The international fascination with vampires has impacted TV programming as much as it has movie production. The most popular job for a TV vampire? Private Detective. Can you pick out the three TV shows listed that feature a vampire gumshoe?
Since Harry Potter, when we think of witches, they look more like Glenda the Good Witch than the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz. Whether they have tricks up their sleeve, or are a treat to be around, these witches and wizards will enchant you.
Legend says that as long as there have been vampires, there have been vampire hunters. At least in the movies it is true. Buffy the Vampire Slayer may be the most popular of the vampire hunters, but many other films portray the dark side of vampires and those who fight them.
Count Dracula was introduced to the world by Bram Stoker in his 1891 work, Dracula. In 1931, Bela Lugosi embodied the horrific role. Dracula remains the king of the vampires, as the number of films that include a reference to "Dracula" is well over 200, according to the Internet Movie Database.
Zombie films are not only horrific and often humorous, but also offer an interesting critique on the occasionally mindless nature of humanity. If you see zombies downtown this weekend, it might just be the Zombie Crawl!
My favorite slacker from The Office celebrates another birthday today! Born on this date in 1979, John Krasinski has been in a number of films. He recently made his directorial debut with Brief Interviews with Hideous Men.
The real monster in Frankenstein is not "the creature" but instead Dr. Frankenstein himself. Mad scientists and evil geniuses permeate horror films and though they may be set on world domination or defying the laws of nature, they illustrate our relationship to science by crossing the line.