TV: Dracula (NBC – 2013)

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NBC’s Dracula premiere’s tonight, October 25, 2013, and the good Doctor (Doc Rotten) has already caught the Pilot episode. Let’s start off by saying the show looks great, strong production values and Jonathan Rhys Meyers is an elegant and handsome Dracula.The show is a co-production between NBC/Universal and BBC – who more perfect to bring Bram Stoker vampire count to the small screen? But, the show lacks a healthy dose of “scary” despite a promising … Continue reading

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More Zombies Invading Your TV – IN THE FLESH Heading To BBC

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Those folks at BBC have really embraced the horror genre and that trend continues when they air a new zombie series titled IN THE FLESH. It’s being billed as a zombie-drama and stars Emily Bevan, Harriet Cains, Steve Cooper, Kenneth Cranham (Hellbound: Hellraiser 2), Marie Critchley, Steve Evets, Karen Henthorn, Sandra Huggett, Luke Newberry, and Riann Steele. Got a synopsis for you as well:

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Vintage Screams: Whistle and I’ll come to you (1968)

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M R James. The very name sends a delicious shiver down the spine, synonymous as it is with the cream of ghost story writing. Arguably, with the exception of Dickens, James is unrivalled – the epitome of perfection within this noble genre. You’ll certainly be hard pressed to name a writer with such a lauded canon of spooky tales as this intriguing medieval scholar. If you’re new to M R James, it’s useful to remember … Continue reading

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