Jun 03

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Charles Comments: Dracula Runs the Voodoo Down

You might remember this from here.

Published 1976

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: 8.88 out of 10)

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22 Responses to “The Drums of Dracula”

  1. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Look out! It’s a vampire! And he has a knife!

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    The drums of Dracula! The guitar of Frankenstein’s Monster! The bass of The Wolfman! And The Mummy on vocals – oh, wait a minute, that wouldn’t work…

  3. fred Says:

    And he’s stoned! And he’s having a bad hair day!

  4. Max Bathroom Says:

    “I tell you what, lads, I’m not biting that Amy Winehouse ever again.”

  5. Tor Mented Says:

    Even when going to voodoo country, don’t forget to bring the opera cape.

  6. THX 1139 Says:

    The Groovy Ghoulies extended universe was a non-starter.

  7. Bruce A Munro Says:

    GSS, @THX 1139.

    That’s an unusual color for Dracula: looks like he’s been feeding mostly on hepatitis sufferers.

    “Devilish Voodoo Slaves?” Dude, the fact they’re _slaves_ kinda justifies their use of Voodoo against the White Man. Or do you mean slaves _to_ Voodoo? In which case, clarify your terms.

  8. Francis Boyle Says:

    Drac looks like he’s about to throw up. I don’t know how barfing vampires would work but there’s probably a South Park episode about it.

  9. Tat Wood Says:

    The precise moment when Alun Armstrong realised it was time to quit ‘New Tricks’.

  10. Ikari Gendo Says:

    We can’t stop here, this is bat country!

  11. JuanPaul Says:

    The heat in voodoo land is intense. Drac is wishing he packed shorts.

  12. Tracy Says:

    He must have sucked some blood from a pinkeye sufferer as he’s got a bad case of conjunctivitis in his left eye.

  13. Bibliomancer Says:

    Keith Moon really looked like hell near the end

  14. THX 1139 Says:

    Ray Reardon’s had it up to HERE with you going on about Hurricane Higgins.

  15. B. Chiclitz Says:

    And of course the anguished look on his face is the result of yet another ghoul impaling his own palm by forgetting about his extra long and sharpened fingernails while gripping the knife much too tightly. When will they ever learn?

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Drac looks thoroughly bored by his drums and indeed everything. Must have drained a stoner on 4/20, or a swath of Skid Row.

    The other cover was much better — it seemed to illustrate the pulpy content promised in the blurb. Nobody wants to read about vampire ennui, or hear him whining about the brides that got away.

    Possibly the long centuries have not been kind to Drac, his intellect, and looks. He’s got an “Eric Tr*mp” look about him…

    @THX: GSS.

    @Bruce, Tracy: so we might all be converging on the Skid Row hypothesis?

  17. Bruce A Munro Says:

    @GSS ex-noob: well, he certainly doesn’t look like he’s been eating _healthy_ lately. Maybe the artist got confused about the plot and tried to draw a half-vampire, half-zombie?

  18. Tor Mented Says:

    The Drams of Drunkula.

  19. A. R. Yngve Says:

    By Charles Bukowski

  20. Emster Says:

    I’ll see your Devilish Voodoo Slaves and raise you one SCTV Count Floyd Monster Chiller Horror Theater Smellorama 3D:

  21. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Emster: Really scary, huh kids?

    (I see you’re doing like I did when I arrived, and working your way back through the archives. That way lies madness. And LOLs.)

  22. Emster Says:

    Working my way back – yes, yes! It’s my kind of madness! A website collection of gloriously horrid scifi book covers, submitted by scifi fans, gleefully critiqued by all, with an occasionally interesting tidbit of scifi trivia or link shared (thank ya!). Doesn’t get much cooler than this.

    I’m sure many of my comments are only funny in my own mind, but our gracious GSS host has been kind enough to let me post them anyway… so far…

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