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31 Days of Dracula: 11 David Niven

011_NivenOld Drac, also known as Vampira (1974) stars David Niven as the geriatric count. This one tries to follow the success of the comedy Young Frankenstein. From Wikipedia:

Count Dracula is an old vampire who, because of his advanced age, is forced to host tours of his castle to get new victims. In an attempt to revive his long-lost love, Vampira, Dracula sets out to collect blood from the bevy of Playboy Playmates living at his castle. However, one of the Playmates whose blood is drained is black, turning the revived Vampira into a black woman.

Dracula enthralls the hapless Marc to collect blood from three white women in hopes of restoring Vampira’s original skin color. Dracula transfuses the blood into her but she is unchanged; however, her bite turns Dracula black. Marc and his love Angela race to destroy Dracula but are taken aback upon seeing Dracula’s new skin tone. Their surprise gives the vampires time to slip away to catch a flight to Rio forCarnival.

 

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31 Days of Dracula: 09 Zandor Vorkov

31 Days of Dracula: 09 Zandor Vorkov

Kicking off the 70s is 1971’s Dracula Vs. Frankenstein. This one is difficult to sit through. It sounded promising enough, a funky film pitting the two biggest monsters against each other. Dracula sounds like he recorded his audio from the bottom of a deep well. Lon Chaney (Son of Dracula) is completely wasted as an axe wielding drunken hillbilly under the Count’s spell. This one is only for the completists and die hard fans.

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31 Days of Dracula: 07 Rankin/Bass

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In 1967 Rankin/Bass created the fun stop motion film Mad Monster Party. Boris Karloff lent his voice talent to the Baron Boris von Frankenstein and Alan Swift provided the voice of the Count. This holiday favorite was created by the same studio that gave us Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus is Coming to Town.

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31 Days of Dracula: 06 Christopher Lee

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1958’s Horror of Dracula ushered in the Silver age of monster movies. Hammer Studio produced the first Dracula film in full color. Christopher Lee has made more films as Dracula than any other actor. This film also paired Lee with Iconic actor Peter Cushing who played Van Helsing.

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31 Days of Dracula: #05 Atif Kaptan

005_Atif_KaptanOkay people, after Carradine, things are going to get weird. The legacy of Dracula continues in ……….. Istanbul. 1953’s Dracula stars Atif Kaptan as the count. I haven’t actually seen this movie because I was too busy making this painting. According to Wikipedia, there is no Renfield and Mina is a showgirl. Oh yeah and Dracula is bald and Turkish. If anyone has actually seen this let me know. I have stopped listing these on Etsy because I have something else in mind when this series is done.

 

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Cackling Imp Podcast Episode 08 Josh Ellingson

On the show today, I interview Josh Ellingson, a fantastic illustrator, fellow convention pal, college roommate, high school friend, groomsman in my wedding, etc. We chat about the ups and downs of Wizard World PortlandEmerald City Comic ConNinja Duck, storytelling, the Muppets, pin up art, Star Trek, etc.

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#31 Ray Bradbury

One of the best genre writers of our time is Ray Bradbury. 8″ x 8″ acrylic. Original painting on canvas by Devon Devereaux available on ETSY.

This has been a lot of fun trying to keep up the pace with the Halloween paintings.  Some turned out better than others but its the most work Ive ever cranked out in such a small amount of time.

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John Carpenter

#27 is my favorite Horror movie director, John Carpenter. Not only is this man responsible for the classic horror movie “Halloween”, He also brought us “The Thing”, “In the Mouth of Madness”, “The Fog” and too many to name here.
Original painting on canvas. 8″ x 8″ by Devon Devereaux available on ETSY.

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