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  1. Innocent Children (and Dogs) Had Better Beware: Cruella de Vil Cast For Once Upon a Time

    The curl of her lips, the ice of her...wait, we've already got too much ice this season.

    Suddenly I can't recall if there's ever been a dog on Once Upon a Time...

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  2. Syfy’s Newest Series Has The Most Ridiculous/Wonderful Premise I’ve Ever Heard

    Nuts to moderation.

    Syfy knows that today's intelligent TV viewer has diverse interests (the paranormal, swords, men who look good in a deerstalker). But why should modern consumers need to watch more than one show to satisfy all of our passions? Are we animals?

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  3. Archaeologists Have Unearthed a Dungeon They Believe Held Vlad the Impaler (AKA Dracula) Just in Time for Halloween

    Who's up for a field trip?

    It's monster season! But how do archaeologists on a restoration effort at a creepy abandoned castle get involved in the Halloween fun—aside from the fact that their work location is basically a Scooby Doo set? Why, they uncover the dungeon that likely held the man who was part of the inspiration for Dracula, of course!

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  4. Minimalist Movie Posters, Made With Simple Sheets Of Paper

    Get on my wall.

    It feels almost unnecessary to write anything about artwork that manages to say so much with so little. My hat is off to the folks at Spanish design studio Atipo, who have proven the old adage about pictures being worth a thousand words.

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  5. Things We Saw Today: MAC Cosmetics’ New Maleficent Line

    Things We Saw Today

    My eyeliner had wings once. And they were strong. (Fashionably Geek)

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  6. Dracula’s Castle Now for Sale to the Right Bidder

    Only 1! 2! 3! 135 million! Bahahahah!

    If you're a fabulously wealthy person in the market for a new home, you might want to head over to Transylvania: the castle that inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula is now for sale. Buyer beware, though--it apparently has no bathrooms.

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  7. Treat Yo’ Self to Tears: Next Season Of Parks and Recreation Will Be Its Last

    Officially Official

    Remember that time when everyone was freaking out about Parks and Recreation’s unannounced hiatus because it made it look like NBC’s perpetual critical success/ratings-not-so-success was probably going to be cancelled? We lucked out that time, ‘cause it turned out there wasn’t really a hiatus after all. But this time it's a bit of a good news-bad news situation. The good news! Parks and Rec is getting a seventh season. The bad news! No more after that.

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  8. The CW’s Arrow Will Host Two Out Of Three Birds of Prey In The Same Episode

    Almost Totally Excellent

    Guess who's back? 

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  9. The Avengers: Age of Ultron Picks Up A Second Villain


    A superhero movie with only one bad guy? Don't be silly! The latest news has one of the stars of NBC's Dracula taking a prominent role in The Avengers sequel while Scarlett Johansson tells us what to expect from the Joss Whedon film. 

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  10. Things We Saw Today: Warrior Fiona Cosplay

    Things We Saw Today

    An original Adventure Time cosplay by Ashley Hay. Photo by LJinto, sword by Jason of Hello My Sweet. 

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  11. X-Men Star Is Frankenstein, Game Of Thrones Actor Joins Dracula

    Mutatis Mutandis

    We have some brand new casting notices for two Hollywood monster films and these new versions of Frankenstein and Dracula's stories have familiar faces.

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  12. NBC’s Dracula Series Gets A Trailer, Is Inexplicably Odd

    Consider the Following

    After watching this trailer for NBC's new Dracula series starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, I can honestly say I have no idea what they're going for here. The trailer is, for lack of a better word, weird. Everything about it just feels...weird. And this is coming from a person who legitimately enjoyed Dracula 2000. It does have a few actors from other genre shows we enjoy though and it's set to air Friday nights this fall. Will you be watching? (via NBC) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  13. Things We Saw Today: Official Merida and Queen Elinor Cosplayers Give Us Mother’s Day Feels

    Things We Saw Today

    Yesterday saw Brave's Merida officially crowed as the 11th Disney Princess at a ceremony that marked the first appearance of Official Disney Cosplay Queen Elinor. (Inside the Magic)

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  14. Luke Evans Will Star In A Dracula Origin Story, Will Probably Wind Up Shirtless

    All this has happened before...

