In search of the Imaginary Castle Dracula
DRACULA scholar Hans de Roos, after lots of research, was able to determine where in Romania Castle Dracula would be located. Not the REAL Castle Dracula. We know where that one is located. Not the castle that the Romanian Department of Tourism touts as being Castle Dracula. We know where that one is, too. This is the one from the novel that I’m talking about. In other words, the exact spot where Bram Stoker, when he was writing his most famous work, decided to place the castle. It’s on top of an old volcano, Mount Izvorul Calimanului, in the Romanian portion of the Alps.
Recently, Bram Stoker’s descendent and fellow author Dacre Stoker and some companions hiked up to the summit of this site. They stood where the fictitious Castle Dracula would have stood, where it stands in the novel DRACULA. Dacre will be detailing the experience in a forthcoming guide book. We will of course let you know all about it when it is available for purchase, in case you also want to make the ascent to the location of the castle, or if you simply want to experience it vicariously. In the meantime, Dacre has another book coming out, an official prequel to DRACULA entitled DRACUL. I eagerly await my reviewer’s copy.
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763
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