Horror Relationship Goals: Iconic Couples of Horror

It’s that time of year. Stuck in the desolation that falls between Christmas and Easter, Valentine’s Day is back. But fear not. Love isn’t just for Hallmark Channel subscribers. Yes, people find love even in horror movies. Of course, it’s usually tragic, cursed, or undead. Nevertheless, horror fans have plenty of options for curling up […]

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The Dark Compass Directs Dracula Way Off Course

And it’s gone. Dracula built a lot of good will and potential over two episodes. And then Gatiss and Moffat went all Dracula AD on their story, staking that potential rather abruptly. Following its final episode, critics and fans alike expressed their discontent with the Netflix series creative choices. Indeed, Dracula’s unnecessary jump to a […]

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Blood Vessel: Dracula Sets Off For England Aboard the Demeter

Like Dracula’s first episode, Episode 2, entitled Blood Vessel, expands one small section of Bram Stoker’s novel into a full 90 minutes. In this case, Count Dracula’s voyage from Transylvania to England on Russian ship, Demeter, takes centre stage. From a narrative perspective, Gatiss and Moffat have a lot of wiggle-room to expand on the […]

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Rules of the Beast: First Episode of Netflix Dracula Series Bloody Fun

Past collaborators, Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, have re-connected to resurrect another old, popular intellectual property. Previously, the duo re-imagined Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary detective for their hit BBC series, Sherlock. Now Gatiss and Moffat are dipping back into classic literature for their latest series. This time around they’re dusting off Bram Stroker’s Dracula, which […]

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Dracula, Prince of Darkness: Resurrecting the Best of the Hammer Horror Series

Blumhouse Productions rules horror today. In the 1930’s and 1940’s, Universal Studios reigned with their monster lineup. But from mid-1950’s to the early 1970’s, Hammer Film Productions dominated the horror genre. The British studio made international stars of Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. While Hammer Films rolled out dozens of Gothic horror titles, it was […]

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Trick or Treat: Tasty Picks for a Halloween Movie Night

Happy Halloween! Horror fans don’t need an excuse to watch a good scary movie. But it’s Halloween, a night where even non-horror fans can appreciate curling up on the couch with the lights out and a classic chiller. But how do you pick that one movie, or maybe two, to watch after the trick-or-treaters call […]

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Horror of Dracula: Hammer Films Classic Turns 60

From the 1930s to the late 1940s, Universal Studios dominated horror with collection of Gothic ‘Monsters’. That reign ended with the comedy and horror pairing in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. Gothic horror would subsequently give way to the atomic age and space invaders. But by the mid-1950s, British studio Hammer Films made the move […]

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The Original Dark Universe: Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man

Classic horror film fans have to celebrate this past week. Two original Universal Monster movies celebrate anniversaries. First, The Creature from the Black Lagoon celebrates its 65th anniversary. And the original ‘monster mash’, Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man turned a grand 76 years of age. With all the focus on shared cinematic words it’s perhaps […]

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