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Trailer For Dracula Origins Movie ‘Dracula Untold’ Starring Luke Evans
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The upcoming Dracula origins movie Dracula Untold has been on the way for quite a while now. Once upon a time it was called Dracula: Year Zero, with director Alex Proyas (Dark City) set behind the camera and Avatar star Sam Worthington attached to the lead role. But before the movie went into production, Universal Pictures decided the budget was too high and delayed the project.

Eventually the studio found a new director in Gary Shore, making his feature debut, and a new lead actor in Worthington’s Clash of the Titans co-star Luke Evans, putting the movie back in business.

Now the first trailer for Dracula Untold has been released, and, believe it or not, it actually looks pretty promising. Whether the final product will deliver remains to be seen, but for now you can check out the trailer and share your thoughts below.

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Blu-ray Deal: Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection
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Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection Contents

As part of Amazon’s weekly deals the Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection Blu-ray box set is on sale for only $65.99 (that’s 56% off the list price of 149.98).

This 8-disc Blu-ray set comes with 8 films of the Universal Monsters collection now digitally restored and in high definition for the first time ever: Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Phantom of the Opera, Creature from the Black Lagoon. The set also comes with collectible 48-page book featuring behind-the-scenes photographs, original posters, correspondence and much more. Each monster movie is accompanied by tons of bonus features, including behind-the-scenes documentaries, filmmaker commentaries, interviews, storyboards, photo galleries, and trailers.

Grab this set while it’s on sale all this week and be sure to check out more DVD and Blu-ray sets on sale right now.

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Blu-ray Deal: Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection
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Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection Contents

The Gold Box spotlight deal of the day over at Amazon today is the Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection Blu-ray box set for only $64.99 (that’s 57% off the list price of 149.98).

This 8-disc Blu-ray set comes with 8 films of the Universal Monsters collection now digitally restored and in high definition for the first time ever: Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Phantom of the Opera, Creature from the Black Lagoon. The set also comes with collectible 48-page book featuring behind-the-scenes photographs, original posters, correspondence and much more. Each monster movie is accompanied by tons of bonus features, including behind-the-scenes documentaries, filmmaker commentaries, interviews, storyboards, photo galleries, and trailers.

Grab this set while it’s on sale, through the end of the day PST today, Friday, October 25, 2013, while supplies last.

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Horror Master Dario Argento Raises the Stakes in ‘Dracula 3D’ Trailer
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Argento's Dracula 3D

Italian director Dario Argento revolutionized 1970’s horror cinema with masterpieces such as Deep Red, Suspiria, and (collaborating as a producer, with George Romero directing) Dawn of the Dead. His influence has been cited by directors such as John Carpenter, Quentin Tarantino, and Guillermo Del Toro. The subjects of his films have included serial killers, witches, and zombies. But never has Argento tackled the topic of the fanged Prince of Darkness himself…until now.

A new trailer for Dario Argento’s Dracula 3D has been released, and it single-handedly kicks the ass of every sparkly-skinned emo to ever disgrace the genre.

Check out the trailer here below.

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Horror Icons Illustrated Ironically Using Cosmetics and Beauty Supplies
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Matt Andrews Horror Icons Created With Cosmetics

Artist Matt Andrews cleverly and beautifully illustrated some of horror’s biggest icons using only cosmetics and beauty supplies. And if that task wasn’t intricate enough, the beauty product he used for each horror baddie was chosen for its ironic twist; for example; Nosferatu and Dracula were created with bronzer, The Wolfman with shaving cream, and The Creature From The Black Lagoon in baby powder. Each illustration has a little story to go with it explaining why those products were chosen.

The artwork is part of Andrews’ book, Cosmonstrography: Cosmetic Monster Photography, which is available via Blurb for $16.

Andrews posted 13 images online, which also includes killers like Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Michael Myers. Check out all 13 images here below.

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Watch The Music Video Trailer For NBC’s ‘Dracula’
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NBC's Dracula

Dracula is coming to NBC this Fall with Jonathan Rhys Meyers as the title character. Now, NBC has released a special music video trailer series with music from Depeche Mode. You can watch the trailer here below.

The scenes shown in the trailer look quite graphic in the sex and violence department, so it doesn’t look to be watered down.

The hour-long drama, which films in Budapest, also stars Jessica DeGouw as Mina Murray, Oliver Jackson-Cohen as Jonathan Harker, Nonso Anozie (Xaro Xhoan Daxos on the HBO series Game of Thrones) as R.M. Renfield, and Katie McGrath as Lucy Westenra.

