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Image to Publish New Dracula Graphic Novel ‘Dracula, Motherf**ker’

The classic tale of Count Dracula is getting a new graphic novel treatment by gong back to the past. And just in time for Halloween.

Alex De Campi (Archie vs. Predator) and Erica Henderson (Assassin Nation, Squirrel Girl) have teamed up to create 2020: Dracula: Motherf**ker for Image Comics. Described as “taking place in both 19th-century Vienna and Los Angeles in the year 1974,” the graphic novel is a “twist on the original story”.

The book is due out in comic shops Wednesday, Oct. 7, with a wide bookstore release the following Tuesday, Oct. 13. read more

Karyn Kusama Set to Direct ‘Dracula’ at Universal

That didn’t take long, the next films in a contemporary shared Monster Universe are already being planned and though many are only early on in development, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Karyn Kusama has been selected to direct Dracula with Blumhouse Productions and Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay co-writing the screenplay.

After a few misfires with 2014’s Dracula Untold and 2017’s The Mummy, The Invisible Man hit the nail on the head this year by receiving very positive reviews and high box office return for Universal Studios with returning to its catalog of classic monsters. read more

Goran Visnjic to Play Dracula in ‘The Brides’

Deadline has a report that Goran Visnjic is set to star as Count Dracula in ABC’s Brides of Dracula series. He joins Gina Torres, Katherine Reis, Sophia Tatum and Chris Mason. The series is written by Roberto Aquirre-Sacasa and is directed by Maggie Kiley.

The Croatian-born actor has become a familiar face on the screen appearing in movies and television shows such as Santa Clarita Diet, This is Us, Timeless, Crossing Lines, Extant, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Deep. His stand-out role was playing Dr. Luka Kovac on ER. read more

‘Monster Mash’ Musical Coming from Universal Studios

Like a Halloween rave, Monster Mash has been a smash hit single since Halloween 1962 when Bobby “Boris” Pickett first released the full-length LP called The Original Monster Mash, and now with the resurgence of the classic monster films, Universal Studios has given the green light to Matt Stawski to direct a musical based on the song from a screenplay by Will Widger according to Deadline.

Details though are scarce at this time on if the film will tie into Universal’s reworked Dark Universe or if it will be a standalone project. read more

Netflix Sets Release Date for ‘Castlevania’ Season 3

There is no stopping Count Dracula, or movies and television series being made about him either, especially with Netflix’s animated series Castlevania entering its third season set to start streaming on March 5, according to series director Samuel Deats.

The 10-episode third season’s release date was posted via his Twitter page today, see it here:

Castlevania Season 3 is coming back March 5th!! We've been working our butts off on it and I can't wait for y'all to check it out!! read more

BBC One’s ‘Dracula’ Gets Premier Date

Reported today via Deadline, the co-production of BBC One and Netflix Dracula the mini-series has received a premier date for January 1, 2020, letting BBC One viewers spend New Years Day with the Count!

Although the worldwide release on Netflix is unknown at this time, Dracula will run as a three-part mini-series with one episode a night for consecutive nights on BBC One.

Check out BBC One’s announcement below!

Your New Year is gonna suck but never fear… #Dracula, a three day reign of terror, starts 1st January on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. pic.twitter.com/SNuSUjQoEO read more

R.M. Renfield Feature Gets Director at Universal

Coming in from Variety, Dracula’s henchman Renfield will be getting a feature film at Universal Pictures set to be directed by Dexter Fletcher (Rocketman) with an original story by Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead comics).

Although Universal’s “Dark Universe” has as of late been filmmaker driven stand-alone features instead of a shared franchise, Renfield is the latest addition following 2017’s The Mummy and The Invisible Man that is set for release on February 28, 2020. read more

ComiXology Announces Four New Horror Comic Series This October

ComiXology (Amazon’s digital comic service) announced four new titles today in honor of every horror fan’s favorite holiday: Halloween!  The three new creator-owned comiXology Originals include: two new graphic novels, Dracula: Son of the Dragon (written by Mark Sable with art by Salgood Sam), Tremor Dose (by Michael Conrad with art by Noah Bailey), and the five issue limited series Afterlift #1 (written by Chip Zdarsky with art by Jason Loo), along with Archie Comics very own Josie and the Pussycats in Space #1 (written by Alex de Campi with art by Devaki Neogi). read more

Classic Universal Monsters Coming to Halloween Horror Nights

Per an announcement from the resorts’ web site, Universal’s classic monsters will come to life in this year’s Halloween Horror Nights mazes at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort in CA and FL respectively.

Based on the premier cinematic monsters from the studio that invented the horror films, Universal’s terrifying experiences on both coasts will take the frightening and legendary ensemble and bring them face-to-face with guests at the resorts’ featured Halloween events. read more

Tristan Eaton Creates Massive Universal Classic Monsters Mural on Universal Studios Lot

Universal Studios decided to spruce up their lot with a tribute to several of their all time greats. Nothing says “monster” like a 50×200 foot mural dedicated to the most famous ghouls of all time, and street artist Tristan Eaton has really delivered on the Universal Studios lot! The prolific painter began his journey in mid-January, working from a boom lift nearly 25 feet in the air; and now he’s ready to unveil his work to the public.

The Hollywood Reporter documented Eaton’s work in their latest issue, and they featured several interesting facts about his newest project. Eaton says he went through about 40 cans of spray paint per day as he crafted beautiful testaments to Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man, and The Creature from the Black Lagoon. Donna Langley, Universal’s film chairperson, said they chose spray paint for the project because the classic monsters, “were the outsiders, outcasts, rebels and outlaws of their time.” For Eaton, the massive image is a labor of love: “I’m working my butt off for this because I love it so much.” read more