• The Dracula File Offers Bite-Sized 1980s Horror

    The Dracula File Offers Bite-Sized 1980s Horror0

    The Dracula File Gerry Finley-Day, Simon Furman and Ken Noble (writers); Eric Bradbury, Geoff Senior and Keith Page (artists) Rebellion: 2000 AD October 16, 2017 (Originally serialized in SCREAM! issues 1-15, 1984 and Holiday Specials 1985-1988) The Dracula File offers cozy horror nostalgia. Both the art style and the text—“Meanwhile, behind the Iron Curtain, a KGB

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  • The Life and Times of Marya Zaleska, Dracula’s Daughter: Part Three

    The Life and Times of Marya Zaleska, Dracula’s Daughter: Part Three0

    Having discussed the 1936 film Dracula’s Daughter in the first and second posts in this series, I shall now conclude with a look at the film’s afterlife in adaptations and derivative works. Dracula’s Daughter: The Novel The novelisation of Dracula’s Daughter was published by Berkley Books in 1977. Its author was credited as Carl Dreadstone;

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  • The Life and Times of Marya Zaleska, Dracula’s Daughter: Part Two

    The Life and Times of Marya Zaleska, Dracula’s Daughter: Part Two0

    Having taken a look at the plot of the 1936 film Dracula’s Daughter in my previous article, I shall now discuss the origins of the film and make a closer examination of its themes. The Birth of Dracula’s Daughter The film started life as a proposed adaptation of “Dracula’s Guest” by Bram Stoker, a short story

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  • The Life and Times of Marya Zaleska, Dracula’s Daughter: Part One

    The Life and Times of Marya Zaleska, Dracula’s Daughter: Part One0

    The classic horror films made by Universal had no shortage of monstrous men, such as Bela Lugosi’s Dracula and Boris Karloff’s Frankenstein’s monster. Monstrous women, on the other hand, were few and far between. The Bride of Frankenstein, iconic as she is, appears so briefly in her self-titled 1935 film that she can scarcely be

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  • Look into the eyes of a skeleton: an analysis of frenums’ skeleton comics0

    I’m very sorry. In this post I’m going to be doing a lot of “explaining the joke.” I hope I don’t ruin it for you. I think humour can survive me. I want to talk to you about skeleton comics. Tumblr user and cartoonist frenums‘ bio starts like this: my name is alison i’m 16 And

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  • Top 10: Frightened Blonde Woman Horror Comics0

    • October 30, 2013

    The golden-haired young woman flees a dark, secluded castle on a foggy night. Her long white gown would make a Hammer Horror starlet proud, but no matter how far she runs, there’s a vampire, a werewolf, or a man-monster called–TABOO! right behind her. If you’re a fan of vintage horror comics, the kind with titles

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