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-Dracula’s Cannonballs

Balls. CANNONballs, that is. Cannonballs that belonged to Dracula. The historical Dracula, that is. And by “belonged to” we mean that they were fired from cannons at his order. It’s doubtful he ever handled any of them directly. A few have been found in Bulgaria. But how did they end up in Bulgaria? The cannonballs…

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Is Dracula anti-Semitic?

I saw something posted on social media the other day. Somebody was calling for all members of the Vampire Community to take a stand for marginalized groups. That’s a good thing. Would that we all would take a stand for marginalized groups. Unfairly marginalized groups, that is. Some groups ought to be marginalized. Nazis, terrorists,…

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Victor Hugo DID Write About Dracula!

Special thanks to Andy Boylan, who put me in touch with Adrien Party, who was kind enough to go through Victor Hugo’s LA LEGENDE DES SIECLES (THE LEGEND OF THE CENTURIES) in its original French to see if indeed there is a passage that described Vlad Dracula and his battles with the Turkish Sultan. Gracias,…

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Victor Hugo on Dracula

Some interesting things purported in this linked article. Allegations that the Ottoman Sultan kept Vlad Dracula’s head in a container filled with honey? I’d not heard that one before. It is commonly accepted in Dracula lore than the Sultan did have Vlad’s head displayed after the latter’s assassination, as a warning to others who might…

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Disney Does Dracula

Okay, no, not really. This is fake. But it caught my eye because somebody went to a lot of trouble with it. I can’t imagine *why* that somebody would go to such trouble to create such an extensive history for a movie that never existed, but who am I to question another’s creative impulses? (Yeah,…

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Why Do Vampires Hate Garlic?

We have all heard the myth before, that vampire can’t stand garlic whatsoever. To use garlic on a vampire would make them run away in disgust. It’s a classic method of protection and an item that any sane vampire hunter has on them. But where in the world did that legend come from? Out of…

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9 Best Vampire Movies on Netflix

Some of us are old enough to remember Blockbuster and VHS tapes, but those days (and nights) are no more. In the spirit of such, we gladly present one list of the 9 Best Vampire Movies on Netflix! 1. What We Do In Shadows (2014) a New Zealand mockumentary/reality show about a bunch of vampires…

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DRACULA: LORD OF THE VAMPIRES

I’m tired. But it’s a good kind of tired. This past weekend saw the closing of the second run of my original play, DRACULA: LORD OF THE VAMPIRES. It ran for an entire month and played at two separate locations. Thirteen performances in all. It was a lot of work–a LOT of work–and a big…

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-Dracula’s Castle Overhyped and Overrated?

Don’t click on this link. I’m serious. This isn’t like one of those jokes where you walk into a room, and there is a rope dangling from the ceiling, and someone has put a sign on it stating “Do Not Pull”, and obviously that’s going to make people pull it. Click on that link, though,…

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Cardboard in DRACULA

How did I never notice this before? There’s this big honkin’ ugly piece of cardboard in Universal’s 1931 classic DRACULA. It’s attached to a lamp. I can only figure that I was so focused on Bela Lugosi as the titular vampire Count that I never saw anything else. Except for the armadillos. I did see…

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