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Dracula

Fictional vampire in a gothic horror novel by Bram Stoker

The 10 Worst Van Helsings -- Ever!

The website Shadowlocked is offering up a list of the top worst Van Helsings on film (and I agree with all of them!):

 

10: Herbert Lom (El Conde Dracula, 1969)

9: Reggie Nalder (Dracula Sucks, 1979)

8: Frank Finlay (Count Dracula, UK TV 1977)

7: Giancarlo Giannini (Dracula, 2002)

6: Robin Stewart (Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires, 1974)

5: Christopher Plummer (Dracula 2000, 2000)

4: Anthony Hopkins (Dracula, 1992)

Vampire Physiology

Blood drip

Blood: Blood has been a symbol of life since very ancient times. The blood in our veins has always been iconic of our continuing life. To lose too much blood is to lose consciousness, breath, and eventually, our very lives. If a person or animal is already dead and is cut open, blood does not flow. Only the living have blood that flows. Blood has been used throughout the ages as a ceremonial sacrifice. In pagan times our forefathers worshipped their gods with blood sacrifice. And today, indeed, we are not so different.

Book examines vampires, social change and tradition

With the upcoming release of the latest Twilight movie and the popularity of at least two current TV series dedicated to vampires, it would seem that interest in the horror genre is peaking.

A volume filled with horrors

 

Quite possibly the first review of Bram Stoker's Dracula, first published on June 15, 1897 in the Manchester Guardian:

Marvel's new vampire epic

Comic book fans who are curious as to what's in store with Marvel Comics' upcoming "Death of Dracula" one-shot can rest easy about some of the pieces of the puzzle. Vice-President Executive Editor Tom Brevoort promises "It's no big surprise that he dies. That's not the shocking climax of the first issue...it's the shocking beginning."

Dracula Blood Therapy: Can it Make You Look Younger?

Dracula used to drain his victims of their blood to steal their life force, but through modern technology, doctors may have found a way to return some of that stolen vitality to their patients.  We know that blood can be used to save lives, but did you also know that it can help you look younger too?

Sherlock Holmes vs Vampires

With the recent popularity of literary mashups -- classic literature infused with creatures such as zombies, vampires and werewolves -- Titan Books is reissuing author Fred Saberhagen's Seance for a Vampire (first published in 1994) as part of the publisher's Further Adventures series. 

Nosferatu: the classic silent film

Nosferatu (1922) Max Schrek

A million fancies strike you when you hear the name: Nosferatu!

N O S F E R A T U

does not die!

Marvel planning to kill Dracula?

CBR reports that in a presentation this past week, Marvel pretty much confirmed that their upcoming X-Men vs. Vampires storyline may include what they're touting as "The Death of Dracula".  It's unclear whether this will be a one-shot, a mini-series, or a banner to be used as part of a crossover story. 

Lugosi lives in new comic series

Horror icon Béla Lugosi returns from the grave to lend his name to a new horror anthology comic book series to be published later this year.

Fanged Films

From the Library

As the 20th century evolved, rational man turned to science to explain mythology that had pervaded for thousands of years. How could a man be mistaken for a vampire? How could someone appear to have been the victim of a vampire attack? Science, in time, came back with answers that may surprise you.Anemia
A million fancies strike you when you hear the name: Nosferatu!N O S F E R A T Udoes not die!What do you expect of the first showing of this great work?Aren't you afraid? - Men must die. But legend has it that a vampire, Nosferatu, 'der Untote' (the Undead), lives on men's blood! You want to see a symphony of horror? You may expect more. Be careful. Nosferatu is not just fun, not something to be taken lightly. Once more: beware.- Publicity for Nosferatu in the German magazine Buhne und Film, 1922  

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