The Horror of Dracula

The shooting script, Pressbook and many photographs Production background by Ronald V. Borst. Also contains: THE VAMPYRE by John Polidori, 1819 the complete text to the original Gothic Vampire Story With an introduction by Michael Hartley

Author: Jimmy Sangster

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ISBN: 1593934939

Category: Performing Arts

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In 1958 Hammer Films of England began their 'now classic' remakes of the Classic Universal Monster Films. Today the remakes themselves are considered Classics, revived in full Technicolor and wide screen. With full canine fangs and Technicolor blood Christopher Lee gave us a more horrific and brutal version of Count Dracula which delighted the audiences and continues to do so today. The shooting script, Pressbook and many photographs Production background by Ronald V. Borst. Also contains: THE VAMPYRE by John Polidori, 1819 the complete text to the original Gothic Vampire Story With an introduction by Michael Hartley

Planks of Reason

Essays on the Horror Film Barry Keith Grant, Christopher Sharrett. 14 Film , Society , and Ideas : Nosferatu and Horror of Dracula Lane Roth Bram Stoker's novel Dracula , published in 1897 , has found various expression in the cinema ...

Author: Barry Keith Grant

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810850133

Category: Performing Arts

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The original edition of Planks of Reason was the first academic critical anthology on horror. In retrospect, it appeared as a kind of homage to the "golden age" of the American horror film, as this genre played an increasing role in film culture and American life. The original material represented the history of the genre through the early 1980s and is a crucial part of the book's value, then and now. The first edition helped legitimize academic writing on the horror genre by addressing breakthrough works of such directors as John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, George Romero, David Cronenberg, and Wes Craven. This revised edition retains the spirit of the original, but also offers new takes on rediscovered classics and recent developments in the genre. In addition to reprinting 17 essays, including Robin Wood's "An Introduction to the American Horror Film," this revised edition features a new essay on the yuppie horror film by editor Barry Keith Grant, as well as an updated analysis of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre by co-editor Christopher Sharrett. Other new essays focus on William Castle's The Tingler and Roger Corman's Pit and the Pendulum, and the recent wave of Japanese horror films. Contains more than 60 photos.

Masculinity Femininity and other Curiosities in Tod Browning s Freaks and Dracula

Compared to other genres in literature, the gothic novel - nowadays recognized as the predecessor of the horror genre - came about very late.

Author: Shahab Uddin

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783640451678

Category: Literary Collections

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Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject American Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1, University of Frankfurt (Main) (Amerikanistik), course: Introducing Tod Browning, language: English, abstract: Ever since the horror genre has established, it has fascinated viewers around the world. Despite (and to some degree also because of) its controversial status, the horror film has gained much popularity. At the same time it has also been the target of critics. Especially in academic writing the horror film seems to have been neglected. Nonetheless, the horror film has this one peculiarity that other genres don't have. As Rick Worland correctly stated, "A given phase of the horror film often reveals something about the times that produced it, exposing anxieties and outright fears of those days, though doing so in a roundabout or thoroughly unintentional way." (Worland 55-56). Thus there have been many approaches on the horror film and the cultural fear in it. Among other interpretations, the theory of the cultural fear of war has become significant. The connection between war and the cultural fear is definitely not arbitrary. To a great part, this expression is the product of the fearful events that occured in western society. But the content of most horror movies not only indicates the fear of events that took place. these expressions in the horror film have often been understood as metaphors of the fear of a social reconstruction, hence as the fear of things to come- Wars have always existed, and the horror genre has not, at least not as aunique genre. Compared to other genres in literature, the gothic novel - nowadays recognized as the predecessor of the horror genre - came about very late. The emancipation of women, being an important factor in the social construction of modern times, has also established very late. Is this just a coincidence, or does this indicate a stronger connection between cultural fear and the emancipation of women? With respect to that, this term paper will specifically deal with two of Tod Browning's most popular movies: "Freaks" and "Dracula". The first part of this term paper will consider the expression of fear in horror movies as an unconscious reaction to the emancipation of women. Particularly Pierre Bourdieu's ideas in Masculine Domination and Norbert Elias' schemes in The Established and the Outsiders will help to understand the impact of the emancipation of women on the horror genre. In the two chapters that follow, Bourdieu's and Elias' ideas will be applied on "Freaks" and "Dracula"...

I was a Cold War Monster

( 1953 ) and Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy ( 1955 ) , Hammer recuperated the seriousness of horror by eschewing the camp approach . In Flesh and Blood , Peter Cushing , who played Van Helsing in the Hammer Dracula films , comments ...

