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John Badham's 'Dracula', the Rock Star

On John Badham's Dracula. Because the director of Saturday Night Fever is the first person you would think of to direct Dracula, right?

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'Monster Mash' Is a Veritable Catalogue of the Damned

Nearly every consumer good sold in America from 1957-1972 had some kind of monster on it at some point.

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Weekends This Fall: Your 2013 TV Preview

Is there anything on TV worth staying at home for? It’s not too late to find out!

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Music, Movies, TVs, Games: October's Best Entertainment Options

Need a break from the real world? Here's the best of everything entertaining that requires an electrical outlet. This'll at least get you through October -- so long as the power holds.

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A Cirque Du Soleil Performance in Hollywood Evokes Memories of the Circus of Hollywood

What do Dracula, The Pink Panther, Rocky Horror, The Exorcist, Thomas Edison and Danny Elfman have to do with Cirque Du Soleil? The Next Reel explores the 'Two Billion Nickelodeon'.

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'Reel Terror' Is Quite the Hatchet Job

I picked up this book with tears of joy streaming down my face, thanking the cosmos that someone finally wrote an exhaustive book for horror fans. But my tears of joy turned to tears of anguish, my fists clenched strands of hair wrenched from my head.

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Good Old-Fashioned Creepiness: 'Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection (Blu-Ray)'

You may think you already know these films—goodness knows, they’ve been shown often enough on television—but chances are you really don’t. Rewatching them once again, I was amazed at how different they are from what I remembered.

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It Could Happen Here: ‘Pharos the Egyptian’ and Invasion Literature

Does every nation that calls the tunes in international affairs experience guilt – and fear -- through literary ‘invasions’ for years to come?

Cian Gill
Music

Nurses: Dracula

Nurses are a band whose approach to songwriting can be practically defined as playing around in the studio and seeing what sticks. Yet with this keen an editorial sense, the results are consistently impressive.

Thomas Britt
Film

Vampires vs. Werewolves: An Immortal Pop Rivalry

Pop culture thrives on rivalries, but few are as epic as the one between werewolves and vampires -- a rivalry which predates Twilight by, oh, some 60 years.

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Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles

Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles is yet another part of a longtime obsession the industry has with processing power over gameplay.

Azmol Meah
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Bela Lugosi by Gary D. Rhodes with Richard Sheffield

Still smitten, Lugosi stalked her, sent emissaries disguised as reporters, and kidnapped her dog as a hostage.

David Sterritt
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