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.

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

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"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.

Fanged Films

Mexico, 1945
Memorias de una Vampiresa
Korea, 1969

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?

Drawn to Vamps?

Vol. 7 No. 1
The Blood Slave
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Arena