"....Stoker's last. His mind was going, either from drugs or syphillis, and this one is strange, and disjointed. Yet still its errieness intrigues as the hero battles a dangerous, shape-shifting woman"
"..but back to vampires, and books. Le Fanu's short story of a seductive female vampire was written in 1872, 25 years before Stoker's much longer work. Filmed a few times, usually under other titles..."
"...but not as often as Dracula. I like this version, with Gary Oldman and Winona Ryder. I'd bite Winona any day; Gary Oldman I'm not so sure about. Anthony Hopkins plays Prof. Van Helsing in this...."
""....in the sixties, the big-time player of the Satanic Prince was Christopher Lee, who expanded a career of both serious and horror roles in 1958 with the Dracula, of which this is a 1966 remake...."
"...the third figure of terror originated when Victoria sat on the throne was this good doctor, but somehow he's not as popular, probably because RLS wrote his short story in a hurry, and messed up...."
"....Frankenstein: the result of a bet four people made. One was the poet Lord Byron, of whom it was said "mad, bad, dangerous to know." Accused of incest with his sister; again evil linked to romance"
"....enough of this history. I'm neglecting the once undiputed Queen of the Vampires, Anne Rice, who started her series with this novel in 1976, and - with Brad Pitt's help - made her name and fortune"