Drac Goes GQ

We only have one eyewitness physical description of Vlad Dracula, given by a legate to Pope Pius II, Niccolò Modrussa, who also painted the infamous and iconic portrait of Dracula that hangs in the “Monster Gallery” in Ambras Castle in Innsbruck, Austria. “He was not very tall, but very stocky and strong with a cruel and terrible appearance, a long straight nose, distended nostrils, a thin and reddish face in which the large wide-open green eyes were enframed by bushy black eyebrows, which made them appear threatening. His face and chin were shaven, but for a moustache. The swollen temples increased the bulk of his head. A bull’s neck supported the head, from which black curly locks were falling to his wide-shouldered person.”

Artist Royalty Now™ (aka “Becca”) over on Instagram, who “enjoys photoshopping history into the modern day”, has provided us a depiction of what Vlad might look like in the here and now, if he were to get gussied up to appear on the cover of a men’s fashion magazine. Whatta you think? Pretty close, I’d say, although the cheeks in the modern depiction seem a little sunken in comparison to the painting. Other than that, and the menacing gleam in the eyes of the latter…

By TheCheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced, and directed (and occasionally acted in) over two dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and True Crime genres. He obtained a doctorate in Occult Studies from Miskatonic University and is an active paranormal investigator. Is frequently told he resembles Anton Lavey. And Ming the Merciless. Denn die totden reiten schnell!

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