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GNN Podcast: TRANSYLVANIA

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Even if you’re not sure where Transylvania is, you probably have a picture in your mind’s eye, inspired by Hollywood, that is a dark and brooding landscape, cold and rainy and sinister. 57 more words

GNN

The Book, The Trend and The Wardrobe

As Sir Paul Smith said in an inspirational speech at 2013’s Vogue Festival, “You can find inspiration in everything; if you can’t you’re not looking properly.”  For this majorly successful English fashion designer this inspiration comes in the form of decorative wallpapers, abstractly-structured furniture and the Chelsea Flower Show.   1,248 more words

Bram Stoker

"OBSESSION"

HE watches her from afar, feeding his hunger for her with his eyes. Ah, but the night is long. Hallow’s Eve has always been long for Daniel Marco. 2,700 more words

Fiction Room

J.Gi Federizo reblogged this on The End Justifies the Journey and commented:

Well, it's November and I thought I'd do a Freaky Friday theme this whole month. As my first F.F., here is a story I wrote several years ago. I hope new readers will like it :)

Dracula - Bram Stoker

I think any woman 35 and younger could admit to going through the “vampire phase”. With all of the modern day adaptations of vampires (such as Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, True Blood, etc.), I wanted to know the origin of the craze for these blood-suckers. 173 more words

Book Review

VAMPIRES IN LITERATURE AND FILM

I spent Halloween talking to people about vampires. I had a great time, and I hope I was informative and entertaining. Below are the notes I used, which I thought might make an interesting blog post. 806 more words

Minions trailers goes live!

For the minions of Despicable Me, there are two time periods—Before Gru and After Gru. While there have been two films full of the tiny yellow guys while they worked under Steve Carell’s villain in reform, the first trailer for  140 more words

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The Monster Mash - Bobby "Boris" Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers, with sundry other versions of the song

Halloween is never quite Halloween for me without “The Monster Mash,” sung by Bobby “Boris” Pickett. I have a ridiculous affection for this song, though someday I really need to learn all the lyrics so I can stop singing, humming and thinking the same few snatches of lyrics over and over again every time Halloween rolls around. 578 more words

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