Universal’s DRACULA Will Rise In 2014

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Earlier this month we caught wind of the fact that UNIVERSAL was looking to bring their classic horror property DRACULA back out of its coffin and it appears they were serious. This sucker (pun intended) is heading to production as we speak. Here’s the reported story breakdown via horrormovies.ca: Directed by Gary Shore and based on a script written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless the story centers around a young prince who, when the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dracula Reborn (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: After a real estate agent signs a multi-million dollar contract with a mysterious buyer his wife becomes enchanted with his client beyond belief. Will his wife remain in an unearthly trance or will true love prevail? REVIEW: Directed By: Patrick McManus Starring: Corey Landis, Victoria Summer, Stuart Rigby, Keith Reay, Ian Pfister I have to commend any film maker or novelist that is brash enough to create a new vampire tale these days. The … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dracula (1931)

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SYNOPSIS: “After a harrowing ride through the Carpathian mountains in eastern Europe, Renfield enters castle Dracula to finalise the transferal of Carfax Abbey in London to Count Dracula, who is in actuality a vampire. Renfield is drugged by the eerily hypnotic count, and turned into one of his thralls, protecting him during his sea voyage to London. After sucking the blood and turning the young Lucy Weston into a vampire, Dracula turns his attention to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dracula Dead And Loving It (1995)

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SYNOPSIS: “Another spoof from the mind of Mel Brooks. This time he’s out to poke fun at the Dracula myth. Basically, he took Bram Stoker’s Dracula, gave it a new cast and a new script and made a big joke out of it. The usual, rich English are attacked by Dracula and Doctor Van Helsing is brought in to save the day.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: As the quality of Mel Brooks‘ comedies in general and … Continue reading

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Frankie and the gang head to Blu-ray on Oct. 2nd!

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Very few press releases get me really stoked these days but this one had me dancing in my office. UNIVERSAL is releasing their classic monsters films on Blu-ray!! Nine of them to be exact! Wow!! This is freaking awesome. None of these films have had a Blu-ray release and this box set will also feature a myriad of bonus materials. All the info is below – this is definite must have coolness for all horror … Continue reading

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Interview: Creep Creepersin (Dracula)

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Exclusive Horrornews.net Interview : Creep Creepersin Movie: Creep Creepersin’s Dracula How does Creep Creepersin’s Dracula stand apart from other Dracula movies? It stands apart a lot of ways I think. The thing I think people will notice first, is how bright it is. There is light blasting everywhere to the point where it’s almost blown out. It is extremely modern to the point where it might even be outdated by the time of its release … Continue reading

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Vampire Movie Favourites

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When I asked Horror News readers and Facebook friends to tell me their favourite vampire films, I received a terrific response. The suggestions poured in, and all kinds of weird, wonderful and outlandish films fronted up for selection. So while I can’t deny the quality or appeal of films like Planet Of The Vampires (1965), Count Yorga Vampire (1970), Vampyres (1974) or Shadow Of The Vampire (2000), I can only count it down to thirty. … Continue reading

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Trailer: Dracula Undead – Book Trailer

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Trailer: Dracula Undead – Book Trailer

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Book Review: The Brides – Author Raven c.s. McCracken

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2011, ebook $.99 Synopsis: A dark, sinister, sexy and clever take on the origins of The Brides of Dracula. Think cross between an old school horror book and the TV show Dexter (yes, the one about the serial killer). A new, original twist on the classic vampire tale, set in present-day Las Vegas. Review: The thing about the world today is that there are too many damn vampires in it. The undead bloodsuckers are everywhere … Continue reading

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Trailer: Dracula – Reborn (2012)

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Trailer: Dracula: Reborn (2012) New trailer from Halcyon Entertainment

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Game Review: Castlevania: Harmony of Despair

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Castlevania: Harmony of Despair is an all new type of Castlevania game, although it does share some noticeable similarities with previous Castevania titles. You control one of six vampire hunter who has traveled to Castlevania to find and defeat the dark lord. All 6 characters in the game have been protagonists in other Castlevania games such as Alucard from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. You will traverse through 6 different stages before your final confrontation … Continue reading

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How about a free worthy dose of Dracula?

