Devil Dynamite

a.k.a. Devil's Dynamite, Robocop vs. Vampires
Hong Kong/USA 1987

In this sequel to ROBO VAMPIRE, martial-arts expert Alex (the fearless "Shadow Warrior") battles an army of blood thirsty vampires to stop a huge smuggling ring. He fights to destroy the operation, using all his mad warrior skills.

a.k.a. Devil's Dynamite, Robocop vs. Vampires



Monster X

USA 2014

The who’s who of monsters are assembled to defend humanity against an even greater threat to them all. The idea is a sort of ‘Avengers’-style take on the classic monsters such as Dracula, Frankenstein’s creature, Mr. Hyde and others. (There are 10 in total; the “X” in the title is the Roman numeral.) Monster X is in development as of March 2013 from Ahmet Zappa's Monsterfoot Productions in collaboration with BenderSpink Productions (The Incredible Burt Wonderstone).



Medusa's Gaze and Vampire's Bite by Matt Kaplan

Rating: 
4
"Medusa's Gaze and Vampire's Bite: The Science of Monsters" by Matt Kaplan

Medusa's Gaze and Vampire's Bite: The Science of Monsters by Matt Kaplan is a cheeky historical trip through many of the familiar monsters that go bump in the night. This book may be a bit light for the full-time scientist or cryptozoologist, but for readers wanting to know more about the history of monsters, it is an amusing read.

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

Press Release: "Dracula Chronicles"

For 40 years Foia scoured libraries, museums, churches, monasteries, mosques and mausoleums spanning 2 continents. In the end, he utilized this vast knowledge of the subject to recreate Dracula’s World in an epic multi-volume historical novel.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRLog (Press Release) - Jan. 4, 2013 - Seattle, WA -- Seattle author and resident, Victor T. Foia, has published the first volume of the "Dracula Chronicles" series, "Son of the Dragon", now available on Amazon Kindle http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ARSJNW6.

Dracula, Lord of the Damned

Dracula, Lord of the Damned
CAN 2012

Transylvania 1872: Jonathon Harker finds himself the unwilling guest of an Undead Medieval Warlord who believes himself to be the Saviour of Men, on a Mission from God to share the gift of eternal life with the inhabitants of contemporary London. Once in England, Dracula cuts a swathe through the population, including Lucy Westwood, best friend of Harker's fiance Mina Murray. Rising from the dead to feed on the blood of the living, Lucy must be euthanised by her own fiance, Dr. John Seward.



Undying Love

USA 2014

THR reports that Joe Carnahan is in final talks to direct this horror action film, based on the Image comic book series of the same name (November 2012). The comic series is described as "A horror-action tale, equal parts vampire mythology and Chinese folklore, set in modern day Hong Kong. Ex-soldier John Sargent has fallen for a beautiful Chinese woman named Mei. The only thing keeping the star-crossed lovers apart: Mei's a vampire. To free Mei from the curse, Sargent sets out to destroy the vampire that made her.



New e-book: Kiss of the Butterfly

Kiss of the Butterfly (c) 2012 James Lyon

"I sense it even now. People thirst for it; the entire country is mad with desire for it. And now we are going to war with our brothers because they look like us, and because we can smell our blood coursing through their veins..."  A dying man’s cryptic letter to an enigmatic professor launches grad student Steven Roberts on an unwitting quest, shrouded in mystery, into the war-torn labyrinth of a disintegrating Eastern European country.

Twelve, The by Justin Cronin

Rating: 
3
The Twelve by Justin Cronin

 

No one expected Justin Cronin to sink his teeth into a post-apocalyptic vampire novel. He was an award-winning author of quiet literary fiction when he drafted a story so compelling and frightening that he landed a $3.75-million, three-book deal.

The trilogy began in 2010 with "The Passage," a 784-page runaway bestseller, one of the few books that could boast of billboards on Sunset Boulevard. "The Twelve" is second in the series, but even the most devoted fans may notice a bit of a sophomore slump.

Fanged Films

From the Library

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?
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.

Drawn to Vamps?