Thirty years ago today, the Universal Monster Avengers hit the big screen. Of course, they weren’t called that, but still, it was a massive team-up that the movie world had never seen before. In the world of cinematic universes we now live in, it’s impossible to ignore the forward thinking of director Fred Dekker’s…
The BBC is in the very early stages of bringing a live-action Dracula series based on Bram Stoker’s novel to television with the help of Sherlock co-creators and producers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss.
Universal is desperate to create a franchise out of the classic “monsters” that ruled the studio from the 1920s to 1960. It’s calling this thing “Dark Universe” and it’s all kicking off with that ridiculous Tom Cruise-starring Mummy. And now we get word about more monster movies being planned and they make no sense.
Greetings and salutations my... uh... greeters/saluters. Sorry last week’s mailbag got briefly lost in the mail (the irony!) but here’s an extra-large one to make up for it, including whether WB could “Rebirth” the DCMU, who should star in Marvel’s Suicide Squad, and how you can recognize if a woman is in a…
We’re living in a goddamn Golden Age of television. But there’s also way too much TV to keep track of, and a few shows get the lion’s share of attention. So here’s our list of 16 recent TV shows that haven’t gotten their props. Time to start binge-watching!
Hammer Film Productions’ heyday spanned the 1950s through the 1970s, with gloriously gothic takes on classic monster stories that starred Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, and other British stars of the day. Here’s our take on the studio’s best and worst ... though even “bad” Hammer films do have their cheesy merits.
Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolfman, The Invisible Man, Creature From the Black Lagoon, Mummy and Bride of Frankenstein. Individually, they’re some of the most recognizable, celebrated character of all time. Together, they’re known as the Universal Monsters.
Are you ready for another sexy vampire soap opera? Just a couple years after its Dracula show crashed and burned, NBC is ready to try again. Greg Berlanti, producer of The Flash, Arrow and Supergirl will make a pilot called Brides, which follows three female vampires as they live in modern New York City.
You think Game of Thrones is taking liberties with George R.R. Martin’s books? That’s nothing. All too often, when people adapt books for television, they basically treat the source material as a series of suggestions. Here are the 10 science fiction and fantasy shows that veered farthest from their book origins.
History isn't boring, but that doesn't mean it can't stand to be spiced up a bit. That's why historical fiction exists, and why some books, TV movies, and the like sometimes turn real people into heroes, villains, demons, giant robot pilots, and more. Here are some of the least historically accurate historical figures…
Bram Stoker's novel about a vampire lord coming to London was really the redacted case notes about a British Intelligence plan to recruit him. You can battle Dracula as a post-Cold War spy in a months-long RPG campaign with The Dracula Dossier.
On Friday we mentioned how Universal was hiring a stable of writers to help build their Marvel-style cinematic universe based on their classic monsters. Apparently that was the good news. Now here's the bad news: Universal has abandoned any pretense that these will be horror movies.
On the surface, dark feature-length tales of classic monsters and televised, laugh-tracked 30 minute (or 20 if we're counting commercials) sitcoms may seem pretty far apart, but there might be some lessons for the movies to draw.
We've featured Jeff Victor's delightful 'Evolutions' artwork before with his adorable take on the Catwomen of the last 50 years, but just in time for Halloween he's back with this look at how Movies have portrayed everyone's favourite bloodsuckers.
It's one of those so-called facts that everyone knows: Bram Stoker's character Count Dracula was loosely based on Vlad the Impaler. But while there's no doubt that Stoker took the name from Vlad III's patronymic, it's doubtful that the Impaler was actually the basis for the famous vampire.
He's perhaps the most popular monster in all of horror. And yet it's been weirdly difficult to accurately portray the prince of darkness on screen — to make him as scary and evil and charismatic as he was in Bram Stoker's original novel. Here are 12 movies and TV series whose portrayal of Dracula that got it very, very…
Archaeologists conducting restoration work at Tokat Castle in Northern Turkey say they discovered the dungeons where Wallachian Prince Vlad III—the inspiration for literature's most famous vampire, Dracula—was held captive in the early 15th century.