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Crypt of Curiosities: The Dracula Movies of 1931

When I started the Crypt of Curiosities, I did it with the explicit intention to introduce people to the weird, wild corners of genre cinema. Shaw Brothers’ Black Magic, Hammer mummies, hyper-violent anime, sadistic Spaghetti Westerns—it’s an exercise in peering into the odd expanses that deserve more attention. It’s about championing the under-championed.

So, admittedly, writing about one of the most recognizable, celebrated horror films ever made might seem a bit off. But there’s a catch. Because, like many films of its time, there were actually two versions of Dracula in 1931: Tod Browning’s iconic English-language one, and the much less beloved Spanish-language Drácula. While the former has gone on to become a classic, the latter has languished in relative obscurity, beloved by a small cult but otherwise alien to most viewers. So, I figured this would be a good opportunity to look at the two side by side,
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Who Is Tommy Wiseau? All About the Man James Franco Won a Golden Globe for Playing

Who Is Tommy Wiseau? All About the Man James Franco Won a Golden Globe for Playing
Tommy Wiseau came to Hollywood with dreams of movie stardom and ended up creating a cult classic phenomenon later deemed “the Citizen Kane of bad movies” with 2003’s The Room. He’s now the subject of James Franco’s latest movie, The Disaster Artist.

On Sunday, Franco won a Golden Globe for playing Wiseau in his film.

Wiseau spent $6 million of his own money on The Room, blowing most of it on follies like buying film equipment instead of renting and insisting on shooting both digitally and on film. With his unintelligible script, zany acting techniques and inscrutable accent, everyone
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Van Helsing: Season Two Ratings

Nearly every culture has a vampire myth. Bram Stoker's Gothic horror novel, Dracula, was published 120 years ago and took the world by storm. It has inspired many adaptations and served as the stepping-off-point for further explorations of the legend. Now in its second season on Syfy, the Van Helsing TV show is a twist centering on Vanessa Van Helsing (Kelly Overton), a descendant of Stoker's protagonist, Professor Abraham Van Helsing. A top-three performer for Syfy in its first season, can it build on its audience, this time around? Will Van Helsing be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned. A Syfy horror fantasy, Van Helsing, stars Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl, David Cubitt, Vincent Gale, Rukiya Bernard, Trezzo Mahoro, Tim Guinee, Laura Mennell, Paul Johansson, Aleks Paunovic, and Hilary Jardine. Vanessa or “Van” Helsing awoke from a coma to find vampires have
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Mondo’s New Universal Monsters Show Coming This Month

Mondo’s New Universal Monsters Show Coming This Month
Mondo is at it again, hosting yet another show devoted to art focused around the classic Universal Monsters. Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, The Mummy and various other characters featured in the hit song The Monster Mash will all be making an appearance at the show….at least in art from. The monsters won’t really be there, because that would too […]

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More "Penny Dreadful"

  • SneakPeek
Titan Comics' "Penny Dreadful" #10, available March 7, 2018, based on the Showtime horror TV series created by John Logan, is written by Chris King and illustrated by Jesus Hervas, with a cover by Lenka Simeckova:

"...this comic book prequel miniseries reveals terrifying events that led 'Vanessa' to try and find her missing childhood friend, 'Mina Harker', exposing the true nature of the 'vampires' infesting Victorian London.

"The horrifying truth of the disappearance of 'Mina' is revealed to 'Vanessa', 'Sir Malcolm' and 'Sembene'. They realize they face a foe that exists outside anything they've encountered. As they frantically regroup, they learn they are not the only ones with a score to settle with a monster in their midst..."

Refrerring to the 19th-century British 'penny dreadfuls'...

...the series uses public domain characters from 19th-century Gothic fiction, including 'Dorian Gray' from Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray", 'Mina Harker',
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Monster Squad Practical FX Book Signing to Feature Daily Dead’s Heather Wixson and Artists Steve Johnson, Michèle Burke, Tom Woodruff, Jr. & More

  • DailyDead
Throughout the past decade, journalist Heather Wixson, now the Managing Editor of Daily Dead, has celebrated horror and championed the creative minds that keep the genre moving in exciting directions, and we're so proud that she continues to share this passion with her new book, Monster Squad: Celebrating the Artists Behind Cinema's Most Memorable Creatures. Following BearManor Media's recent release of Monster Squad, we're excited to announce that in January, Heather will be joined by several of the enthralling subjects of her book at a special autograph signing at Burbank's Dark Delicacies bookstore.

Taking place on Saturday, January 13th at 4:00pm Pst, the Dark Delicacies Monster Squad event is the ultimate chance for readers to meet Heather, get a signed copy of her new book, and share in her love of mind-bending practical effects that have dazzled viewers for decades.

Heather will be joined at Dark Delicacies by some
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More Famous Monsters of Filmland

  • SneakPeek
Universal, home of the most famous monsters of filmland, continues to reboot their creature catalogue as part of a 'shared monster universe'  that aside from last summer's  'The Mummy', also includes 'Dracula', 'Wolfman', "The Invisible Man" and a whole lot more: 

Actor Tom Cruise starred in "The Mummy" reboot, set in the modern era, with a female mummy (Sofia Boutella ) as the main monster lead.

