The Nosferatu Review Challenge


F. W. Murnau’s Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922) is widely considered to one of—if not the—best vampire movie ever made. It has a 97% approval rating on film review aggregator site, Rotten Tomatoes; it’s fourth place on Movie Review Query Engine’s “Cinema’s Best Vampire Movies“; and sits at the top of Flickchart’s “The Top […]

A Virgin’s View of Nosferatu

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On July 19, I did something I’ve never done before: watched a silent film from start to finish. I have nothing against old black and white movies; in fact some of my all-time favorite films are from the 1940s, like The Philadelphia Story (1940), His Girl Friday (1940), The Maltese Falcon (1941) and The Big […]

The Vampire Salons


The Lyon Beefsteak Club is a French non-profit organization I founded with Anne and Sarah, co-editors on my website, The name came from a famous 19th century male dining club which Bram Stoker belonged to. The funny thing is, when we started our organization, there were more women than men in our Beefsteak Club—and […]

Video Game Review – BloodRayne


BloodRayne (2002) Developer: Terminal Reality Publisher: Majesco Entertainment/THQ Platforms: PlayStation 2, PC, Mac, Game Cube, Game Boy Advance Allow me, for a moment, to take you back in time to 2002. Sony had just released their then “next-gen” console and thematically, gaming had taken a darker, more mystical turn. From SCE Cambridge’s tarot-inspired tour-de-force Primal […]

5 Recommended iPhone Vampire Apps

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For your amusement and as a little experiment for my own curiosity, I hunted through Apple’s App Store for any entertaining vampire goodness. Type in “vampires” and you get 1,639 apps to choose from! So many and where to start? To narrow my search, I stuck with free apps only (except one). I wound up […]