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The co-editors of The Journal of Dracula Studies have just posted this FREE special edition featuring annotations on Transylvanian folklore by Dr. Anne DeLong and Dr. Curt Herr. As reported it contains eroticism, Victorian sexual briefs and lots of Dracula. Twilight fans will of course love the special mentions included. In any case, fly on over to www.thecopia.com  for details

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The 13 Coolest, Most Badass Bad Guys in Horror Movie History

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So, in my mind, amongst horrible and bloody thoughts of you, I have a growing mass of villains and horror icons that I both love and admire and yet, have never really seen any such compilation from any other esteemed and notable columnist that wasn’t the same old regurgitated sh*t being used over and used over for the sake of churning out another mediocre horror-themed article. It occurred to me while drunk and sharpening axes, … Continue reading

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Book Review: iDrakula – Author Bekka Black

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iDRAKULA Book Author: Bekka Black Publisher: SourceBooks Fire, 2010 150 pages, $9.99 The story of Dracula isn’t new. It isn’t even kind of new. There have been dozens of film, literary, graphic novel, and even musical adaptations and interpretations of the story. Dracula has been to the past, he has been brought forward into present day, he has been to space, he has been a tragic anti-hero, he has been a blood-sucking maniac, he has … Continue reading

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Rutger Hauer = Van Helsing in Dario Argento’s DRACULA

I can’t lie to you, I have never really gotten the whole Italian horror thing. I mean, I watch them – I appreciate them but really can’t say I’m a huge fan of them When it comes to Dario Argento I have always found his films fantastic to look at but I could not even give you a clue as to what the majority of his films are about. Very confusing stuff. I was kind … Continue reading

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List of Vampire Movies

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30 Days of Night (2007) 30 Days of Night: Dark Days (2010) A Return to Salem’s Lot (1987) Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) Against the Dark (2009) Being Human (TV series) (2008) Black Sabbath (1963) Black Sunday (1960) Blacula (1972) Blade (1998) Blade: The Series (2006) Blade: Trinity (2004) Blade II (2002) Blood+ (Blood Plus) (2005-2006) Blood: The Last Vampire (2000) Blood: The Last Vampire (2008) Blood Bath (1966) BloodRayne (2006) BloodRayne II: Deliverance … Continue reading

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Top 13 Best / Worst Horror Movies based on Books

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Books are magical. Immersing yourself in the depths of the written word can whisk you away to the far reaches of imagination and drag you naked through the intricacies of epic tales of love, adventure, romance and horror. Unfortunately, the way I see it, books take a lot of time away from the more important enjoyments in life like drunkenly and maniacally weilding a chainsaw just to f*ck some sh*te up. I have also found … Continue reading

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David Slade Set To Pilot THE DEMETER

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David Slade is no stranger to the vampire genre, actually his name is synonymous with them of late mainly because hit last two films were about the bloodsuckers. Sure, one of them was a TWILIGHT movie but it did make a butt load of money.  The other of course was 30 DAYS OF NIGHT which I personally like a whole bunch.  Seems Mr. Slade is done with the “tweenie” horror is as going to be … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dracula (1931) Review 2

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SYNOPSIS: After a harrowing ride through the Carpathian mountains in eastern Europe, Renfield enters castle Dracula to finalize the transferral of Carfax Abbey in London to Count Dracula, who is in actuality a vampire. Renfield is drugged by the eerily hypnotic count, and turned into one of his thralls, protecting him during his sea voyage to London. After sucking the blood and turning the young Lucy Weston into a vampire, Dracula turns his attention to … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of History Repeating?

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If we look at today’s horror output from major Hollywood studios we must ask the question “Is Hollywood making the same mistakes it has before?” A quick glance at movies currently in production shows a terribly high number of remakes and sequels, (monikered as ‘franchises’ by production companies) much to the dismay of many horror fans. It seems like major studios have bombarded us with unoriginal ideas for many a year now. Yet, we know … Continue reading

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Universal Monsters

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In 1928, Carl Laemmle Senior made his son, Carl Laemmle Junior, head of Universal Pictures as a 21st birthday present. Woo hoo! Universal already had a reputation for nepotism – at one point, seventy of Carl Senior’s relatives were supposedly on the payroll. Many of them were nephews, resulting in Carl Senior being known around the studios as Uncle Carl. If you’re wondering how to pronounce the surname, Ogden Nash once rhymed, “Uncle Carl Laemmle, … Continue reading

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