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dracula

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"Dracula" is loosely inspired by Bram Stoker's novel, with a crinkly, dried-up, dusty Vlad the Impaler being brought back to life by an unlikely ally at the beginning, but it's the last five minutes of the pilot that are the most entertaining.
Well, well, well, look who's come out to play. Shaw Media is not only welcoming some legendary characters (Dracula, Ichabod
2012-10-31-halloweenbanner.jpg Most people go to Greece for beaches, ouzo and temples gleaming in the Mediterranean sun. I went for a vampire. But what I found there led me beyond pop culture images of vampires to a darker part of the human imagination. In the midst of searching for ancient ruins, an archaeological team from UBC stumbled on a cemetery from the time of the Ottoman empire. The lead researcher wanted an osteologist to study the skeletons -- especially one that might have been accused of being a vampire. There wasn't much question of not going, of course.
The Grey, starring Liam Neeson, is one of the worst films I've ever seen. Worse still is its depiction of wolves. The late Ron Lawrence, who lived with wolves, understood them and wrote books about them would have had apoplexy.