Feb 06

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Good Show Sir Comments: Count Dracula: The Voodoo Vampire!

Thanks Linda for sending this in.

Published 1974

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 7.13 out of 10)

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25 Responses to “The Drums of Dracula”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Dracula’s band? The Children of the Night. What music they make!

  2. A.R.Yngve Says:

    It was a graveyard smash!

  3. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Now you may call me… DJ Bloodbeat!”

  4. fred Says:

    If this is a Dracula book how come pins are stuck in a Frankenstein’s Monster voodoo doll.

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    Drac has a John Travolta look about him

  6. JuanPaul Says:

    Dracula throws the ceremonial first pitch of the Haitian world series.

  7. Francis Boyle Says:

    No thanks. I think I’ll wait for The Flügelhorns of Frankensteins.

  8. Tor Mented Says:

    What do you get when you cross the movies “Dracula” and “White Zombie”?
    You get this book.

  9. Lillie Awesome Says:

    A very wise person once counseled me never to be afraid as long as the drums keep playing, but as soon as the drums stop, I should run as if my very life depended on it, because when the drums stop, untold terrors such as would leave dear Mr. Lovecraft himself bereft of purple prose with which to describe them:

    When the drums stop, next comes the bass solo.

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Judging from the look on that zombie’s face, I’d say the drums aren’t the only things that are throbbing.

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Drac Travolta’s eyebrows look like bat wings. Clever.

  12. Tweet Jane Says:

    Hey. Didn’t this guy once back up “The Crypt-Kicker Five”?

  13. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The words “Professor Harmon’s niece” are like something out of a soap opera rather than a horror story…

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    ISTR a similar themed cover here before, but perhaps they’re all blurring together.

    @fred: They’ve already been forced to (monster) mash up Drac and zombies, why not Frank as well? Running out of plot by book 5.

    @ARY: Professors often have (beautiful, natch) nieces in pulp books and movies. Too dedicated to their work to ever have kids of their own, but always furnished with a sibling and in-law who conveniently die when the girl is young.

    @Lillie Awesome: GSS! Living up to your name.

    And once again I regret living so far west and not getting to the computer till my late afternoon, for all the low-hanging fruit is gone.

  15. THX 1139 Says:

    @Tweet Jane: Whatever happened to his Transylvania Twist?

  16. Tweet Jane Says:

    @THX – His “Transylvania Twist” is a member of the the Transylvania Dutch:

  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tweet Jane: LOL. I’d forgotten about that one.

    I see @Tag Wizard has added some tags I thought we already had, “voodoo” and “zombie”. Clicking on them reveals no previous use, which is hard to believe. I guess we’ve been doing without them all these years.

  18. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Dracula explains:

    “I switched to zombies because they’re much cheaper as evil minions than sexy female vampires. Keeping them in racy translucent gowns alone staked my budget. Also, no fawning. I hate fawning.”

    @Lillie Awesome: Yeah, Igor really has no idea how to tune an instrument.

  19. B. Chiclitz Says:

    My first thought was, isn’t “The Dracula Horror Series” kind of redundant? Then I realized the marketing strategy—I’m waiting for the release of “The Dracula Comedy Series”; “The Dracula Mystery Series”; “The Dracula Road Trip Series”; “The Dracula Sports Series”; “The Dracula Biography Series”; and who knows how many more?

  20. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @B. Chiclitz: I for one am looking forward to “The Dracula Home Handyman Series.”

  21. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Bruce A M—Thursdays at 9:00 on SCTV! 😉

  22. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @BC and Bruce: Count Floyd co-hosts! Really scary huh kids?

    @BC: I had the same thought as you “isn’t ‘horror’ redundant here?” and then the true horror emerged. Endless shoddy paperbacks…

  23. Mark G Says:

    This book was part of a formulaic series involving a team that fought supernatural crime. Basically, Dracula spent most of each book in his coffin with a toothpick in his heart. Near the end of the book, the leader of the team (who was a paraplegic telekinetic) would revive Dracula by removing the toothpick. Then Dracula would appear and use hypnosis to eliminate the bad guys.

    Looking back at it, the cover was the best part of the book.

  24. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Sequels were:


  25. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @Mark G.: so sort of the poor man’s Hellsing?

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