Author: Cyndy Hendershot

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 0879728493

Category: Performing Arts

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Horror films provide a guide to many of the sociological fears of the Cold War era. In an age when warning audiences of impending death was the order of the day for popular nonfiction, horror films provided an area where this fear could be lived out to its ghastly conclusion. Because enemies and potential situations of fear lurked everywhere, within the home, the government, the family, and the very self, horror films could speak to the invasive fears of the cold war era. I Was a Cold War Monster examines cold war anxieties as they were reflected in British and American films from the fifties through the early sixties. This study examines how cold war horror films combined anxiety over social change with the erotic in such films as Psycho, The Tingler, The Horror of Dracula, and House of Wax.

Dracula

Although Stoker did not invent the vampire, he defined its modern form, and the novel has spawned numerous theatrical, film and television interpretations. Adaptations The story of Dracula has been the basis for numerous films and plays.

Author: Bram Stoker

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 1495478904

Category: Fiction

Page: 392

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Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England, and the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing. Dracula has been assigned to many literary genres including vampire literature, horror fiction, the gothic novel and invasion literature. The novel touches on themes such as the role of women in Victorian culture, sexual conventions, immigration, colonialism, and post-colonialism. Although Stoker did not invent the vampire, he defined its modern form, and the novel has spawned numerous theatrical, film and television interpretations. Adaptations The story of Dracula has been the basis for numerous films and plays. Stoker himself wrote the first theatrical adaptation, which was presented at the Lyceum Theatre under the title Dracula, or The Undead shortly before the novel's publication and performed only once. Popular films include Dracula (1931), Dracula (alternative title: The Horror of Dracula) (1958), and Dracula (also known as Bram Stoker's Dracula) (1992). Dracula was also adapted as Nosferatu (1922), a film directed by the German director F. W. Murnau, without permission from Stoker's widow; the filmmakers attempted to avoid copyright problems by altering many of the details, including changing the name of the villain to "Count Orlok". The character of Count Dracula has remained popular over the years, and many films have used the character as a villain, while others have named him in their titles, including Dracula's Daughter, The Brides of Dracula, and Zoltan, Hound of Dracula. As of 2009, an estimated 217 films feature Dracula in a major role, a number second only to Sherlock Holmes (223 films). Most adaptations do not include all the major characters from the novel. The Count is always present, and Jonathan and Mina Harker, Dr. Seward, Dr. Van Helsing, and Renfield usually appear as well. The characters of Mina and Lucy are often combined into a single female role. Jonathan Harker and Renfield are also sometimes reversed or combined. Quincey Morris and Arthur Holmwood are usually omitted entirely (Bram Stoker's Dracula being a notable exception).

The Horror Collection Dracula Tales of Mystery and Imagination The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Frankenstein Collins Classics

Collins Classics brings you a haunting selection of the finest horror stories from classic literature - featuring works by Bram Stoker, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson and Mary Shelley - with additional content.

Author: Bram Stoker

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007509577

Category: Fiction

Page: 1322

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Collins Classics brings you a haunting selection of the finest horror stories from classic literature - featuring works by Bram Stoker, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson and Mary Shelley - with additional content.

Dracula Legend Classics

Featuring one of the most famous vampires in literature, Dracula is considered a masterpiece of the horror genre.

Author: Bram Stoker

Publisher: Legend Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781787198296

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Featuring one of the most famous vampires in literature, Dracula is considered a masterpiece of the horror genre.

Horror Films FAQ

The Horror of Dracula's storyline trades on the concept of revenge, which rather dramatically alters Dracula's motivations as a character and as a monster. From a modern perspective, the Jack Asher film actually commences with Dracula ...

Author: John Kenneth Muir

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781480366824

Category: Performing Arts

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Dracula

Although Stoker did not invent the vampire, he defined its modern form, and the novel has spawned numerous theatrical, film and television interpretations. Adaptations The story of Dracula has been the basis for numerous films and plays.

