Back on July 6, my very first review for the Dread Media podcast was made available. In that week’s episode, I reviewed Tales of Dracula (2015). This film from fellow monster kid Joe Demuro was a true labor of love. However, it wasn’t until I was able to have a conversation with Joe that I truly understood the obstacles they faced during production. I truly appreciate the film even more and what they had hoped to accomplish.
Now, Joe and the gang are ready to do it again. Joe’s independent film company, Wolfbain Productions, has officially launched the funding campaign for not one but two more installments in the Tales of Dracula saga, The Wolfman vs. Dracula and The Monster’s Revenge. They have raised the bar and have a goal of $150,000. This bigger budget will allow for such things as a sound stage and a bigger crew. The budget will also allow for not one but two legendary Universal Horror stars to help bring these films to an entirely new level.
Donnie Dunagan, who appeared as Peter Von Frankenstein in the classic Son of Frankenstein (1939) has agreed to participate in these next two films. Check out his YouTube announcement for his official endorsement of the project!
Janet Ann Gallow has also agreed to join the cast. Janet starred as young Cloestine Hussman in Ghost of Frankenstein (1942).This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have these two actors as part of these films. They worked alongside the legendary Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi and Lon Chaney Jr., not mention Basil Rathbone and Lionel Atwill.
Now that we’re all excited, it’s time to make this dream a reality. The only way these next two films will happen will be if every monster kid out there jumps in and helps. Check out the official funding campaign website for all of the details and the perks you receive for donating, everything from lobby cards to scripts to tickets to the movie premiere.
“I can’t thank all of you enough in helping spread the word to the fans out there around the world, and how much it means to me to be able to finish the trilogy,” said Joe, expressing his thanks for everyone’s support and spreading the word.
Be sure to listen to episode 242 of the Monster Kid Radio podcast as Derek M. Koch talks with Donnie Dunagan about his upcoming involvement with Tales of Dracula. And if you still haven’t watched the first movie, go to Alpha Video and buy a copy today!