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Vampires – An Avatar of Sin

When vampires first drifted, shadow-like, into popular literature in the early 1800s, this denizen of ancient folklore became an incarnation of the Nightmare Stranger–the alien ‘other’ who presented a threat to civilization itself. It was death reaching out to infect the living. The foreigner who defiled virtuous women. A pagan invader thriving where the light…Continue readingVampires – An Avatar of Sin

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Vampire Circus

Back in 1972, Hammer Studios found itself in a good and bad place as far as vampire movies go. On the one hand, they were pretty close to having squeezing every drop they could out of both “Dracula” and “Carmilla.” Yet audience demand remained. One solution they hit upon was a series of original films…Continue readingVampire Circus

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‘Vampire Circus’ Soon on Blu-ray and DVD!

Hammer is legendary for it’s classic vampire films and I know that there are plenty of Hammer fans on this site, so I am happy to report that their flick, Vampire Circus, is coming to blu-ray and it’s packed full of extra features. Woot! A little girl is brutally slain by a vampire in a…Continue reading‘Vampire Circus’ Soon on Blu-ray and DVD!