Curse of the Vampire Animated Tale

A short animated film for the promo Comic that was made to tie the films "Into the Arms of Death" & "Curse of the Vampire" together as part of the Saga of The Vampire DeBlood film series. It introduces the character "Dr. Lycos" from the film "Curse of the Vampire" and tells of his obsession with the Vampire DeBlood" and how he becomes a thorn in his side.

  • Mark Dickinson
  • Mark Dickinson
  • Mark Dickinson
  • Joe Holley
  • Mark Dickinson
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Television, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 6, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Binghamton
Director Biography - Mark Dickinson

Mark currently resides in Binghamton, N.Y. with his wife Jessiy and their 5 cats. He is the host of the web series "The Horror Of It All" for What's Goin' On Binghamton? The series highlights all of the ghoulish things that go on in Binghamton NY and the surrounding area. Highlighting, events, haunts and the people behind them. Topping it off with a "Special Halloween Special! He also covers All things horror including artists, musicians, film makers and writers that have a flare for the dark side.

He fronts the Gothic horror metal band "Others" and he also used to play in the Death Rock band "Lugosi's Morphine" out of Scranton PA. Mark was a founding member of Binghamton punk legends, Abalienation. He has released over 50 albums. Mark writes horror novelettes, dark poetry and has published nine books, "A Tragedy Unfolds", "The Last Vampyr", "King of Terror" and the poetry collections - "Embrace the Darkness" and "Blood Soaked Moon" to name a few. He also scores independent films. Mark enjoys reading, writing music, watching Odd Squad, Antiques Road Show, Silent Films and Murdoch Mysteries. He loves classic horror movies and things that go bump in the night.

Mark owns and runs the website, geared to promoting underground bands, films, literature, art and more. He has released a children's book entitled - "The Pumpkin King". Mark creates videos/movies, records & produces bands. He also works at Mansion Audio doing CD/video layouts and creating band logos. An avid ghost hunter, Mark leads his group H-P Paranormal (H.P.P.). He also volunteers at the Phelps Mansion Museum in Binghamton NY. He has a new short Story Collection out now entitled "The Crimson Tear". His band 'Others' recently released "Heart of Darkness" single in April of 2015 for the film "Tales of Dracula" by Wolfbain Productions. He wrote and stared in the short film "Into the Arms of Death" (2014). An ode to the classic silent horror film. Part 4 is currently in the 'bag' entitled "Portrait of a Monstrous Soul" and has begun promotions. He also stared in the local film "Demon Messenger" (2013) and "House on Ghost Hill Road" (2016) from I Am Horror Productions.

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Director Statement

I am a huge fan of silent and classic horror films. Something about the music, the shadows, reactions and bits of humor that made them fun. I remember as a kid my parents would drop my brother and I off at the theater and we would be there all day! We would have a blast! Watching serials, cartoons and horror movies. And it was what we didn't see that made our imagination go off. Something I feel is lost in a lot of modern horror.

With these series of short films, we wanted to do some original programming for our Halloween specials instead of showing highlights of events that already happened.

In this continuing Saga to "Into The Arms of Death", "Curse of the Vampire", "Batille De Sang" I wanted to stay true to the silent film standards but add a "Hammer" pace and feel to it.

These are not meant to be taken seriously. They're just meant to be fun. So sit back, grab some popcorn, let your imagination take you back to another place and time and enjoy!