NECA Teases Upcoming Bela Lugosi ‘Dracula’ Action Figure! [Image]

NECA‘s new line of Universal Monsters action figures based on the original classics is on the way, with Frankenstein’s monster, The Wolf Man, The Mummy and Dracula confirmed. The company took to Twitter last night, this week being the late Bela Lugosi‘s birthday and all, and shared the first sneak-peek preview of the upcoming Dracula action figure! The […]

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Unauthorized Terrors: A History and Defense of Horror Fan Films

From in-depth analysis to casual appreciation, there’s no wrong way to engage with art. However, some fans go the extra mile when demonstrating their love for certain franchises and characters by incorporating them into fanfiction. While these unauthorized stories are usually limited to the written word, a surprising number of die-hard fans are willing to […]

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BendyFigs Brings Universal Monsters Figures from the Parks to a Retailer Near You!

Yesterday we told you about new Universal Monsters action figures from Jada Toys, and today we learned that BendyFigs also has its own interpretations that have hit retailers across the country. I first caught wind of BendyFigs, finely crafted collectible figures from The Noble Collection, while attending this year’s Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios […]

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Jada Toys Has Their Own Line of Awesome Universal Monsters Action Figures!

There are a ton of toy companies that have released action figures based on the classic Universal Monsters and now Jada Toys is getting into the game with four brand new authentically-licensed figures of their own. The 6” figures and their packaging are modern takes on Universal Pictures’ 1930s-1950s horror characters Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, The […]

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The Reluctant Queer at the Center of ‘Dracula’s Daughter’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Dracula’s Daughter Said ACAB. After getting anxious with the frightening apparition in It Follows, we got campy with the much-maligned late franchise entry Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare. After that we toured the streets of Los Angeles in David Lynch’s masterpiece Mulholland Drive, but now we’re going all the way back to the ’30s to check […]

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From ‘Interviews With Some Vampires’ to ‘Wellington Paranormal’ – The Evolution of ‘What We Do in the Shadows’

Vampires have been lurking in the shadows of our scary stories for thousands of years, finding their way into several different cultures and eventually turning into movie stars. With so many variations of these legends, it’s only natural that some of the specifics behind this classic monster often seem silly when judged by modern standards. […]

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Looking Back at the Horror Movies and Their Monsters That Inspired “Castlevania”

My first console was a second-hand Super Nintendo, and before I was even old enough to process what a “videogame” was, I was already begging my parents for more “playable movies” to put on the TV. While that’s a pretty reductive way of looking at gaming, it’s also not entirely inaccurate. In fact, legendary developer […]

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Why Now Is the Perfect Time for a New 3D “Castlevania”

From nearly abandoning both Silent Hill and Metal Gear Solid to turning them into bizarre pachinko machines, it’s no secret that Konami has a questionable track record when it comes to preserving their most iconic franchises. Unfortunately for the aspiring vampire hunters of the world, Castlevania is no exception. It’s now been over 7 years […]

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Requiem for a Vampire: Remembering Bela Lugosi 65 Years After His Passing

The voice, the gestures, and those eyes. Few actors in the history of cinema are so instantly recognizable as Bela Lugosi or have had such an effect on the collective imagination. Though best known for his inescapable portrayal of Dracula on stage and screen, Lugosi’s career is long and varied. From the heights of fame […]

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Nicolas Hoult Will Lead the Cast of Universal’s ‘Dracula’ Spinoff Movie ‘Renfield’

Originally announced a couple years back, Universal Pictures has been developing a solo movie for Dracula’s henchman Renfield, based on an original pitch from “The Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman. Chris McKay (The Tomorrow War) is set to direct the movie, we learned earlier this year, and now Deadline brings us the first bit of casting news. […]

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The Universal Monsters Come to 4K Ultra HD in Four Film “Icons of Horror Collection” This October!

In the wake of recent rumors that the classic Universal Monsters movies are being upgraded to 4K Ultra HD, it looks like the first official announcement has been made this morning. On the way this Halloween season is the Universal Classic Monsters: Icons of Horror Collection, a four-film set that Universal will reportedly be releasing […]

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