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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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: …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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Cool new Dracula ring and more!

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The Ring of Dracula bears the Count’s crest, the hallmark of the classic aristocratic vampire. It has adorned the fingers of some of the most admired actors to have portrayed Dracula in the classic Universal Monsters movies, including Bela Lugosi and John Carradine. Originally crafted for 1944’s ‘The House of Frankenstein’ the prop ring was then used in a number …

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Film Review: Nosferatu (1922)

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SYNOPSIS: “Count Orlok moves to Wisburg bringing the plague, which reveals his connection to the realtor Thomas Hutter, and the Count’s obsession with Hutter’s wife, Ellen – the only one with the power to end the evil.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: Back in the twenties, German director F.W. Murnau was so impressed with Bram Stoker‘s novel Dracula, he made Nosferatu: A …

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A Brief History Of Hammer

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One of the most successful and prolific British production companies, Hammer Films has become synonymous with horror – most notably the unforgettable series of Dracula and Frankenstein films which were instrumental in launching the careers of my dear old friends Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. Elevating the horror film in much the same fashion as the illustrious Ealing Studios did …

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Comedy With Bite

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I’ve recently completed a review for Mel Brooks’ 1995 film Dracula: Dead And Loving It, which takes a few lame swipes at Nosferatu (1922), Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) and Horror Of Dracula (1958), but seldom veers off into the slew of newer vampire movies, including Interview With The Vampire (1994). The problem with this approach is that sending-up old vampire …

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