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When reality is stranger than fiction

Count Dracula is perhaps the most well-known pop culture horror icon. From Bela Lugosi in the 1931 adaptation to the more recent Hotel Transylvania, the canine-tooth steely eyed Dracula has successfully horrified and captivated generations of audiences. 623 more words

Creative Space

Review: And I Darken by Kiersten White

I finished the audio book of And I Darken the other day, and it was pretty different to my usual reads, but I really loved it! 1,230 more words

Reading

Australia take 2 - Vampires loose in Wellington

What We Do in the Shadows – Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi (2014)

After weeks of watching some pretty heavy stuff, I feel this is justified. 689 more words

Film

Dracula Untold

This movie has been languishing on my DVR for 5 months. I had some time on a Friday afternoon last week, and although I “should” have been writing, I grabbed some popcorn and settled in. 467 more words

Movies

Vlad the Impaler - The Real Dracula's Dark Secrets - Video

Count Dracula might be a fictional character who makes the blood curdle on Halloween, but his historical namesake is not. Vlad III, known in his heyday as Dracula — or Drăculea, in old Romanian — was a medieval prince with a figurative thirst for blood. 1,165 more words

Various

Giants, Dracula & Werewolves...Oh My!

Happy Friday! Today we’re continuing our trek through the Austrian Alps with a tour through Schloss Ambras, a Renaissance castle built in 1567 by… 630 more words

History