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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.
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Victoria Smurfit says clothes help make the woman in 'Dracula'

Victoria Smurfit says clothes help make the woman in 'Dracula'

NEW YORK, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Irish actress Victoria Smurfit says the gorgeous clothing and jewelry she wears for NBC's "Dracula" are a tremendous help as she prepares to play a Victorian lady who moonlights as a vampire huntress.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Each generation defines 'horror' differently

Each generation defines 'horror' differently

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Confronting what scares us via Halloween isn't a new phenomenon, a U.S. expert says; throughout history each generation has defined "horror."
Jonathan Rhys Meyers is a joy to work with, says co-star

Jonathan Rhys Meyers is a joy to work with, says co-star

NEW YORK, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Irish actress Victoria Smurfit says sharing the screen with her fellow countryman Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the new NBC series "Dracula" was a joy.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 26, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 18, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012.
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'Vampire' skeletons unearthed in Bulgaria

'Vampire' skeletons unearthed in Bulgaria

SOPHIA, Bulgaria, June 7 (UPI) -- Archaeologists in Bulgaria say they've found two medieval skeletons pierced through the chest with iron rods intended to stop them from turning into vampires.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 26, 2012.
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'Tinker' star Oldman calls 'quiet thriller' 'refreshing'

'Tinker' star Oldman calls 'quiet thriller' 'refreshing'

NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- British actor Gary Oldman says he hopes people find his quiet, low-tech espionage thriller "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" a nice change from the high-octane action flicks that routinely "assault" them.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011.
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Report: Thora Birch fired from 'Dracula'

Report: Thora Birch fired from 'Dracula'

NEW YORK, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Representatives for the off-Broadway show "Bram Stoker's Dracula" say actress Thora Birch has been fired from the production, the New York Post reported.
Ryder begins work on TV movie

Ryder begins work on TV movie

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- "When Love is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story," a television movie starring Winona Ryder and Barry Pepper, has begun shooting in Toronto, CBS said Thursday.
Report: Ryder's borrowed jewels missing

Report: Ryder's borrowed jewels missing

MADRID, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- A diamond bracelet and a ring worth more than $125,000 and loaned to actress Winona Ryder for an event in Madrid are missing, the New York Post said.
Winona Ryder hospitalized briefly

Winona Ryder hospitalized briefly

LONDON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Movie actress Winona Ryder fell ill during a flight from Los Angeles to London Wednesday and was taken to a hospital when the plane landed, her publicist said.

Ryder to star in new 'Star Trek' flick

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Winona Ryder has signed on to play young Spock's mother in the upcoming "Star Trek" film, Variety.com reported Friday.

Moore, Ryder to star in 'Pippa Lee'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. actresses Julianne Moore and Winona Ryder are set to star in director Rebecca Miller's screen adaptation of her novel "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee."

Dracula's castle subject of dispute

BUCHAREST, Romania, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The palace the fictitious Count Dracula called home is in the middle of a real tug-of-war between the Romanian government and the castle's owner.

Prince Charles helps boost Transylvania

LONDON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Britain's Prince Charles is looking for a house in Transylvania, the part of Romania associated with his distant relative Vlad the Impaler.

Dracula's origins explored in 'Year Zero'

LOS ANGELES, July 12 (UPI) -- Universal Studios, which made the 1931 Hollywood classic "Dracula," is returning to the crypt to examine the vampire's failed upbringing in a new movie.

Studios announce Blu-ray titles

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Lions Gate and Sony Home Pictures Entertainment Wednesday announced the first batch of releases in the new high-definition Blu-ray Disc format.

'Munsters' actor to co-host vampire tour

WASHINGTON, March 21 (UPI) -- A former actor on the "Munsters" 1960s sitcom will co-host a vampire tour in Romania this summer, Tours of Terror, based in Orange, Conn., said Monday.

Hallowe'en in Transylvania is bloody fun

BUCHAREST, Romania, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Romanians from Bucharest to Transylvania are bracing for the lucrative annual Halloween onslaught of Dracula fans, the Guardian reported Tuesday.

Errico promises dark, sexy B'way 'Dracula'

NEW YORK, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Melissa Errico promises "Dracula: The Musical," the new show she is headlining on Broadway, will be a darker, sexier version of the oft-told vampire tale.

Jackman, Hensley reunite in vampire flick

LOS ANGELES, April 5 (UPI) -- Hugh Jackman and Shuler Hensley, stars of the London stage production of "Oklahoma!," reunite in the new vampire film "Van Helsing."
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