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On the Dark Side: Friday Night Frights

Paola K Amaras | Posted 10.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paola K Amaras

Halloween is the perfect night to watch scary movies. In fact the entire month of October lends itself to noir, sci-fi, horror, and all sorts of scary...

Did Vampires Not Have Fangs in Movies Until the 1950s?

Brian Cronin | Posted 10.29.2015 | Entertainment
Brian Cronin

While sharp teeth were a constant of vampire literature, that was not the case for depictions of vampires in stage and screen. In the case of theatrical plays, the idea of wearing fake teeth was likely just an impractical one.

Halloween Favorites for LGBT Movie Nights

Matt Baume | Posted 10.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

By all means, go out and party. But what if you're a grumpy loner like me and all you want is a nice quiet spooky evening at home? Well, there's no better way to spend a dark and stormy night than with a creepy, scary, or generally disturbing movie.

Taproot Theatre's Dracula; A Superb Retelling of the Timeless Good vs. Evil Story

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 10.06.2015 | Entertainment
L. Steven Sieden

The cast often uses the aisles to rush on and offstage. This is particularly startling if you're sitting in an aisle seat (as I was) when Dracula himself makes a surprise appearance standing next to your seat with his cape flowing.

There's Something Fishy About Asher Blinkoff's Voice Work in Hotel Transylvania 2

Jim Hill | Posted 09.09.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

And why did Tartakovsky opt to cast Asher as the voice of Dennis, Dracula's half-human, half-vampire grandson? Basically because Blinkoff -- unlike so many child actors working in Hollywood today -- still actually sounded like an authentic six-and-a-half, almost seven-year-old boy.

The Vampire That Hollywood Missed

Leslie Kendall Dye | Posted 06.17.2015 | Books
Leslie Kendall Dye

Fevre Dream is about friendship as much as it is about ghouls in the night. It is about the violence in us all and the choices that determine our character. It is also suspense at its finest, paced to maximize dread.

I Want to Suck Your Blood (Cordial): Dracula Heaven in Whitby, England

Paula Froelich | Posted 04.03.2015 | Travel
Paula Froelich

One of the most hauntingly beautiful and eerie places in England is on the northeastern coast of Yorkshire in a tiny town called Whitby. Long a va...

Interview With the 'Dracula Untold' Vampire: Luke Evans Talks Fact, Fiction Behind His Vlad

Aaron Sagers | Posted 04.06.2015 | Entertainment
Aaron Sagers

Vlad Dracula and Count Dracula; one was the Transylvanian-born prince of Wallachia, and the other is a villainous vampire, but in the movie Dracula Untold Luke Evans portrays an amalgamation of both.

Dracula Untold - An Intense Love Story and Back Story of the Infamous Count Dracula

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 12.31.2014 | Teen

Dracula Untold is an intense love story that changes everything we know about the world's most famous vampire.

Top 10 Spooky Places to See in Ireland This October

Vic O'Sullivan | Posted 12.03.2014 | Travel
Vic O'Sullivan

Count Dracula may stalk the Transylvanian countryside; but his origins are much closer to Bram Stoker's homeland of Ireland. As a frail child, Bram's mother whetted his appetite for the blood thirsty character by fuelling the author's imagination with supernatural tales.

Archaeologists May Have Found Dracula's Dungeon

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.01.2014 | Science

Dracula might be a fictional character, but archaeologists believe they've found the haunts of Vlad the Impaler--the real-life figure who inspired Bra...

Dossier Fantastique Podcast: Snowpiercer; The Signal; Dan Curtis' Dracula

Dan Persons | Posted 09.08.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

I make my long-awaited return with an Hour of the Wolf review of Snowpiercer, the metaphoric science fiction film from Bong-Joon Ho (The Host). Lawrence French receives The Signal, an indie sci-fi flick. And Steve Biodrowski unearths Dan Curtis' Dracula from its new Blu-ray casket.

'Dracula Untold' Trailer Has Us Rooting For The Bad Guy

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 06.27.2014 | Entertainment

Vampires just became cool again. On Friday, Universal Pictures released its first action-packed trailer for “Dracula Untold." Based on Bram Stok...

The Real Zombies: Outworn Institutions That Parasitize Change

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

What might be underneath the recent public fascination with a zombie apocalypse? To some extent, the recurring rise of the zombie reflects our fear of the shadow side of unreflective technological progress.

So Your Show Is Probably Canceled... Now What? | Posted 06.21.2014 | TV

Luckily, we've sorted things out for a few plucky characters we think'll be just fine on this side of the small screen -- whether or not their shows have already gone the way of the dinosaur.

Showtime's Psychosexual Drama Gets Bloody

Posted 03.27.2014 | TV

Showtime's new psychosexual horror thriller "Penny Dreadful" hasn't even premiered yet, but it has us excited and incredibly creeped out. The new s...

Casting Our Perfectly Awful Thanksgiving Dinner | Posted 01.27.2014 | Comedy

One thing that we've found that helps pass the time until you're allowed to leave? Casting our favorite TV characters in the most outlandish roles and seeing what happens.

Why He Almost Wasn't 'Dracula'

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 11.04.2013 | Entertainment

LONDON -- LONDON (AP) — Sexy monsters are a bit of a specialty for Jonathan Rhys Meyers. In "The Tudors," the Irish actor made King Henry VIII an a...

Meet The 'Real-Life' Dracula

LiveScience | Mark Lallanilla | Posted 10.31.2013 | Science

Few names have cast more terror into the human heart than Dracula. The legendary vampire, created by author Bram Stoker for his 1897 novel of the sa...

The Van Helsing Factor

James S. Parker | Posted 11.25.2013 | Books
James S. Parker

Although Van Helsing was truly Dracula's primary nemesis, he was only one man in a collection of characters battling the vampire. So how is it that his individual role has turned out to be so influential? It is simple, really: He contributed knowledge that nobody else had.

Fall TV Word Clouds: How to Find the Best and Avoid the Worst Shows on TV Without Ever Actually Watching Them | Posted 11.06.2013 | Comedy

If you were to watch all 56 of them -- just their pilots -- do you know how many hours of your life you'd lose? No? Do you want to know?

Chevy Chase Is Having The Worst Luck

Posted 11.05.2013 | Comedy

He's Chevy Chase, and you're not. And if that means that you're able to read classic works of literature without the books attacking you, you're proba...

Dracula's Newest Minion

Sarah Barness | Posted 09.03.2013 | Green

Ah ah ah ah ah! Was this dog raised by Dracula? Sure sounds like it... Jason Segel would be proud. ...

Adventures in Romania

John Feffer | Posted 09.20.2013 | Travel
John Feffer

For one day in Romania, I decided to go off the grid, more or less.

What You Need To Know About NBC's 'Dracula' | Posted 09.11.2013 | TV

This fall, NBC will unleash its new remake of Bram Stoker's classic vampire saga Dracula on Friday night TV audiences. The Tudors' Jonathan Rhys Meyer...