Author: Bram Stoker

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ISBN: 1523332808

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Dracula Bram STOKER (1847 - 1912) Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so he may find new blood and spread the undead curse, and the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing. Dracula has been assigned to many literary genres including vampire literature, horror fiction, the gothic novel and invasion literature. Although Stoker did not invent the vampire, he defined its modern form, and the novel has spawned numerous theatrical, film and television interpretations. Adaptations The story of Dracula has been the basis for numerous films and plays. Stoker himself wrote the first theatrical adaptation, which was presented at the Lyceum Theatre under the title Dracula, or The Undead shortly before the novel's publication and performed only once. Popular films include Dracula (1931), Dracula (alternative title: The Horror of Dracula) (1958), and Dracula (also known as Bram Stoker's Dracula) (1992). Dracula was also adapted as Nosferatu (1922), a film directed by the German director F. W. Murnau, without permission from Stoker's widow; the filmmakers attempted to avoid copyright problems by altering many of the details, including changing the name of the villain to "Count Orlok". The character of Count Dracula has remained popular over the years, and many films have used the character as a villain, while others have named him in their titles, including Dracula's Daughter and The Brides of Dracula. As of 2009, an estimated 217 films feature Dracula in a major role, a number second only to Sherlock Holmes (223 films). Most adaptations do not include all the major characters from the novel. The Count is always present, and Jonathan and Mina Harker, Dr. Seward, Dr. Van Helsing, and Renfield usually appear as well. The characters of Mina and Lucy are often combined into a single female role. Jonathan Harker and Renfield are also sometimes reversed or combined. Quincey Morris and Arthur Holmwood are usually omitted entirely (Bram Stoker's Dracula being a notable exception).

Dracula FAQ

In the summer of 1960, Universal was clamoring for the promised sequel to Horror of Dracula. With Christopher Lee refusing to return to the role, Anthony Hinds put a new vampire film into production. He dusted off Jimmy Sangster's ...

Author: Bruce Scivally

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781617136368

Category: Performing Arts

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(FAQ). Dracula FAQ unearths little-known facts about both the historical and literary Dracula. The 15th-century warlord Vlad III, known as Vlad the Impaler and Dracula (son of the Dragon), became a legendary figure in his native Wallachia. Four hundred years later, Irish author Bram Stoker appropriated Dracula's name for a vampire novel he spent seven years researching and writing. Considered one of the great classics of Gothic literature, Dracula went on to inspire numerous stage plays, musicals, movies, and TV adaptations with actors as diverse as Bela Lugosi, John Carradine, Christopher Lee, Jack Palance, Frank Langella, Louis Jourdan, Gary Oldman, and Gerard Butler taking on the role of the vampire king. And with Dracula proving the popularity of vampires, other bloodsuckers rose from their graves to terrify book, movie, and TV audiences from Barnabas Collins of Dark Shadows to The Night Stalker to the vampires of True Blood on the small screen, and Interview with the Vampire and Twilight on the big screen. More recently, Dracula has been resurrected for a TV series starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and a feature film starring Luke Evans. Dracula FAQ covers all of these and more, including the amazing stories of real-life vampires!

Rise of Dracula

This is a Novel in the horror genre entitled: Rise of Dracula. It is a kind of sequel story of the film: Horror of Dracula.

Author: Tahir Saleem Khokhar

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ISBN: 1735204846

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This is a Novel in the horror genre entitled: Rise of Dracula. It is a kind of sequel story of the film: Horror of Dracula.

A Companion to the Horror Film

In Horror of Dracula, not only do we see a detailed castle exterior with drawbridge and moat (plus background matte paintings blended in) but a large entrance hall, corridors, a library, and a subterranean crypt.

Author: Harry M. Benshoff

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119335016

Category: Performing Arts

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"Offers a critical survey of the art and practice of horror movies covering everything from craft and technique, historical developments, and modern-day trends, to broader topics opening onto the socio-political dimensions of the genre. The volume begins with essays devoted to the theoretical methodologies used to study the genre, from cognitive and philosophical approaches, through audience reception and psychoanalysis, to those approaches that examine gender, sexuality, race, class, and (dis) ability in relation to the horror film. Subsequent sections cover horror film aesthetics, the history of the genre, and specific subjects including distribution and the relationship between horror, art house movies, and the documentary impulse."--Provided by publisher.

Classic Horror Films and the Literature That Inspired Them

There is a section of cross-cutting between the marriage ceremony of Jonathan and Mina in Rumania with Dracula's last ... More importantly, they undercut the horror of Dracula, as here he seems quite human, such as in the moment he ...

Author: Ron Backer

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786498963

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 372

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Classic horror films such as Dracula, Frankenstein and The Picture of Dorian Gray are based on famous novels. Less well known--even to avid horror fans--are the many other memorable films based on literary works. Beginning in the silent era and continuing to the present, numerous horror films found their inspiration in novels, novellas, short stories and poems, though many of these written works are long forgotten. This book examines 43 works of literature--from the famous to the obscure--that provided the basis for 62 horror films. Both the written works and the films are analyzed critically, with an emphasis on the symbiosis between the two. Background on the authors and their writings is provided.

After Dracula

The book considers the horror genre's international evolution during this period, engaging with a number of European horror films that have hitherto received cursory attention.

