There are countless Dracula films in existence, but the best of the bunch has got to be Bram Stoker’s Dracula, directed by Francis Ford Coppola. It combines all the of best aspects of classic Dracula films, and it weaves biographical pieces real-life figures like Vlad Tepes and Elizabeth Bathory into its narrative. It also acknowledges Dracula’s place within the history of the development of cinema.
A gruesome artifact, that once belonged to notorious murderer and body snatcher Ed Gein, is being sold at auction.
Though romantic comedies may be a popular choice for Valentine's Day entertainment, options exist for those who prefer their holiday viewing a bit dark and twisted. The fascination of romance with the vampire legend is but one example of unconventional holiday celebration. Valentine's Day movie viewing can be unique as the following movies glaringly illustrate.
Traditional holiday films are well and good for people that love peppy puppies and happy little elves, but what about all those horror fans? Christmas can be one of the worst times of year for someone who enjoys a good ole’ fashioned scare. But horror fans don’t have to resort to staging their own blood-and-gore fests just yet, Hollywood has recognized the market for mistletoe miscontents and released a bevy of bloody films perfect for holiday viewing. Here’s a list of 5 movies that are sure to scare you back onto Santa’s “nice” list.
In 1983, two masters of horror collaborated on a film about an evil car that is still a hallmark of pop culture more than thirty years later. John Carpenter directed Christine, a film based on Stephen King's best-selling novel from the same year. The film made over $21 million and took its permanent spot in the annals of horror history. Read on to learn more about the meeting of the minds that resulted in Christine...
Prior to 1968, zombies featured in movies where corpses were typically reanimated through witchcraft — voodoo style witchcraft in particular. George Romero introduced a new zombie which was created by an unknown phenomenon thought to be biological in origin — possibly a virus or an alien infection. The exact cause of zombie infection has morphed over time, and more than forty years later is still debated among zombie fans who love to disagree on what constitutes a “true zombie.”
India’s city became paralyzed with fear when an unidentified, unusually tall strange creature was reportedly terrorizing the population, sending a pregnant women tumbling down a staircase and forcing two panicked men, in separate instances, to jump off a balcony. Dozens of citizens followed with reports of sneaky scratches and bites. Rumors swirled about who this creature was. For weeks, mobs guarded neighborhoods at night, and the city police even drew up a sketch of the creature. As sightings and attacks dwindled, the creature disappeared into legend, later to return caught on tape. What is It? Creature video here:
The video takes place on a motorway in Brazil, camera captured a most unusual looking creature across the motorway in front of oncoming traffic. Obviously the creature is smart enough to dodge the traffic, waiting for a break in traffic it is another case of an unnatural looking creature caught on tape. The clip itself is very short and with the speed and stride of the creature giving it a very unnatural appearance. We recommend watching the video in full screen mode and pause it when the creature is running through the light. Creature video here:
A strange creature has been found in Colombia, two young men are said to have stoned it to death after spotting it at the entrance to a cave.
Debate still continues as to whether the creature is a misidentified animal or something else.
The find of this creature sparked controversy among the people, for what some say might be a creature from another planet, others simply believe that it si just an animal. Video here:
Our modern idea of a vampire, a creature that has returned from death to prey on humans at night, is based on the Eastern European vampires myths and legends, such as vampires wearing capes or turning into bats. Although vampire myths occur in almost every culture around the world, such myths are rare in England where the idea was almost unknown until the 18th century, when reports from Europe began to surface.
I ran across a few odd references to a 'demon child' that was born in Cleveland, Ohio and supposedly a sideshow exhibit in the late 19th century. These 'freak' exhibits were quite common in the North America & Europe during the period
This is the time of year when most people start reflecting on their accomplishments and failures--the Ghost Diaries reflects on horror movies. We look back on the year with nostalgic fondness, running a slow motion highlight reel of brutal murders, screaming faces, demonic possession, and pools of blood spreading across new laminate floorboards. 2013 is probably not going to be looked back upon as a watershed moment for horror cinema, but there were still plenty of gems.
I almost fell out of my chair while reading this vintage newspaper article. Maybe Ed Gein took lessons from this guy - 'It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again' - Buffalo Bill in 'The Silence Of The Lambs'
Virtual reality environments, Google Glass found footage, and live action RPGs of the future!
A Review of Bram Stoker’s 'Dracula' - The Bristol, England, Times And Mirror - 8 June 1897
There's something both haunting and mesmerizing about the prospect of the 7 billion member human race consuming itself because of a virus or supernatural hex. Behold: the top zombie movies of all time!
The premise in the Purge is a pretty original one that allows for a million original plots to arise, so it’s a shame that the plot the filmmakers settled for was a standard home invasion one.
Parasylum II the Unleashed by psychic profiler Robbie Thomas the second in this series. Parasylum is the first book in the trilogy by Thomas. It will scare your pants off and leave you frantically waiting for the continuation in the second book. It's here and ready to read.
Parasylum is Book One in a new trilogy by Thomas. It will scare your pants off and leave you frantically waiting for Book Two. Try not to have nightmares once you've started reading the book. Make sure you think twice before going into one of the many haunted asylums for your own paranormal investigation. Also keep in the back of your mind that it may not let you go when it's time to leave.
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Jeff Mudgett spent early family life with a disjointed series of characters who invented lineage instead of talking about the truth. But the horrible news that befell Jeff over a family dinner at age 40 -- is the bloody fact that he's a direct descendant from possibly the most despicable American criminal who ever lived.
Herman Mudgett's insane 19th-century pastimes as H.H. Holmes may have taken the lives of more than 400 people. I doubt the family stuck around for dessert and party favors after that punch. But fifteen years later, the book Bloodstains was born -- great, great grandson Jeff methodically researched the family secret and lived to write about how one guy dealt with the hidden close-knit association with the devil himself.