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  • Blackwood (film) [updated]

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    ‘You can’t outrun fate’ Blackwood is a 2013 British supernatural horror film directed by Adam Wimpenny from a screenplay by J.S. Hill. It stars Ed Stoppard, Sophia Myles, Russell Tovey, Isaac Andrews, Paul Kaye, Greg Wise, Joanna Vanderham, Kenneth Collard. The film was shown at the London Film Festival on… Read More ›

  • Dick Smith (makeup artist and special effects) [updated]

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    Richard Emerson “Dick” Smith (born June 26, 1922, died July 30 2014) was an American special effects make-up artist (nicknamed “The Godfather of Make-Up”) known for his pioneering work on such films as Little Big Man, The Godfather, The Exorcist, Taxi Driver, Ghost Story (1981) and Scanners. On July 31,… Read More ›

  • Vampirella (comic book character) [updated]

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    Vampirella is a fictional character, a comic book vampire superheroine created by Forrest J Ackerman and costume designer Trina Robbins in Warren Publishing’s black-and-white horror comics magazine Vampirella #1 (Sept. 1969). Writer-editor Archie Goodwin later developed the character from horror-story hostess, in which capacity she remained through issue #8 (Nov. 1970), to a horror-drama leading character. Vampirella initially appeared… Read More ›

  • Dracula A.D. 1972 [updated]

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    Dracula A.D. 1972 is a British horror film, directed by Alan Gibson (Crescendo; Goodbye Gemini) and produced by Hammer Film Productions. It was written by Don Houghton and stars Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Stephanie Beacham. Unlike earlier films in Hammer’s Dracula series, Dracula A.D. 1972 has (at the time of filming) a… Read More ›

  • Slither (film) [updated]

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    Slither (stylized as SLiTHER) is a 2006 science fiction-horror-comedy film written and directed by James Gunn (his directorial debut), and starring Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks and Michael Rooker (Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer; The Walking Dead). Gunn was said to be influenced by the wave of graphically violent horror movies of the late… Read More ›

  • A Book of Monsters by Ruth Manning-Sanders (book)

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        “The monsters in this collection are huge, hideous and ugly; they are hated and feared and people run screaming at the sight of them. Most of them are bad and brutal: their one wish is to eat as… Read More ›

  • Count Dracula uses bank ATM (advert)

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    In 1985, British bank Abbey National advertised their Abbey Link cash/deposit machines with a slightly risqué advert that showed Count Dracula lusting after a young lady in a tavern with her cleavage on display. How could banks possibly be so immoral?

  • Dracula Exotica (film)

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    Dracula Exotica (also known as Love at First Gulp) is a 1980 adult vampire horror film directed by Shaun Costello [as Warren Evans]. It stars Jamie Gillis, Samantha Fox, Vanessa Del Rio and Eric Edwards. Review: Shaun Costello and Ken Schwartz… Read More ›

  • Heinz Haunted House (food)

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    Heinz Haunted House is a horror-themed shaped tinned pasta, “spaghetti shapes in tomato sauce”, launched by the Heinz company in 1985, soon after their sci-fi themed Heinz Invaders. Badges and glow-in-the-dark stickers were issued to promote the pasta shapes but the… Read More ›

  • Tusk (film)

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    Tusk is an upcoming horror comedy-drama film written and directed by Kevin Smith, based on a story from SModcast. It stars Michael Parks, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez and Johnny Depp. The film is scheduled to be released on September 19,… Read More ›

  • Splatter University

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    Splatter University is a 1984 slasher film directed, edited, co-produced and co-written by Richard W. Haines. It stars Forbes Riley [as Francine Forbes], Ric Randig, Dick Biel, Kathy Lacommare, Laura Gold. It was initially distributed by Troma Entertainment. Plot teaser: A patient escapes from a mental… Read More ›

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