Author: Alison Peirse

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN: 1848855311

Category: Performing Arts

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After Dracula tells of films set in London music halls and Yorkshire coal mines, South Sea Islands and Hungarian modernist houses of horror, with narrators that survey the outskirts of contemporary Paris and travel back in time to ancient Egypt. Alison Peirse argues that Dracula (1931) has been canonised to the detriment of other innovative and original 1930s horror films in Europe and America. By casting out the deified vampire, she reveals a cycle of films made over the 1930s that straddle both the pre- and post-regulatory era of the Hays Production Code an stringent censorship from the British Board of Film Censors. These films are indepenedent and studio productions, literary adaptations, folktales and original screenplays, and include Werewolf of London, The Man Who Changed His Mind, Island of Lost Souls and Vampyr. The book considers the horror genre's international evolution during this period, engaging with a number of European horror films that have hitherto received cursory attention. It focuses on the interplay between Continental, British and transatlantic contexts, and particularly on the intriguing, the obscure and the underrated.

The Vampire Book

Dracula beat Van Helsing to England, where a new configuration of Stoker's familiar characters had been created. Gone were Dr. John Seward, ... Two elements contributed to the success of The Horror of Dracula. First, the movie presented ...

Author: J Gordon Melton

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 9781578593484

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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Revised, updated, and enlarged, this vast reference is an alphabetic tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the blood-sucking undead. Digging deep into the lore, myths, and reported realities of vampires and vampire legends from across the globe, many facets are uncovered—historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular. From Vlad the Impaler and Barnabas Collins to Dracula and Lestat, this exhaustive guide furnishes more than 500 essays, a vampire chronology, and 60 pages of vampire resources. Complete with detailed illustrations and photographs, the third edition of this popular authority includes a wealth of current events, including the Twilight phenomenon; contemporary authors of vampire romance; the growth and development of genuine, self-identified vampire communities; and prominent TV shows from Buffy to True Blood.

Dracula and Other Vampires

C H I L D R E N O F T H E N I G H T: E A R LY V A M P I R E F I L M S HAMMER HORROR In 1958, Hammer Films created a gruesome and realistic portrayal of the count in The Horror of Dracula, starring Christopher Lee.

Author: Heather Moore Niver

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781499435283

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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This is an entertaining look at the vampire phenomenon. Beginning with a full-bodied history on the appearance of vampires in early literature and moving on to more modern film and television iterations, including Twilight, True Blood, and even Count von Count on Sesame Street, this book takes a bite out of vampire lore to show how readers and theatergoers have always been fascinated by these creatures of the night. It also explains how vampires have changed physically over the years?a major feat for an undead creature. The resource ends with a filmography that gives details on most major vampire films.

The Vampire in Folklore History Literature Film and Television

Costume, and Music in Dracula's Daughter and Nadja. ... The author compares and contrasts the figure of Count Dracula as found in Bram Stoker's original novel, ... The Horror of Dracula made Christopher Lee an international star.

Author: J. Gordon Melton

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786499366

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 388

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This comprehensive bibliography covers writings about vampires and related creatures from the 19th century to the present. More than 6,000 entries document the vampire's penetration of Western culture, from scholarly discourse, to popular culture, politics and cook books. Sections by topic list works covering various aspects, including general sources, folklore and history, vampires in literature, music and art, metaphorical vampires and the contemporary vampire community. Vampires from film and television--from Bela Lugosi's Dracula to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood and the Twilight Saga--are well represented.

Educational Institutions in Horror Film

Smith, Gary A. Uneasy Dreams: The Golden Age of British Horror Films, 1956–1976. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2000. ... Monsters and Mad Scientists: A Cultural History of the Horror Movie. ... The Horror of Dracula, 1957. ––––––.

Author: A. Grunzke

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137469205

Category: History

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An exploration of how educational institutions have been portrayed in horror film, this book examines the way that scary movies have dealt with the issue of school violence, focusing on movies set in high schools, colleges, and summer camps.

Dracula

When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula purchase a London house, he makes horrifying discoveries in his client's castle.

Author: Stoker B.

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 9785521059751

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When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula purchase a London house, he makes horrifying discoveries in his client's castle. Soon afterwards, disturbing incidents unfold in England: a ship runs aground on the shores of Whitby, its crew vanished; beautiful Lucy Westenra slowly succumbs to a mysterious, wasting illness, her blood drained away; and the lunatic Renfield raves about the imminent arrival of his 'master'. In the ensuing battle of wills between the sinister Count and a determined group of adversaries - led by the intrepid vampire hunter Abraham van Helsing - Bram Stoker created a masterpiece of the horror genre, probing into questions of identity, sanity and the dark corners of Victorian sexuality and desire.