Killer Thursdays

A Tale of Two Dexters – Dexter Morgan, Part 3

Welcome to Part 3 of this Dexter Morgan series. In Part 1 we talked about how Dexter came to be so dashing and deadly and, in Part 2, we talked about Dexter, the family man. For the first two parts, we focused mainly on the Dexter and Jeff Lindsay’s novels but there are two Dexters. How do these two Dexter’s stack up against one another? Continue reading “A Tale of Two Dexters – Dexter Morgan, Part 3”

Killer Thursdays

Team Bela: Dracula (1931)

Yesterday morning, my grandmother passed away. She was a remarkable, strong and complicated woman. We weren’t always close but I’ll miss her.

For the next week or so, it’s likely I’ll be rerunning past posts. There will also be no Friday Stumble this week but I will announce the Life List Club Milestone winner

Before Edward and Jacob, before Angel and Spike, there was the Count. He was, perhaps a little bit campy but no one else has ever been quite the vampire icon that Bela Lugosi became when he starred in the 1931 film, Dracula

*originally posted July 1, 2011*
As Bela Lugosi is Dracula in my mind’s eye, I was surprised to realize that I had never actually watched the original movie. Clearly, Lugosi’s portrayal set the standard for the character of Dracula and for our popular notions of vampires in general. Bela Lugosi’s Dracula is the image of the sexy, gentleman vampire. Those burning eyes, that ever-so-slightly lifted eyebrow, the elegant hands reaching for a pale throat, and the sweep of his glorious cape. Continue reading “Team Bela: Dracula (1931)”