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Son of Dracula (1943)
Universal sued by Lon Chaney Jr.'s heirs
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.
2013-08-06 11:23
Bray Studios
Historic Bray Studios to be demolished
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.
2013-05-07 10:08
Cooking with Katherine: Dracula Cookies
Dracula cookies!
This awesome cookie recipe is courtesy of Katherine Aras. Other recipes delicious delights can be found @ the source.
2012-09-30 10:48
The world is ending!
Just as the Mayans predicted, this movie is a sure sign that the apocalypse draws near... 
2012-09-18 10:02
Bran Castle (Brașov, Romania)
Romania targets tourists in China, India and the Middle East
Romania's Tourism Ministry is hoping to attract tourists from China, India and the Middle East on the back of the Dracula Legend. The state secretary of Ministry of Regional Development and Tourism, Cristian Barhalescu said that the Legend of Dracula will be promoted in Chinese, Indian and Middle Eastern markets, which weren't affected by the economic crisis and have huge potential.
2012-09-11 11:06
The Tillinghast Nightmare
Filmmaker Alec Asten and partner Judith Nutkis have launched a Kickstarter campaign to seek out backing for their new project, The Tillinghast Nightmare.  The documentary will examine 1799 Exeter, RI  and beyond with attention to the practice of medicine, burials, plebeian ideas about dreams and the supernatural and the beliefs of churches regarding demons.
2011-11-06 23:50
Maria Jose Cristerna, better known as the "Vampire Woman"
Mexican "vampire woman" cast in wax for immortality
Maria Jose Cristerna, a Mexican woman claiming to be a vampire, has had her body -- including implanted metal horns and pointy teeth -- immortalized in wax.Ripley's, which runs  Believe It or Not museums around the world, asked Cristerna, a former attorney, to be cast in wax so a replica of her could be put on display. Cristerna will receive the title of Most Unusual Woman in the World, according to Edward Meyer, Ripley's vice president of exhibits and archives.
2011-09-26 08:29
Teens die after visiting 'vampire' grave
September 3, 2011 (nine news) -- Two teenage girls have died after crashing their car on the way back from a late-night visit to the grave of a purported vampire in Rhode Island.Bella DiPalma, 17, and Ellena Zuller, 16, died after their car flipped over on a dark and winding road that they decided to explore on August 1 because it looked "haunted," police said.One of the girls was pronounced dead at the scene while the other died later in hospital. Two other passengers escaped with minor injuries, CBS News reports.
2011-09-21 09:38
Man claims to be vampire, attacks woman
August 14, 2011 (KPRC / Mark Boyle) -- Galveston, Texas Police said a man bit a woman on her neck and while beating her in her apartment, he claimed to be a vampire. The attack happened early Saturday morning at the Ocean Front Apartments on Seawall Boulevard in Galveston.Investigators said Lyle Bensley used his foot to break the door down and get inside the woman's apartment. The alleged victim said that she had never met Bensley. 
2011-09-21 09:35
German 'vampire' cannibal sentenced
A court in Germany has sentenced a vampire killer to life imprisonment for murdering two teenagers whose blood he drank and whose flesh he ate. Identified only as a petty thief called Jan O, 26, he admitted the murders of a girl called Nina, 14, outside the town of Bodenfeld in November last year. He killed her friend Tobias, 13, five days later at almost the same spot.
2011-07-25 12:42

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From the Library

Late in the 17th century, there was a town called Croglin Grange (in Cumberland County, England). It's been said by some that the town was visited by a vampire... and the young lady in the tale barely escaped with her life.A one-story home in Croglin Grange was rented to a two brothers and their sister. One summer night, when the heat from the day still clung to the air, the sister was looking out her window at the stars. It was too hot to sleep. Suddenly, she noticed two lights that flickered in and out of the group of trees that lay beyond her window.
Elizabeth Miller is a well-known member of the vampire community. In addition to being a former Professor of English at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, she is President of the Transylvanian Society of Dracula - Canadian Chapter as well as Baroness of the House of Dracula. What was your first exposure to Dracula?

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