFT MEMORIAL

I remember reporting on this when the news first broke that a memorial was planned to commemorate the innocent victims of the infamous Salem Witchcraft Trials. I recall the artistic interpretation (i.e. the drawing) of what the memorial would look like. Now they’ve built it, and it does indeed look like it was predicted to…

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Review: CASTLEVANIA

Sure, I could fake it. You’d never know the difference. But I want to be ethical. I will thus admit that I have not seen the new CASTLEVANIA series from Netflix. It isn’t that I don’t WANT to watch it. I don’t live stream. I live in a rural area where I CAN’T live stream….

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In Memoriam: Martin Landau

Man. We lost George Romero and Martin Landau on the same day. A sad day for genre marks, that’s for sure. Landau was a seasoned, lauded veteran of films and television, with a list of work second to none. For Horror fans, though, and especially vampire marks, he will always be known for portraying Bela…

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Getcha some DRACULA figures!

We received a press notice this past week from Marco Navas Studio. Think I’ll just cut and paste it for you, if that’s alright. I’ll throw in some color commentary in brackets throughout. “Dear Ladies and Gentlemen: On occasion of the 120th anniversary of its publication, Marco Navas Studio offers you a recreation in miniature…

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Married to the Dead

I posted recently about how I thought Sofia Boutella as the new Mummy is smokin’ hot. (Oh, to unwrap those bandages…) As she’s playing an undead character, does that count as necrophilia? I don’t think so. I don’t think any reasonable person would think so. I also thought Elsa Lanchester as the BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN…

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In Memoriam: Nelsan Ellis

I need to be upfront about this one thing: I never watched TRUE BLOOD. It was before I got this gig, covering all things vampiric in nature, and I didn’t have cable TV at the time, as I was never home to watch it and so why bother. I know what TRUE BLOOD is, but…

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Review: THE STRAIN Season Four Premiere

What more could I have wanted out of this, the premiere episode of the final season of the show? Not much, honestly, except that it could have been a two-hour special. I got lots of Quinlan, the most badass vampire on television, maybe EVER (I will always and forever love Barnabas Collins from DARK SHADOWS…

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Chasing The Shadow

Regular readers know that I’m a big mark for THE SHADOW, the character and, by extension, the radio series that ran from 1930 (or 1937, if one counts only those broadcasts wherein The Shadow was the star of the program, as before that the character had served as merely a narrator) to 1954. Those same…

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One Week Left!

By the time you all read this, it will be considerably less than one week! That’s cause for celebration! Less than one week until the new season of THE STRAIN! Here’s one last video teaser to watch before we delve into this fateful final season of the best vampire show on television. I want to…

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