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The Lair of the White Worm

Staying with Monday’s dragon theme and collating it with last Friday’s Stoker centenary, I recently read dear old Bram’s last novel The Lair of the White Worm, published in 1911, a year before his death. I have fond memories of this … Continue reading

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Van Helsing, Blade and the Gecko Brothers

Three more vampire flicks that I watched at the weekend. Van Helsing (2004) Directed by Stephen Sommers, it has more in common with the films in the Mummy franchise than it does the Dracula canon. In fact, with a ’12’ … Continue reading

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Thoughts For the Weekend #7

Yes, you lucky people, you get two posts today, because I’m in a good mood and there’s a certain symmetry behind it all that appeals to me. ITEM: Friends and family don’t understand me. Taking pity on me, because I … Continue reading

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“They Will Not Rest” by Simon Clark

Back in the early 1990s, Simon Clark was a writer to watch, with his career on the tipping point, poised between the collection Blood and Grit from indie BBR Press (with whom Clark still maintains links, in a gratifying recognition of his … Continue reading

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The Tortoise and The Hare

I started reading Dracula at the weekend, for the third time, no less. First published in 1897, Stoker dedicated the book ‘To My Dear Friend Hommy-Beg’. Hommy-Beg is a Manx phrase meaning ‘little Tommy’, and it was the childhood nickname … Continue reading

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The Dracula Weekender

This weekend just gone, I delved deep into the Dracula annex of my Universal Monsters Legacy box set. These were the films I cut my horror teeth on as a child, allowed by my parents to stay up late on … Continue reading

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So, Vampires

I’m going to be immersing myself in a lot of vampire related material over the next few weeks, as a way of finding my way back into a vampire book I started some years back and then abandoned because it … Continue reading

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