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At Snagov Monastery, he can’t persuade local boatmen to take him across the lake to the island where Dracula’s remains are said to be buried.
BOOKS, HORROR, FANTASY: Vampires: The Twilight World – Sir Simon Marsden read more >>
The whole thing stirred together is foul mouthed, visceral mayhem which has the unusual ability to appeal to a braindead demographic who wouldn’t spot the irony if it stepped up and kicked their teeth in, and a very sentient demographic who would spot the irony and begin discussions like this pseudo-intellectual codswallop I’m writing now.
FILM, COMEDY: Kick Ass 2 read more >>
His final building, the Herrenchiemsee palace was modelled on Versaille, but as Cruikshank revealed, was never completed. Parts of the palace are still empty, unadorned, consisting of vast bare faced brick walls waiting for the magic plasterers and divine decorators.
TELEVISION, HISTORY: The Fairytale Castles of King Ludwig II in read more >>