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The 14th-century Bran castle is believed to be the inspiration for Bram Stoker's novel Dracula. (File Photo / Reuters)

Of vampires and vaccines: Dracula's Castle in Romania offers free Covid-19 jabs

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2021 08:25 AM IST
Anyone can turn up to Dracula's Castle without an appointment every weekend in May for the Covid-19 vaccine. They also get free entry to the castle's exhibit of 52 medieval torture instruments.
Steven Moffat (left) and Mark Gatiss met at a party in the late 1990s and quickly became friends. They have worked together on Doctor Who, Sherlock and now Dracula, which is currently streaming on Netflix.(Getty Images)
Steven Moffat (left) and Mark Gatiss met at a party in the late 1990s and quickly became friends. They have worked together on Doctor Who, Sherlock and now Dracula, which is currently streaming on Netflix.(Getty Images)

The power of two: Steven Moffat and Mark Gattis

Hindustan Times | By Deepanjana Pal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2020 06:24 PM IST
The screenwriting duo have made it their business to give modern makeovers to iconic fictional characters from the past. After Sherlock Holmes, it’s time for an upgraded Count Dracula.
Dracula review: Claes Bang retains Bela Lugosi’s playfulness in this fresh spin on the iconic literary character.
Dracula review: Claes Bang retains Bela Lugosi’s playfulness in this fresh spin on the iconic literary character.

Dracula review: Sherlock writers reinvigorate another literary icon in Netflix’s bloody good show

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2020 02:02 PM IST
Dracula review: Sherlock writers Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat bring fresh blood to the iconic vampire, aided in no small part by Claes Bang’s playful performance.
The slick production design, vibrant colours and familiar characters will likely keep the younger children content. Adults in the audience should expect very few laughs and a lot of déjà vu. Even the usually charming Mummy (Keegan-Michael Key), Werewolf (Steve Buscemi) and gelatinous Blobby fall flat.
The slick production design, vibrant colours and familiar characters will likely keep the younger children content. Adults in the audience should expect very few laughs and a lot of déjà vu. Even the usually charming Mummy (Keegan-Michael Key), Werewolf (Steve Buscemi) and gelatinous Blobby fall flat.

Abandon ship! Hotel Transylvania 3 review by Rashid Irani

Hindustan Times | By Rashid Irani
PUBLISHED ON JUL 19, 2018 04:44 PM IST
A band of merry monsters on a luxury cruise should have been so much fun. Instead, ...A Monster Vacation feels joyless, repetitive and tiresome.
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