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The Strain Inches Close to TV

Few can doubt that Chuck Hogan and Guillermo del Toro created something evocative and powerful in their vampire trilogy The Strain. Amid the tributes to classic vampire fiction and cinema, they told a harrowing tale. Not simply about a terrible form of undead. They did that! Definitely! But more–they created a genuine epic. Here was…

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Adaptations of Carmilla

For fans of the undead, a favorite topic of debate remains comparing the various film versions of “Dracula.” Even limiting oneself to those explicitly based upon Stoker’s novel, over a dozen versions exist from “Nosferatu” (original and remake) to both Universal versions in 1930, both adaptations that starred Christopher Lee, all three BBC Draculas, the…

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