More Vampires- But Not in the Old West- invite You to Wed the Dead "Brides of Dracula"- Tonight!

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If last week’s feature with a vampire riding roughshod in the Od West wasn’t quite what you’re used to- we may have something a little more suited to your palate tonight on MeTV- with a tale back in the old country, with yet another vampire preying on young women- and running afoul of the great vampire hunter Van Helsing- as he tries to stake out the groom, who’s grooming a new flock of        "Brides of Dracula"!

This full color 1960 chiller was actually Hammer Studios’ sequel to their original version of “Dracula”-which starred Christopher Lee. In spite of the title, though- you won't see Count Dracula (or Sir Christopher) in this film! We start out observing a lovely young French woman, Marianne (played by Yvonne Monlaur) on her way to a teaching job at a girl’s school- whose  is derailed by some mysterious and deliberate actions. Left behind by her transportation, she is left on her own at a local inn -with no further hope of completing her journey at such a late hour. In spite of the hour, a strange and haughty elderly baroness stops in, and invites her to accept accommodations at her castle for the night. Upon arrival, she settles in to the room graciously given her by the Baroness, from which she spots a handsome young man on a balcony across the way. She is told by the baroness that he is the her son (though she has been given the impression he had passed away)! Later on, finding him chained up in his room, for reasons yet to be mentioned, she is convinced to help him escape his shackles- but, when she succeeds in doing so-he reveals what he actually is ( you might get a hint from the movie title)-and she flees in terror into the night!

The next day, she is found, barely conscious, by the good Prof. Van Helsing, and she barely recalls what occurred the previous night. Van Helsing makes an appearance at that same inn where Mademoiselle Marianne had been abandoned, while the funeral of a local young lady is being held. Van Helsing has his suspicions about the reason for her passing, which are confirmed when she rises from her grave, sporting a sinister pair of fangs! Van Helsing fears that this can only mean that disciples of his old enemy Count Dracula are still at large and on the hunt for human prey. His search for whoever is siring these new vampires leads him to the Baroness' castle- where he is shocked to find that the now unshackled young Baron is his prime suspect.

Meanwhile, Marianne arrives at her new teaching job- in a school with a student body (ahem) made up of nubile young women, providing a veritable smorgasbord for the young Baron- and our naive French femme ends up in mortal danger- which could make her IMmortal ! Van Helsing must try to rescue her while battling more blood-thirsty “brides”,as well as their master the undead Baron and his strong supernatural power. The danger of both Marianne and Van Helsing joining the ranks of the undead becomes terrifyingly real!!

We haven’t brought this Hammer film back in a while, and we’re happy to do so, since this one is often asked for! It boasts truly frightening vampires, many alluring young women, and plenty of atmospheric action, all in vivid color, in the Hammer tradition. Peter Cushing, back as Van Helsing, is great, as always, and David Peel, as the young blond Baron is an interesting change from the usual dark-haired vampires of horror films. We’ll tell you about the cast, and explain why Christopher Lee is not among them- provide a commercial for a stylishly hip Sven product the vampire brides would be proud to wear to go out clubbing- and, since our yearly Flashback Weekend convention appearance for 2020 has been postponed- we bring back some fond memories of an amazing costume contest from a past Flashback Weekend.

“Brides of Dracula” is set for MeTV tonight at 8pm eastern/pacific, 7 central, or check your local listings or for info and channel in your area. Remember that MeTV invites you to "live-Tweet" about the show during the  movie on Twitter- just use the hashtag #svengoolie  - and you’ll be among the many Tweeters making us trend in the top subjects every week. Our Chicago area viewers can get back in the saddle again for one more round of "Billy the Kid VS Dracula” at 11 am on the U.

Just to clarify a few things- if you want to get on the list for our monthly newsletter, which comes out the first of each month- you don’t email me- you just click on the banner for the newsletter on our site and sign up yourself. Also, if you have a question about Sven merchandise you have ordered, you should address that using the contact email at . Please don’t ask me, since all I just do the TV shows and have nothing to do with merchandise orders. Come on- if you order a Batman t-shirt, and have a question or problem- you don’t contact Batman, do you? Seriously, our MeTV folks are happy to help you out-and it always helps to have your order confirmation handy.

Join us on MeTV tonight- no wedding gifts necessary- though you may want to catch a bouquet –of garlic!

