Find out about Vigo, the master of evil, tryin’ to battle my boys? That’s not legal!

If you’re too young to remember GHOSTBUSTERS 2 coming to theaters, first off, my sympathies. You really missed out on some great times by being born too late. (You also probably don’t recognize the title of this article as a line from the movie’s theme song, performed by Bobby Brown. How sad you are.) But you have seen the movie in the years since, surely, yes? On cable? SOMEwhere? You’re killing me, here.

The movie’s villain, Vigo the Carpathian, is obviously inspired—like, OBVIOUSLY obviously—by Vlad III Dracula, alias Tepes, alias Vlad the Impaler. (I do wonder why they didn’t just use Vlad in the film. Maybe because Bobby Brown couldn’t figure out anything that rhymed with ‘Tepes?”) I didn’t really know much about the actor who played Vigo, though, Norbert Grupe. I for sure didn’t know that he basically WAS Vigo the Carpathian, just on a smaller scale. His story is a sad one. I almost wish I’d gone on being ignorant of it. From now on, whenever I watch the film, I’m gonna feel sorry for Vigo. (And not just because he was based on Dracula.)

I said, they gained control! Uh! Ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-ya-y’know it!

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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