• Vampironica #1 Has Teeth

    Vampironica #1 Has Teeth0

    Vampironica #1 Greg Smallwood and Meg Smallwood (writers), Greg Smallwood (artist), Jack Morelli (letterer) Archie Comics March 7, 2017 Come closer, and I’ll tell you something—don’t worry, I won’t bite. The truth is, I’ve always been #TeamVeronica. That’s not to disparage her best friend, perennial girl next door Betty, but Veronica—rich, spoiled, cheerleader from hell

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  • Before Lugosi: Vampires of the Silent Screen

    Before Lugosi: Vampires of the Silent Screen0

    With his slick black hair, Hungarian accent, suave costume and penetrating glare, Bela Lugosi emerged as the definitive screen vampire after starring in Universal’s 1931 film of Dracula. The actors who played Count Dracula afterward, such as Christopher Lee and Gary Oldman, sometimes homaged Lugosi and sometimes subverted him, but they always performed in his shadow.

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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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  • Varney the Vampire: A Penny Dreadful Pioneer

    Varney the Vampire: A Penny Dreadful Pioneer0

    When it comes to the vampire fiction of nineteenth-century Britain, four works in particular are sure to be mentioned during any in-depth discussion. One, of course, is Bram Stoker’s Dracula, published in 1897. Another is Sheridan Le Fanu’s Carmilla, serialised from 1871 to 1872, which continues to inspire writers and filmmakers today. Predating either of them

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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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  • “Sisterhood is Powerful”: Subverting Tropes in VAMPS

    “Sisterhood is Powerful”: Subverting Tropes in VAMPS0

    VAMPS Written by: Elaine Lee Art by: William Simpson Colours by: Stuart Chaifetz Lettering by: Clem Robins Vertigo Comics, 1994 Vampires have always been about sex. You’ll see articles popping up from time to time questioning this fact, or trying to blame the phenomenon on Twilight, or Buffy, or Anne Rice, and the list goes

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