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The Brides of Dracula (1960)

The Brides of Dracula (1960)

Following up on the successful The Horror of Dracula (1958), this Hammer horror film elects to pursue Van Helsing (Peter Cushing) while Christopher Lee sits this one out. Therefore we have no “Count” per se, but rather a mysterious and aristocratic family,...
Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)

Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)

In 1872, Count Dracula (Christopher Lee) and his bedraggled archenemy Van Helsing (Peter Cushing) do deadly battle on a stagecoach – in Hyde Park (I know… I don’t get it, either). After a brief struggle they both showily perish from their wounds. At...
The Hunger (1983)

The Hunger (1983)

Tony Scott’s first major film breakthrough, 1983’s The Hunger, has so much going for it that it’s difficult to identify precisely why it isn’t a favorite of mine. Renowned film critic Roger Ebert opened his film review with the following:...
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1974)

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1974)

One might be tempted to think a cinematic version of Bram Stoker’s Dracula put forth by the man who developed “Dark Shadows” – and starring Jack Palance as the titular monster – might be a bit hammy and over the top. And one might be...
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (2014)

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (2014)

Described as “an Iranian Western vampire film, directed by a woman!!!”, this film’s supposed novelty should in no way prejudice a moviegoer from viewing it. The film is at once fresh and familiar, combining sparse elements of 80s and...