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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,…Continue readingWhat to do with Dracula?

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The Blood Lovin’ Upior

Time for another different flavor of vampire, this time the Slavic Upior. The Upior or Upier is an eastern Slavic name for “vampire” used the most in Poland and also believed by some to be where the word “vampire” actually originated from. The Upior is a bit different than the majority of the Eastern European…Continue readingThe Blood Lovin’ Upior