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Bonus SHOCK WAVES Episode! Strange but True Tales from Horror Movies

This week on a bonus episode of SHOCK WAVES, co-host Rebekah McKendry is joined by her husband David Ian McKendry to discuss some the legends and weird tales behind horror movies. Specializing in strange history and urban legends, Bekah and Dave explore the real story behind Wes Craven’s movie THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW, looking […]

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The Banning of NOSFERATU: When Dracula Sued Count Orlock

In 1916 during the first World War, a young producer named Albin Grau was serving in Serbia. Stationed in a rural region, he heard local farmers telling stories about supposedly real vampires. Amused by the lore, Grau decided that after the war was over he was going to make a vampire film. Within a few […]

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From Page to Screen: Bram Stoker’s DRACULA — Five Key Differences

On May 26, 1897 Irish theatrical business manager Abraham “Bram” Stoker gave the world its most eternal literary character: Count Dracula. Since the time of its publication, the book, much like the Bible (which, coincidentally, also features the story of an eternal character), has never been out of print. Although not a bestseller upon release, […]