We give vampires power by trivializing them - by putting them on children’s educational TV, and by making them sparkle….
I’m generally not a fan of “serious” zombie movies. Movies like “Dawn of the Dead”, “Day of the Dead”, “Twilight of the Dead”, etc. all seem like the same movie. They are excuses to show horrible ways to decapitate a zombie or gruesome ways to kill a victim. And I can’t get passed the logic…
In my review of the “Dracula’s Daughter” (1936) I mentioned it is considered the first lesbian vampire movie because of an erotically charged scene between the Countess and a young female artist model. Later vampire films with female vampire protagonists emphasis the lesbian angle and tend to…
Louis Jourdan’s version of “Dracula” from the 1970s is one of May favorites. He made a terrific vampire.
Włodzimierz Błocki (1885-1920)
Pocałunek i śmierć (Kiss of death), 1912
That sure as hell isn’t a cousin from England!
In 1977 a revival of the original 1927 stage production of “Dracula” opened on Broadway. A success, it ran over 900 performances. One reason for its popularity was the clever set and costume designs by artist Edward Gorey. Gorey’s style was distinctive – black & white pen and ink drawings that…
From the truly terrifying 1926 novella “The Call of Cthulhu,” by H.P. Lovecraft. Super giant underwater monster awakened after centuries of slumber. I can’t remember if the book describes it as being green, that’s sort of the default color folks generally use when drawing it. If not, I’m lazy!
Jeb Hawkes in his natural state. No wonder Paul Stoddard went nuts!
With Halloween approaching I thought I’d see the original 1931 “Dracula” starring Bela Lugosi. I own a copy on DVD but it has been many years since I have watched it all the way through. In spite of the many other actors who have played Dracula since then, Lugosi will always be associated with…
Halloween is approaching. Looks like Chris Jennings would look good in these masks.
After the success of “House of Dark Shadows” (earning more than doubled its budget) MGM asked Dan Curtis for a sequel. He intended to continue the story of Barnabas Collins but the TV series had ended by then and actor Jonathan Frid was unavailable. So producer/director Curtis worked with the…