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.

Moth Diaries, The

The Moth Diaries
Canada / Ireland 2011

Rebecca is suspicious of Ernessa, the new arrival at her boarding school. But is Rebecca just jealous of Ernessa's bond with Lucie, or does the new girl truly possess a dark secret?



Night's Sky

 

Such a cold and lonely place.

Warmth will never be a problem as I think of your smile.

Would you light a candle as I fly past?

Friends, forever love. It's as it should be. Not as it seemed.

Never alone...as I look down and search for your face...

Would you look for me as I go by?

With thoughts of you space and time can not last.

But I'll never be cold when I see that beautiful smile.

Your eyes light up like stars have never dreamed.

Up there...Up in the night's sky...

I Died Again

I died again tonight...

I jumped off that cliff and woke up on the rebound..

Alive again...Kissed the devil while angels watched.

Dreams filled with blood...Hunted or the hunter.

They never win...Just me in the end.

 

Woken from death...Yearning for a fight.

Smiling as I put my knuckles in someones face.

You deserve so much better.

They all are trying to get to second base.

But they'll never get that it's not a race.

Time's better spent getting to know you.

 

I died again tonight...

Death and the Vampire

Fangs

The vampire has long been established as a powerful icon of our culture. Many are tempted to believe that the power and popularity of the fanged beast are simply explained by our collective love for danger.

Yes, the vampire is dangerous. There is no question that he (or she!) has taken his position among horror monsters that will survive the ages. However, few creatures inspire the kind of devotion you find in followers of the vampire. Few people are as fascinated with the mummy or Frankenstein's monster as they are with the creatures of the night.

Of Shadow Born by Dianne Sylvan

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"Of Shadow Born" by Dianne Sylvan

After an unexpected attack killed Vampire Prime David, his bondmate, wife and Queen Miranda was left physically and emotionally wounded. Rescued by Stella Maguire, a young witch who provided the unstable vampire with enough healing to prevent them both from being killed, Miranda must pick up the pieces and resume her duties as Queen of the South. With the assistance of Primes Deven and Jonathan, Miranda discovers she is stronger then anyone guessed which is good because she’ll need that strength and no small amount of cunning to trace those responsible for the ambush.

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.

Look what's back!

Greetings, my long-suffering creatures of the night. THE FORUMS ARE BACK!

Let's be honest, Facebook has pretty much destroyed the concept of community, website-based forums, especially for genre sites. But after recently being contacted by an "old" member (as in "elder"), I got to thinking of the old days...and figured I'd resurrect the forums once again.

As you can see, there hasn't been much activity over the years, and perhaps these boards will continue to stagnate. But if you feel like popping by and posting a message, it would be great to hear from you.

Fanged Films

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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