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Vampires

Vampires are supernatural beings from folklore that survive by feeding off the blood, or life force, of the living. The most famous vampire is the fictional Count Dracula, created by Irish author Bram Stoker.

Varney the Vampire

Varney the Vampire: The world’s first vampiric hero

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Varney the Vampire was the original king of the undead who inspired all who came after him, says DR KAJA FRANCK

Dracula by the Purple Playhouse (1973), Canada’s forgotten vampire film

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Dracula by the Purple Playhouse wasn't one of the CBC's finest efforts, says TERRY SHERWOOD

Peter Underwood versus The Vampire

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RICK HALE examines how famed ghost hunter Peter Underwood came face-to-face with the evils of a real-life vampire in England during the 1970s

Dracula Society, An Interview with the chair, Julia Kruk

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Julia Kruk has been a member of the Dracula Society for over 40 years. DAVID SAUNDERSON talks to her about the group devoted to Bram Stoker's king of vampires....
Frank Langella in the title role of Dracula 1979

Dracula 1979 REVIEW

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Dracula 1979 is a stylish but different take on the Bram Stoker vampire classic, TERRY SHERWOOD writes

Meet Isle of Man Vampire, Matthew Hassal

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Iron stakes prevent an ancient vampire, Matthew Hassal, rising from Malew Churchyard, Isle of Man, RICK HALE reports

In Search of Dracula 2020 TV REVIEW

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TERRY SHERWOOD reviews In Search of Dracula, Mark Gattiss' documentary exploring the history of the king of vampires...
Croglin Grange Vampire

England’s 6 most terrifying historic vampire cases

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Real-life vampires and other bloodsucking creatures are found throughout English history, says RICK HALE
Dr Kaja Franck interviews author Dacre Stoker about Dracul at the Spooky Isles London Launch on 20th October 2018

Dracul (2018) by Dacre Stoker and J. D. Barker BOOK REVIEW

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DR KAJA FRANCK reviews Dracul (2018), by Dacre Stoker and J. D. Barker, a worthy prequel to the greatest vampire novel of all…
Dance of the Vampires, Fearless Vampire Killers

The Fearless Vampire Killers 1967 REVIEW

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JAY HOLLIS reviews Fearless Vampire Killers (1967), Roman Polanski's parody of British horror
Christopher Lee made a name for himself as the title character in a range of Hammer Dracula films.

Why we love Dracula: A History of Vampire Films

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Guest writer DEBRA McREYNOLDS puts the bit on our favourite vampire films in this look at cinematic Dracula
John Polidori The Vampyre

John Polidori: Genesis of The Vampyre and the Byronic Hero

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DR KAJA FRANCK explores how the birth of Frankenstein also involved the creation of the first English vampire novel by John Polidori

Renfield, fly-eating madman, essential force in Dracula

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Renfield is one of Dracula's most intriguing and charismatic characters. DR KAJA FRANCK profiles the notorious madman...
Bram Stoker Dracula sites in London

Bram Stoker’s top 5 inspirations for Count Dracula (and it’s not just Vlad the...

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DR KAJA FRANCK digs deep into Bram Stoker's working notes to reveal the real inspiration behind the King of Vampires, Count Dracula

Byzantium 2012 REVIEW: Vampires set up home in modern-day Hastings

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Byzantium 2012 sees Neil Jordan make a return to horror. RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES is pleased to hear it...

Blood Of The Vampire 1958 REVIEW

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First off the blocks to emulate Hammer's horror success? RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES revisits the gruesomely Technicolor effort, Blood Of The Vampire (1958).

Halloween monsters crawl out from real Irish folklore

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ANN MASSEY O’REGAN gets us ready for Halloween with these real life monsters from Ireland's folklore
Gary Oldman donned a different look as the Count in Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

Bram Stoker’s Dracula 1992: 10 Things you didn’t know

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KAYLEIGH MARIE EDWARDS shares some fun facts about Bram Stoker's Dracula 1992

The Hand of Night 1968 REVIEW

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The Hand of Night 1968, reviewed by guest writer ALAN HOARE

Castle Dracula Dublin ‘charming, enigmatic and enthralling night’ REVIEW

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ANN MASSEY ventures into Castle Dracula Dublin - she tells us what she discovered!

Please Sir’s Frankie Abbott returns for Frankula horror romp

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES takes a look at Frankula, the return of 1970s TV favourite David Barry aka Frankie Abbott...
Bram Stoker Dracula sites in London

Top 10 Bram Stoker-Dracula sites to visit in London

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DACRE STOKER, the great-grandnephew of Bram Stoker, gives his top 10 Dracula sites to celebrate the life of the legendary author

10 must-see Dracula sites in Romania, according to Dacre Stoker

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DACRE STOKER picks the 10 must-see sites associated with Dracula in Romania

Dacre Stoker’s Top 10 Dracula-inspired Films

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DACRE STOKER chooses his favourite films inspired by his great-grand uncle Bram Stoker's Dracula

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