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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 Blacula: 10 William Marshall

31 Days of Blacula: 10 William Marshall

This loose interpretation finds African Prince Mamuwalde transformed by Dracula into  Blacula!  During the 1700s Blacula was imprisoned in a coffin until 1972 where he wreaks havok on Los Angeles. Blacula is followed by Scream Blacula Scream and Blackenstein.

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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: 08 Rehan

31 Days of Dracula: 08 Rehan

1967 also gave us this gem that I have yet to see, Dracula in Pakistan. This film was the first to be given a X Rating in Pakistan. The censors cut out all dance scenes because they were too provocative. Has anyone out there seen this one?

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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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David Settlow (Kickstarter update)

David Settlow is an amazing illustrator in San Diego. This is David’s second story for Tales of Hot Rod Horror. The Brides of Hell (written by myself) is a love letter to 1960’s and 70’s drive in movies. I love old Hammer and Roger Corman flicks and wanted to do a hot rod race with the devil himself. David did a great job of using cinematic wide panels to flesh the story out. We are in the 11th hour of our Kickstarter campaign. I know its a long shot but if we can raise $869 before we are done, Tales of Hot Rod Horror 3 will immediately go into production. Please spread the love during our final push!

Whats next you ask:

  • The Cackling Imp Podcast is already in full effect: subscribe on iTunes. We are dropping a new show every Monday.
  • Conventions: We will be taking the Hot Rod Horror books to Wizard World Portland Feb 22-24, Emerald City Comic Con Mar1-3, Seattle Crypticon May 24-26, San Diego Comic-Con July 17-21, Rose City Comic Con Sept 21-22 *thanks Ron!, Comickaze November 1-3 and maybe a few more.
  • Triptych: writer Adam Gallardo and myself are making a brand new web comic called Triptych. We will be going live very soon. More details to come.

Thanks to all of you that supported, backed or shared this project. You have all changed the way I create comics. I cant say it enough! Thank you!!!

Devon Devereaux, Publisher • Cackling Imp Press

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