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Buster1960 5 months ago
How about an Abbott & Costello meets movie ?
Matt 7 months ago
What would also be good is showing comedy/horror movies by all the comedic teams of the time of production.
Matt 7 months ago
What I would like to see is the old Spanish or Mexican vampire movies made around 1950's - early 1960's. Of course these movies are dubbed, and were shot in Glorious Black & White. Some are even grainy, adding to their 'Spookyness".
Buster1960 7 months ago
Anybody else having trouble with the thread ?
The1Butler 7 months ago
im using a laptop . feels like i need learn how to type !
MADave 7 months ago
Almost time get those fingers ready
The1Butler 7 months ago
the big bad wolf is coming
MADave The1Butler 7 months ago
1MikeM 7 months ago
and dat was da Brides of Dracula.....and dat's da name of dat tune.
Saturn3 7 months ago
Hey! Less than 24 hours to go... finally!
MADave 7 months ago
In honor of RadioGeorge here's a joke suitable for tomorrow night's show
Did you hear about the werewolf that went to the barber? It was a hair-raising story
Islander 7 months ago
Get your wagers in on who will be first blogger tonight. Maybe a dark horse will slide in there. I won't be around to see. Have to get to bed early. Doing a BACA ride tomorrow morning. Bikers Against Child Abuse.
We're gonna roast like corn but for a good cause. 100 miles ending up in gabste land.
Check in tomorrow afternoon.
Islander Islander 7 months ago
The second I got done writing the above post, we heard a loud crunch sound like someone was putting their recyclables in the can.
Three minutes later sirens arriving just a few doors down.
Walked down to find a car on its top in the middle of the road.
The driver, a tourist no doubt, skeedaddled.
daleuhlmann 7 months ago
Catbat just finished giving Coraline her bath. She's sitting outside, drying off--and looking like a big, drenched rat!--uh, the dog, not Catbat.
BelleLugosi daleuhlmann 7 months ago
LOL! For half a sec, I was like "uh-oh, I bet Catbat is pissed!"
I used to have to wash a dog that had a flea problem, the bath water used to look like the ocean after the Titanic sank fleas swimming for their lives. I finally got some Frontline and that ended the problem
Jack LarryTheTrainGuy 7 months ago
The worst part is when the flea poop rehydrates, the bath turns to blood. So it shall be written. So it shall be done.
Lynn daleuhlmann 7 months ago
Very good of you to clarify that, Dale!😎
Carl_N_Brown Jack 7 months ago
Wow, they musta fleabathed every dog and cat in Egypt at one time.
daleuhlmann 7 months ago
Hey, group, far be it from me to encourage you to interrupt your Me TV viewing this evening, but about forty-five minutes after sunset (no matter what time zone you're in), you'll be able to see the comet NEOWISE. It should be about as visible as any star in the evening constellation. If you miss it, don't worry. You'll only have to wait . . .
6,800 years to see it again.
1MikeM daleuhlmann 7 months ago
Thanks Dale. I'll be on the lookout tonight. I hear it can be seen right after sunset in the northwest sky near The Big Dipper. I can't confirm if that is accurate. It's definitely worth a look.
Jack 1MikeM 7 months ago
Also known as C/2020 F3 (not to be confused with COVID-19), Neowise will indeed be visible low in the northwestern sky, between the Big Dipper and the horizon, just after sunset. Depending on conditions, you might also be able to see the comet just BEFORE SUNRISE in the NORTHEASTERN sky, if you live north of about 45°N, which is a little south of the Quebec border in the eastern US, a little north of Minneapolis, and approximately even with Portland OR.
Jack 1MikeM 7 months ago
Here’s a picture I just happened to take outside my apartment in… Just kidding. After reading Dale and Mike’s comments I called my sister-in-law who lives in Morris MN (45°35′6″N), ’cause this is just the type of thing we get into. We had a nice, long conversation and she sent a link to this picture a colleague of hers, a physicist, made the other evening.The physicist-colleague wrote a caption that puts it all in perspective—the last time Neowise came around it was the Bronze Age, and the pyramids were being built.
Oscar daleuhlmann 7 months ago
Haha thanks Dale, if I miss it tonight, maybe I can pull off a Buck Rogers and freeze myself till it comes back around.
1MikeM Jack 7 months ago
Awesome! Thanks Jack.
Carl_N_Brown Jack 7 months ago
Oh, well, that was before my time. Better catch it now, not sure I can wait til next time. But then again I could get bit by vamp.
Carl_N_Brown 7 months ago
Everyone seems so happy about it being Friday. Someone oughta write a song.
MADave Carl_N_Brown 7 months ago
Remember THE EASYBEATS Friday on my mind?
Saturn3 MADave 7 months ago
I do. But I am old, so...
Saturn3 MADave 7 months ago
A fave of mine:
Carl_N_Brown Carl_N_Brown 7 months ago
I was thinking Rebecca Black.
dh 7 months ago
Happy Friday!
See you later :)
BelleLugosi dh 7 months ago
Hey, dh!
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