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The World Dracula Congress


Just over a week ago, I arrived back from my second visit to Romania, this time to attend the first World Dracula Congress. As this Congress was such a major event and has received so much media attention world-wide, I thought I would provide a synopsis and an evaluation.

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The evolution of the horror genre
The literary genre known as horror has gone through some changes as of late and, for those among you who cling to the old traditions, these changes do not bode well. However, before going into that topic, it is best to first offer a brief explanation of what the horror genre is about.

Like Water for Blood
Today I was reflecting on what I learned in the 8th grade. The science and energy teacher told us he had something written on the board behind the screen that would change our lives forever. He told us that this one statement 5 words long would touch just about everything in our lives. He asked if we were ready-stepped aside and raised the screen. On the board it read :

The Vampire in History
They swept across the Bosphorus and into Eastern Europe with a vengeance, conquering the squabbling Slavs with ease. With them, they brought their middle eastern civilization, and some of their beliefs, but mostly they brought suffering. Suffering in the form of syphilis, leprosy, smallpox, tuberculosis... and God Himself seemed to turn against them, sending flood, earthquakes, and plague.

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 I recently received the following information about a very interesting ne vampire book that has just been completed. The Vampire Queen by Jodie Pierce will be released on April 7th on ebook.
Vampire hunter Corey Feldman is back! "The Lost Boys" are returning, and they're gonna be real thirsty for fresh blood.
June 2, 2007 (CinemaRetro) -- The British Film Institute has announced that the classic Hammer horror film Dracula (released in the USA as Horror of Dracula) has undergone an extensive and painstaking restoration.

Review Archives

Drakulya: The Lost Journal of Mircea Drakulya, Lord of the Undead
Drakulya: The Lost Journal of Mircea Drakulya, Lord of the UndeadReview by The Mad Bibliographer, submitted on 21-Feb-1995 Adapted from "Vampires in Print," The Vampire's Crypt No. 11 (Spring 1995, slated for March 1995 publication) Review by Cathy Krusberg
I, Vampire
I, VampireReview by Katy Dickinson, submitted on 29-Jul-1991 Michael Romkey's I, Vampire. The story is good. The plot is unoriginal. The writing is average. The structure is very good. The characterizations are flat. There are some memorable descriptive passages of very unpleasant situations. It is worth reading but probably not worth reading twice.
Dracula: Celebrating 100 Years
A version of this review will appear in The Vampire's Crypt 18 (Fall 1998). The Vampire's Crypt web site is: http://members.aol.com/MLCVamp/vampcrpt.htm DRACULA: CELEBRATING 100 YEARS, ed. Leslie Shepard and Albert Power. Dublin, Ireland: Mentor Press, 1997; ISBN 0-947548-84-X; 9.99 pounds.