NBC had a Dracula exhibit for San Diego Comic-Con this past week that was Dracula’s crypt. Below is a photo I took of the outside of the crypt.

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Blu-ray Deal: Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection
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Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection Contents

The Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection Blu-ray box set is currently on sale at Amazon for only $79.99 (that’s 50% off the list price of $159.98).

This 8-disc Blu-ray set comes with 8 films of the Universal Monsters collection now digitally restored and in high definition for the first time ever: Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Phantom of the Opera, Creature from the Black Lagoon. The set also comes with collectible 48-page book featuring behind-the-scenes photographs, original posters, correspondence and much more. Each monster movie is accompanied by tons of bonus features, including behind-the-scenes documentaries, filmmaker commentaries, interviews, storyboards, photo galleries, and trailers.

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Patton Oswalt Gets Brutally Honest About The Failures Of ‘Blade: Trinity’
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When the first Blade movie hit theater screens in August of 1998 it became a surprise smash hit and accomplished several noteworthy goals: it gave Wesley Snipes an iconic movie hero in the mold of Rambo and John McClane to call his own, spawned one of New Line Cinema’s most lucrative franchises since the heyday of Freddy Krueger and the Ninja Turtles, and it proved that Marvel Comics characters could successfully headline their own motion picture adventures, thus paving the way for Spider-Man, the X-Men, and the Avengers to rule the box office in the years that followed. It took four years for a sequel to come together but with Guillermo Del Toro at the helm, Blade II surpassed the original in every way and became one of the best comic book movie sequels of all. The rapturous reception from moviegoers and critics that greeted Blade II helped revive Del Toro’s American directing career.

Expectations were high for a third Blade movie; at one point German filmmaker Oliver Hirschbiegel (Downfall) was rumored to take the reins for a post-apocalyptic sequel that would have had Snipes’ monosyllabic vampire hunter continue his neverending battle in a world dominated by the bloodthirsty undead. Instead David S. Goyer, the screenwriter who was instrumental in bringing Blade to the big screen, signed on to write and direct the movie that would be released in December 2004 as Blade: Trinity. The end result has since been deemed by many to be one of the worse comic book movies ever made, if not the absolute worse. Make no mistake friends, if you’ve never seen the movie you’re not missing anything at all. It’s atrocious. In the annals of superhero it ranks with the likes of Superman IV: The Quest for Peace and Elektra. Blade: Trinity makes other maligned third chapters of comic book movie franchises like X-Men: The Last Stand and Spider-Man 3 look like masterpieces in comparison.

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Blu-ray Review: Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection
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Universal Classic Monsters Blu-Ray Set

Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection
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Directed By: Tod Browning, James Whale, Karl Freund, George Waggner, Arthur Lubin, Jack Arnold
Written By: Garrett Fort, Francis Edward Faragoh, William Hurlbut, R. C. Sherriff, Curt Siodmak, John L. Balderston
Starring Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive, Dwight Frye, Edward Van Sloan, Claude Rains, Lon Chaney Jr., Julia Adams, Ricou Browning
Universal Studios
Rated: Not Rated | 608 Minutes
Release Date: October 2nd, 2012

In celebration of Universal’s 100th anniversary, eight iconic movie monsters are resurrected and digitally restored (for the first time ever) on Blu-ray.

Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection is the definitive box set for film buffs and horror aficionados. Restored from high resolution film elements in perfect high-definition picture and perfect high-definition sound, Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection includes eight films: Dracula, Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, The Wolf Man, The Phantom of the Opera, and The Creature from the Black Lagoon.

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31 Days Of Horror: Dracula / Let The Right One In
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Hello Geeks and Ghouls, Famous Monster here. Well, it’s finally October and you know what that means? Breast Cancer Awareness 5Ks? Good guess. Pumpkin Spice Lattes? Delicious, but no. Halloween? YES. Horror movies? DOUBLE YES!

Welcome to 31 Days of Horror, where I’ll cover two noteworthy horror films a day for the entirety of the month. That’s 31 Days of Horror and 62 Films perfect for watching on a cold, dark October night. Be sure to visit Geeks of Doom every day this month for a double-shot of chills and thrills!

Today’s double-shot includes Tod Browning‘s immortal 1931 classic, Dracula, and Tomas Alfredson‘s 2008 film, Let the Right One In.

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