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bram stoker’s dracula Archives • Vampires

Dracula. NBC’s press release describes the new project as “Dangerous Liasons”
meets “The Tudors,” set in the 1890s. Interestingly, the network has ordered …

The Dracula Coin

I used to make fun of those “collector’s coin” commercials that aired on late-night television, offering you the chance to “own a piece of history!” for just $19.99, but the offer is “limited to five units per customer and will not be repeated!” and “once they’re gone, they’re gone!” trying to sucker people into paying…

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9 Best Vampire Movies on Netflix

Some of us are old enough to remember Blockbuster and VHS tapes, but those days (and nights) are no more. In the spirit of such, we gladly present one list of the 9 Best Vampire Movies on Netflix! 1. What We Do In Shadows (2014) a New Zealand mockumentary/reality show about a bunch of vampires…

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New News on DRACULA

This is the upcoming series that I won’t get to see when you get to see it (because it’s gonna be on freakin’ Netflix instead of on cable!), the one from the folks who brought us SHERLOCK, the one starring Claes Bang (worst, and by that I mean best, name for an actor to portray…

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Vlad and Dracula

There are two schools of thought pertaining to the link between the historical Dracula, Vlad III of Wallachia, and Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula. On the one side, there are those who, not wrongly, wish to delineate betwixt the two, sometimes going so far as to erroneously argue no connection whatsoever. Those in the other camp,…

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I do hope you all will pardon me, dear readers, for focusing so much this week on myself. I don’t usually do that, but I am celebrating a special occasion, my first, ahem, “victimization” at the fingertips of an online troll. One of the tacks my erstwhile little troll utilized was to mention my original…

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Dracula’s Daughter Archives • Vampires

Arguably starting with the film Dracula’s Daughter, the notion of the famous
Count’s distaff side attracted audience members and storytellers. Ingrid Pitt of
course …


Vampire Timeline

730s CE The Baital Pachisi, a collection of twenty-five fables surrounding Vikram the Vampire, is composed in Sanskrit by the scholar Bhavbhuti. 1047 First appearance of the word “upir” in a document referring to a Russian prince as “Upir Lichy”, or wicked vampire. 1196 William of Newburgh’s “Chronicles“. It records several stories of vampire like…

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Anno Dracula Archives •

Another book in the Anno Dracula series is on the way! An all new novel in Kim
Newman’s popular Anno Dracula series, Anno Dracula: Johnny Alucard, brings …

DRACULA UNTOLD Director to Set Sail on the QUEEN MARY

Now *that* is a set! Talk about location filming! The QUEEN MARY is, along with her sister ship the QUEEN ELIZABETH, one of the world’s two most famous—or infamous—haunted ships. (The most famous haunted ships still afloat, that is.) It surprises me that a movie hasn’t been made about the ship already. It has enough…

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