    He's played a Aramis, Apollo, and Zeus in his time but actor Luke Evans is ready to take on another classic role; that of Dracula in Universal's vampire origin story. 

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  15. Too Lazy To Turn A Page? Read Classic Novels On A Poster Instead!

    Curiouser and curiouser!

    Spineless Classics (awesome name, btw) sells posters with entire novels printed on them. But can you actually read them if so inclined? "Hard as it may be to believe, each one of our designs contains the full text of the book. Where there are shapes in the design, the words wrap to the edges rather than being removed or shaded," they write. "The apparent font size is roughly 4 point which is perfectly legible with the naked eye if you have 20/20 vision, or with light magnification if you don't." Check out what books like Harry Potter, The Hobbit, Dracula, and more look like when laid out flat.

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  16. NBC’s Dracula Casts Its Van Helsing

    Bloody Good Fun

    We've been keeping up with NBC's Victorian London-set Dracula because… well, it looks like it could be interesting. Its supporting cast (Merlin's Katie McGrath, Game of Thrones's Nonso Anozie, Arrow's Jessica De Gouw) is delightfully geeky, too. And now that geek-friendly cast has two more members: Oliver Jackson-Cohen as Jonathan Harker and Thomas Kretschmann as legendary monster-hunter Abraham Van Helsing. It'll be a few years yet until I can read that name without shuddering. I blame you, Hugh Jackman.

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  17. Merlin and Game of Thrones Actors Join Arrow‘s Huntress on NBC’s Dracula

    Bloody Good Fun

    We previously learned that Jessica De Gouw, aka Arrow's Huntress, would be playing Mina Murray to Jonathan Rhys Meyers' Drac (or Alan Grayson in the show, because Dracula is an awfully conspicuous name) in NBC's Victorian era-set Dracula. And now comes the news that the show's gotten even more genre-tastic with the addition of two new cast members: Katie McGrath and Nonso Anozie. Or Morgana from Merlin and Xaro Xhoan Daxos from Game of Thrones. This pleases me.

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  18. Arrow’s Huntress Is Going To Meet NBC’s Dracula This Fall

    I'll Allow It

    Don't expect Jessica De Gouw's role on The CW's Arrow to become recurring anytime soon. The actress has been chosen to play Mina Harker in NBC's upcoming Dracula series starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

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  19. Landslide at Church Featured in Dracula Sends Corpses Spilling From Their Graves

    St. Mary's Church in the English town of Whitby is one of those place so spooky and gothic that just seeing it, you can't help but find yourself thinking of hunchbacks, crashing lightning, and hounds baying in the distance. Well, maybe you could, but Bram Stoker couldn't.  The clifftop church and its adjoining cemetery inspired his novel Dracula, and by extension shaped horror fiction for generations to come. Recently, though, the church has been the real life site of a scene that could have been plucked from a horror novel as landslides near the cemetery at the cliff's edge have resulted in piles of human remains tumbilng into the town below.

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  20. How Dracula’s Birthday Taught Me To Trust Campy Lesbian Vampire Comedies

    It was on May 26th in 1897 that Bram Stoker's vampire novel Dracula first made its way onto bookstore shelves and into popular lore. When I just recently learned this fact, I raised my fists to the air, thinking loudly, "This is the day that 113 years ago, a course of events was put into motion that ultimately led to Twilight! Curses!" I had, of course, assumed that as the definitive piece of vampire literature, Dracula was also the first. But you know what they say: When you assume, you make incorrect claims about the ancient origins of irritating popular culture phenomena. Or something to that effect. After a bit of research, just to confirm my disdain was well founded, I realized it wasn't. Dracula was actually preceded and inspired by the work Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, which came out in 1872. This novel, the real first vampire novel (though still not the first piece of vampire fiction), tells the story of a lesbian vampire who seduces a young girl and manipulates her family. Wait a minute. Carmilla sounds familiar. Lesbian vampires. I've got it! It turns out, this movie wasn't the completely random romp I once considered it to be:

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