31 Days of Halloween – October 4

In 1922, FW Murnau, a German film director, released the vampiric horror classic Nosferatu. Based loosely on Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Murnau created a hyperstylized, proto-noir in this silent film. It set the standard for horror films for decades to come. Even shooting the film was creepy. The main actor, Max Schreck, was reportedly obsessed with his role.…

31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN – Day 14

That picture of Bela Lugosi in the 1931 film Dracula has the become the popular image of the blood-sucking creature.  It’s loosely based on the bestselling novel by Bram Stoker, but there are numerous differences. It has inspired a number of adaptations over the years, but none of them have followed the book closely. Have you read…