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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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David’s Most Sexy Vampires

“Sexy” pretty much by definition remains subjective, but that is what makes lists like this one subject to debate.  Not that we’re minding that!  In fact, we encourage it!  Please feel free to offer your own notions! To try and cover a broad range without using an untenable about a space, here are the rules…

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10 Best Vampire Victims in Film

A superhero is nothing without an archnemesis.  Likewise each detective needs a crime.  For vampires, they remain pale-faced immortals without someone upon whom they feed–the Victim!  Behold a list of ten exemplary victims in vampire films.  Keep in mind the criteria here involves much more than a good bite.  That’d be a different list.  Here…

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New Dracula TV Show in Development!

The latest vampire-based TV series in develop bears a familiar name. Dracula. NBC’s press release describes the new project as “Dangerous Liasons” meets “The Tudors,” set in the 1890s. Interestingly, the network has ordered scripts and if they meet with approval no pilot need be made. Tony Krantz, one of the producers, has been executive…

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The Problem with Adapting Dracula

The number of times Bram Stoker’s novel ended up as a film continues to grow. In 2012 Italian horror-maestro Dario Argento will unveil his own version, this time in 3D. Not surprisingly, fans are already debating it. Which in turns leads to discussions (arguments) about all the different Draculas out there. Charles E. Butler even…

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Did Anonymously Written Story Inspire Bram Stoker’s Dracula?

Long before Bram Stoker’s legendary novel Dracula (1897) there was The Mysterious Stranger, a short story penned by an anonymous author. This vampire tale was translated from German to English and published in Odd and Ends magazine in 1860 – over thirty years before the famed Dracula. Why is this worth noting? Because the two…

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Top 10 Grossing Vampire Movies

As you may remember, a while back I wrote about the top ten vampire movies, so you may be wondering why I am making another top ten list. Well, the films compiled on that list (see it here) were the highest rated vampire movies based on thousands of votes. Since it was based on ratings…

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Vampire Studies

Vampire Studies: Bold New Future? This is an update to the August 3, 2010 post, ‘University Offers Course in Vampiric Literature‘. If you believe education is the future, you’re going to love this. As previously mentioned, the University of Hertfordshire in the UK has decided to offer courses in Vampiric Studies. But now, the course…

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Vampires: The Nightmare Strangers

Someone asked why I thought vampires remained so popular and intriguing. My answer: Because the undead make such a fluid metaphor. Consider; when they first entered into the Western literature and art–with John Polidori’s “The Vampyre.” For much of the next century, vampires popped up in art and theatre as well as different stories. “Varney…

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Colin Firth to Play Vampire in ‘Stoker’

I’m so excited! Colin Firth is going to put some fangs in, and he’ll be joined by Nicole Kidman, and the super-cute Mia Wasikowska, –which is a more complicated way of saying “that adorable chick from Alice in Wonderland”. I’m excited because duh, not only is this a new vampire movie with big names in…

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Top Ten Vampire Love Stories

Valentine’s Day may be past (for this year anyway) but thoughts of love between the living and the undead remain in the hearts and imaginations of many. Let us look back upon what couples, struggling with the challenges of such a relationship, have most grabbed out attention. In no particular order… Edward and Bella (“Twilight”),…

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Why Lesbian Vampires?

For all practical purposes, the trope Vampire Lesbian emerged with Joseph Sheridan LeFanu’s novella “Carmilla.” Eventually, with the rise of a new medium–motion pictures–an adaptation of that story appeared. “Crypt of the Vampire” became one of the still-relatively few such. The trope, however, could be seen in “Dracula’s Daughter” as well as the eerie “Vampyr.”…

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