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Are You Ready to See Dracula’s Hiney on TV?

Actually, because this new Dracula series is on NBC, I suppose you probably won’t really see the Count’s butt. What? Oops, I seem to have buried the lede. According to Deadline, NBC has optioned a new 10-episode series called Dracula, with Jonathan Rhys Meyers starring as the iconic prince of darkness. The women reading this [...]

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Vampires Are the New Zombies

Forget about the zombie apocalypse. It appears to be time for the vampire renaissance. In the apparently never-ending battle for cultural superiority that rages constantly between vampires and zombies, the fanged ones are looking to move back ahead. I guess you really can’t keep a dead man down. Deadline (or should it be “Undeadline”?) is [...]

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Back to Basics—The Invisible Man

By 1933, Universal Studios had become a veritable fear factory, thanks to the efforts of production head Carl Laemmle Jr. After the amazing profits earned from Dracula, Frankenstein and The Mummy, he was eager to find Universal’s next horror property. Carl Junior had been trying to get a Frankenstein sequel off the ground, but director [...]

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Back to Basics—The Mummy

For the last week or so, Slammed & Damned has been going “Back to Basics,” examining movies from horror’s past to discern what relevance they have in the present. So far, we’ve looked at Dracula and Frankenstein, the first two major films from the golden age of Universal Studios. These movies not only helped form [...]

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