Vampire Movies

The Quotable Cushing: DRACULA A.D. 1972

The Quotable Cushing: DRACULA A.D. 1972

THE QUOTABLE CUSHING by Michael Arruda It’s time for another edition of THE QUOTABLE CUSHING, the column where we look at some of Peter Cushing’s most memorable lines in the movies. Today we look at DRACULA A.D. 1972 (1972) Hammer Film’s attempt to put Dracula into a modern day setting.  Unfortunately for Hammer, “modern day”(…)

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Bill’s Bizarre Bijou: NOCTURNA (1979)

Bill’s Bizarre Bijou: NOCTURNA (1979)

BILL’s BIZAREE BIJOU By William D. Carl This week’s feature presentation: NOCTURNA (1979) Welcome to Bill’s Bizarre Bijou, where you’ll discover the strangest films ever made. If there are alien women with too much eye-shadow and miniskirts, if papier-mâché monsters are involved, if there’s a multitude of drag queens and camp sensibility, if go-go dancers(…)

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A Reassessment File: INNOCENT BLOOD (1992)

A Reassessment File: INNOCENT BLOOD  (1992)

INNOCENT BLOOD (1992)A Reassessment File by Paul McMahon – “The Distracted Critic” During one of the many blizzards of 1993, my land-line telephone rang. The copy of INNOCENT BLOOD I wanted just came in, and I had to come get it now. Being younger, stupider, and quite astoundingly bored, I ignored that there was already(…)

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BYZANTIUM (2012)

BYZANTIUM (2012)

BYZANTIUM (2012)Movie Review by L.L. Soares For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a fan of vampires, especially on film. From the first time I saw Tod Browning’s classic version of DRACULA (1931), starring Bela Lugosi, through the Hammer period where Christopher Lee played a much more feral Count (from HORROR OF DRACULA—on)(…)

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Trashterpiece Theater Presents: SCREAM BLACULA SCREAM (1973)

Trashterpiece Theater Presents: SCREAM BLACULA SCREAM (1973)

Trashterpiece Theater presents:SCREAM BLACULA SCREAM (1973)Review by Stacey Longo Billed as a Pam Grier vehicle, SCREAM BLACULA SCREAM (1973) probably had no intention of being as preposterous as it was. The story revolves around Prince Mamuwalde (William Marshall), also known as Blacula himself, revived from the dead by Willis Daniels (Richard Lawson), via voodoo magic.(…)

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Transmissions to Earth: DEATHMASTER (1972)

Transmissions to Earth: DEATHMASTER (1972)

“Transmissions to Earth” Presents: DEATHMASTER (1972)Review by L.L. Soares To compete with the popular Hammer horror films coming out of England in the 70s, American International Pictures (AIP) were putting out their own similar movies about monsters and vampires, stuff like the two Dr. Phibes movies with Vincent Price (THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES, 1971 and(…)

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The Quotable Cushing Visits THE BRIDES OF DRACULA (1960)

The Quotable Cushing Visits THE BRIDES OF DRACULA (1960)

THE QUOTABLE CUSHING: THE BRIDES OF DRACULA (1960)By Michael Arruda As a lifelong Peter Cushing fan, I enjoy revisiting his signature moments. From his memorable action sequences—he’s always leaping over something, or wrestling with some monster, or being strangled by Christopher Lee—to his superbly acted scenes, to his incredibly clever lines of dialogue. THE QUOTABLE(…)

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Transmissions to Earth: THE WITCHES HAMMER (2006)

Transmissions to Earth: THE WITCHES HAMMER (2006)

Transmissions to Earth Presents: THE WITCHES HAMMER (2006) DVD Review by L. L. Soares THE WITCHES HAMMER begins with a woman, Rebecca (Claudia Coulter), being attacked by a vampire and left for dead. Her body is taken by a government organization, which then proceeds to give her a transfusion and inject her with chemicals. She(…)

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KISS OF THE DAMNED (2013)

KISS OF THE DAMNED (2013) Movie Review by L.L. Soares For fans of vampire movies, these have been trying times. The TWILIGHT movies have pretty much defanged undead bloodsuckers for the time being, and aside from a few indie flicks, there hasn’t been a lot of hope that vampires will regain their former glory. The(…)

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THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2 (2012)

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2 (2012)

CINEMA KNIFE FIGHT: THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2 (2012) By Michael Arruda and L.L. Soares (THE SCENE: A cemetery. L.L. SOARES has just finished filling up a grave. He rests on his shovel and looks at the tombstone with says “TWILIGHT.” MICHAEL ARRUDA arrives in a long black car and gets out.  He’s(…)

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