Dracula (series) *** 01/01/2020


As if that wasn’t bizarre enough  BBC has decided to start the new year with even nastier horror premiering their new extremely graphic three part

Dracula will start airing January 1st in three consecutive nights

DRACULA series on January 1st with other two hour and a half long episodes airing in the following two days! Claes Bang will move to Transylvania in

Claes Bang takes the lead role of the fanged monster

1897, as the blood drinking Count who is drawing his plans against Victorian London. And be warned: the dead travel fast. John Heffernan stars as

Dracula aboard Demeter whose crew he will suck dry

Jonathan Harker, an English solicitor who visits Dracula’s castle and becomes his captive. Jonathan Aris is captain Sokolov of famous ship Demeter.

Lord Ruthven is portrayed by Patrick Walsh McBride

Patrick Walsh McBride portrays young Lord Ruthven in the series which will air on Netflix for the rest of the world later on.

The  First Episode of Dracula
starts in 1897. English lawyer Jonathan Harker travels to Transylvania to meet a new client – and a legend is about to get fresh blood… This is the tale of a

Always lovely John Heffernan is poor Jonathan Harker

terrifying, maze-like castle, of undead Brides, and a vampire Count whose ambition is to conquer the new world. Check out the nastiness below:


A Christmas Carol *** FX – Dec 19, BBC Dec 22


As somebody noticed around the internet, it is beginning to feel a lot like… Halloween. Yep, Halloween, not Christmas, as British national broadcaster has decided to swamp us with nasty horrors in what is definitely

The series will air on FX and BBC this month

the worst holiday program scheme they’ve ever had. You can already see from the dark posters that their central series A CHRISTMAS CAROL won’t be filled with jingle bells but with creepy sounds, monsters and fog. It is interesting that it will first air in USA on FX on December 19th before moving to BBC on December 22nd!

Christmas Carol
is a unique and original take on the Charles Dickens’ iconic ghost story by Steven Knight and a haunting, hallucinatory, spine-tingling immersion into Scrooge’s dark night of the soul. The three-part special follows Ebenezer Scrooge (Guy Pearce), the miserly cold-hearted boss, as he is visited by ghosts from the past, present and future, on a freezing

Guy Pearce takes the lead role in the new series

Christmas Eve. Forced to face up to how his self interested, penny-pinching behavior has impacted his own life and those around him, is it too late for him to save the spirit of Christmas, and himself? Andy Serkis as Ghost of Christmas Past, Joe Alwyn as Bob Cratchit, and Jason Flemyng as Ghost of Christmas Future also star.

Dracula series – BBC / Netflix


I did not expect this one to be so disgustingly graphic, but it is: BBC has released the first gruesome trailer for their new DRACULA series which will

Dracula is an upcoming television series developed by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, based on the novel of the same name by Bram Stoker. The series is being developed for broadcast and release on BBC One and Netflix, and will consist of three episodes. Claes Bang is set to star as the title character.

Claes Bang takes the lead role of Count Dracula

also air on Netflix. Claes Bang plays the count himself next to always lovely John Heffernan as Jonathan HarkerJoanna Scanlan, Dolly Wells,

John Heffernan plays Jonathan Harker in the series

Morfydd Clark, Lujza Richter, Jonathan Aris, Sacha Dhawan, Nathan Stewart Jarrett, Catherine Schell, Youssef Kerkour, Clive Russell and Mark Gatiss!

Drac VS Victorian London
The series, which was shot in Orava Castle in Slovakia, is set in Transylvania in 1897, where the blood drinking Count Vlad is drawing his

The series will air on BBC sometime next winter

plans against Victorian London. As the producers say, hell has a new boss! Netflix will air the three 90 minute episode saga around the world with BBC airing it in UK and Ireland this winter!

The Woman in 1997

Based upon Wilkie Collins’ Victorian mystery, the gothic tale tells of a pair of half sisters whose lives end up caught in a grand conspiracy revolving around a mentally ill woman dressed in white. As the story unfolds, murder, love, marriage, and greed stand between the two women and happy lives. Their only hope is the secret the woman in white waits to tell them.

—Max Vaughn

Horror / Thriller


( see also “The Woman in White” 2018)

The Awakening 2011

Just going to list throughout this month some decent period horror films.

In 1921, England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost. Everything she believes unravels as the ‘missing’ begin to show themselves.



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