One standard interpretation of the vampire is to see him as representative of a feudal aristocrat. ‘Vampires are always aristocrats’, we are told. Likewise, Chris Baldick writes that Dracula ‘turns … towards an older kind of Gothic novel in which the bourgeoisie flirtatiously replays its victory over the baronial despot: Dracula is feudalism’s death warmed up’. In contrast to this view, however, is the far more common view which holds that the vampire is in fact more representative of capital and a bourgeois class than land and the aristocracy.
Mark Neocleous - Political Economy of the Dead (via a-tundra-toadstool)
So, all the ones i can think ofwithout thinking too much in no particular order
- 1973 Dracula
- Castlevania game series (kind of, the one reincarnating here is the vampire)
- NBC Dracula
- Versailles Philarmonic Quintet in texts (the nurse from the Ascendead Master promo film is Louis/Kamijo’s dead lover)
- Coppola’s Dracula
- The Vampire Diaries (ew)
- Dario Argento’s Dracula.
- Fright Night
I guess I can always update this thing as soon as I can think of more…
Edit: I forgot Dark Shadows. Thanks, forthegothicheroine
I need to generate a taglist as soon as possible because this blog is more chaotic with each passign day…
The Historian: A Cri de Coeur
A fanmix for that vampire book I really like.
Quincey Morris, responding to literary criticism (via incorrectdraculaquotes)
Today’s episode is called Of Monsters and Men. Which reminds me of
"Sing the bells of Notre Dame
Who is the monster and who is the man?”
Well. The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a far better film than this thing. Let’s get started. Under read more like always, and for the habitual reasons.
For those completely uninterested in the liveblogs, have this amazing clip of Dracula vs Kung-Fu.
The acting is better than the NBC thing anyway.
Public Service Announcement:
I am going to have dinner and liveblog another episode. The reason?
I want to finish this thing as soon as possible… I mean, probably two episodes in such a short time is too much, but I honestly can’t delay this a lot before I decide it’s not worth watching it.