❉ A heady mixture of pageantry and pain set against a violent, turbulent period of history.
❉ Fangs for the mammaries: The first time I tasted the blood of Dracula.
❉ A worthy addition to Kim Newman’s canon of fantastic, beguiling, and terrifying alternate history.
❉ This week, Matthew Sweet on eating macaroons with Olivia de Havilland and being insulted by Tom Baker.
❉ Christopher Lee stars in cult horror from Amicus founders Milton Subotsky and Max Rosenberg.
❉ German Film pioneer Eward André Dupont makes his Masters of Cinema debut with perhaps his finest film.