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Fangs – review

Director: James Ian Mair Release date: 2021 Contains spoilers This was a low budget vampire flick that I found free to view on YouTube. There was an aspect that reminded me of the film the Return of Dracula - although the device used worked in the 1958 film and became a plot hole in this. It is also a monster mash with a Mummy (Benjamin Mair) involved. It starts with a voice-over telling us about vampires and how really real they are. It also suggests that the most powerful vampires can daywalk...
Tags: Movies, Carmichael, Richard, Jo, Amanda, John Doe, Clare, Celeste, Mummy, Vampire, Reinhardt, Undead, James Ian Mair, Benjamin Mair, Celeste Tara Bixler, Master Reinhardt Dennis Crosswhite


From the Pages of Bram Stoker's 'Dracula': Harker - Review

Author: Tony Lee Artwork: Neil van Antwerpen & Peter-David Douglas First published: TPB 2009 Contains spoilers The blurb : The first graphical 'sequel' to Dracula ever to be endorsed by a member of the Stoker family! Six months after Dracula dies, A ghostly vision informs the Harkers that their work is not yet done - and the Count's last surviving bride returns to London to gain revenge - and use Mina's unborn baby as a new host for Dracula! Featuring introductions from Dacre Stoker, Ian Holt ...
Tags: Amazon, London, Movies, Bram Stoker, Miller, Van Helsing, Quincy, Dracula, Klinger, Holt, Mina, Harker, Amazon UK, Stoker, Vampire, Bram


Looking for Something to Suck: The Vampire Stories of R. Chetwynd-Hayes – review

Author: R. Chetwynd-Hayes Editor: Stephen Jones First published: 2014 Contains spoilers The Blurb : In these exsanguinating stories, Ronald Chetwynd-Hayes masterfully reinvents the vampire genre as he introduces the reader to a cleaning woman who discovers she is working for Dracula's son; a couple trapped in a house created by the mind of a centuries-old vampire; a young boy whose ancestor is depressed by his undead existence; a creature of darkness that sucks the life-force from its victims,...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Britain, Ian, Dracula, Stephen Jones, Amazon UK, Vampire, Energy Vampire, Undead, Werewolf, John Carradine, Les Edwards, Dracula (related, Werewolf/vampire Hybrid, Jim Pitts


Lured – review

Director: Dawei Lee Release date: 2019 Contains spoilers I’m not sure that we can call Lured a ‘found footage’ film, as there isn’t an indication that the footage shot was found and there are moments where it appears that the footage we’ve seen earlier has been mysteriously deleted. More accurate to suggest that it is in the style of found footage, though it is not pov – the primary camera man often places the cameras in stationary places to capture interaction. Jeff Gonek as Jason ...
Tags: Asia, Movies, China, Kate, Jason, Amazon US, Energy Vampire, Undead, Vampiric Ghost, Jason He, Corey Woods, Dawei Lee Release, Jeff Gonek, Jason Jeff Gonek Van Helsing He, Kate Lei Wong, Lei Wong


Honourable Mention: The Wings of Dracula

Lucas Alifano as Seward This is a “zoom play”, directed by Starina Johnson and the script of which was written by a friend, David MacDowell Blue. This friendship is one of the reasons for giving this an Honourable Mention (rather than reviewing the play), the other being that I have watched a few zoom plays over lockdown and they all suffer to a greater or lesser degree for not being more traditionally staged. In this case, the Fierce Backbone company really did make the best of the...
Tags: England, Movies, Lucy, Whitby, Van Helsing, Dracula, Seward, Amazon UK, Demeter, Vampire, Undead, David MacDowell Blue, Holmwood, Lucas Alifano, Starina Johnson, Hillingham Carfax


Rob Zombie Says He's Making a Munsters Movie

If someone has to bring the 1960s TV show The Munsters back again, it might as well be a zombie. Rob Zombie, in fact. The rock star turned filmmaker announced on his Instagram today that he’s making a movie based on the cult sitcom about a friendly family of monsters.Read more...
Tags: Halloween, Science, Fiction, Culture, Batman, Eddie, Lily, Rob Zombie, Zombie, Herman, Marilyn, Grandpa, Undead, The Munsters, The Addams Family, House Of 1000 Corpses


