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Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker, the father of modern vampires, forever changed the world when he penned Dracula. This legendary author created a masterpiece, one that continues to inspire people today. While most of us have read Dracula, watched the film adaptations and so on, very few know anything about this influential author, so here’s a look into…

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Bram Stoker at 165

On this date in 1847, a young man was born in a seeming ordinary middle class family in Dublin.  He ended up famous, perhaps in the way he might have most preferred–as a novelist.  His name was Abraham but so was his father’s so maybe that is why most folks seem to have called him…

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Bram Stoker, Busted!

In this week’s second bit of news concerning sculpture, renowned artist Bryan Moore, who has crafted bronze busts of H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe, has announced his plans to create one of Bram Stoker, the biographer (I refuse to say “creator”) of Count Dracula. What’s more, Moore will create the sculpture in Dublin, Ireland,…

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In Memoriam: Bram Stoker

I’m not even gonna pretend that I have to inform any of you who Stoker was, or what he’s famous for. Instead I will confess that I have, I’m sad to admit, sometimes relegated the man to a less prominent position than he rightfully deserves in my personal estimations. How can that be, you might…

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-Still More On Bram Stoker and Vlad Dracula

I initially reported on the discovery made by Dacre Stoker concerning the confirmation that his great-grand uncle Bram consulted, while writing DRACULA, a book called ROUMANIA PAST AND PRESENT by James Samuelson, a book that talks about the historical Dracula (Vlad III, aka “The Impaler”) and a book that we know Stoker read at least…

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A Look Back at BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA

Any literary purist will tell you that Francis Ford Coppola’s 1992 masterpiece (forget THE GODFATHER; it is *this* movie that truly represents the director’s finest work) is not accurately named, in that it includes lots of material that is not in Stoker’s novel. Even so, it is arguably the closest depiction of the book ever…

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Dracula’s Guest: The Deleted Chapter of Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Dracula’s Guest is a deleted chapter from Bram Stoker’s legendary novel Dracula which was written with the rest of the story but omitted from the final version published in 1897. Even though it was left out of the book, Dracula’s Guest was eventually published in 1914 in Dracula’s Guest and Other Weird Tales. While it’s…

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Revisiting the (Literary) Classics: Bram Stoker’s THE CHAIN OF DESTINY

I’m continuing my heroic quest to read all the works of Bram Stoker that are *not* DRACULA, and I can read the thoughts of some of you on the matter. “The guy’s a complete Stoker mark,” you are saying to yourselves. “He’s not gonna say anything negative about anything Stoker wrote, so why bother with…

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Happy Anniversary to BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA

Permit me to wax nostalgic for a moment. The date was November 13, 1992, a Friday the 13th, just like the one we just celebrated this year. 28 years ago. That’s hard to believe. I was a young wet-behind-the-ears whippersnapper with a mullet and a Members Only jacket, and I went to the theater at…

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Happy 25th, BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA

I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around this one, friends. BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA was released to theaters 25 years ago. TWENTY. FIVE. YEARS. How is that even possible? How could time have flown by so fast? Twenty years I might–might–be able to buy. But a whole quarter-century? Please time, please, slow down. Like…

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Bram Stoker’s Descendant Writes Sequel

Bram Stoker’s classic novel Dracula forever changed the world of vampires. This book has survived generation after generation and has become one of the most influential and well known novels ever written. There has been countless movie adaptations of Dracula and even more books based on it. But has there ever been a real and…

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Bram Stoker’s Death Ship

A long while back I wrote about The Last Voyage of the Demeter, an upcoming film which tells the dark and bloodied tale of the dreaded ship in Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Since I haven’t heard anything on the project I thought I’d look into it and see if there’s anything new to report, but unfortunately…