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Sir Christopher Lee

The count looms perilously close to the royal jugular. Is he making polite small talk with HRH or struggling to contain a raging thirst for blue blood?

Guardian UK

“Bram Stoker knew what he was doing”

    In an interview with Fangoria, posted by Alondra Rogers on June 26, 2011, Stoker nominated Adam-Troy Castro, opined that  “Bram Stoker knew what he was doing.” Castro is author of

V is For Vampire: an Illustrated Alphabet Of The Undead, illustrated by Johnny Atomic.

FANG: The very first vampire folklore described them as nearly mindless ghouls who returned to their villages nightly to prey upon family members. How, or perhaps why, do you think the vampire evolved into a suave ladies’ man or enchanting seductress?

CASTRO: Bram Stoker knew what he was doing. That was essentially it. He knew he was sublimating sexual images in the Victorian age. When the stage production of DRACULA proved that acting like a vampire could make a funny-looking middle-aged man like Bela Lugosi a sex symbol, the handwriting was on the wall. 

'The Map of Time':

Heartbroken English aristocrat time-travels to prevent a murder

The Seattle Times

They involve, among much else, a tribe in deepest Africa with the power to open tunnels in time, the dashing hero of a future war and a number of real-life characters (including Jules Verne, the Elephant Man, Bram Stoker and Wells himself). ...

Frank Delaney's 'UNDEAD: the Birth of Dracula' Takes a Bite Out of ...

By Matt Staggs

Along the way, Delaney considers the life and work of Dracula author Bram Stoker and his influences. At only .99 cents, Delaney's single, UNDEAD: the Birth of Dracula, is a great bargain for anyone interested in the world's most famous ...

Gary Oldman


Animated Dracula Movie Adds Half the Cast of 'Grown Ups',

Reaffirming Grown Ups' timeless message that Adam Sandler likes getting his friends jobs, that film's amassing of Sandler, Kevin James, David Spade, ...

Listen to Stoker relative Douglas Appleyard and Derek Mooney (RTE 1Radio) discuss placing a statue of Bram Stoker in Dublin and raising public awareness of Bram Stoker as an Irishman. In a poll, 98% of the Mooney listeners would like a statue to honor Bram Stoker. The Stoker Family and “Friends of Bram Stoker” plan to raise funds for the statue privately.

Making An Authentic Count Dracula Costume Is Easy — YJCATV

By Lynn Robinson

There are many factors that go into making an authentic Count Dracula costume. To start, you need to know the weather for your area. If you're going to a party or are going trick or treating, is the party inside or out?

10 Decades of movie and TV vampires: Bloodsuckers through the years

Plain Dealer (blog)

The 1940s: "House of Dracula" (1945): John Carradine gave us a new kind of Dracula and a new kind of vampire. Although ultimately still a predator, his Dracula was weary, struggling through the centuries with a curse and searching for a cure. ...

Time for 'Dracula therapy' - The Times of India

With vampires enjoying unprecedented popularity thanks to series like True Blood and Vampire Diaries and movies like Twilight, here's something only the “fan”glers out there might appreciate.

Happy 164th Birthday, Bram. November 8

Sir Christopher Lee

Hammer’s Horror of Dracula

The Philosophical Society of Trinity College Dublin awarded its Bram Stoker Gold Medal earlier this month to Sir Christopher Lee, pictured with Lady Lee.

Asked what frightened him Lee replied: “Not much”

Irish Times article

Photo courtesy of Eoin O’Liathain

Sir Christopher Lee in Dublin, November 2011

Former Lord Mayor of Dublin, Eibhln Byrne

with Dracula at a re-enactment of the wedding of Bram Stoker (author of Dracula) and Florence Balcombe in St Ann's Church, Dawson Street, during Dublin’s One City, One Book, 2009