Category: Classic Challenge

Reviews of Classic Books

Cinema Review of “Dracula” (1931)

Rating: Approved Genre: Fantasy, Horror Film Production Studio: Universal Pictures Run Time: 85 minutes Starring: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners… BLURB: The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina. Classic Challenge Cluster (Extra’s) Review by Wendy: If you…

Movie Review of “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” (1992)

Rating: R  Genre: Action/Horror/Comedy/Romance Film Production Studio: Columbia Pictures Run Time: 128 minutes Starring: Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Keanu Reeves, Anthony Hopkins… BLURB: The centuries old vampire Count Dracula comes to England to seduce his barrister Jonathan Harker’s fiancée Mina Murray and inflict havoc…

Movie Review of “Pride and Prejudice Zombies” (2016)

Five sisters in 19th century England must cope with the pressures to marry while protecting themselves from a growing population of zombies. PG-13      Action/Horror/Comedy/Romance Lionsgate/Screen Gems 108 minutes Starring: Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston… Classic Challenge Cluster (Extra’s) Review by Wendy:…

Review of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”

Title: Dracula Author: Bram Stoker Release Date: May 26, 1897 Genre: Gothic, Horror Pages: 554 BLURB: DRACULA is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula’s attempt to move from Transylvania…

Review of “Dracula” by Bram Stoker

Title: Dracula Author: Bram Stoker Release Date: May 26, 1897 Genre: Gothic, Horror Pages: 554 BLURB: DRACULA is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula’s attempt to move from…

Breakfast in Transylvania

Mamaliga for Desert or Breakfast; Inspired by Bram Stoker’s Dracula As we are reading Bram Stoker’s Dracula, we noticed Jonathan Harker mention several dishes he enjoyed while in Transylvania.  In fact a few times he even made a notation in his journal to get…

Classic Challenge Curriculum

Summer is usually a busy time for most families, and this summer has been especially hectic for ours! My husband is starting a new business while restructuring his current one, I have been out of state helping my parents for over a month; honestly…