Bram Stoker

'Heathers' Series Creator Promises 'Major' Changes to Cult Classic, Teases Shannen Doherty Cameo

TCA 2018: “No one’s going to want to watch a girl for 10 episodes follow a guy around, murder people and then whine about it”<p>Paramount Network’s …

Entertainment

21 Most Beautiful Villages in the UK

Britain is home to some of the most charming, heart-melting villages in the world. With quaint pubs, idyllic stone cottages, and fantastic country …

England

Scottish castle which inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula 'must be protected from flats plan'

Joe Allan wants to see the historic castle given B-listed status so it can be preserved for the nation.<p>A pensioner is fighting a battle to save the …

Aberdeenshire

Producer Richard B. Lewis Sets Three Projects At Universal Cable Productions

Veteran producer Richard B. Lewis (<i>August Rush, Backdraft, The Outer Limits</i>) and his Southpaw Entertainment Group have three new projects in …

TV

Turning Thirty in the Shadow of Dracula’s Castle

The trip to Transylvania with my mum and sister was a 30th birthday present, hanging on the persisting joke I am a goth because of my dour affect and …

Europe

52 in 2018: A Sci-Fi Fantasy Reading Challenge

<b>#1-6: A Book Written by an Author from (Almost) Every Continent</b><p>North America: This literary fantasy transports readers to 1988 Mexico City, where an …

Culture

You Can See Unicorns in This Magical Place

Yes, they are very real in Scotland.<p>The Scottish are known for their adoration of myths and legends: ghosts, witches, magic, water monsters, and more fairy folk. The magical unicorn is perhaps their most beloved, particularly because it’s the country’s national animal.<p>Despite modern depictions of a …

Europe

Depression Quotes: Motivational Words That Will Help You Out

HO has conducted a research that revealed: there are about 121 million people suffering from depression all over the world. It is obvious and this …

Motivation

Stuff We Love: Tales From the Cryptkeeper turned Scare-turday mornings into monster midnights

For some ‘90s kids, Saturday mornings were all magic and unicorns and rainbow vomit (not like that’s necessarily a bad thing). For others like the …

H.P. Lovecraft

Gender Bashing: The Exorcist Series and the Male Body in Possession Horror

It’s weird being both a woman and a horror fan. While the genre boasts the inclusion of strong women in prominent roles, the usage and treatment of …

Horror Movies

14 Non-Actors Who Surprisingly Nailed Their Part

Some actors learn their craft over agonising years of training and tuition. Others though, are best known for doing something else entirely – yet they still manage to deliver impressive on-screen turns.<p>We're not talking about child actors, or actors like, say Brendan Gleeson, who used to be a …

Movies

Frankenstein at 200: the birth of a gothic monster

<i>Actor Boris Karloff as Frankenstein's Monster in James Whale’s classic 1931 film. (Bettmann/Getty Images)</i><p>January 2018 marks the bicentennial …

Literature

Netflix's new shows and films: Everything coming in January, from Friends to The BFG

If your New Year's resolution was to get off the couch and explore the outside world - good luck, because there are some very tempting picks on …

Netflix

Best Comics of 2017: Redlands Conjures Seductive Horror Like No Other

It’s a great time to be a comic fan because as much as we’re getting a ton of mainstream superhero stories from Marvel and DC Comics, it’s also a …

Comics

Action stations: 12 months of fitness holidays for 2018

Let this year be one of get up and go rather than fly and flop with our pick of activity holidays for each month – around the UK and abroad<p><b>JANUARY</b><p><b>UK: S</b><b>nowhole expedition, the Highlands</b><p>They say you should start your year as you mean to go on, though perhaps learning how to construct and live in a …

Outdoors

Authentic Scotland Comes to Life at These Five Aberdeenshire Links Courses

Scotland’s new golfing “it” spot features traditional links courses and awe-inspiring castles and ruins to explore.<p>American golfers traveling to …

Golf

Top 10 UK winter walks – chosen by travel and nature writers

The British countryside is especially dramatic in winter, and ideal for a walk to blow away the Christmas cobwebs. Ten writers choose their favourites – and pubs to thaw your feet in<p>Okehampton to Belstone, Devon<p><b>Length</b> 10½ miles<b><br>Time</b> 5 hours<b><br>Start/finish</b> Okehampton Camp/Belstone<b><br>Google Maps</b> …

England

6 actors who hit rock bottom before bouncing right back

Hollywood is a tough place to survive and the fickle film industry can change favourites on a dime – particular if you're an actor going through a difficult time. These are the stars who couldn't be kept down, the ones who wobbled but didn't fall, and bounced back to greater heights.<p>1. Robert …

Award Shows

Proportion of dialogue in novels

For reasons not strictly relevant to what follows, Yves Schabes and I have been analyzing the novels of Agatha Christie. (For the …

Literature

Free Classic eBooks From Amazon

Long flights and travel to lands far away from where you are based can consume massive amounts of time — especially when a long layover is involved — …

Literature

Hear him moan: The 5 steamiest sites for audio porn

Who says you have to watch porn, anyway? Audio porn has been booming for years on the internet, boasting faster download speeds, better cost …

Moan

6 Scary Ghost Stories Like "Dear David" That'll Make You Just As Terrified

All it takes is a little boy named David to completely stop the internet in its tracks. But he certainly isn't like ordinary children — just ask Adam …

Dating

Dracula Castle In Transylvania And The Real Story About Dracula

Dracula castle is located in northeast <b>Transylvania</b> (going by <i>Dracula</i>) or northern Wallachia (the location of Vlad the Impaler’s Poenari Castle). …

Europe

Yorkshire has it all

15 Things to Love About Yorkshire<p>Yorkshire is the largest northern county in England and considered to be “God’s own country”. From sheep farming to …

England

Wintry Chills

Is it perverse to find ghost stories relaxing, even restful? Compared with the grim realities of the news and the appalling horrors of the last …

Conservative View

This Immense, Fairy-Tale Castle was Built for One Person

The “fairy-tale” king built a dazzling site with a curious history.<p>High in the Alpine foothills of Germany sits one of the most iconic castles in Europe. The “fairy-tale” king, Ludwig II of Bavaria, built this dazzling Neuschwanstein palace to withdraw from public life after losing his power in the …

Europe

22 Winter Solstice Instagram Captions That'll Lighten Up The Dark Day

If you're ready for a day filled with a lot more darkness than usual, aka, The Winter Solstice on Dec. 21, chances are, you'll be using your phone to …

Dating

15 of Europe's Most Charming Villages

<b>From the Ionian Sea to the Alps, here are some of Europe’s most charming villages, that will be sure to add a touch of magic to your trip.</b><p>Europe may …

Europe

The Best Articles of 2017

Overcome by seasonal goodwill, we’ve chosen a selection of the best long read articles we’ve published in 2017 and made them free to read until the …

History

‘The Shape of Water’ And Guillermo Del Toro’s Fantastical Feminist Heroines

“I fully embrace feminist values, without claiming the mantle as my own”<p>There’s a scene in 2015’s <i>Crimson Peak</i> where the film’s protagonist, Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska), is being pursued by her vengeful, murderous sister-in-law, Lucille Sharpe (Jessica Chastain). Bloodied, poisoned, and limping …

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