Dracula Was an Ottoman Prisoner As a Child

Most readers know that Dracula was based on a real person. Bram Stoker, author of the novel “Dracula,” based his character largely on the 15th-century Romanian prince Vlad Tepes, also known as Vlad III, but nicknamed Vlad the Impaler later in life because of his preferred method of executing his enemies. According to History.com, when Vlad III was only 11 years old when his father Vlad II, a knight of the Order of the Dragon, left their homeland of Wallachia in order to ask the Ottoman Sultan Murad II for…

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Why is Nebula Hanging With the Guardians of the Galaxy in the New Poster?

Who’s that blue-faced cosmic cyborg chillin’ forlornly behind Ravagers boss Yondu Udonta in the latest Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 poster? Why yes, I do believe that is Nebula, Gamora’s wicked sister and thus a fellow “daughter of Thanos.” I think the new poster is pretty awesome and am very curious to see what Nebula is up to…will she pull a Loki, and betray them all? Or is she seriously turning over a new leaf in an effort to battle Thanos, whom we know she despises since she teamed up…

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Ray Kurzweil: Madman or Prophet of the Cyborg Age?

Ray Kurzweil isn’t a villain by any means…so what’s he doing on Scum Hive? Well, we also cover Monsters, Robots, and Freaks, remember? And while Kurzweil isn’t a robot just yet, he certainly intends to be. And we’ll all be tagging along! At least that’s the theory, and an impressive one, it is. Show of hands who hasn’t heard of Kurzweil, Director of Engineering at Google, founded of multiple businesses, and author of several books on the future of technology and the advent of near-limitless life extension via seamless human-tech…

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Parody Vader on Vacation

Parody Vader on Vacation, Ep. I: The Parasail Menace After force choking a garrison of Stormtroopers, Parody Darth Vader is ordered to go on vacation by his evil master, Parody Emperor Palpatine. Banished to an imperial resort on an undisclosed planet in the Terra system, Vader attempts to pursue leisurely activities in an effort to unwind. But the Dark Lord struggles to relax, de-Sith, and enjoy his time off…especially when the boat arrives late! Stay tuned for more Parody Vader on Vacation!

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Vader Unboxed (Vader on Vacation Prequel – Unboxing the Costume)

Scum Hive proudly presents ‘Vader Unboxed,’ the prequel to our upcoming short adventure series, ‘Vader on Vacation.’ In this mini-sode, I get to finally unbox the Rubie’s Star Wars Supreme Edition Darth Vader costume I’d been waiting for. Note, Parody Darth Vader is for a parody of the Disney and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars Darth Vader character, to which they own all rights. I am merely a fan playing dress up as a parody. Hopefully if I use the word parody enough there should be no consequences to this or any…

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Dr. Evil’s Greatest Frickin’ “Hits!”

What’s up, Scum fans? Yesterday I shared a Doctor Doom article, and today I felt funny. I realized something about myself, something which has been missing from my existence lo these past several years. A hole, if you will, in my life. The thing that was missing? Alas it was another doctor, actually. His name is… DOCTOR EVIL! I miss the guy, don’t you? Those eerie inhuman eyes. That prosthetic scar. The slightly-pointy chrome dome. And the sneakers? Very ahead of the curve with the sneakers. Dr. Evil is a…

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Collider’s ‘Best Dr. Doom Moments!’

Scum Hive is sort of obsessed with villains (ya know, it’s like our thing) and when it comes to villains one of Marvel Comics’ best heavies is without a doubt Victor Von Doom, aka DOCTOR DOOM! (No, we are NOT talking about the Doom from the recent Fantastic Four flick; sorry, hate to dogpile on a movie already so awfully bashed, but…anyways, why are we talking about this?? Where was I?) We do occasionally write our own articles here at our little online start-up, but sometimes you read a piece…

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Urgent Pizza the Hutt Facts You Must Know Now!

Spaceballs was made back in 1987, so what’s the rush on knowing these Pizza the Hutt trivia facts? That’s a question I lost sleep over last night…

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Star Wars Original Trilogy: Behind-the-Scenes Trivia

A long time ago…Steven Spielberg made a bet with fellow film director George Lucas—Spielberg believed Lucas’ Star Wars would outperform his own Close Encounters of the Third Kind at the box office. The unassuming Lucas said no way and told Spielberg to put his money where his mouth was. Lucas offered 2.5% of Star Wars’ profits if Spielberg was right; Spielberg happily matched the bet with 2.5% of Close Encounters. Accounting for inflation over the decades, Spielberg’s made over $40 million off the wager, and continues to get checks to…

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‘The Invisible Man’ – Free Public Domain Text of the Book

A few months back I published an annotated version of H.G. Wells’ ‘The Invisible Man’ novel on Amazon, since it is allowed to upload public domain books, of which that is one. Just for a treat, I thought I’d go ahead and share it here on Scum Hive, too!! Enjoy! THE INVISIBLE MAN A Grotesque Romance ___________________ H. G. Wells CHAPTER I THE STRANGE MAN’S ARRIVAL The stranger came early in February, one wintry day, through a biting wind and a driving snow, the last snowfall of the year, over…

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