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Dracula in the Dark: Film Adaptations of Dracula

Dracula in the Dark: The Film Adaptations of Dracula By James Craig Holte, 1997 Vampires often shapshift, particularly on film. Varney The Vampyre came first, then Carmilla and then Dracula. CLASSICS 1922: Nosferatu 1931: Bella Lugosi’s Dracula 1979: Frank Langella … Continue reading

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The Stories Behind The Stories

“Radiant Darkness” was published by universe.com the fall of 2000. I thought l would give you the skinny on the stories—the stories behind the stories. The first story is Death of a Pizzaman which was inspired by the Arthur Miller … Continue reading

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Gothic: 400 Years of Excess, Horror, Evil and Ruin

Gothic: 400 Years of Excess, Horror, Evil and Ruin Richard Davenport-Hines, 1998 Davenport-Hines begins with the Goths in Eastern Europe in 410AD when the sacked Rome.  In the 1300s, the word Goth came to denote the architecture of that flourished … Continue reading

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The Gothic Flame

The Gothic Flame: Being a History of the Gothic Novel in England: Its Origins, Efflorescence, Disintegration, and Residuary Influences by Devendra P. Varma 1966   Some of the earliest Gothic novels include: Mrs. Radcliff, Romance of the Forest, Northanger Abbey, … Continue reading

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Difference in Dracula

Differences in the Novel Dracula and the 1992 Movie Bram Stoker’s Dracula Cari Gilkison  Film Studies 578, May 1998       Francis Ford Coppola’s 1992 version of Dracula varied from Bram Stoker’s novel in one key aspect.  The film focused … Continue reading

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Lucy’s Death in Dracula

Dracula: Gothic Elements is Lucy’s Death Cari Gilkison, May 6, 1998 For Film Studies Spring 1998 The whole novel of Dracula Bram Stoker is filled with Gothic Elements created most strongly by the undercurrent of Eros and Thanatos.  Once scene … Continue reading

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