Thursday, August 13, 2015

El Hombre Lobo

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ANNO DRACULA (SERIES BY KIM NEWMAN)
Release Date: 1992 - 2013 (so far) [Setting is 1888 -1991 (so far)]
Series: Anno Dracula
Horror Crosses: Dracula (novel); Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; Invisible Man (novel); The Island of Doctor Moreau; The Vampyre; Varney the Vampire; The Soft Whisper of the Dead; They Thirst; Hotel Transylvania; The Black Castle; The Vampire Tapestry; Stephen King Universe; Carmilla; Good Lady Ducayne; The Tomb of Sarah; Ken’s Mystery; The Mysterious Stranger (story); The True Story of a Vampire; Carnacki Ghost Finder; Black Sabbath; The Picture of Dorian Gray; Interview with a Vampire (Anne Rice Vampire Lestat series); The Werewolves of London (Brian Stableford); Count Yorga; The Fearless Vampire Killers; Brides of Dracula; Vampire Circus; Dracula (Universal); Dark Shadows; El Vampiro; Black Sunday; Martin (George A. Romero film); Kolchak the Night Stalker; Blacula; Nosferatu; Kiss of the Vampire; Mr. Vampire; Blood of the Vampire; Daughters of Darkness; Dracula (Hammer); Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos; Averoigne; Grave of the Vampire/Seed of Terror; Hellraiser; Alraune; The Black Cat (film); Lemora: A Child’s Tale of the Supernatural; The Vampire Thrills; Faustine; Near Dark; Forever Knight; Fright Night; The House of Dracula (novel by R. Chetwynd-Hayes); Anak Pontianak; Necroscope; Revelations in Black; The Dragon Waiting; The Bloody Pit of Horror/The Crimson Executioner; The Playgirls and the Vampire; The Niece of the Vampire/Fangs of the Vampire; The Phantom of the Opera; Incense for the Damned/Bloodsuckers; Addams Family (television); Frankenstein (Universal); The Monkey’s Paw; Three Mothers trilogy; Toby Dammit; The Exorcist; Cave of the Living Dead; The Golem (1920 film); The Old Dark House; Cat People; Black Magic (film); Spirits of the Dead; Les Vampires; The Awful Doctor Orloff; A Bucket of Blood; Those Who Hunt By Night/Immortal Blood/Traveling with the Dead; The Hunger; Fevre Dream; Empire of Fear; Dr. Blood’s Coffin; The Vampire’s Ghost; The Horrible Sexy Vampire; Mark of the Vampire; Vampire (1979); Vampyr - Der Traum des Allan Gray; El Hombre Lobo; Curse of the Undead; Circus of Horrors; The Horror Chamber of Dr. Faustus; Twice Bitten/Vampire Hookers; The Lost Boys; Deathmaster; Velvet Vampire; I, Vampire; Nancy Baker’s Vampire Stories; Sunglasses After Dark; Vamps (Vertigo Comics); Blade; Scooby-Doo; Hellboy; Nocturna; Rosemary’s Baby; American Psycho; Lost Souls; Elvira; Rosemary’s Baby; The Films of Tarantino and Rodriguez; Light at the End; Andy Warhol’s Dracula/Blood for Dracula; Geek Maggot Bingo; Daughter of Darkness; Nightmare in Blood; Madhouse; Vampire Junction/Vanitas; Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Shadowman; Werewolf of London; Little Shop of Horrors; Texas Chainsaw Massacre; The Howling; Gremlins; Suckers: Bleeding London Dry; Desire the Vampire/I Desire; The Creature Commandos; The Vampire (1957); The Vampire (Sydney Horler)
Non-Horror Crosses: Too numerous to list.
The Story: In 1888, during the events of Bram Stoker’s novel, events diverge and Dracula marries Queen Victoria, causing a major alteration in the socio-political world for the next 125 years and beyond.
Notes: This is a divergent timeline, but not a parallel universe. In my theory, a parallel universe is created at the dawn of time at the same time as the main universe and other parallel universes. They may evolve similarly, but they are separate. Meanwhile, each universe has a main timeline, and at each moment, there are an infinite number of divergent timelines created off of the main timeline. When thinking of divergent timelines, try picturing a fork in the road. Both paths lead in different directions, but they both start at the same point, and once were the same road. The Anno Dracula timeline has shown to be an alternate timeline of the main Horror Universe in several other entries in this reference guide. Because it’s a divergent timeline, the above horror crosses, though depicted in an alternate manner, should still count for inclusions in the Horror Universe. Some of the above crossed series are already in, and the others are brought in via this crossover series despite being an alternate timeline series. For the record, the complete Anno Dracula series (thus far) consists of Anno Dracula, the Bloody Red Baron: Anno Dracula 1918, Judgement of Tears: Anno Dracula 1959 (aka Dracula Cha Cha Cha), Coppola’s Dracula (from the Mammoth Book of Dracula), Castle in the Desert: Anno Dracula 1977, Andy Warhol’s Dracula: Anno Dracula 1978 - 1979 (from the Mammoth Book of Vampires), Who Dares Wins: Anno Dracula 1980, The Other Side of Midnight (from Vampire Sextette), You are the Wind Beneath My Wings: Anno Dracula 1984) and Johnny Alucard.


