A Kiss From Satan: ‘Devilish’ Mills and Boon Romance Novels

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Gallery: Dracula Mania

On May 26th, 1897, Bram Stoker’s Dracula was published for the first time. Little did he know that his creation would become a cultural phenomenon, spawning spin-offs, spoofs, multiple movies and novels, and a whole host of novelties. Here, on Dracula’s birthday, is a gallery featuring just a small part of the Count’s legacy – the good, the bad and the bizarre…

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Gallery: Slavesploitation Novels

One of the more incendiary pulp fiction genres of the 1970s, the ‘slavesploitation’ genre grew out of controversial hits like Drum and Mandingo (not to mention the outrageous Mondo movie Goodbye Uncle Tom) as well as the blaxploitation film, and was essentially a racially-charged, ultra-tasteless version of the ‘bodice-ripper’. This is a genre that is unlikely to be revived any time soon…

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