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Dracula: The Count Speaks

THE STORY OF THE STRANGEST PASSION THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN! Nosferatu (1922) was an obvious adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic novel ”Dracula” and the author’s widow successfully sued the German filmmakers. When Hollywood producer Carl Laemmle, Jr. became interested in adapting the novel for U.S. audiences, he made sure to secure the rights, but … Continue reading Dracula: The Count Speaks

Happy 200th, Frankenstein

On a dark and stormy night 200 years ago, Mary Shelley created Frankenstein. Traveling through Europe, visiting among other places Frankenstein Castle near Darmstadt, Germany, together with her future husband Percy, Lord Byron and the writer John Polidori, Shelley came up with the idea of a scientist who finds a way to reanimate a corpse. … Continue reading Happy 200th, Frankenstein