Tag Archives: Dracula

31 Nights of Horror. Night 17: Dracula

The original Dracula (1931) has probably spawned more re-makes and sequels than any other movie in American film history. It has set the bar for the blood lusting lady’s man that wears a cape and sports a widow’s peak. Bella Lugosi nailed it with superb acting even if it looks cheesy by today’s standards. The use of light brings on …

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31 Nights of Horror. Night 15: Friday the 13th

There are horror films that stand the test of time. They are Dracula, Nightmare on Elm Street, Alien, Psycho. But many would argue that the original Friday the 13th (1980) and its hundred (or so) sequels, is one of those. Back in the early 80s when butterfly collars were cool and speedo swimsuits, enter Kevin Bacon, were all the rage, …

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31 Nights of Horror. Night 9. Dracula

  In Francis Ford Coppola’s version of the classic tale of a blood lusting vampire, Dracula (1992), he takes a unique spin on the franchise that has been scaring us at the theater since the early 1920s with Nosferatu. In Dracula, Coppola tries his best to make a masterpiece that closely follow’s Bram Stoker’s original story about a man gone …

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31 Nights of Horror: Night 1: Trick ‘r Treat

Every year for at least the past decade the Forto clan takes part in a fright fest. Each night in October we watch different scary movie. Sometimes it is the classic monster stuff like Dracula, Frankenstein or the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Other nights it is one of the 80’s slash ’em flicks like Friday the 13th of A …

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Scary Movie Bracket: Nosferatu vs. Dracula

Here at the Fort we love sports, March Madness and scary movies. Play along with us and find out what is the scariest movie of all time, voted on by you, my rabid readers! See who’s winning and the “official rules” Scary Movie Bracket Round 2: Nosferatu vs. Dracula vs.         Nosferatu Wisbourg, Germany based estate agent Knock …

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Dracula Movies

I thought I would see if I could find some new flicks to add to the collection and ran across all these Dracula movies. Check it out!   The Death of Dracula – 1921 – A Hungarian film version of Dracula, The Death of Dracula was the first adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel. Nosferatu, A Symphony of Terror – 1922 – This was an unofficial …

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31 Days of Horror. Day 6: Nosferatu

31 Days of Horror: Day 6 Movie: Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (translated as Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror) Every year we have a tradition in the Forto house where we celebrate the greatest month of the year, October, with scare your socks off, hide under the covers, turn on all the lights, sleep with one eye open, fright fest, movie …

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31 Days of Horror: 2010 Movie List

Each October we watch 31 days of horror movies at the Fortos’ Fort in Alaska. We have had this tradition for at least a decade. We watch all the favorite like Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Wolfman well as some of the flicks from today like the films of Christopher R. Mihm’s Attack of the Moon Zombies (2011). The 2010 list …

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Dracula Movies

I know, I know, its only July but I am already chomping at the bit for October and 31 Days of Horror at the Forto House. I thought I would see if I could find some new flicks to add to the collection and ran across all these Dracula movies. Check it out!   The Death of Dracula – 1921 – …

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