Many stories tell how Dracula became a vampire in the first place. Vlad Dracul #1 begins the true story of the inspiration behind the pop-culture icon.
Moffat and Gattis’s Dracula from BBC and Netflix is a mess. Maybe just watch the NBC one instead. Or literally anything else.
Few monster myths have been as highly romanticized as the vampire. The seductive and alluring night creature with which we are familiar, however, is a more modern incarnation of the beast, conceived at a retreat on Lake Geneva, Switzerland. There Percy Shelley, his then-lover Mary Goodwin, Lord “mad, bad and dangerous Continue Reading
When we revisit these pillars of early horror cinema, it’s striking how clearly they reflected Depression-era society’s fears back at them, and we can’t help but wonder: which of the Universal Monsters would win in a fight?
It’s not a secret that Penny Dreadful is one of my favorite shows. I was a bit behind in watching, so I just watched the finale and am now at my computer. Spoilers ahead. Lots. First of all, though it pains me to say, this season was weak, disjointed, and took plot Continue Reading
Penny Dreadful, the critically acclaimed horror drama from across the pond, premiers on May 1st with an eagerly anticipated Season 3. The show has gained widespread appeal, from its use of characters from classic horror literature, to its lavish Victorian scenery and costumes, not to mention the easy-on-the-eyes cast of leading Continue Reading
Everybody loves a spinoff. Especially when it’s dark and gritty. Even still, taking the minor players out of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s universe and putting them up against creations approximating Bram Stoker is a gamble that demands a heady commitment.