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Dracula (1931, USA) Review

Dracula (1931, USA) Review

Universal Studios had delved into horror filmmaking with silent films The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) and The Phantom of the Opera (1925), but Dracula (1931) was Universal’s first “talking picture” in the horror genre. Directed by Tod Browning and an uncredited Karl Freund, Dracula was based on the 1924 stage play by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston; adapted from the 1897 novel of the same name by Bram Stoker. After Carl Laemmle, Jr. was able to legally secure the novel’s film rights, screenwriter Garrett Fort began work on adapting Dracula for the movie theater.

“Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.”

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Super7 Glow-in-the-Dark UNIVERSAL MONSTERS ReAction Figures

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Super7 Glow-in-the-Dark UNIVERSAL MONSTERS ReAction Figures

Universal Monsters Glow-in-the-Dark ReAction Figures: Glowing from the Grave! The classic movie monsters return to haunt Super7 as exclusive glow-in-the-dark versions!

“Weird Monster Escapes! Terror Seizes City! …a woman’s beauty the lure for his dangerous desires!”

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Get Spooky with HALLOWEEN, UNIVERSAL MONSTERS, FANGORIA, STARLOG, GOREZONE & JOE BOB BRIGGS Merchandise from Fright-Rags

Get Spooky with HALLOWEEN, UNIVERSAL MONSTERS, FANGORIA, STARLOG, GOREZONE & JOE BOB BRIGGS Merchandise from Fright-Rags

Fright-Rags rings in Halloween with unique apparel from John Carpenter’s 1978 classic, plus spooky merchandise from the Universal Monsters, Fangoria, Starlog, Gorezone, and Joe Bob Briggs.

“Amazing! Startling! Shocking!”

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Super7 UNIVERSAL MONSTERS ReAction Figures

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Super7 UNIVERSAL MONSTERS ReAction Figures

Super7 is proud to present Wave 2 of their Universal Monsters 3.75″ ReAction Figures assortment. From the classic horror films, Revenge of the Creature (1955), Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Dracula (1931), The Phantom of the Opera (1925), and The Invisible Man (1933)!

“It’s alive, it’s alive, it’s alive! It’s ALIVE!”

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Ranking the Best of the Classic Universal Monsters

Ranking the Best of the Classic Universal Monsters

Half of what makes a good horror film is a good monster. Without a believable, and ultimately scary, antagonist there’s not much for the audience to latch onto. No film studio – not even the amazing Hammer Films – has ever been able to hold a candle to the classics, and probably wouldn’t have ever existed without the Universal monster movies of the 1930s and 40s.

“Not since the beginning of time has the world beheld terror like this!”

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“Deadlier Than Dracula!” BLACULA & THE TERMINATOR Collections from Gutter Garbs

"Deadlier Than Dracula!" BLACULA & THE TERMINATOR Collections from Gutter Garbs

Warm, young bodies will feed Gutter Garbs hunger, and hot, fresh blood their awful thirst! Gutter Garbs have released collections for William Crain’s 1972 blaxploitation classic Blacula, and James Cameron’s nightmare that won’t end, 1984’s The Terminator.

“Rising from the echoing corridors of Hell, an awesome being of the supernatural – with satanic power of sheer dread.”

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HAMMER, THE OMEN, & HAPPY DEATH DAY Apparel Summoned by Fright-Rags

HAMMER, THE OMEN, & HAPPY DEATH DAY Apparel Summoned by Fright-Rags

Fright-Rags has summoned all-new apparel from Hammer, The Omen, and Happy Death Day. Not recommended for people of nervous disposition! You have been warned.

“Those who foretold it are dead. Those who can stop it are in grave danger.”

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COMET TV and CHARGE! Nosferatu, Babylon 5 & CHiPs Giveaway

COMET TV and CHARGE! Nosferatu, Babylon 5 & CHiPs Giveaway

“Blood is life!” To usher in the spooky happenings of Halloween 🎃 Comet TV, Charge! and Attack from Planet B are giving you the chance to win Nosferatu, Babylon 5 and CHiPs merchandise. Of course, it will cost you some effort… a little sweat and… perhaps… a little blood.

Competition ends Sunday, November 4th 2018

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RUCKING FOTTEN クソ 腐った Slasher Pack IX: Monsters

RUCKING FOTTEN クソ 腐った Slasher Pack IX: Monsters

Slasher Pack IX: Monsters includes four Japanese inspired horror tees from Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Mummy and Frankenstein; available for pre-order now!

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Dracula: Sovereign of the Damned (1980, Japan)

Dracula: Sovereign of the Damned (1980)

I heard of this anime film years ago but heard such bad things it put me off, then last week I found a good review on it that mentioned the plot and I thought I’d give it a go. Firstly like many other reviewers I must admit this is probably the craziest Dracula plot ever. It’s based of Tomb of Dracula issues 40-75 and as such there’s a lot going on…

Overall this film is very true to the comic and has a good storyline but it’s too rushed. The visuals in part are faithful to the comic but frequently seem low budget. If you liked Tomb of Dracula I’d definitely recommend this. If you’re looking for a different Dracula film you should enjoy it.

“Darling, I want to tell you about the man I used to be before I became the cursed slave of Satan.”

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BELA LUGOSI and THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS Merchandise from Fright-Rags

BELA LUGOSI and THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS Merchandise from Fright-Rags

Fright-Rags has teamed up with the Lugosi estate to release two t-shirts and a pair of socks, featuring the classic horror icon in his signature Dracula costume.

To enter the mind of a killer you must challenge the mind of a madman. Fright-Rags takes on the challenge with a new line of apparel from Jonathan Demme’s Oscar-winning The Silence of the Lambs.

“Listen to them. Children of the night. What music *they* make.”

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