“When a man of genius is denied of his great love, he goes mad.”
– Dr. Vollin in The Raven
Fewer actors are identified by a single role more than Bela Lugosi. 2,394 more words
By Paul Downey
One thing you can never accuse Penny Dreadful of is holding back when it comes to extreme violence.
Following the return of the ‘Natural Born Killers’ aka Dorian and Lily, we get another taste of their rampage as they impose their plan on the newly liberated Justine. 248 more words
In 1816, John Melmoth, a Dublin student, visits his miserly uncle on his deathbed. He finds a portrait dated 1646 hidden in his uncle’s closet depicting a mysterious ancestor with eyes ‘such as one feels they wish they had never seen.’ At his uncle’s funeral, a servant tells John an old family story about a stranger called Stanton who arrived looking for ‘Melmoth the Traveller’ decades earlier… 2,423 more words
Worth your time, that is, though it definitely would have been cinematically mindblowing when released in 1992 (or so the Ministry assures me).
It shamelessly invents an entirely new storyline of how Mina Harker (Winona Ryder) is actually somehow a new incarnation, or doppelganger, of Dracula’s (Gary Oldman’s) long-lost wife from five centuries beforehand. 634 more words