Transfusion: Vampires Versus Robots – review

Author: Steve Niles Artist: Menton3 Contains Spoilers The blurb : In a future overrun by out-of-control machines and monsters, a handful of human survivors try to fight their way back to a normal life. But what is normal in a world where both monsters and machines need human blood? And which are the real bad guys? Find out in this horrific new story by 30 Days of Night co-creator Steve Niles and menton3, the demented artist behind Monocyte! The Review : In an apocalyptic world a group of huma...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Amazon UK, Vampire, Undead, Steve Niles, Vampiric Machine


iZombie's Rose McIver Remains Haunted by Death in the Trailer for Her New Sitcom Ghosts

Poor Rose McIver. The New Zealand actor rose to fame as Liv, the undead star of the CW’s horror-dramedy iZombie. Now, she’s traded the undead for the regular dead in her new CBS sitcom Ghosts, where she sees...well, you know.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ghosts, New Zealand, Cbs, Ghost, Sam, Samantha, Cw, Zaragoza, LIV, iZombie, Undead, Rose McIver, McIver, Television Series, Brandon Scott Jones


Army of the Dead Turns-Pandemic Era Fears and Greed Into Bloodthirsty Monsters

At this late stage into the zombie movie/tv/book game, the question that comes to mind whenever a new project in the genre debuts is what it has to add to the larger canon of zombie lore that’s given us an entire taxonomy of fictional flesh-eating ghouls. Familiar as Army of the Dead’s constituent parts will be to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Articles, Netflix, Culture, Army, Richard, City Of The Dead, Cruz, Zombie, Zack Snyder, Scott Ward, Living Dead, Dave Bautista, Undead, Omari Hardwick, Zombie apocalypse


The Dark Terror – review

Author: Jerry Knaak First Published: 2019 Contains spoilers   The Blurb: Stunning Revelations As Elizabeth Rubis learns to rule the children of the night and develop her abilities, her recent past comes back to haunt her. Friends become fiends and victims rise from the grave creating new dilemmas and harrowing situations. Clandestine Assassins Serge Da Rocha may have been defeated, but he was not the only vampire hunter. His compatriots descend on the Bay Area to rid the world of this vampir...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Bay Area, Northern California, Elizabeth, Said, Amazon UK, Vampire, Undead, Ahura Mazda, Vrykolakas, Jerry Knaak, Elizabeth Rubis, Rubis, Serge Da Rocha, Elizabeth Rubis Rubis


Manga Classics Dracula – review

Author: Bram Stoker Adaptation: Stacy King Artwork: Virginia Nitouhei Contains spoilers The Blurb: An ancient evil lurks in the dark heart of Transylvania - but it won't lurk there forever. Now Count Dracula's immortal eyes look towards London, a new land full of opportunity and unsuspecting victims. A ragged band of survivors must stop him before it is too late... but how? Manga Classics® proudly presents a beautiful, faithful recreation of Bram Stoker's famous vampire story Dracula. ...
Tags: Amazon, London, Movies, Bram Stoker, Arthur, Van Helsing, Quincy, Dracula, Transylvania, Amazon UK, Vampire, Undead


Bram Stoker’s Dracula starring Bela Lugosi – review

Adapted by: Robert Napton Illustrations by: El Garing First Published: 2020 Contains spoilers The Blurb : For the first time ever Bram Stoker's gothic masterpiece is being united with the definitive screen Dracula, Bela Lugosi, in an all new graphic novel. In the late 19th century, Dracula, an ancient Transylvanian Vampire, moves to England to find fresh blood and spread his evil contagion. There he encounters two women, Lucy and Mina, who become the targets of his dark obsession. Aided by a g...
Tags: Amazon, England, London, Movies, Bela Lugosi, Lucy, Bram Stoker, Whitby, Van Helsing, Dracula, Carfax, Mina, Amazon UK, Stoker, Vampire, Undead


