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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.

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

What made Bram Stoker write Dracula, by Dacre Stoker

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DACRE STOKER - the great grandnephew of Bram Stoker - tells us his thoughts on why his relative wrote Dracula

Was Dracula’s Guest a prequel to Dracula?

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Dracula's Guest
KAJA FRANCK ponders whether the Dracula's Guest short story was really a prequel to Dracula

Remembering Channel 4’s Monster Horrors Season (1986)

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES commemorates a great horror season from his youth - 30 years ago this week!

Emma Dark talks about Seize the Night

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Spooky Isles talks to rising star Emma Dark about her new horror short, Seize the Night

Howard Jackson talks about Nightmares Ahead

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Nightmares Ahead
Spooky Isles talk s to Howard Jackson about his new horror anthology, Nightmares Ahead

Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires 1974 REVIEW

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BARRY McCAN takes a look back at Hammer's The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires

Nosferatu 1922 REVIEW: Count Orlock’s vampire still chills

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BARRY McCANN looks back on the grandaddy of all vampire films, the magnificent Nosferatu 1922

El Conde Dracula 1970 REVIEW

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El Conde Dracula 1970
BARRY McCANN reviews the Jess Franco-directed El Conde Dracula (1970) - the one with Christopher Lee as Dracula in a moustache!

Scars Of Dracula (1970) REVIEW

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Scars of Dracula 1970
RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES says Scars of Dracula (1970) isn't as bad as you would think

Dracula at the New Vic REVIEW

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Dracula New Vic
ANDREW GARVEY reviews the latest production of Dracula at Staffordshire's New Vic Theatre

Is a Dracula film adaptation possible?

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In this exclusive extract from CHARLES E. BUTLER'S new book, Vampires: The Final Hunt, he discusses cinema's generally unsuccessful attempts to create Dracula film adaptations

Van Helsing 2004 REVIEW

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Van Helsing 2004 is one of DARREN J. POWELL favourite vampire films

Florence Marryat on Vampires and Mediums

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ANDREW GARVEY looks at Victorian novelist Florence Marryat's forays into spiritualism and vampires

The Return of Dracula (1958) REVIEW

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TERRY SHERWOOD reviews The Return of Dracula (1958)

John George Haigh’s vampire circus of blood and acid

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PAUL ADAMS looks at the horrific crimes of 'vampire' murderer John George Haigh in London during the 1940s

British Gothic Horror meets 1970s Blaxploitation Cinema

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Joe DeSue in the monster in Blackenstein 1973, one of the key Blaxploitation horror films of the 1970s.
British Gothic Horror gets funky with 1970s Blaxploitation. RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES gets in the groove...

The Undead Revenants of Britain and Romania

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JON KANEKO-JAMES returns from the land of Dracula to tell you about Romania's undead, Revenants!

Countess Dracula 1971 REVIEW

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SIMON BALL reviews Hammer classic, Countess Dracula 1971

The Children and 'Blood Relations' of Dracula in Film History

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JIM IVERS ponders the many film 'sequels' to Dracula that involve his off-spring

Written in Blood: A Cultural History of the British Vampire REVIEW

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KAJA FRANCK reviews Written in Blood: A Cultural History of the British Vampire by Paul Adams

Underworld Awakening (2012) MINI-REVIEW

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Underworld Awakening is a disappointing, rubbishy who-cares sequel to once-fine horror action series

Underworld Rise of the Lycans (2009) MINI-REVIEW

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Rise of the Lycans reveals the rich Underworld backstory with some exciting additions to the mythology of this fantastic horror series.

I Am Legend – Hammer Style

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I am Legend
RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES looks at one Hammer project that never saw the light of day

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10 Bram Stoker Dublin Must-See Locations

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