Chilling story is worthy of 'Dracula'

Vampyre Labyrinth: Dust Blood By GP Taylor Published by Faber and Faber ISBN 978 0 571 22696 2

Monday, 26 September, 2011, 12:00am

Forget the lovelorn vampires - these are downright spooky

Vampyre Labyrinth: Dust Blood By GP Taylor Published by Faber and Faber ISBN 978 0 571 22696 2

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am


Dracula Chung Ying Theatre Company Various dates and venues

7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Dracula - true stories

While 'Twi-hard' fans are lapping up the next fix of their vampire saga, let's take a look at some facts and fiction surrounding the granddaddy of all vampires - Dracula. While author Bram Stoker's novel was by no means the first story of a blood-sucking immortal, it was certainly the one by which vampires were defined for years to come.

7 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

A Darker Place

A Darker Place by Jack Higgins Harper, HK$94

7 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

BOOK (1897)

Dracula Bram Stoker (Penguin)

Vampires have never been hotter. Blame 'Twilight fever' - a compulsion sparked by the cinema blockbuster rooted in a fiction quartet by American author Stephenie Meyer. The latest instalment, New Moon, looks set to fan vampire fever, amid which it is easy to forget the hysteria's classic source.

20 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Altogether spooky

Was that a spook howling in the night or just the wind blowing against the window? Dare you go into a haunted house at midnight? This week we look at things that go bump in the night.

Spooky creatures

Who or what are these frightening creatures?

1 a warlock

a. a male witch

b. a black cat

2 a ghoul

10 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Blood money

ELIZABETH KOSTOVA HAS never read a modern horror novel. Even Bram Stoker's 1897 classic Dracula is a bit too bloody. So when she wrote The Historian, her runaway best-selling novel about Dracula, she spurned horror and gore in favour of historical parallels and intrigues. 'I never wanted to write a horror novel,' she says.

25 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Staking his claim

DON'T DARE CONFUSE Australian star Hugh Jackman's version of legendary vampire hunter Van Helsing with earlier models. Van Helsing is usually a studious, bookish sort who uses his academic education and knowledge of vampire lore to thwart Dracula's evil plans. But for the revamped - pardon the pun - version, Jackman ditches all that for some flash and dash worthy of a Drac-busting Errol Flynn.

6 May 2004 - 12:00am

Culture vultures and bloodsuckers

Good news for culture lovers. Three more of London's big museums will have free admission from the end of this year. The Victoria and Albert will abolish entry fees from November 22, followed by the Natural History and Science Museums on December 1. The savings on entry to all three museums will total #22 (about HK$240).

24 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Sex, blood and a classic legend too

A BALLET performance of Dracula somehow sounds fun. Dance for the kids; a scary story we will all enjoy. But although none of the children in the audience seemed particularly traumatised, the interpretation of Bram Stoker's classic by Ben Stevenson, artistic director of the Houston Ballet, was dark and very sexual.

18 Jul 1999 - 12:00am

A show to get your teeth into

In the mood for some spooky entertainment? Then the Chung Ying Theatre Company has just the thing for you.

The drama group opens its new season with the musical, The Dracula Spectacula, to be staged this month at the Lyric Theatre.

1 May 1996 - 12:00am

Kenneth creates a monster

MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN Starring Robert De Niro, Kenneth Branagh, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Hulce and Aidan Quinn. Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Category II. Scheduled for release on March 2 at Kornhill Broadway, Mongkok Broadway, Silvercord, Tsuen Wan Broadway, UA Queensway, UA Sha Tin, UA Whampoa, Windsor.

19 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Wrong angle on Dracula

FANGS ain't what they used to be . . . and in the case of tonight's BBC offering, Dracula, thank goodness they ain't. This version of Vlad the Impaler's tale was made in 1977 (so, what's it doing in BBC Week 1993 in the first place?), and the special effects are laughable.

29 Apr 1993 - 12:00am

Book reviews

CONKERS By Barrie Wade How does it feel to be shy, to be allergic to cats, to dread the parent-teacher meeting? Or to enjoy teasing teacher (and getting away with it) and play conkers (chestnuts)? Here is a whole string of poems by Barrie Wade for and about children, about their experiences in school and out of school.

16 Mar 1993 - 12:00am