Listen: "Bela Lugosi's Dead" vs Disneyland's Haunted Mansion

In 2004, artist Howard Hallis celebrated the devilishly wonderful crossover of Disney and Goth culture with the now-classic "Haunted Bela," a mash-up of Bauhaus's "Bela Lugosi's Dead" with the spooky narration heard in Disneyland's Haunted Mansion dark ride. Listen above! — Read the rest
Tags: Halloween, Post, Music, News, Bela Lugosi, Disney, Disneyland, Bela, Undead, Goth, Howard Hallis


Dracula the Messiah: Part Two – the Seducer – Review

Director: Gregory Motton Release date: 2020 Contains spoilers This is the second of a trilogy of films, based around the novel of Dracula and quite ambitious in scope – this part, which takes us up to Lucy’s funeral, is shorter than part one and comes in around 1.5-hours. This shorter running length should have helped the film but it did drag. I mentioned when I reviewed Part 1, the deceiver that it was tonally reminiscent of necrorealism. Not so this part, probably because of the parlour drama...
Tags: England, Movies, Lucy, Van Helsing, Quincy, Dracula, Carfax, Seward, Mina, Vampire, Vlad Ţepeş, Undead, Lilith, Mick Ford, Renfield, Jonathan He


Dracula the Messiah: Part One – the Deceiver – Review

Director: Gregory Motton Release date: 2020 Contains spoilers This is the first of a trilogy of films, based around the novel of Dracula and quite ambitious in scope – this part, which takes us up to Dracula making landfall in Britain, is around 2-hours. From this first entry, it seems that they form an undoubtedly brave production. They are flawed, certainly, but are worth a look for what they do offer. The first thing to mention is that this is a black and white production and, whether it was...
Tags: England, Movies, Britain, Bob Dylan, Jonathan, Hawkins, Dracula, Vlad, Transylvania, Harker, Wallachia, Vampire, Vlad Ţepeş, Undead, Lilith, Zahir


Honourable Mention: Northern Ballet Presents Dracula

Over two decades ago I went to the ballet. It was the first time I had ever been to the ballet and I watched the Northern Ballet Theatre present Dracula. For a ballet-philistine, such as myself, it was actually enthralling with a marvellous score by Feeney. It never toured to my home town again (though it was sold out for that production). Now, in the midst of the covid lockdown Northern Ballet’s production of Dracula was shown on the BBC. It had a different score, different choreography and a ...
Tags: England, Movies, Bbc, Matthew Bourne, Lucy, Feeney, Dracula, Mina, Harker, Vampire, Undead, Joseph Taylor, Northern Ballet, Maddin, Javier Torres, Northern Ballet Theatre


Doctor Sleep: Director’s Cut – review

Director: Mike Flanagan Release date: 2019 Contains spoilers Whilst Stephen King has been on the record to criticise the Shining (1980) as it deviates from his novel, I happen to love the movie. More so, I am also a fan of the book (though it is many a long year since I read it). When the novel of Doctor Sleep was released I was excited – a sequel to the Shining and one that centres on vampires (the antagonists through the novel are energy vampires – feeding on the Shining, or the psychic energ...
Tags: Amazon, Florida, Movies, Stephen King, Flick, Kubrick, Ewan McGregor, Abra, Rose, Dan, McGregor, Danny, Violet, Blu Ray, Crow, Amazon UK


Stoker: Evolution of a Vampire – review

Author: Calvin Cherry First published: 2018 Contains spoilers The Blurb : Dear reader, When the boon of sleep becomes a presage of horror, while one’s long, shadowy days are laden with sordid events so terrifying they only bridge a thread to the same wicked nightmare, in what can a gentleman find refuge and catharsis? Writing. No one can deny that Abraham Stoker penned a Gothic tour de force in 1897. All readers and moviegoers are familiar with the name Dracula, as a parade of literary colleag...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, UK, England, Hollywood, London, Movies, Britain, Portsmouth, Prince, Florence, Catherine, Bram Stoker, Dick Van Dyke, Kings Cross, Le Havre


San Francisco tonight and 2/21: David J (Bauhaus and Love and Rockets) solo shows

