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Whitewashing Saint George

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — When a gigantic mural of St. George appeared next to a historic church dedicated to the revered figure, many hailed it as a brilliant piece of street art. But the influential Romanian Orthodox Church was not amused. I’m of two minds on this one; granted, one is bigger than the other….

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A Circulating Petition To NBC For A 2nd Season Of ‘Dracula’

There are a few sites online which are asking for fans to sign a petition to request NBC to consider renewing “Dracula” for a second season.the night desk’s insight:If you want a second season of Dracula, there are some circulating petitions you can ta…

Eastern Europe Embraces Their Vampy Past And Invites You To Join Them

Two towns in Bulgaria and Romania are planning to boost their tourist appeal by capitalising on their “vampire” past, it seems.the night desk’s insight:Romania and Bulgaria are reaching out to tourists with vampire tours. With their recent archeologica…

Victoria Smurfit Nervous Before Her ‘Dracula’ Nude Scenes

 IRISH actress Victoria Smurfit had a “little cry” before doing her nude scene in the new Sky series ‘Dracula’. the night desk’s insight:Most of us could never imagine being in her shoes, let alone looking as stunning, I don’t know if I would…

Dracula… Just 49 More HOURS!

Share your videos with friends, family, and the worldthe night desk’s insight:I am so looking forward to seeing this. I have to admit, it is one the most anticipated shows I have seen previews for in a very long time. Check it out Friday on NBC! Are y…

Dracula… Just 49 More HOURS!

Share your videos with friends, family, and the worldthe night desk’s insight:I am so looking forward to seeing this. I have to admit, it is one the most anticipated shows I have seen previews for in a very long time. Check it out Friday on NBC! Are y…

‘Dracula Rising’ A New Animated Series From NBC

In addition to a new TV spot, the network has kicked off a “Dracula Rising” animated series on YouTube which presents an origins tale.the night desk’s insight:NBC getting ready to kick off their new ‘Dracula’ series coming later this month, has also cr…

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Coming: Fright Night 2

Let the arguments and debates commence! Sequels always cause both, as do remakes. Sequels to remakes even more-so! The original Fright Night inspired a sequel centered around Charlie Brewster encountering a female vampire. Now Fright Night 2: New Blood takes that idea but also brings back Ed (Chris Waller) as well as Amy (Sasha Parkinson)….

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Strigoi movie

Vampire movies often take the form of fantasy fulfillment. The ultimate lover. The ultimate horror. The ultimate minority group. Somewhat rarer, more difficult to find are those movies that seek to explore what being an undead creature enslaved by a hunger for blood might actually be like. “Strigoi,” the 2009 movie from writer/director Faye Jackson…

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Visiting Dracula’s castle in Romania

Brasov, Romania is home to what is left of Poenari Castle. These ruins sit high on a mountain peak and have a gorgeous Romanian view for visitors to enjoy. But travelers don’t come to this castle for its view, but for its connection to history’s most famous vampire, Dracula. Now, before I continue, I am…

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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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A Quest For the truth in “My Vladislaus Dracula”

I have always loved a good vampire movie, especially as a teenager, so I can definitely see what the hype is about the newest vampire trilogies. But, for me, saying the word vampire and Dracula’s name are two completely different things. One is a mythical creature, and the other is a real fifteenth century Romanian…

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