I’ve got new movie news! A brand new horror film is lurking our way and it tells a chilling tale about our favorite undead creature of the night – Dracula. Derek Hockenbrough’s The Impaler is all about bringing the fury back to vampires. A press release and trailer for the film were recently released, check…Continue readingFirst Look at ‘The Impaler’ Trailer
I liked to peruse Kickstarter on occasion in the hopes of discovering an amazing new project to help out. The site is amazing and has gotten loads of awesome projects off the ground. And speaking of awesome projects, I came across one that needs the help of vampire fans – like YOU! Dracula: Son of…Continue readingKickstart ‘Dracula: Son of the Dragon’
The folks in charge Romanian tourism are promoting the claim that Prince Charles is descended from Count Dracula in attempt to lure visitors. Links between the Royal Family and Vlad the Impaler, the 15th century inspiration for the Dracula legend, are being exploited in the hopes that it will trigger more visits from vampire-crazed tourists.…Continue readingPrince Charles’ Vampire Bloodline
Actually giving birth to legends about oneself is no small feat. Yet Bela Lugosi (1882-1956) managed it. Much of the stories told about him are wrong, which coincidentally gives him something in common with Vlad the Impaler — there’s a lot about him treated as gospel but which are either untrue or at least disputable.…Continue readingThe Man Who Was Dracula
Brasov, Romania is home to what is left of Poenari Castle. These ruins sit high on a mountain peak and have a gorgeous Romanian view for visitors to enjoy. But travelers don’t come to this castle for its view, but for its connection to history’s most famous vampire, Dracula. Now, before I continue, I am…Continue readingVisiting Dracula’s castle in Romania
Pinocchio the Vampire Slayer was a 2010 graphic novel, with a sequel in the works. The title makes a weird kind of sense, given that the titular hero is in effect a living weapon against the undead. But another thought comes to mind almost immediately. Would Pinocchio have to fight vampires who were also puppets?…Continue readingNight of the Vampire Puppets
1. He never once hints that he himself is Vlad the Impaler (although there is the suggestion that maybe he is related to that figure). For that matter, the most current scholarship into the novel indicates Stoker himself hardly knew anything more about the historical Vlad Tepes (pronounced tseh-PESH) than the name. It sounded good,…Continue readingTen Things You Don’t Know About Dracula
Time again for more randomly random vampire info! Yup, I’m bringing you the fifth edition of Leech Lover Facts. Enjoy, you beautifully morbid fans of the undead. The Egyptian text Pert em Hru (Egyptian Book of the Dead), says that if the ka (one of the five parts of the soul) does not receive specific…Continue readingLeech Lover Facts: Part 5
In case you haven’t noticed already, vampires are sorta kinda ridiculously popular right now. Which means, everyone is trying to cash in on the them, and I mean everyone, even cruise ships. Oh yes, my vampire-lovin’ kin, you can go on vampire themed cruises now. Because nothing says bloodthirsty undead like cocktails on the deck…Continue readingThree Cruises for Vampire Fans!
It’s pretty much common knowledge that Bram Stoker based his title character Dracula on an actual person, Vlad Tepes (1431-1476). But what’s the story of the real Dracula? Was Vlad the Impaler really a vampire, or vampiric in any way? Let’s see… Vlad Tepes (also known as Vlad Dracula, Vlad Dracul, Vlad the Impaler, Vlad …Continue readingThe Real Dracula
We’ve just got word of an upcoming Dracula movie that’s going to be completely different from past movies. Yay! Dracula Year Zero is the new flick that is still very much in its beginning stages – which means it will be a while yet before it hits theaters. Dracula Year Zero, written by Matt Sazama…Continue readingMore Dracula-filled Goodness!
So good news vampire fans, it looks like Brad Pitt and the makers of the Twilight movies, Summit Entertainment, are in the process of making another vampire flick for us to sink our hungry fangs into. The incredible Brad Pitt is set to produce a new film called Vlad, which tells the story of the…Continue readingBrad Pitt Has Returned to the Vampire World