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Neil Gaiman’s All Hallow’s Read!

Neil Gaiman, beloved horror and fantasy author, put an awesome idea up on Twitter a few days ago: “This year make Halloween All Hallow’s Read.” Neil suggested giving someone you love a scary book on the 31st. Being the colossal book geek I am, I think that has got to be the best Halloween idea…

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The Curious Case of Jonathan Harker

Bram Stoker seems like a such a conservative. He pursued a career as a government clerk until a better opportunity in entertainment presented itself. As manager of a hugely successful actor and theatre, he and his primly beautiful wife reveled as they walked amid high society. His novels abound with staunchly Victorian ideas and prejudices….

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The Very Many Faces of Mina Murray

Adaptations of Bram Stoker’s most famous novel often reveal more about the adapters — and about their times — than they do about Stoker or his work. Case in point: Mina Harker, nee Murray. Looking at the novel itself, we find a character who seems very much a yin to her best friend Lucy Westenra‘s…

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Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker, the father of modern vampires, forever changed the world when he penned Dracula. This legendary author created a masterpiece, one that continues to inspire people today. While most of us have read Dracula, watched the film adaptations and so on, very few know anything about this influential author, so here’s a look into…

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What to do with Dracula?

Draculas have begun to feel like a dime a dozen. Starting with the milestone silent film “Nosferatu” (i.e. skeletal, rat-fanged, pointy-eared) we’ve seen Eastern European versions, Spanish ones, porn Draculas, English Draculas, at least one female Dracula, effete Draculas, etc. We’ve seen the world’s most famous Transylvanian as suave, brutal, silent, wordy, young, old, Byronic,…

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Vampires & Sex

Since the day Bram Stoker penned the account of Lucy Westenra being ravaged by Count Dracula; most vampire, and horror fans, have associated our favourite, undead, blood-drinking harbingers with sex or at the very least consider them sexual beings with a lust for flesh which matches their own lust for blood.  We see this theme…

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Ten Things You Don’t Know About Dracula

1. He never once hints that he himself is Vlad the Impaler (although there is the suggestion that maybe he is related to that figure). For that matter, the most current scholarship into the novel indicates Stoker himself hardly knew anything more about the historical Vlad Tepes (pronounced tseh-PESH) than the name. It sounded good,…

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Vampire Hunter Tom Cruise

That’s right dear readers, Tom Cruise is looking to come back to the vampire movie world, but this time around he won’t be playing a vampire – now he’ll be killing them. Universal Pictures just might be making yet another Van Helsing flick, and the big rumor is that Tom Cruise is involved. It’s said…

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Adaptations of Carmilla

For fans of the undead, a favorite topic of debate remains comparing the various film versions of “Dracula.” Even limiting oneself to those explicitly based upon Stoker’s novel, over a dozen versions exist from “Nosferatu” (original and remake) to both Universal versions in 1930, both adaptations that starred Christopher Lee, all three BBC Draculas, the…

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John Marks’ Fangland

Evangeline Harker thought she was going to land the opportunity of a lifetime. An assistant producer at The Hour, a news magazine show not unlike 60 Minutes, Evangeline is sent on assignment to Transylvania to meet with the mysterious Ion Torgu. Torgu, believed to be the most influential crime lord in Eastern Europe has made…

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The Worst Vampire Movies Ever Made… Now Available on Netflix!

Ah, I think every devoted Netflix customer might feel some of my pain here, as I cry out, in chorus with my fellow vampire film lovers: Why is it, O Great Organizers of the Netflix Watch Instantly tab, that you pick the worst vampire movies ever, and add them, –instead of the awesome ones? I…

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Vamped Out Season Finale Online Now

It might be confusing for you short lives to understand the aging process of a vampire so I made a little chart. It’s got short life human you and vampire me. So every five vamp years equals one short life year, roughly. So to you I appear 35 while actually I’m 172. Again there’s no…

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