The great David J, bassist for Bauhaus and Love and Rockets, is playing two intimate concerts in San Francisco, tonight (2/18) and 2/21 at the Lost Church. I've seen David play solo several times and it's always a lovely, witty, and rousing evening of current and classic songs and stories. David is celebrating his latest record, "Missive To An Angel From The Halls Of Infamy And Allure," that he has said may very well be his last. Above, "I Only Hear Silence Now," the new video from that album....
Tags: Video, Music, News, San Francisco, David, Rockets, David J, Undead, David J Bauhaus, Halls Of Infamy, Mila Reynaud


San Francisco Bay Area tonight and 2/21: David J (Bauhaus and Love and Rockets) solo shows

The great David J, bassist for Bauhaus and Love and Rockets, is playing two intimate concerts in the San Francisco Bay Area, tonight (2/18) at Santa Rosa's Lost Church and 2/21 at San Francisco's Lost Church. Buy tickets here. I've seen David play solo several times and it's always a lovely, witty, and rousing evening of current and classic songs and stories. David is celebrating his latest record, "Missive To An Angel From The Halls Of Infamy And Allure," that he has said may very well be his...
Tags: Video, Music, News, San Francisco, David, Rockets, San Francisco Bay Area, David J, Undead, David J Bauhaus, Halls Of Infamy, Mila Reynaud, Santa Rosa s Lost Church


Dark Descent - review

Author: Jerry Knaak First Published: 2018 The Blurb : A New Beginning. Elizabeth Rubis, ex-San Francisco public relations professional turned impulse-control-challenged vampire, may have escaped her rocky prison in an abandoned coal mine, but trouble keeps following her bloody trail. The unapologetic Elizabeth better get her act together and fast. A New Ally, A New Enemy. Finding a surprising ally in San Francisco police detective Jonas Dietrich, even as she continues stumbling through her tra...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, San Francisco, Elizabeth, Amazon UK, Vampire, Undead, Vrykolakas, Dearg-dul, Jerry Knaak, Elizabeth Rubis, Kappas, Lampirs, Lidéric, Rakshasas, Vjesci


Montrak – review

Director: Stefan Schwenk Release date: 2017 Contains spoilers Montrak is an ambitious film, no-one can take that away from it. Of German pedigree, it is clearly a budget production but often looks great with a couple of cracking stunt shots and a very credible gore/sfx. It is also a leviathan of a film, coming in at just over two hours and that was where I felt it was too ambitious. Set across five chapters and three time periods (though two are medieval periods 25 years apart) it is the narrat...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Harry, Frank, Elizabeth, Amazon UK, Caspar, Wilhelm, Vampire, Undead, Elizabeth You, Wladislaw, Stefan Schwenk, Sönke Möhring, Montrak Sönke Möhring, Cosma Shiva Hagen


Postmodern Vampires: Film, Fiction, and Popular Culture – review

Author: Sorcha Ní Fhlainn First published: 2019 Contains spoilers The Blurb : Postmodern Vampires: Film, Fiction, and Popular Culture is the first major study to focus on American cultural history from the vampire’s point of view. Beginning in 1968, Ní Fhlainn argues that vampires move from the margins to the centre of popular culture as representatives of the anxieties and aspirations of their age. Mapping their literary and screen evolution on to the American Presidency, from Richard Nixon t...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, America, Donald Trump, Nixon, Richard Nixon, Dracula, Harker, Amazon UK, Vampire, Undead, Reference - Media, Dan Curtis, Hannibal Lector, Nina Auerbach, Holmewood


Watch the earliest footage of Bauhaus playing live (1979)

On January 13, 1979, Bauhaus (then called Bauhaus 1919) played their second live gig, at the Romany Pub in their hometown of Northampton, England. YouTube user Halfman Halftripod documented the performance and has just posted it with annotations. From Post-Punk: For this gig, one of their earliest (the second in fact), the band played a 30 minute set at The Romany pub in Northampton performing songs like the prototype for “Largartija Nick”—”Bite My Hip”, plus “Screen Kiss”, “Lovelife”, and m...
Tags: Video, Music, News, Northampton, Northampton England, Undead, Goth, Oh Bela, Romany Pub


