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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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 of different Universal Monsters movies until 1948. A copy of the original prop even found … Continue reading

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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 Symphony Of Horror (1922), which remains one of the greatest horror films of all time. … Continue reading

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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 for comedy, the Hammer Horror was overall quintessentially British, frequently stylish, often sophisticated and characterised … Continue reading

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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 cliches is no great cinematic innovation. From Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) to Old … Continue reading

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