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Kevin Lyons – Van Helsing

Posted by demonik on November 12, 2008

Kevin Lyons – Van Helsing (HarperCollins, 2004)



Deep in the mountains of nineteenth-century Carpathia lies the mysterious and mythic land of Transylvania, a world where evil is ever-present, where danger rises as the sun sets, and where monsters such as Count Dracula, the Wolf Man and Frankenstein’s Monster take form and inhabit man’s deepest nightmares — terrifying legends who outlive generations, defying repeated attacks from the doomed brave souls that challenge them in their never-ending war upon the human race.

Engaged by a secret society, only a lone force of good stands against them —the legendary monster hunter Van Helsing, a man revered by some and feared by many. In his ongoing battle to rid the earth of these fiendish beings, Van Helsing must now travel to Transylvania to bring down the lethally seductive, enigmatically powerful Count Dracula, where he joins forces with the fearless Anna Valerious, a woman out to rid her family of a generations-old curse by defeating the vampire. But unknown to all, the immortal Dracula will stop at nothing to unleash his master plan of subverting human civilization and ruling over a world of havoc, fear and darkness….


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George Romero – Martin

Posted by demonik on August 24, 2007

George Romero – Martin (Futura, 1978)

George Romero - Martin

Martin was young and good-looking, a shy boy, perhaps even a little backward. But Martin had a secret, one he couldn’t share.

His uncle knew the family had brought the poison with them from the Old Country. He was waiting for the day he could destroy Martin and Martin’s evil.

Others knew – a woman Martin had met on a train, a woman he’d followed from the supermarket. But they were dead …

A chilling story of an ancient evil unleashed on a modern city.

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Robert Kaufman – Love At First Bite

Posted by demonik on August 24, 2007

[Robert Kaufman] – Love At First Bite (Fotonovel Publications, 1979)

Love At First Bite

After 700 years of one-bite stands, Transylvania’s Count Dracula travels to modern-day New York City, lock, stock and coffin, to win the woman he loves – America’s favourite glamour girl, Cindy Sondheim – a whirlwind romance that bakes the Big Apple!

What abomination is this? Something for those who find Piranha too challenging?

I’ve credited authorship to Robert Kaufman  as he wrote the screenplay and “every scene is recreated with vivid full-color pictures right out of the film. Complete dialogue too!”

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Paul Monette – Nosferatu, the Vampyre

Posted by demonik on August 24, 2007

Paul Monette – Nosferatu, the Vampyre (Picador, 1979)

Paul Monette - Nosferatu

Based on the screenplay by Werner Herzog.

Nosferatu … The Undead … Count Dracula … a name that will always whisper of the unspeakable, of sensuous evil, of the pinnacle of the sado-erotic, of death that travels on silken batwings.

A lonely, wraith-like figure, doomed to wander forever in the realm of twilight in search of the alluring and lovely woman, whose destiny is to defeat him only by submission … the giving of herself from the dusk until dawn.

Nosferatu – the name under which the vampire myth first reached the screen – is now recreated by Werner Herzog as a sensual and haunting masterpiece of cinema. Eighty years after Bran Stoker’s Dracula, Paul Monette’s outstanding novel once more breathes life into the ultimate myth of evil …

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