Paranormal investigator Massimo Polidoro describes his search for the historical Dracula for a Discovery Channel Europe tv show over at lifescience.com. If you've read anything about Dracula, you've probably heard the name Vlad Tepes or Vlad the Impaler associated with him. But while there are a few similarities, there's a good chance that Bram Stoker didn't know much about … [Read more...]
Irish author Bram Stoker wrote the Gothic horror novel, Dracula, in 1897. In the novel, the vampire Dracula must relocate from Transylvania to England and Abraham Van Helsing attempts to stop him. The novel is responsible for defining and influencing the modern vampire in contemporary culture. Read articles about Dracula below.
With modern literature and culture, from Bram Stoker's Dracula to Anne Rice's Lestat to Joss Whedon's Angel and Spike, the vampire as a tragic figure has emerged. Now, the vampire is no longer an undead corpse who mindlessly drains the blood of the living. It no longer acts solely out of its primal need to sustain its life without regard to human life. Now vampires have a … [Read more...]
One of the most frequently asked questions I receive is on the nature of vampires and if they are 'real.' So without ambiguity, let me assure you that those immortal, undead corpses with fangs that feed on their victims' blood to sustain their life force are NOT real. You aren't going to come across one on the web. No one is going to be able to 'turn' you. You will never gain … [Read more...]