Sensual and Sexual Vampires

Bram Stoker's Dracula is probably my favorite horror novel for numerous reasons. I have said on numerous occasions that I think Count Dracula is the greatest literary villain ever created. Unfortunately, with very few exceptions, the film adaptations have done the titular vampire wrong over the decades. The two I present tonight were pretty damn …

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A Horror Film Legend Brings a Gothic Icon to Life

In a manner of speaking anyway. I was tempted to leave this film off the countdown because I struggle with whether or not it is indeed a vampire movie. But, the more I thought about it, the more I came to the realization that it really does belong. The legendary Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed of …

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A Three-Pack of Fangtastic Films to Get Us Caught Up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0rPaeTHJmY I swear, every time I start one of these countdowns, I always say I am going to write and post one every day. As always, life tends to get in the way. So, it's time to get back on the stake, I mean stick. 31a/31b. Blacula/Scream Blacula Scream30. The Lair of the White the …

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An Early Hugh Grant Film that Turned the Vampire Genre on its Head

Anyone who knows me and my predilection for vampire movies knows that I am a genre purist. That means I don't like it when writers or filmmakers color outside the lines or break the "rules." The contrarian in me would ask how you can have rules when it comes to fictional things? So, rather than …

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Welcome to My Favorite Vampire Movie COUNTdown

Welcome to my first-ever COUNTdown of my favorite vampire films. From now until Halloween, I’ll be counting down my favorite vampire movies of all-time. Please note that these are my favorite, not the best, or best reviewed, or what others consider to be the best. These are simply my favorites. My love for the genre …

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Sinking My Fangs into a Vampire Movie Countdown

Off and on for the past several years I have presented a countdown of My 100 Favorite Horror Films leading up to Halloween. What began as a series of Facebook posts logically made the leap to this here blog. In one post that I penned, I wrote about Dan Curtis’ Dracula, which was the first …

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Remembering Kolchak: The Night Stalker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nK6WrlaUmtQ Once upon a time, in the early 1970s, made-for-TV movies had a cinematic quality. These movies would have played easily in a theater. The first I remember seeing was 1974's Dan Curtis' Dracula starring Jack Palance as Count Dracula. I was roughly four years old when I saw this and it spurred a life-long …

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