Other new films, to be developed include reboots of "Dracula"...

..."Frankenstein"...

..."Dr. Jekyll...

..."Wolfman"...

..."The Invisible Man"...

...."Phantom Of The Opera"...

....and "Creature From The Black Lagoon"...

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek 'Universal Monsters'...
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Unsoundies: The Caveman Impulse Behind Talking Pictures

  • MUBI
Allen Jenkins. Illustration by Tony Millionaire.We had a lurid fantasy life. And it was not pre-Code, it was prehistoric. Synchronized sound technology created Neanderthal Cinema, an aesthetic slouching and slack-jawed, a case of temporarily thwarted evolution. In a brief era with no accepted form and before industrial standardization, experimentation raged, and some of sound cinema's experiments were dumb, inept, or too far ahead of their time to have a prayer of working. So the exceptional and the clunking are both responses to a general ignorance about what will work. Take the split screen of sleeping sweethearts in Love Me Tonight (1932), with dream voice-overs singing on top: All we see is snoring people. Or the endless tracking shot in Cape Forlorn (1931) in which director E.A. Dupont hopes we'll be transfixed by the gradually transforming acoustics. Tod Browning is asleep in his chair for a reel of Dracula (1931) while the
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Mark Gatiss Reveals What Role He Wants To Play In His Dracula TV Series

With Sherlock on indefinite hiatus and the pair moving away from Doctor Who, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss will next be devoting their energies into modernizing another British classic in their upcoming Dracula TV series.

Everything about the duo’s interpretation of the oft-adapted tale of the world’s most famous vampire is currently being kept tightly under wraps. For instance, we don’t know anything about the format, the cast or whether it will follow Sherlock and be set in contemporary times or if it will stick with the Victorian setting of Bram Stoker’s novel.

However, Mark Gatiss might have given us our first clue about the project in the form of who he might play in it. While talking on UK daytime talk show Lorraine, Gatiss explained that he’s not sure if he’s going to act in Dracula as well as write it. But, if he does,
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Stayin’ Alive: 40 Years of Saturday Night Fever

  • Cineplex
Stayin’ Alive: 40 Years of Saturday Night FeverStayin’ Alive: 40 Years of Saturday Night FeverKurt Anthony12/15/2017 10:31:00 Am

Whether you’re a brother or whether you’re a mother, everybody knows Saturday Night Fever!

Strutting into theatres on December 16, 1977, the iconic disco drama celebrates its 40th anniversary today and we’ve got boogie fever!

Directed by John Badham (Dracula, WarGames), Saturday Night Fever was inspired by a New York Magazine article titled “Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night” and went on to become a massive box office success. Shot on a modest budget of $3M, the film has since earned over $237M worldwide!

Starring John Travolta as the groove-shakin’ Tony Manero, Saturday Night Fever served as a breakout role for the talented triple-threat and even earned him a Best Actor nomination at the 1978 Academy Awards.

Of course, there wouldn’t be much dancing without music! One of the best-selling soundtracks of all time,
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#Brainwaves Episode 69: Daniel Knauf – HBO’s Carnivàle, NBC’s Dracula, The Blacklist, and More! Listen Now!

Daniel Knauf is one of the most genius minds working in television, and we love every single demented thing he cooks up! That made him a natural selection to appear on Brainwaves: Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio. From “Carnivàle” to the current TV hit “The Blacklist,” there’s not much Knauf hasn’t done aside from tangoing with […]

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Tonight! #Brainwaves Episode 69: Daniel Knauf – HBO’s Carnivàle, NBC’s Dracula, The Blacklist, and More!

Daniel Knauf is one of the most genius minds working in television, and we love every single demented thing he cooks up! That makes him a natural selection to appear on Brainwaves: Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio. From “Carnivàle” to the current TV hit “The Blacklist,” there’s not much Knauf hasn’t done aside from tangoing with […]

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#Brainwaves Episode 69 Guest Announcement: Daniel Knauf – HBO’s Carnivàle, NBC’s Dracula, The Blacklist, and More!

Daniel Knauf is one of the most genius minds working in television, and we love every single demented thing he cooks up! That makes him a natural selection to appear on Brainwaves: Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio. From “Carnivàle” to the current TV hit “The Blacklist,” there’s not much Knauf hasn’t done aside from tangoing with […]

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New Casting News For Fox’s Upcoming ‘9-1-1’ From Creator Ryan Murphy

Oliver Stark (“Into The Badlands”), Aisha Hinds (“Shots Fired,” “Underground”), Kenneth Choi (“The People v. Oj Simpson: American Crime Story”) and Rockmond Dunbar (“Prison Break,” “The Path”) have been cast in series regular roles in Fox’s provocative new drama, 9-1-1, from creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear. The series will premiere in 2018 on Fox.

