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First Look At Netflix’s Upcoming ‘Dracula’ Adaptation!

Sink your teeth into this, vampire fans. A new Dracula tv series, based on the original novel by Bram Stoker, is coming to Netflix and the BBC. While not airing for quite a while (the supernatural drama is expected to air in late 2019 or early 2020), what details have been revealed are quite salivating. According to The Radio Times  the series will be a collaboration between the BBC and Netflix, with the two corporations working together to air the series. Dracula will be helmed by the creators of SherlockSteven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. Dracula himself will be played by Claes Bang, a Danish actor who said he would be ‘thrilled’ by the opportunity. He was further quoted as saying:


“I am thrilled to be taking on the role of Dracula, especially when the script is in the hands of the incredible talents of Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss and the team responsible for Sherlock.”


Bang will be joined by a wide ensemble of actors to help bring the bloody world of Dracula to life. Actors Joanna Scanlan, Chanel Cresswell, Matthew Beard, Lydia West, Dolly Wells, John Heffernan, Lujza Richter and Morfydd Clark, Paul Brennen, Sofia Oxenham, John McCrea, Phil Dunster and Millicent Wong will be joining the drama in as-yet unknown roles. Mark Gatiss himself will also be in the cast, having expressed an interest in playing Dracula’s mad henchman Renfield. But nothing is set in stone yet.


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The show will last approximately three episodes, each of undisclosed length but since this is from the creators of Sherlock, we’re guessing each episode will be movie length in runtime, an hour or more to get their money’s worth of the material. The show’s plot will be, naturally, an adaptation of the Dracula novel but offering a new spin to make it relevant to modern audiences. Moffat said the show will re-centre Dracula as the hero of his own story, as opposed to the antagonist he was in the book and most other adaptations. He will be at the center of the action, as opposed to a more shadowy figure who makes fleeting appearances to menace the heroes. Moffat and Gatiss described the process as difficult, keen to give Dracula center stage but also not take away from his evil at all. They hope their hard work pays off and say they ‘handled’ making Dracula both the main character and truly evil. But we’ll have to wait to see how that plays out onscreen.



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The series is currently in production, having recently completed its second episode. The show is currently filming at Bray Studios, Maidenhead, which was also the location of many classic vampire films starring Christopher Lee as the titular Count, made by Hammer Film Productions. Not much else is known about the show at this time, how closely it will adapt the book or even what the plot will be but the BBC released a short synopsis as a little teaser:

‘Three feature length episodes will re-introduce the world to Dracula, the vampire who made evil sexy. In Transylvania in 1897, the blood-drinking Count is drawing his plans against Victorian London. And be warned: the dead travel fast.’

We can’t wait to see this adaptation of a classic horror novel coming to television. We’ll keep our eyes and ears peeled for further developments. Until then, watch the shadows and keep your garlic close!



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Ransom Riggs to Release Fourth ‘Peculiar Children’ Book

The overwhelming success of Ransom Riggs’s Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children continues with the release of a fourth book in the spooky series. Capturing reader’s hearts from the very beginning, the newest installment Map of Days is set to be released October 2nd of this year.



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According to EW, Map of Days follows the peculiar world after Jacob Portman managed to save it, returning to Florida and trying to blend in. After finding an underground bunker that once belonged to Portman’s grandfather, he begins to find clues about a possible double life along with terrifying discoveries about the American peculiar world. 


EW has an excerpt from the novel, which you can read here


The book is available for pre-order now


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5 Spine-Chilling Coloring Books Every Horror Fan Will Die For

With Halloween around the corner waiting to bring us hoards of sweets and the highly anticipated ’13 Nights of Halloween’ movie marathon (Hocus Pocus is the winner), it’s never too early to celebrate.


Horror fans can mix their love of everything spooky with arts and crafts with these terrifying horror-themed coloring books!


Grab some markers, sip your favorite Pumpkin-spiced latte and check out these goodies.


1. The Beauty of Horror: A GOREgeous Coloring Book ($12)



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Described as “The Walking Dead meets The Secret Garden,” this coloring book contains intricate illustrations showcasing severed heads, monstrous beasts, haunting skeletal remains, and delicate landscapes. Sounds beautiful!  


2. Adult Coloring Book: Horror Land ($6)



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Discover the lovely grounds of Horror Land with this very inviting coloring book. Featuring forty incredibly scary illustrations of woodsy landscapes and an array of monsters waiting to greet visitors, this coloring book is simply lovely!


3. Edgar Allen Poe: An Adult Coloring Book ($10)



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Celebrate the literary legacy of author Edgar Allen Poe by re-discovering his wonderfully twisted stories! Illustrated by artist Odessa Begay, these incredible illustrations feature references to the settings, motifs, and details found in Poe’s works. Embrace your duel love of literature and horror with these dreamy illustrations!


4. Gothic Halloween: A Scary Adult Coloring Book ($8)



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Described as the antithesis of a Charlie Brown Halloween, this coloring book features thirty-one illustrations of classic Halloween motifs. Decomposing skulls, gliding bats, and much more await you!


5. Monsters of Literature Adult Coloring Book of Horror ($9)



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This special treat for literary buffs brings your favorite literary monsters back to life, allowing you to re-imagine them in an artistic way. From Frankenstein’s creature (no the creature’s name is not Frankenstein despite popular belief) to Oscar Wilde’s Canterville Ghost, readers can greet a wide range of characters (i.e. 25) whose inspirations helped to make Halloween what it is today. 


Are you ready to discover what horrors await?




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