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Horror Poll: Which actor’s portrayal of Dracula is the Best?

Posted by Harbinger451 on May 26, 2015

The Horror of it All CategoryBram Stoker’s famous villainous vampire, from his massively influential Gothic novel – Dracula (1897), is one of the most portrayed horror characters in Movie and TV history… but whose portrayal is the best? We’ve selected our top 21 most notable, memorable or worthy performances – from which you can choose your favourite three in our Poll HERE – helping us decide who’s Dracula is the greatest. I’d just like to make two points before starting the list – 1, Max Schreck’s Count Orlok IS Count Dracula (but that name couldn’t be used for copyright reasons), and – 2, Christopher Lee is listed twice on purpose (once for his role in the famous Hammer movie series and again for another entirely separate movie role in Jess Franco’s Count Dracula).

Max Shrek in Nosferatu: eine Symphonie des Grauens (Friedrich Wilhelm Mornau, Ger. 1922)

Max Schreck in Nosferatu: eine Symphonie des Grauens (Friedrich Wilhelm Mornau, Ger. 1922)

So… Which actor’s portrayal of Dracula is the Best?

Vote for your favourite three in our Poll HERE.

1. Max Schreck in Nosferatu: eine Symphonie des Grauens (Friedrich Wilhelm Mornau, Ger. 1922)

2. Bela Lugosi in Dracula (Tod Browning, USA. 1931) and in only one of Universal’s many sequels/spin-offs Abbot and Costello meet Frankenstein (Charles Barton, USA 1948)

3. Carlos Villarías in Drácula (George Melford & Enrique Tovar Ávalos, USA-Spanish language. 1931)

4. Lon Chaney, Jr. in Son of Dracula (Robert Siodmak, USA. 1943)

5. Christopher Lee in Dracula (Terence Fisher, UK. 1958) and in six of Hammer’s sequels Dracula: Prince of Darkness (Terence Fisher, UK. 1966), Dracula has Risen from the Grave (Freddie Francis, UK. 1968), Taste the Blood of Dracula (Peter Sasdy, UK. 1969), Scars of Dracula (Roy Ward Baker, UK. 1970), Dracula AD 1972 (Alan Gibson, UK. 1972) and The Satanic Rites of Dracula (Alan Gibson, UK. 1973)

6. Christopher Lee in Count Dracula (Jess Franco, Spa-Ita-Ger. 1970)

7. Paul Albert Krumm in Jonathan (Hans W. Geissendorfer, Ger. 1970)

8. Udo Kier in Blood for Dracula (Paul Morrissey, Fra/Ita. 1973)

9. Jack Palance in Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Dan Curtis, USA. 1974)

10. David Niven in Vampira (Clive Donner, UK. 1974)

11. Louis Jourdan in BBC TV’s Count Dracula (Philip Saville, UK. 1977)

12. Frank Langella in Dracula (John Badham, UK/USA. 1979)

13. Klaus Kinski in Nosferatu: Phantom Der Nacht (Werner Herzog, Ger/Fra. 1979) and in its sequel, Vampire in Venice (Augusto Caminito, Ita. 1988)

14. George Hamilton in Love at First Bite (Stan Dragoti, USA. 1979)

15. Duncan Regehr in The Monster Squad (Fred Dekker, USA. 1987)

16. Gary Oldman in Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Francis Ford Coppola, USA. 1992)

17. Leslie Nielsen in Dracula: Dead and Loving It (Mel Brooks, USA. 1995)

18. Gerard Butler in Dracula 2000 (Patrick Lussier, USA. 2000)

19. Richard Roxburgh in Van Helsing (Stephen Sommers, USA. 2004)

20. Thomas Kretschmann in Dracula 3D (Dario Argento, Ita/Fra/Spa. 2012)

21. Luke Evans in Dracula Untold (Gary Shore, USA. 2014)

Vote for your favourite three in our Poll HERE.

Luke Evans in Dracula Untold (Gary Shore, USA. 2014)

Luke Evans in Dracula Untold (Gary Shore, USA. 2014)

Discuss and debate this list or suggest other performances you think deserve to be listed here by replying to this post. Don’t forget to vote in our Poll HERE.

Check out more of our Horror Polls HERE.

The Horror of it All… enter HERE all those who delight in horror, death, the macabre, the occult, black humor, weird tales, dark fantasy – and all such nefarious pleasures.

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The Horror Polls: The Curse of Frankenstein Caption Competition!

Posted by Harbinger451 on February 12, 2012

The Horror of it All CategoryThe first of the Horror of it All‘s Caption Competitions is now open. These are just for fun.

The Curse of Frankenstein (Terence Fisher, UK. 1957)
Hammer Film Productions
Featuring Peter Cushing as Baron Frankenstein (left) and Robert Urquhart as Professor Krempe (right).

The Curse of Frankenstein (Terence Fisher - 1957)

Still from The Curse of Frankenstein (Terence Fisher – 1957)

Here are the captions I’ve come up with so-far:

Caption 1:
Krempe is saying “Oh – thank God! When you said you had a HAND-JOB for me I have to admit that I was a little worried!”

