Dracula

Fictional vampire in a gothic horror novel by Bram Stoker

Un-Dead TV: The Ultimate Guide to Vampire Television

Un-Dead TV (c) Brad Middleton

Greetings vampire fans! After over 3 1/2 years of researching, writing, and watching a whole lot of television, my book, Un-Dead TV, is finally in print!

Un-Dead TV: The Ultimate Guide to Vampire Television

Vampire Bats

Desmodus rotundus

The Bat in Nature

Indigenous to Central and South America, vampire bats live in a very strong social culture. The develop bonds with other bats in the colony, and learn to recognize each other through sound and scent. Vampire bats tend to live in caves, trees, or buildings. Their colonies can reach numbers of up to 2000 bats, but most colonies tend to house approximately 100 bats.

PR: The Dracula Project

The Dracula project to promote Transylvania as tourism destination represents the most profitable strategy that can be found for the development of the tourism in this region, according to a release of the Romanian Federation of Tourism and Service Employers (FPTS) remitted to Agerpres.

Vampire Physiology

Blood has been a symbol of life since very ancient times. The blood in our veins has always been iconic of our continuing life. To lose too much blood is to lose consciousness, breath, and eventually, our very lives. If a person or animal is already dead and is cut open, blood does not flow. Only the living have blood that flows. Blood has been used throughout the ages as a ceremonial sacrifice.

Universal sued by Lon Chaney Jr.'s heirs

Son of Dracula (1943)

THR reports that Chaney Entertainment, a company run by Lon Chaney Jr.'s heirs, is reminding Universal about the Chaney legacy with a lawsuit that seeks $1 million in damages for exploiting the dead star's likeness. According to a complaint that was filed on June 4th in L.A. Superior Court, Universal had deals with Chaney to exploit his name, voice, signature, silhouette and other aspects of his persona.

Historic Bray Studios to be demolished

Bray Studios

It's a decision that must have set Dracula spinning in his coffin. The studios that were once home to the famous Hammer Horror films are to be turned into a luxury housing development. The owner of Bray Studios in Berkshire says the iconic location is no longer viable for movie-making – and that he wants to put up to seven executive homes on the site.

After 'Twilight': Where Do Vampires in Pop Culture Go From Here?

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn

If Dracula wrote the book on the modern vampire fiction, Twilight creator Stephenie Meyer's four Twilight books (and their five film adaptations) have given it an enormously unfaithful, enormously successful rewrite. Even before the release of Breaking Dawn--Part 2, the Twilight franchise had earned $2.5 billion dollars at the worldwide box-office, and Breaking Dawn--Part 2 is on track to make hundreds of millions more.

Dracula "Living Dead Doll" available for pre-order

Living Dead Dolls Presents Universal Monsters Dracula

I was never fond of Mezco's "living dead dolls" line (a bit too creepy, even for my tastes), but now that a Dracula version is on the horizon, I've had a change of heart. Based on the Universal monster, this new doll looks like Bela Lugosi, if he were turned at about age ten.

Dracula Tours: "The Kiss of the Vampire" anniversary edition

Transylvania, Romania, January 25, 2013 --(PR.com)-- As everybody can imagine Transylvania is all about stunning scenery and terrific places. Everyone knows and fears the Vampires; still everyone wants to travel to Transylvania. Transylvania and the Carpathian mountains are the very best parts of Romania.

So Transylvania Live decided to celebrate the 1963 release of the British classic movie The Kiss of the Vampire in a special edition of their awarded Dracula Tour.

Special events experienced by participants in this Transylvanian vacation:

Vampire Hunter's Guide

Buffy the Vampire Slayer poster

Over the ages, certain artifacts have gained a reputation among popular cultures as ways to ward off, or even kill, vampires. This guide takes you through the historical meaning and reasoning behind the ways we've found to hunt the vampire. So grab your crucifix, and wade on in!

 

Coffins

Fanged Films

From the Library

The Bat in NatureIndigenous to Central and South America, vampire bats live in a very strong social culture. The develop bonds with other bats in the colony, and learn to recognize each other through sound and scent. Vampire bats tend to live in caves, trees, or buildings. Their colonies can reach numbers of up to 2000 bats, but most colonies tend to house approximately 100 bats.
Blood has been a symbol of life since very ancient times. The blood in our veins has always been iconic of our continuing life. To lose too much blood is to lose consciousness, breath, and eventually, our very lives. If a person or animal is already dead and is cut open, blood does not flow. Only the living have blood that flows. Blood has been used throughout the ages as a ceremonial sacrifice.

Drawn to Vamps?

Vol. 1 No. 10
Black Kiss Book Ten
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Nightvision V.1 N.3 1993