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Review:  Castlevania Season One

Dracula hasn’t faired very well in modern film or televsion. The world’s most famous vampire is a genre icon with literally hundreds of adaptations throughout movie history. However, the not-so good Count hasn’t had a solid hit under his cape in years. Dracula Untold was only a modest box office success. TV adventures in the form of the tepid “Dracula” on NBC or Showtime’s critically lauded monster rally “Penny Dreadful” were both cancelled. That makes Dracula’s most succesful outing in relatively recent history Stephen Sommer’s divisive “Van Helsing.” So, it hasn’t been looking really good for the lord of the undead.
But you truly can’t keep a good vampire down. Comic book scribe Warren Ellis and “Dredd” director/producer Adi Shankar have teamed up to adapt the fan favorite horror video game series Castlevania for Netflix. While the results aren’t perfect, they hit the right notes that horror fans are hoping for.

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Penny Dreadful: A Truly Dark Universe.

Needless to say SPOILERS for Penny Dreadful.

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Netflix drops Castlevania trailer.

And it’s dripping with nostalgia…

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Universal unleashes it’s “Dark Universe.”

Because “MonsterVerse” had already been taken?

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Mad Monster Party in Dallas!
The Mad Monster Party: Unofficial Famous Monsters After-Party and Costumed Dance!       Welcome all Famous Monsters Convention Dallas attendees, monsters, horror film fans and friends beyond… Come Dressed as Your Favorite Movie Monster! Cosplayers and Monster-Kids welcome! Everyone in costume receives a complimentary PANOPTIKbitch shot – our... Read more
Retro Trailer: The Devil’s Wedding Night!

The 1800s: scholarly Karl Schiller believes he’s found the ring of the Nibelungen, which holds great power. It’s at Castle Dracula. His twin, Franz, a gambler, asks if vampires frighten Karl; Karl shows him an Egyptian amulet, which may protect him. Franz takes the amulet and sets out ahead of his brother, arriving at the castle first. There he finds a countess who invites him to dine. Later that night, Karl arrives. Coincidently, it’s the Night of the Virgin Moon, a night that falls every fifty years and draws five virgins from the surrounding village to the castle not be heard from again. Can Karl protect his brother, find the ring, and rescue any of the women?

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Castle of Horror: Batman Vs… DRACULA!
The podcast we take a look at the 2005 animated feature THE BATMAN VERSUS DRACULA. Listen here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/castleofhorror/TS-647879.mp3 Or listen on YouTube: Check out the trailer:   Castle of Horror Podcast Links: Join us over on Facebook to chime in. The show is hosted here. Get our RSS Feed. Subscribe at iTunes.... Read more
Common Shiner’s ‘Social Mediasochist’ (Official Music Video)

Lowcarbcomedy.com presents a teen slasher romantic high school comedy music video for “Social Mediasochist” by Chicago Band: Common Shiner.

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Retro Trailer “Vampire Hunter D”
    Scope out this trailer for the original 1985 release of Vampire Hunter D! Read more
CASTLE OF HORROR PODCAST: Vampire Hunter D – Recorded LIVE at AnimeFest
We gather onstage at the AnimeFest in Dallas, Texas to talk about the history-making 1985 anime.       Check out the Vampire Hunter D trailer: Listen to this episode here:   Be sure and join us over on Facebook to chime in. Want to join the discussion and... Read more