Shadow Cast: Vision 2 – Who Should Have Played Count Dracula in the 1950s?


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Sergio Diaz

 

There’s a hole deep in the darkest parts of South L.A. where dreams never met and talent never realized go to die. Black deaths. It’s like something out of Lovecraft. Remember the dumpster in Mulholland Drive? Yeah. Of course, no one dares look into this hole. Not for too long. That would be tatamount to diving into the bowels of Hell itself. And who’d do that, I mean really? By reaching into this dark realm, we can bring to light these visions of a past not created and explore what could have been had the stars aligned differently. Let’s call it a What If or a Who Should Have or a…Shadow Cast. That’s what the demons call it.

From Max Schreck to Gary Oldman to Klaus Kinski to Adam Sandler, hundreds of actors have put on the cowl, fixed in the fangs, and offered their best interpretation of Bram Stoker’s famed character, Count Dracula. The most famous of these is obviously Bela Lugosi in the 1931 Universal classic, probably the most iconic image of Dracula we’ve come to know. Odd then to think that he only played the character twice, and one of those times was spooking himself in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.

Horror News: Neil Marshall May Captain ‘The Demeter’


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Dark, disturbing, claustrophobic, and suffocating, like a dead, decomposing albatross draped upon the shoulders of the subconscious.

Neil Marshall’s The Descent was more than just another film about creatures that go bump in the dark. The primal, brutal, disgusting nature of the creatures forced the civilized protagonists to bury their modern sensibilities in order to survive. The film was less about the descent into an uncharted cave filled with flesh-devouring monsters, and more about the descent into madness. And then Marshall goes on to ask us the question to which we do not want to know the answer. Is it ever possible to go back?

Last Week in Horror, September 28th to October 5th


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Last Week in Horror we finally started to see some marketing material for studio backed films and I couldn’t be more saddened?  Why?  Well, of the four studio clips, three are for remakes and the other is a PG-13 teen shocker that I’m going to guess will most heavily be advertised on MTV and MySpace.

Oh well, some cool news.  FearNET will be showing MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN for free on its service all through October.  That said, it has yet to show up on my local FearNET OnDemand menu, but then again Comcast is a fucking abysmal corporation and my OnDemand (and internet) is rarely functioning.




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