More Ways to Get the Knaak

Yours truly hosting SportsTalk in the NBS studios at NAS Keflavik, Iceland in 1994. UPDATED! When I was in the United States Navy, I had the distinct pleasure to attend the same school (Defense Information School) as Robin Williams' character in Good Morning Vietnam, Adrian Cronauer. After graduating at the top of my class, I …

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A Fangtastic Finish

It is Halloween and I did promise to finish the countdown by tonight. I do hope you have enjoyed the COUNTdown of my favorite vampire movies and discovered some new films to watch and revisited some you may have forgotten about. Fangs for indulging me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgFPIh5mvNc 3. Bram Stoker’s Dracula - 1992 Oh, how I …

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A Little Thursday Night Bloodletting

As I have mentioned at various points during the Countdown of My Favorite Vampire Movies, I am a genre purist and I don't care for breaking the "rules" as it were. I do, however, enjoy vampire stories that play around in the margins and try to add something to the mythos that seems to be …

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Vampires, Werewolves, and Hybrids, Oh My!

Everyone knows that I am partial to classic horror films and that will become more evident as we get to Halloween. Everything in the horror genre is cyclical – vampires, werewolves, zombies, and even mummies keep coming back around. You can’t keep a good monster down as they say. Tonight’s three-pack features three “newer” films. …

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Hammer Time

In 1925, Universal Studios launched the first cinematic universe, rather accidently, with the release of Phantom of the Opera starring Lon Chaney. The unmasking of the Phantom kicked off a run of horror films that lasted all the way until 1956 with the third and final Creature from the Black Lagoon picture. Universal mined Gothic …

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A Six-Pack of Great Bloodsuckers to Get Caught Up

I swear, life gets in the way and I get lazy. Apologies for the delay continuing the countdown, which was meant to be daily. Work and televised sports have not helped matters, but I am ever your intrepid and humble scribe. Without further ado ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCmYN6TLd8A 17. Interview with the Vampire - 1994 Much ballyhoo …

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A Spooky Stephen King Adaptation and a Meta Look at a Foundational Film

As I was planning the rest of the countdown and doing some math, I realized that I was still one film behind, so I'll be presenting two tonight as the Countdown of My Favorite Vampire Movies continues. I have been a Stephen King fan for more than three decades and I find it interesting that …

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Before Winning a Leg Lamp, Darren McGavin Chased After Vampires

I am loath to repost or repurpose when I start new countdowns or pen new treatises, but this one is rather fresh, I wrote it in late August, and there isn't much new material I can add to it. This isn't the first made-for-TV entry on this list and it won't be the last. So, …

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Did You Know Dracula had a Daughter, too?

In the Universal Monsterverse, Universal Studios made numerous sequels and tried to get creative with the titles for these films, ostensibly to create buzz and a connection to previous entries. While this made sense for Son of Frankenstein, which featured the son of the original Dr. Frankenstein, it made no sense whatsoever for Son of …

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