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Dracula, The Poughkeepsie Tapes, and Hellfest

Dracula, The Poughkeepsie Tapes, and Hellfest


This week, after the news, we’ll cover the Universal Studios movie “Dracula” from 1931, the drive-in classic, “The Poughkeepsie Tapes” from 2007, discussion of the short film, “Vexed”, and the modern-horror film, “Hell Fest” from 2018.


Welcome to Kevin and Brian’s Horror Bulletin podcast recorded live in the catacombs beneath your feet, where each week, we cover the latest horror news, shorts, a classic Universal horror, and two creature-feature reviews. This week, after the news, we’ll cover the Universal Studios movie “Dracula” from 1931, the contemporary “The Poughkeepsie Tapes” from 2007, discussion of the short film, “Vexed”, and the modern-horror film, “Hell Fest” from 2018. Turn up the volume and lean in close. Here we go...

News Features

  1. It’s getting closer just like the creature who wants his toe back - “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” is taking tangible shape with a brand new teaser trailer. Based the on the book series of the same name published from 1981 to 1991, it looks like we’re promised some real scares and unsettling images. "You don't read the books," claims one of the protagonists, a tear-stricken teen. "The book reads you." Join us at theaters August 9th of this year when it opens. We’ve a link to the trailer and the official website.



  1. It’s been 40 years since The Ball first chased down people for The Tall Man. March 28th, 2019 marked the anniversary of Don Concarell’s horror film Phantasm. In fact, he directed all the sequels as well except for the most recent 5th one, “Ravager”, which he only produced. In celebration, Well Go Entertainment is releasing a Blu-ray set of the complete film series this fall with a new 4K restoration of Phantasm II, loads of extras, music, and a full-scale replica of the Sentinel Sphere. While no exact release date is set, they promise it to be available this fall in time for Halloween.


  1. The friendly folks at Warner Brothers have just released the first trailer for “Annabelle Comes Home”. The Conjuring universe launched by James Wan in 2013 continues to expand. This is the 3rd spinoff featuring the evil doll. All three Annabelle movies are written by Gary Dauberman and this is the first he will be directing. A powerhouse trio of Vera Farmiga, Mckenna Grace, and Patrick Wilson will star. Look for “Annabelle Comes Home” in US theaters beginning June 28th.


  1. If you’re looking for royal-quality, limited-edition books, literary art, and prints, Suntup Editions might be a place to go. Their latest upcoming title isn’t strictly horror - The Road by Cormac McCarthy - which is to be released this fall and can be ordered April 13th of this year. But they have had multiple Stephen King works, as well as Rosemary’s Baby, Horns, and The Haunting of Hill House most of which are past and out of print. It’s interesting to look through their site and dream, even if you don’t order a copy of The Road for $1,695.00. Or a less limited-edition copy for $395.00.


  1. If you can’t wait for Stranger Things Season 3 to fill your needs this July 4th, you can give yourself a little taste now with “Suspicious Minds”. Touted as the first official Stranger Things book title, author Gwenda Bond gives us a prequel to the series, detailing the origins of the lab, Dr. Martin Brenner, and where Eleven really came from. Available as an ebook, paperback, hardcover, and audio, they’ve got you covered.

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Universal Studios Classic: “Dracula” (1931)

The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina.

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Contemporary Classic: “The Poughkeepsie Tapes” (2007)

In an abandoned house in Poughkeepsie, New York murder investigators uncover hundreds of tapes showing decades of a serial killer's work.

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Horror Short: (YouTube) “Vexed”

A romantic date night goes horribly wrong when a couple questions the validity of class horror film plots

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Feature Presentation: “Hell Fest” (2018)

A masked serial killer turns a horror-themed amusement park into his own personal playground, terrorizing a group of friends while the rest of the patrons believe that it is all part of the show.

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Hellfest Movie


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