Posts Tagged ‘John Carradine’


71Q4pzRI-VL._SL1500_Q. What do you call vampires who ring doorbells?
A. Dead ringers.

A bad joke, but a cool Christmas gift. What Bela Lugosi fan wouldn’t want a replica of the Ring of Dracula, bearing the Count’s crest and cast from an original prop ring?

Here are the details from “The Ring of Dracula Elite Edition Prop Replica: A high quality, officially licensed replica of The Ring of Dracula, bearing the Count’s crest. This signet style ring prop is one of the hallmarks of the classic on-screen aristocratic vampire Count. Cast from an original prop ring with exacting attention to detail, this stunning Elite Edition replica is crafted from sterling silver and inset with a genuine semi-precious Carnelian “blood” stone. The original prop has an unmatched provenance to the most famous on screen vampire. Since its first appearance in “The House of Frankenstein” in 1944, the Dracula ring, or a copy of it, has adorned the fingers of some of the most admired actors to have portrayed Dracula, including John Carradine, Bela Lugosi and Sir Christopher Lee. For several decades the ring was also one of the prized possessions of the late writer, publisher and fan extraordinaire, Forrest J. Ackerman. This replica was cast from the prop in Mr. Ackerman’s collection. The mark of “THE” vampire, The Ring of Dracula Elite Edition will be a valuable addition to any collection. Each Elite Edition replica ring comes in a handsome presentation storage box, housed within custom designed packaging and includes a certificate of authenticity. This product is officially licensed by Universal Studios. This Elite Edition replica ring is being hand produced as a strictly limited edition of just 600 pieces worldwide. The Carnelian stone used is a natural product and therefore some slight variance in color and density is completely normal. No two stones will be exactly identical. Ring Face Dimensions 1.33” x 1.02” and Ring Band Size 10 1/4 USA.”

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ylJIWzFi1U0164E5jjsojx2EvUG“You see Santa Claus tonight you better run boy, you better run for ya life!” –  Silent Night, Bloody Night (1984, now in HD on DVD for the first time)

From the Film Chest Media and Video Services Corp press release:

It’s Christmas Eve in a small town, but the local children aren’t dreaming of sugarplum fairies in Silent Night, Bloody Night, on DVD Dec. 17, from Film Chest and Canada’s Video Services Corp.

A ’70s drive-in, B-movie flick, Silent Night, Bloody Night  gained notoriety in the mid-1980s when it was featured on Elvira’s Movie Macabre, gaining a dedicated cult following. Now don’t miss a bloody drop … Enjoy this thriller in HD for the first time ever!

In Silent Night, Bloody Night, a young man inherits a mansion once used as an insane asylum … and in which his grandfather died in a fire. When he puts it up for sale, an axe-wielding madman – who has been hiding in the residence – threatens anyone who comes near. Who is this deranged murderer … And why are the local townspeople acting so strange?

Starring John Carradine (The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Grapes of Wrath, Stagecoach), Patrick O’Neal (Under Siege, The Way We Were) and Walter Abel (Island in the Sky, Mr. Skeffington, Holiday Inn, Fury). Directed by Theodore Gershuny (TV’s Tales From the Darkside).

Silent Night, Bloody Night is presented in widescreen with an aspect ratio of 16×9 and mono sound.

More info HERE!