Tag: Vampires

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.

The Romance of Dracula author interview

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Spooky Isles talks to Charles E. Butler, the author and illustrator of The Romance of Dracula

Dracula Prince of Darkness 1966 REVIEW

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Best of Hammer Dracula sequels - Christopher Lee creates menace in Dracula Prince of Darkness 1966 without speaking a single word!

Brides of Dracula 1960 REVIEW

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ADAM SCOVELL reviews Terence Fisher's Hammer Horror - The Brides of Dracula (1960) with Peter Cushing

Twins of Evil 1971 REVIEW

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Twins of Evil
STEPHEN MOSLEY reviews the final film in Hammer's Karnstein Trilogy - Twins of Evil!

Lust for a Vampire 1971 REVIEW

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STEPHEN MOSLEY reviews the second in the Hammer Karnstein Vampire Trilogy - Lust for a Vampire!

The Vampire Lovers 1970 REVIEW

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The Vampire Lovers, the first in Hammer's Karnstein vampire triolgy, is reviewed by STEPHEN MOSLEY

The Karnstein Trilogy: Hammer’s Sexy Vampires

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STEPHEN MOSLEY looks at how Hammer turned Sheridan LeFanu's Camilla into the Karnstein Trilogy!

White Noise, Black Mass, An Electric Storm In Hell, from Dracula...

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DOM COOPER looks at the music behind Dracula AD 1972

The Hunger 1983 REVIEW

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The Hunger 1983 - a stylish vampire horror flick - is reviewed by JAMES E. PARSONS

Baobhan Sith: Are Scottish Vampires more deadly?

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Baobhan Sith
Baobhan Sith, the Scottish brand of vampires, are so terrifying they leave their Transylvanian cousins for dead, says ROSE GARNETT

Dracula 1931 Spanish Version REVIEW

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Dracula 1931 Spanish Version
Universal's Dracula 1931 Spanish version is superior to its Lugosi's counterpart, says guest writer CHRISTOPHER PAGE

Bram Stoker’s Dracula 1992 REVIEW

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Bram Stoker's Dracula 1992
Bram Stoker's Dracula 1992 was a good film but could have been better, says guest reviewer SIR BLIMELY WINDY

Who was Vlad the Impaler, the warlord who inspired Dracula?

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Who was Vlad the Impaler
MATTI BEAL looks at Vlad the Impaler, the Transylvanian warlord that gave Dracula his name

Dracula 1931 REVIEW

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Dracula 1931 Film
Dracula 1931, starring Bela Lugosi, is reviewed by CHRISTOPHER PAGE

Chris vs Bela: The Ultimate Dracula Showdown

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Who is your favourite Dracula? The Spooky Isles talks to horror film historian Alan Frank about the merits of two leading contenders for the King of the Vampires - Christopher Lee and Bela Lugosi.

5 Greatest Dracula Films You Can’t Afford to Miss

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Frank Langella played up the seductive side of the Count in Dracula (1979).
Horror film historian STEPHEN JACOBS lists his top five Dracula films for The Spooky Isles

Reflecting on Bram Stoker’s Dracula

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Bram Stoker Dracula
Guest writer REN ZELEN looks back on the 100 years since Bram Stoker's death and reports how his most famous creation, Dracula, continues "to feed on the lifeblood of our culture"

Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter 1974 REVIEW

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Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter 1974
Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter 1974 feels more like an action TV show than a horror film, says DAVID SAUNDERSON

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