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,…

Vampires & Sex

Bill Compton & Sookie Stackhouse

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…

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,…

Kurt Barlow & the Mysterious Reggie Nalder

We’ve talked about ‘Salem’s Lot before, –and probably referenced it numerous times. It remains one of the most terrifying, and disturbing, vampire films ever made. The vampires are neither blessed with souls, or romance, or any desire to do good. Kurt Barlow was a testament to the old vampires who don’t want to date your…

Leech Lover Facts: Part 5

Time again for more randomly random vampire info! Yup, I’m bringing you the fifth edition of Leech Lover Facts. Enjoy, you beautifully morbid fans of the undead. The Egyptian text Pert em Hru (Egyptian Book of the Dead), says that if the ka (one of the five parts of the soul) does not receive specific…

Murnau the Vampire

If you happen to find yourself looking for something cute with fangs to coo over, look no further than Oscar Alvarado´s ‘Murnau the Vampire‘. Named after F. W. Murnau, director of the classic silent vampire film Nosferatu, Murnau the Vampire is an animated retelling of the classic novel Dracula with a twist. The animated short…

Germany and Vampires

Germany is home to many vampire traditions, legends and beliefs each varying throughout cultures and time. With their dark dismal forests and towering ruined castles it’s not hard to imagine how so many vampire myths were born here. Germany is one of the many countries with it own unique vampire species, such as the nachzehrer,…

Top 10 Ugliest Vampires

Vampires nowadays are known for their incredible beauty – You’ve got the cuties in Twilight, the damn sexy men in True Blood and even an entire gorgeous cast in Vampire Diaries. But, any real horror fan will tell you that vampires aren’t supposed to be sexy, they’re supposed to be horrifying and repulsive. So here’s…

Nosferatu 3D Review & Exclusive Interview with Producer/Director Keith Carter

Count Orlock in 3D, –wow. I can’t say that’s something I ever thought I’d see, even during the big 3D craze that seems to pop up once every couple of decades. The old fashioned blue and red format of 3D really adds to the vintage feel of the film, –it’s an all around fun, crazy…

The Best Rated Vampire Movies

Rottentomatoes.com recently came out with their list of Top 25 Best Reviewed Vampire Movies. Instead of going through the entire list, here is their top ten best rated movies (click the link above to see the entire list). Check out the list and let us know what you think of it. 10. Thirst (2009) Sang-hyun,…