LADY DRACULA (1977) Reviews and overview

Lady Dracula is a 1977 West German comedy horror film directed by Franz Josef Gottlieb. The film stars Evelyne Kraft (The French Sex Murders; The Mighty Peking Man), Brad Harris (who devised the story), Theo …

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Creepy Creatures – jigsaw puzzles

Creepy Creatures two-sided jigsaw puzzles were produced in the US in 1974 and 1975 by H-G Toys Inc, of Long Beach, California. Featuring the Frankenstein Monster, Count Dracula, Egyptian Mummy, …

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Fantastic Monsters of the Films – magazine

‘Horror guaranteed to shock you dead or your life refunded!’ Fantastic Monsters of the Films was a 1962 – 1963 American horror magazine published by Black Shield Productions. The mag was the brainchild …

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Dracula Lives! – comic magazine, 1973 – 1975

Dracula Lives! was an American black-and-white horror comic magazine series published by Marvel Comics in the mid-1970s. Thirteen issues and one reprint annual were printed. Dracula Lives! was released concurrently with Vampire …

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Skywald Publications – comic magazine publisher

Skywald Publications was a 1970s American publisher of black-and-white comic magazines, primarily the horror anthologies Nightmare, Psycho, and Scream. Skywald’s first publication was Nightmare #1 (Dec. 1970). The company lasted until early 1975, with …

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Udo Kier – actor

“From time to time you have to make a film like Armageddon so people see that you’re still around.” Udo Kier – born Udo Kierspe; 14 October 1944 – is …

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STRETCH SCREAMERS – Toys

Stretch Screamers is a series of electronic toys manufactured by Games Quest/Manley Toys Limited of Hong Kong. As their name implies, Stretch Screamers could be stretched, causing them to apparently scream …

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Dwight Frye – actor

Dwight Iliff Frye (February 22, 1899 – November 7, 1943) was an American stage and screen actor, noted for his appearances in the classic horror films Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), The Invisible Man (1933), and Bride of Frankenstein (1935). He is frequently …

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Horror spitballs

Horror-themed spitballs – rubber balls that when filled with water and squeezed, squirt the water back out – were manufactured and sold by American company Entertech in 1989. There were four …

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CREATURE FEATURE (2010) Overview

‘A monster legacy comes to life!’ Creature Feature – aka Creature Feature! – is a 2010 American comedy horror feature film aimed specifically at adults. Produced by and featuring Tom Byron, it was …

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DRACULA 2012 (2012) Overview

Dracula 2012 is an Indian Malayalam 3-D horror film directed by Vinayan, starring Sudheer Sukumaran, Prabhu, Monal Gajjar, Nassar, Shraddha Das and Thilakan. Portions of the film were shot in Bran Castle in Romania. It was released on 8 February 2013. The film was also …

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THE HILARIOUS HOUSE OF FRIGHTENSTEIN (1971) TV series

The Hilarious House of Frightenstein was a Canadian children’s television series produced by Hamilton, Ontario’s independent station CHCH-TV in 1971. It was syndicated to TV stations across Canada and the USA. The producers were fortunate enough to get horror icon Vincent Price to …

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X-Men: Apocalypse vs. Dracula – comic book

X-Men: Apocalypse vs. Dracula is a four-issue comic book limited series published in 2006 by Marvel Comics. The series was written by Frank Tieri and drawn by Clayton Henry and was collected into a trade paperback in October …

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VAMPIRES (1979) BBC TV play

Vampires is a 1979 made-for-television play, broadcast by the BBC as part of their Play For Today strand. Concerning the obsessions of two school boys who suspect their neighbourhood is inhabited …

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DRAKULA HALÁLA (1921) Overview

Drakula halála is a 1921 Hungarian horror film written and directed by Károly Lajthay. Currently believed to be lost, the film is notable because it marks the first screen appearance …

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SON OF DRACULA (1973) Reviews and overview

‘The First Rock-and-Roll Dracula Movie!’ Son of Dracula – aka Young Dracula – is a 1973 British rock ‘n’ roll musical horror comedy film starring Harry Nilsson and ex-Beatles drummer Ringo Starr as Merlin the Magician. It was …

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DRAK PACK (1980 – 1982) Animated TV series

Drak Pack is an animated sixteen episode television series produced by Hanna-Barbera’s Australian subsidiary. The series aired in the United States on CBS Saturday Morning between September 6, 1980 and September 12, 1982. Drak (voiced by Jerry Dexter), Frankie and Howler (both …

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DRACULA (1931) Reviews and overview

Dracula is a 1931 horror film directed by Tod Browning and starring Bela Lugosi as the title character. The film was produced by Universal and is based on the 1924 stage play Dracula by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston, which in turn is based …

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VAN HELSING (2004) Reviews and overview

‘Adventure lives forever’ Van Helsing is a 2004 American action adventure horror feature film about a monster slayer sent to Transylvania to defeat Dracula. The movie was written and directed …

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BATMAN FIGHTS DRACULA (1967) Overview

Batman Fights Dracula (Batman contra Drácula) is a 1967 Filipino film directed by Leody M. Diaz and scripted by Bert R. Mendoza. Unfortunately, the film, which was not authorized by DC Comics, is …

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DRACULA IN ISTANBUL (1953) Reviews and overview

Drakula İstanbul’da (Dracula in Istanbul) is a 1953 Turkish feature film version of Bram Stoker’s original novel Dracula. The screenplay was based on a 1928 novel by Ali Riza Seyfi called Kazıklı Voyvoda (“Impaler Voivode”), …

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The Tomb of Dracula – comic book

The Tomb of Dracula is an American horror comic book series published by Marvel Comics from April 1972 to August 1979. The seventy issue series featured a group of vampire …

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THE VAMPIRE HAPPENING (1971) Reviews and overview

‘A satyrical horror comedy of a beautiful woman with bizarre tastes’ The Vampire Happening is a 1971 West German comedy horror film directed by Freddie Francis (The Deadly Bees, Torture Garden, Tales from the Crypt). The …

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