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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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Back the Bram Stoker Bronze Bust Project!

Just a couple’a three weeks back I brought you all word of sculptor Bryan Moore’s plan to fashion a bust of the man who gifted the world with the most famous vampire of them all, Count Dracula. The man behind the Count is, of course, Irish author Bram Stoker. Moore intends to place the bust,…

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DID Bram Stoker base the physical description of Count Dracula on Vlad the Impaler?

Okay, first off, it’s a pet peeve of mine that people refer to him as “Vlad the Impaler.” His name was DRACULA. That’s what he would have referred to himself as, and been referred to as. Tepes, or “Impaler,” was just a nickname, and may have been intended as pejorative. Secondarily, yes, I am aware…

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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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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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Reasons to Read: Bram Stoker’s Controversials Friends & Inspiration for Dracula

Ever since Bram Stoker unleashed Dracula on readers in 1897, the undead have been stalking literary and pop culture with abandon. At first it was a slow trickle, as others imitated Stoker on the page, This is a fantastic piece: I get that most of you probably don’t do a whole hell of a lot…

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Bram’s Library Books

The story has been making the rounds. Doubtless you’ve seen the headlines. The London Library in Mayfair has discovered the books that were used by Bram Stoker when he was doing research, working on DRACULA. What blows my mind about this is that those books are still on the shelves, over a hundred years later….

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Revisiting the Literary Classics: Bram Stoker’s A DREAM OF RED HANDS

After the LAST story I read from Stoker, THE CHAIN OF DESTINY, which I reviewed (unfavorably) in a separate article this week, I needed to read something from the master to reaffirm my faith in him. Something good. Something other than DRACULA, as my goal in reading and/or rereading Stoker’s other, lesser known works was…

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The motion pictures “Fright Night” and “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” both had their
versions. For many, it remains one of the most memorable events in the first great
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How Did Dracula Become a Vampire?

To answer this question with accuracy, we first have to specify which particular version of the Dracula character, from which particular version of the story, we are talking about? We’ll begin, as we should, with the historical Dracula, Vlad III Dracula, nicknamed “The Impaler.” In life, he wasn’t considered to be a vampire; he was…

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