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November 1998, Week 4


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Scott Hutchins <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 23 Nov 1998 12:02:56 -0500
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Now that someone brought up vampire films (since there has been no
discussion of John Carpenter's _Vampires_), I feel it is the right place
to say the best of contemporary vampire films in Anthony (son of Douglas)
Hickox's _Sundown:  The Vampire in Retreat_.  In that film, a devious
vampire named Shane develops wood-tipped bullets to slay the vampires that
have resorted to artificial blood to end the killing.
On Tue, 17 Nov 1998, Brower, Kalynn Huffman wrote:
> Why did Murnau portray Count Dracula as a sinister, ugly character in 1922?
> Dracula, in the original novel as well as in contemporary versions, is
> usually a sexy guy who seduces his prey and then springs his deadly fangs.
> For a class I was showing the final sequence in "Nosferatu" and comparing it
> to "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."  This was just before Halloween and I
> couldn't resist comparing the two heroines and their different slaying
> techniques.  The students caught me on the above question.  Any theories or
> notes from Murnau to explain his interpretation?
> Kalynn Huffman Brower
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