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Sneak Peak: Styria

We’ve covered the upcoming motion picture Styria for over a year. This marks the first major film adaptation of Joseph Sheridan LeFanu’s Carmilla since 1989 (the Nightmare Classics version)! This week I was invited to a private screening of the current edit of the film. A few things remained unfinished. One or two scenes haven’t…

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Review: Kiss of the Butterfly

“I sense it even now. People thirst for it; the entire country is mad with desire for it…” A dying man’s cryptic letter catapults California college student Steven Roberts on a mystery-shrouded quest into the labyrinth of the war-torn Balkans. Singled out for the task by an enigmatic professor, Steven overcomes his doubts and plunges…

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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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NBC’s Dracula Trailer Released At Last

I have some amazing goodies for you today! NBC has finally released a trailer for their upcoming mini-series Dracula! Not only do we now have a trailer (see below), but we also have an official premiere date – October 25 at 10/9c. Check out the trailer and photos below! Official description: Golden Globe winner Jonathan…

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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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Lets Remake Dracula’s Daughter

As before, I formally give anyone at all the right to use any of the ideas that follow. Go for it! With the economy being what it is, and the huge competition from the internet and direct-to-dvd, small wonder Hollywood studios look to established stories for investing purposes. Here’s a suggestion for a remake: Dracula’s…

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Most Disappointing Vampire Flicks

Most folks agree the first vampire movie was almost certainly F.W.Murnau’s Nosferatu in 1922 (an earlier, extremely loose adaptation of Dracula is now lost). Over nine decades of the undead on film, with more than a few genuine classics along the way. But let us turn to something other than the greats. Not to the…

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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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Review of Argento’s Dracula

The wait is over. Dario Argento‘s version of Dracula is now available and anyone can find a copy of the DVD to judge for themselves.  I myself saw it in regular 2D rather than the vaunted format that requires special glasses. Frankly, I dislike 3D so just as well. And how is it? Let us…

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Vampire Books that People Can’t Stop Talking About

Another book post, because I love me some books. Onwards! I recently discovered that Amazon lets you see the “most reviewed” books when you do a search. Of course I had to check out the most reviewed vampire books, and oddly enough, I was a bit surprised by the books that came up. People LOVE…

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Kickstart ‘Dracula: Son of the Dragon’

I liked to peruse Kickstarter on occasion in the hopes of discovering an amazing new project to help out. The site is amazing and has gotten loads of awesome projects off the ground. And speaking of awesome projects, I came across one that needs the help of vampire fans – like YOU! Dracula: Son of…

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