Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

Initially, I had planned on letting Halloween come and go and pat myself on the back for a successful month of October featuring some vampire movies.  I thought, “Hey, I had a theme, I have a movie coming up that will run parallel to Doctor Strange in the first Friday of November, and I even have an Election Day Special planned.  I’ll just ride out Halloween, a job well done.”  Then I watched the Halloween movies to celebrate the holiday.

Suddenly, all those repressed memories of Halloween: Resurrection resurfaced and I got mad.  Really, REALLY mad. Continue reading “Halloween: Resurrection (2002)”

Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride (1973)

Welcome to the final installment of B-Movie Enema’s October Vampire Bookake!

This time around, we’ll see the final appearance of Christopher Lee as Count Dracula AND the final showdown between Lee’s Count and Peter Cushing’s Van Helsing.  It’s Hammer Films’ 1973 Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride – also known as Count Dracula and His Vampire Brides and The Satanic Rites of Dracula.  I will also warn that while this is Hammer and it is Lee and Cushing, sadly, this is not a particularly great installment. Most will agree it is better than the one before it (Dracula A.D. 1972), but it seemed that Hammer had a hard time bringing the Count into the present day. Continue reading “Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride (1973)”

The Werewolf Versus the Vampire Woman (1971)

This month’s Vampiralooza continues on B-Movie Enema.  This week we travel over to Europe and visit with a true horror icon that many here may not know too much about – Spanish filmmaker Paul Naschy.

Naschy is known for playing just about every monster you can think of which has granted him a distinction of being the Spanish Lon Chaney.  Despite playing Frankenstein’s Monster, the Mummy, the Hunchback, and Count Dracula, it’s his work as cursed werewolf Waldemar Daninsky in an entire series named “The Hombre Lobo Series”  This run found him playing Daninsky a grand total of TWELVE times. Continue reading “The Werewolf Versus the Vampire Woman (1971)”

Night Fangs (2005)

Welcome back to B-Movie Enema’s October Vampire Halloween Theme thingy.  I think I’ve called it something different for each reference I’ve made.  I can only imagine that will become a running joke this month.

ANYway…  This week’s vampire flick is something new.  It’s not a popular movie and I’m curious if even that many vampire movie superfans know about it.  It’s called Night Fangs and it’s yet another movie brought to my attention thanks to a subscription to Bizarre TV on my Roku device. Continue reading “Night Fangs (2005)”

Blacula (1972)

Now that we got The Velvet Vampire out of the way last week, it’s time to get our Bloodsucking October theme for Halloween officially kicked off with something far, far better.

That’s right, Jack…  Blacula is getting up in this blog.

This was the horror/blaxploitation mash up that started them all.  This one also has the widest appeal.  Yeah, it’s probably because of the title.  I mean, you see a movie called Blacula, and you think to yourself, “Holy shit, I have to see this.  It’s gotta be great!”  At that point, with a title like that, you either have to play it as a parody or you play it straight as shit. Continue reading “Blacula (1972)”

The Velvet Vampire (1971)

“She’s Waiting to Love You… To Death!”

That’s like something I’d come up with to describe a movie.  I’m not going to lie, I know next-to-nothing about this vampire flick.  I will totally admit to picking it because I saw a picture of Celeste Yarnall (who played the titular Velvet Vampire, as well as the episode “The Apple” on Star Trek) from the movie and immediately said, “I’m on board.”

So, based on a picture, and a title that I can only assume indicated that this was going to be a silky smooth sexy vampire flick, I decided I’d select this as the official/unofficial kickoff to my vampire theme for the month of October.  That’s right, what is more Halloweeny than a vampire movie?  Nothing.  Or at least mostly nothing. Continue reading “The Velvet Vampire (1971)”