Caption 2:
Krempe is saying “I know you said you were handy around the lab… but THIS is ridiculous!”

Caption 3:
Krempe asks “Can you give me a hand?” Frankenstein replies “I can do better than THAT dear boy – here’s two!”

Caption 4:
Frankenstein is saying “Ah Krempe, can you help me with the delicate work – I appear to be all fingers and thumbs today?”

Caption 5:
Frankenstein is saying “I admit that they are cold – but believe me. Close your eyes and it feels like someone-ELSE is jacking you off!

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Suggest your captions in the comments to this post – the funnier the better. Vote for your favourite Caption HERE.

The Horror of it All is for all those who delight in horror, death, the macabre, the occult, black humor, weird tales, dark fantasy – and all such nefarious pleasures.

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The Horror of it All: The Sub-genres and Cross-overs of Horror!

Posted by Harbinger451 on January 13, 2012

The Horror of it All CategoryThe second Horror of it All webpage is now up – it defines the numerous sub-genres and cross-overs of Horror and attempts to explore them all… for better or worse – the good and the bad. Soon, each of these Sub-genres and Cross-overs will be explored in detail, first in the fields of Fact & Folklore, then in Fiction and in Film, followed by the field of  Music & Games and then in ‘zines and on the Web.

There are 26 Sub-genres and Cross-overs altogether – we ARE open to suggestions for more (just reply to this post)… but here’s the list as it stands.

Vampires Revenants & Ghouls
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Zombies & the Re-animated Dead
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Werewolves & other Shape-shifters
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Ghosts Hauntings & Seances
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Demons & other Supernatural Entities
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Aliens & Trans-dimensional Life-forms
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Witches Warlocks Magicians & Sorcerers
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Goblins Elves & other Fairy-folk
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Mutants & Mutations
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Time Travel Terrors
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Far & Dystopian Futures
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Body Horror
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Killers Psychos Madmen & Murderers
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Crypto-creatures & Mythic Monsters
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Robots Automatons & A.I.
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Psychic powers & powerful Psychics
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Artifacts Fetishes & Totems of Power
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Sadists & Torture Chambers
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Cannibals & Head-hunters
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Acts of “God” & Apocalyptic Ruin
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War is Hell… “literally!”
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Death & other Harbingers of Doom
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Dark & Forgotten Pasts”
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Psychological Horror
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Read the descriptions for these sub-genres and cross-overs HERE.

Vote for your favourite Sub-genre or Cross-over in this POLL.

Comment on, discuss and debate these Sub-genres and Cross-overs by replying to this post.

Enter HERE all those who delight in horror, death, the macabre, the occult, black humor, weird tales, dark fantasy – and all such nefarious pleasures.

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Is Charlie Sheen simply living the American Dream to the MAX?

Posted by Harbinger451 on January 3, 2012

Zeitgeist Coffee House CategoryWelcome to the Zeitgeist Coffee House’s first ever Poll… it’s a doozy – Is Charlie Sheen simply living the American Dream to the MAX?  Now I know what you’re thinking – of course he is… but IS he?

Check out the other options before deciding.

Charlie Sheen motivational poster!

One of Charlie’s motivational posters!

Charlie Sheen – real name Carlos Irwin Estévez – was born 3rd September, 1965, the youngest son of actor Martin Sheen and artist Janet Templeton. He rose to fame through a series of film roles, both serious and comedic, but became best known for his comedy television roles in the 2000s. In 2010, Sheen was the highest paid actor on television and earned US$1.8 million per episode of TV series Two and a Half Men. Since the onset of his super-stardom Sheen’s personal life has been the topic of many headlines, including reports of alcohol and drug abuse, trysts with porn-stars and wrecking hotel rooms, as well as allegations of domestic violence.

In the wake of his dismissal from Two and a Half Men in 2011 after making derogatory comments about the series’ creator, Chuck Lorre, and Warner Bros, Sheen had a highly publicized “meltdown” which was broadcast on television and the Internet. He made bizarre statements suggesting that he was a “warlock” with “tiger blood” and “Adonis DNA”, and that he was “winning”. Sheen also posted videos to YouTube showing himself smoking cigarettes through his nose, and criticising his former employers. He told one TV interviewer, “I’m tired of pretending I’m not a total bitchin’ rock star from Mars.”

Just in case you’re not doubting his sanity at this point – Sheen is a prominent advocate of the 9/11 Truth movement and is also a strident supporter of the anti-vaccination movement.

So…

Which of the following do YOU think applies:

Yes – He IS simply living the American Dream to the MAX – and “WINNING” because of it!

No – he’s losing it like a weak-willed TROLL about to burn out!

No – he’s a crazy ticking TIGER BLOOD time bomb waiting to explode!

No – he’s a triumphant debauched WARLOCK heralding the End Time!

No – he’s a drug-fueled disaster who should be marooned on MARS!

Go to this Zeitgeist Coffee House Poll and cast your vote HERE!

Check out the Zeitgeist Coffee House!

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