Dracula

Fictional vampire in a gothic horror novel by Bram Stoker

Sales from the Crypt: an auction of Horror

February 5, 2009 -- As befits a man who made it cool to appreciate horror and science-fiction literature and movies, the memorabilia collection of Forrest J Ackerman will live on l

Dracula loses his castle

January 29, 2008 (Curierul National) -- Archduke Dominic of Habsburg declared Wednesday in an interview given to NewsIn that he did not intend to associate the Bran Castle in the f

Rare first-edition signed copy of "Dracula" up for auction

November 27, 2008 (Independent.ie / Dick Barton) -- A rare first-edition copy of Dracula, signed by its Dublin-born author Bram Stoker, is expected to fetch up to £25,300 at an auction next month.

A few good words about Vlad the Impaler

October 18, 2008 (The Vancouver Sun / John Burns) -- C.C. (Chris) Humphreys is a contrarian. That will be clear to anyone who picks up the Vancouver-actor-turned-author's latest novel, a revisionary look at the notorious Vlad Dracula, better known as Count Dracula. But it's also a trait that long preceded the publication of Vlad: The Last Confession (McArthur & Company, $34.95).

Dutton wins new 'Dracula'

October 3, 2008 (Publishers Weekly / Matthew Thornton) -- Dutton publisher Brian Tart bested bids from several other publishers for U.S. rights to Dracula: The Un-Dead, by Bram Stoker's great-grandnephew Dacre Stoker and Dracula documentarian and historian Ian Holt.

'Vampire Princess' the basis for Dracula?

September 15, 2008 (PRNewswire) -- Just in time for Halloween, the story of a real-life Vampire Princess is unearthed Oct. 14 on DVD from Infinity Entertainment Group and begins showings on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel(TM). Dracula is a grim tale believed to be based on Romanian legend and the morbid imaginings of a Victorian novelist. Now archaeologists, historians and forensic scientists have evidence that the legendary vampire was not modeled on a medieval count from Transylvania, but on the fate of a real 18th century bohemian princess named Eleonore von Schwarzenberg.

$41,000 count for Dracula

August 17, 2008 (Daily Mail) -- An original poster from the first Dracula film in 1931 has sold for $41,000 USD at auction.

The full colour poster has a striking image of actor Bela Lugosi clutching actress Helen Chandler by the neck. It was one of a number of iconic film posters that went under the hammer in Los Angeles yesterday.

Dracula: once bitten, forever smitten

From Dracula to Lestat to Mona the Vampire, the thirst for vampire novels is unquenchable. They've been examined from every conceivable angle, done to death as it were, and yet literature about them proliferates at greater speed than vampires themselves could ever hope to. So what is it about books featuring the undead that holds us so much in thrall?

"Dracula VS King Arthur" to become RPG

May 9, 2008 (Press Release) -- Dracula vs. King Arthur, the critically acclaimed hit graphic novel published by Silent Devil, will now be adapted into a role playing game entitled VAMPIRES vs. KNIGHTS by screenwriter/author Tony DiGerolamo.

Dracula sinks his teeth into Royal Mail history

May 4, 2008 (The Sunday Times / Brian Pendreigh) -- He may appear in the guise of the undead but Christopher Lee will make history next month by being among the first living non-royals to be portrayed on a British stamp.

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From the Library

As the 20th century evolved, rational man turned to science to explain mythology that had pervaded for thousands of years. How could a man be mistaken for a vampire? How could someone appear to have been the victim of a vampire attack? Science, in time, came back with answers that may surprise you.Anemia
A million fancies strike you when you hear the name: Nosferatu!N O S F E R A T Udoes not die!What do you expect of the first showing of this great work?Aren't you afraid? - Men must die. But legend has it that a vampire, Nosferatu, 'der Untote' (the Undead), lives on men's blood! You want to see a symphony of horror? You may expect more. Be careful. Nosferatu is not just fun, not something to be taken lightly. Once more: beware.- Publicity for Nosferatu in the German magazine Buhne und Film, 1922  

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