Bram Stoker

The Dogcast: “Dracula” From Orson Welles And The Mercury Theater On The Air For Your Old Radio Fun!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here and in honor of the entertaining “Renfield” opening today I thought I would bring the definitive old radio version of “Dracula” from Orson Welles and The Mercury Theater On The Air! Broadcast before the infamous “War Of The Worlds” show, this one is equally as good, especially the suspense and atmosphere during the voyage of the Demeter! It’s old radio theater of the mind done right and a terrific representation of Stoker’s legendary count! Enjoy! So Sayeth The Kendog!

“Dracula – The Mercury Theater On The Air – 7/11/1938

Dog’s Movie House: “The Invitation” Slick But Somewhat Toothless Take On Stoker!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here to take a look at “The Invitation” a vampire flick that has oodles and oodles of nods to Bram Stoker’s classic “Dracula.” It stars Nathalie Emmanuel as Evie, a New York artist who manages to, through a DNA kit, discover she is distantly related to an old family in London. After contacting her cousin Oliver (Hugh Skinner) and meeting him for coffee, she impulsively accompanies him to the English countryside to a family wedding. Once at the manor, she falls under the spell of Lord Walter (Thomas Doherty) and, despite the creepy nighttime vibe and the hard time she has fitting in with British aristocracy, she finds herself falling for the handsome and charming lord. Of course, that’s when everything hits the fan and soon she is trying to survive becoming an unwilling new member of a family of monsters.

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