Dracula (2020) – review

Director: Jonny Campbell, Paul McGuigan and Damon Thomas First aired: 2020 Contains spoilers So, the pre-amble. I was sorely vexed over how to review this but am afraid to say there will have to be spoilers aplenty (including cliffhangers and twists), for two reasons. Firstly, what the creative minds of Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat have given us are essentially three films. Each episode was 90-minutes and each self-contained (though interconnected) with three distinct story parts. The issue wi...
Tags: England, Movies, Earth, Hungary, Venice, Slovakia, Bob, Jack, Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, North Sea, Lucy, Whitby, Foundation, Revenant, Jonathan


The House that Dripped Blood – Blu-Ray – review

I have reviewed the content of the portmanteau film The House that Dripped Blood previously, this is a review of the Blu-Ray release from Second Sight Films. Before I look at that, however, a note about the vampire segment. I re-read my original review before writing this and, in light of watching the film again, have to admit that I think I was a tad harsh. I based my previous score around the fact that the comedy of the segment stood out garishly against the more sombre tones of the rest of t...
Tags: Movies, House, Carla, Blu Ray, Amazon UK, Vampire, Undead, Ingrid Pitt, Duffel, Vampiric Possession, Troy Howarth, Graham Humphreys, Mike Higgins, Jon Pertwee, Jonathan Rigby, Peter Duffel


Listen: "Bela Lugosi's Dead" vs Disneyland's Haunted Mansion

In 2004, Howard Hallis celebrated the devilishly wonderful crossover of Disney and Goth culture with the now-classic "Haunted Bela," a mash-up of Bauhaus's "Bela Lugosi's Dead" with the spooky narration heard in Disneyland's Haunted Mansion dark ride. Listen below! Howard also created the delightful artwork above, titled "Goth Princesses."
Tags: Halloween, Post, Music, News, Bela Lugosi, Disney, Haunted Mansion, Disneyland, Howard, Bela, Undead, Goth, Howard Hallis, Goth Disney


Vampires: First Blood Volume II: The Vampire Ladies – review

Editor: James Grant Goldin First Published: 2019 The Blurb : The literary evolution of the female vampire begins with the legendary LILITH...but is she a cursed monster, or a symbol of the rebellious, independent woman? While the male vampire has gone from monster to anti-hero to dream boyfriend, the path of his sister in blood has been more complex and mysterious. James Grant Goldin presents a curated anthology of the original texts, some freshly translated, that trace the evolution of the va...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Daily Mail, Dracula, Amazon UK, Vampire, Undead, Lilith, Classic Literature, Sabine Baring Gould, Margery, Campagna, Carmilla, Turgenev, Dracula (related, Clara Crofton


The Dark Truth – review

Author: Jerry Knaak First Published: 2017 The Blurb : "I was a predator. And I was going to own it." A Night Out San Francisco PR pro Elizabeth Rubis reluctantly agrees to a night out on the town. Little does she know that her life will be altered forever as childhood night terrors come to life. A Face in the Window Elizabeth’s deepest, darkest fears crawl out of the inky blackness as her lifelong tormentor is revealed during a rare Northern California thunderstorm. A hallucination in the rain...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, California, San Francisco, San Francisco Bay Area, Elizabeth, Amazon UK, Vampire, Undead, Jerry Knaak, Elizabeth Rubis


Decades: Marvel in the 70s – Legion of Monsters

Author and artists: various First published: 2019 (collection) Contains spoilers The blurb : Celebrate 80 years of Marvel Comics, decade by decade - together with the groovy ghoulies of the Supernatural Seventies. It was an era of black-and-white magazines filled with macabre monsters, and unsettling new titles starring horror-themed 'heroes'. Now, thrill to Marvel's greatest horror icons: The melancholy muck-monster known as the Man-Thing - whosoever knows fear burns at his touch; Morbius, th...
Tags: Movies, Dracula, Vampire, Undead, Werewolf, Vampire Hunter, Created By Science, Frankenstein's Monster