the bride

Dracula is having a moment. Not only is the horror icon the subject of two upcoming feature films from Chloé Zhao and Karyn Kusama, he’s inspiring countless others, including a new contemporary horror thriller from Screen Gems, The BrideNathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones, F9) and Garrett Hedlund (Triple Frontier) are set to star in The Bride, the latest film in this apparent Dracula-ssance.

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Renfield director

Universal Pictures’ Renfield has found a new master. Chris McKay, whose Chris Pratt-led action flick The Tomorrow War releases this summer, has been tapped to direct and produce Renfield, a Universal monster movie about Dracula’s unhinged henchman.

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Chloe Zhao Dracula

Universal’s attempt to revive their classic monsters continues with a new take on Dracula, but this doesn’t sound like any other Dracula movie we’ve seen before. The studio has hired Chloe Zhao, director of Nomadland and the upcoming Marvel movie Eternals, to adapt the classic tale of the bloodsucking count. Zhao’s approach will be a futuristic, sci-fi Western take on the material. Yes, really.

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The Last Voyage of the Demeter Corey Hawkins

The Last Voyage of the Demeter, a Dracula spin-off movie that’s been in development for over 17 years, has found its star: Corey Hawkins, who has appeared in Straight Outta Compton, Kong: Skull Island, the 24 reboot, and more. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark director André Øvredal is helming the movie, which is inspired by the chapter in Bram Stoker’s iconic vampire novel that features Count Dracula sailing from Transylvania to England.

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Waxwork Records Spinatures Subscription

Waxwork Records joined the collectibles game this year with their new Spinatures line of highly detailed turntable-spinners featuring mini-busts of iconic characters from horror and sci-fi. So far we’ve seen the likes of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, The Mummy and more, and this year the Universal Monsters line-up will expand along with a few other frightful additions thanks to the first ever Waxwork Records Spinatures Subscription. Get the details below. Read More »

mondo universal monsters puzzles

It’s going to be a graveyard smash over at Mondo, who are releasing four Universal Monsters puzzles this December. The puzzles, which feature Frankenstein, The Wolf ManDracula, and Creature from the Black Lagoon, are designed by beloved poster artist Francesco Francavilla, whose classic designs have been transformed into gorgeous 1,000-piece puzzles.

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dracula comic new

Bela Lugosi will rise from the grave to play Dracula once again – in comic book form. Legendary Comics will release a new comic adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula with the Count drawn to resemble Lugosi exactly, with cooperation from the Lugosi family. The adaptation of Stoker’s novel comes from Robert Napton, with art by El Garing and Kerry Gammill serving as art director.

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blumhouse dracula

Karyn Kusama, director of Jennifer’s BodyThe Invitation, and Destroyer, is set to raise Dracula from his moldy tomb for Blumhouse, and that’s worth getting excited about. Sure, there are countless film takes on Bram Stoker’s bloodsucking count, but Kusama is such a unique, exciting director to tackle this material. And in a recent interview, the filmmaker makes it clear she’s not going to take the same old approach to the story.

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dracula reboot

Welcome to a whole new world of gods and monsters. In the wake of the box office and critical success of The Invisible Man, there’s a mad dash for a monster mash, with more and more classic monsters being rebooted. The latest: Jason Blum‘s Blumhouse is about to sink its fangs into Dracula reboot and they have The Invitation and Destroyer director Karyn Kusama set to helm.

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