CURSE OF THE DEVIL (FILM)
Release Date: 1973 (Setting is 1900)
Series: El Hombre Lobo
Horror Crosses: Dracula (Novel)
The Story: Waldemar Daminsky finds himself cursed to become a werewolf.
Notes: This story references Borgo Pass, invoking Dracula. Elizabeth Bathory is also mentioned. She was a real historical figure, but has been highly fictionalized, and her appearances and fates in the Horror Universe seem quite contrary. However, like most of our great supernatural legends, it’s perfectly fine to meet your demise several times in several different ways and keep popping up again. This film follows Doctor Jekyll y El Hombre Lobo and is followed by Night of the Howling Beast. This film has been referenced in American Gigolo, Ban the Sadist Videos!, and The Angry Video Game Nerd.

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LA MARCA DEL HOMBRE LOBO (FILM)
Release Date: 1968 (Contemporary Setting)
Series: El Hombre Lobo
Horror Crosses: Frankenstein (Mexican)
The Story: Count Waldemar Daninsky is attacked by a werewolf and develops the curse of lycanthropy and becomes a werewolf himself. He then meets Dr. Janos Mikhelov and his wife. The doctor claims to want to help, but when it turns out the couple are actually vampires, ulterior motives surface.

Notes: The English title of the film is Frankenstein’s Bloody Terror, The Hell’s Creatures: Dracula and the Werewolf, The Nights of Satan, or the Mark of the Wolfman. There is no appearance by any Dracula or Satan, despite some of the English version titles. There is also no Frankenstein in the original version. However, in the English translated version, Daninsky’s attacker said by the narrator to be named Wolfenstein, a descendant of Frankenstein. Since the original version doesn’t name the attacker, there’s no conflict, and we can consider the Wolfenstein bit as added information omitted from the Spanish version. El Hombre Lobo is brought in through a later encounter with the grandson of Doctor Jekyll. This film follows Las Noches del Hombre Lobo and is followed by Assignment Terror. This film has been referenced as fictional in Bikini Drive-In, Bleeder, and Amando de Ossorio: El Ultimo Templario.

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SANTO EN EL TESORO DE DRACULA (FILM)
Release Date: 1969 (Contemporary Setting)
Series: El Santo; Dracula (Mexican)
The Story: The wrestler/adventurer known as El Santo visits his scientist friend who has invented a time machine. The machine accidentally sends the scientist’s daughter back in time where she encounters Dracula. She is rescued, but back in the present, Dracula rises again.
Notes: This is the Mexican soul clone who is taking over Mexico. In theory, Dracula has created several soul clones that each have been assigned areas of the world to conquer. This version is brought in through a later cross with El Hombre Lobo. El Santo is a real life Mexican wrestler, but his persona has appeared in a fictional film series, and indeed even his real life identity is pretty fictional.

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DOCTOR JEKYLL Y EL HOMBRE LOBO (FILM)
Release Date: 1971 (Contemporary Setting)
Series: Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (novel); El Hombre Lobo
The Story: Waldemar Daninsky travels to London to find a cure for his lycanthropy from the grandson of Doctor Henry Jekyll, but instead Jekyll turns Daninsky into another Hyde monster.
Notes: This connection to the original Jekyll and Hyde novel brings in the Mexican El Hombre Lobo series of films into the Horror Universe. This film follows La Furia del Hombre Lobo and is followed by Curse of the Devil. This film is referenced in Wolfman Chronicles.

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SANTO Y BLUE DEMON CONTRA DRÁCULA Y EL HOMBRE LOBO (FILM)
Release Date: 1973 (Contemporary Setting)
Series: El Santo; Blue Demon; Dracula (Mexican); El Hombre Lobo
The Story: Wrestlers Santo and Blue Demon also moonlight as heroic adventurers, and in this adventure, take on Dracula and his werewolf henchman Rufus Rex.
Notes: El Santo and Blue Demon are real life Mexican wrestlers, who have had their own film series. Thus, these are fictional characters. And let’s face it, all wrestlers are fictional characters anyways. This is the Mexican film version of Dracula, who is likely a soul clone of the real Count Dracula. This Hombre Lobo is not the same Daninsky from the El Hombre Lobo series, but this is still part of the same series in my opinion.

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COUNTESS DRACULA’S ORGY OF BLOOD (FILM)
Release Date: 2003 (Contemporary Setting)
Series: Countess Dracula
Horror Crosses: Dracula (novel); The Vampyre; El Hombre Lobo; The Occult Files of Doctor Spektor
The Story: Dracula returns to L.A. and learns that Lord Ruthven and Ruthven’s sister Diana had been staked nearby in 1897, so he sends his daughter Martine and his lackey Renfield to revive them.
Notes: Though this is a sequel to the previous Donald F. Glut film, the Countess of this film is actually Martine. The Dracula of this film is the same from the previous, which I suspect is the same Dracula from Stoker’s novel. Lord Ruthven is from the Vampyre. Angel, the vampire from the series of the same name, has claimed that the Vampyre was based on him, which would mean that he was Lord Ruthven. I’m a big fan of that idea, but this film and only this film seems to contradict that. It could be that Angel was making it up. Or it could be that the Ruthven here is not the same chap from the Vampyre. The film credits give thanks to Waldemar Daminsky, who was El Hombre Lobo from that series of films. Spektor is also thanked.

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