Academy and Emmy Award nominee Angela Bassett (“American Horror Story,” “What’s Love Got to Do with It”), Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Peter Krause (“The Catch,” “Six Feet Under”) and Emmy Award nominee Connie Britton (“Nashville,” “Friday Night Lights,” “American Horror Story”) star in the series, which explores the high-pressure experiences of police, paramedics and firefighters who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations. These emergency responders must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in their own lives.
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Et Obsessions: ‘Stranger Things 2,’ Tom Hanks’ Animated Special and More Halloween Thrills!

Et Obsessions: ‘Stranger Things 2,’ Tom Hanks’ Animated Special and More Halloween Thrills!
Here at Et, we’re obsessed with a lot of things -- and this is what we’re most excited about as we gear up for Halloween:

Why We’re Obsessed With ‘Stranger Things 2’

The Duffer Brothers’ surprise hit Netflix series is back with a second season -- and it doesn’t disappoint! The residents of Hawkins, Indiana -- namely, Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin), Will (Noah Schnapp) and Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) -- find themselves dealing with the unexpected repercussions of the events of season one as new neighbors (Max and Billy, played by Sadie Sink and Dacre Montgomery, and Sean Astin as Bob) and new frights (we can’t say here!) arrive in their nostalgia-filled world. And for those keeping track, expect plenty of nods and references to everything from The Exorcist and Ghostbusters to Jurassic Park and Lost. And while you wait for the new season to premiere, we recommend streaming
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Horror Highlights: Frankenstein: The First Two Hundred Years Book, The Mystic Museum, Hella Horror Night, Scare Slam at London Horror Fest, Umbra, Guts

  • DailyDead
Mary Shelley's iconic creation turns 200 in 2018, and to celebrate two centuries of Victor Frankenstein and his monster, author Christopher Frayling has written a new book (coming out this Halloween from Reel Art Press) exploring the rich history of Shelley's now legendary novel and the influences it has had on pop culture—on the screen, stage, and page. In today's Horror Highlights, we also have a look at Nerdist's short film The Mystic Museum, and details on the HelLA Horror Night charity event at the Los Angeles Theatre, Blackshaw's Scare Slam at the London Horror Festival, the Filipino folklore animated series Umbra, and the video game Guts.

Frankenstein: The First Two Hundred Years Book: Press Release: "It all began with a ghost-story contest, a parlour-game, a serious young woman of eighteen years old who had run away with her boyfriend, and some very stimulating company—and a thunderstorm which
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‘Dracula’ & ‘Nottingham’ Creator Cole Haddon Inks With Verve

Exclusive: Cole Haddon, who created NBC’s Dracula and BBC America’s Nottingham, has signed with Verve. Most recently, Haddon wrote the script for Small Things, an adaptation of the Daniel H. Wilson novella that is set up at 20th Century Fox with Hutch Parker producing. The plot centers on a disgraced scientist sent to an island that has been overrun by advanced forms of nanotechnology that swirl through the jungle, consuming raw materials. Haddon has his original spec Levi…
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‘Dracula’ & ‘Nottingham’ Creator Cole Haddon Inks With Verve

Exclusive: Cole Haddon, who created NBC’s Dracula and BBC America’s Nottingham, has signed with Verve. Most recently, Haddon wrote the script for Small Things, an adaptation of the Daniel H. Wilson novella that is set up at 20th Century Fox with Hutch Parker producing. The plot centers on a disgraced scientist sent to an island that has been overrun by advanced forms of nanotechnology that swirl through the jungle, consuming raw materials. Haddon has his original spec Levi…
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Jonathan Rhys Meyers joins cast of 'The Aspern Papers'

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers has joined Vanessa Redgrave and Joely Richardson in The Aspern Papers, an adaptation of Henry James’s novella of the same name.

Jon Kortajarena, Poppy Delevingne, Morgane Polanski, Alice Aufray and Barbara Meier have also joined the cast.

Set in Venice in 1885, Morton Vint (Rhys Meyers), a young writer and publisher fascinated by iconic romantic poet Jeffrey Aspern, strives to get his hands on the letters Aspern wrote to his beautiful mistress, Juliana Bordereau.

Now, decades later, Juliana lives in a Venetian palazzo with her niece, whom she dominates and Morton tries to seduce.

Julien Landais is directing from an adaptation he wrote with Jean Pavans and Hannah Bhuiya. Production is currently underway in Venice, Italy.

Meyers won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his role in Elvis and has since starred in The Tudors, Dracula, and Vikings. His film credits
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New Dracula TV series coming from makers of BBC's Sherlock

  • JoBlo
So, it looks like we're getting another Dracula TV show on the way. For some reason. After the failure of Dracula: Untold and that one Dracula TV series a few years ago with Jonathan Rhys Meyers playing the Count, it's any guess as to why anyone would bother. But bother they shall, and the people behind this idea are none other than Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, the people behind the popular Benedict... Read More...
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