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  MSN Encarta - Dracula
Dracula, Count, central character of the horror novel Dracula, by Bram Stoker.
As Dracula pursues his victims he is, in turn, pursued by Jonathan Harker, a lawyer married to Mina.
By the time Vlad Dracula was overthrown in 1462, he had killed tens of thousands of his people, primarily by impaling them on stakes, a gruesome way to die.
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 Pilot Guides.com: Prince of Darkness: The Real Count Dracula
Dracula is linked to many places in Transylvania on shaky evidence but there is no doubt that he roamed the forests and valleys of Romania during the 15th century.
The popular image of Dracula is of a blood-sucking vampire, who snoozes in a coffin and turns into a bat when the sun goes down owes much to Bram Stoker who created this blood-thirsty Nosferatu based on the equally gory heroics of a real Romanian Prince in his novel published in 1897.
Vlad Dracula was actually a Wallachian warlord who fought against the Turkish invaders during the 15th century.
www.pilotguides.com /destination_guide/europe/hungary_and_romania/dracula.php   (537 words)

 Dracula (Transylvania, Lord of the Vampires)
Dracula was opposed by the unfriendly new Sultan, Mohammed the Conqueror.
Dracula was born in either November or December of 1431 His early education was in the hands of his mother - either a Transylvanian noblewoman or a Moldavian princess - until he came of an age where his father began to train him in the arts of war.
Dracula, ever the cunning politician, swore allegiance to Hunyadi and was awarded his father's old Transylvanian duchies of Faragas and Almas in return for swearing to oust Vladislav II from power as soon as the opportunity arose.
www.marvunapp.com /Appendix/draculav.htm   (18967 words)

 Count Dracula and Vlad the Impaler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This is from the Introduction I wrote for the novel Lord of the Vampires by Jeanne Kalogridis (1997), the third in her trilogy "The Diaries of the Family Dracul".
While there is ample evidence that he himself used the sobriquet "Dracula" (or variations thereof) and was referred to as such in several 15th and 16th century sources, many Romanian historians still insist on using the name "Tepes" (meaning "Impaler"), a hardly flattering nickname first assigned to him by Turkish chroniclers.
That association is clearly the result of the fact that Bram Stoker decided to appropriate the name "Dracula" for his villainous Count - much to the chagrin of many Romanians who see the novel as a denigration of one of their national heroes.
www.ucs.mun.ca /~emiller/kalo.htm   (1233 words)

 Count Dracula   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Whether Dracula took it a few steps further it is not known for certain.
Not only were they hung but some would be tortured by having a 15 foot sharp-end pole stricken or impaled into their body starting from in-between their legs and up into the chest area.
Count Dracula would then have these poles stood up by the side of the road.
www.knet.co.za /transylvania/countdracula.htm   (292 words)

 Count Dracula's Legend
Count Dracula, a fictional character in the Dracula novel, was inspired by one of the best-known figures of the Romanian history — Vlad Dracula, nicknamed Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler) — who was a ruler of Wallachia (1456-1462).
The house in which Vlad Dracula was born has a small plaque on the door and now is a restaurant and small museum of medieval weapons.
Vlad Tepes was born in December 1431, in the fortress of Sighisoara, Romania.
www.romaniatourism.com /dracula.html   (1452 words)

 Bloodless praise of Transylvania - The Boston Globe
One would expect Transylvanians to capitalize on Dracula's fame, but we were surprised how few places used the count as a tourist draw.
You will not see ''Cafe Dracula," ''Dracula Hotel," or Dracula paraphernalia hawked everywhere you go, and that is so even in Sighisoara, Tepes's hometown, where a government-backed proposal to carve a Disney-like Dracula park out of a medieval oak forest west of town was defeated by conservationists.
Surrounded by all that, it was easy to overlook the house where Tepes was born in 1431, now home of the not-so-charming (to me) eatery called Casa Dracula, and the modest statue nearby of the count himself.
www.boston.com /travel/articles/2005/03/06/bloodless_praise_of_transylvania   (952 words)

 Bram Stoker's Count Dracula (1969) Christopher Lee, Herbert Lom, Klaus Kinski
Franco's 1969 feature starring Christopher Lee as the Count, Herbert Lom as Van Helsing, and Klaus Kinski as Renfield is a slow, chilling and fairly faithful rendering of Stoker's novel, sans the guts and breasts that have been trademarks of his over-analyzed career.
On page 255 he also alludes to this scene, saying, "At the castle, the credulity of the Dracula character is tested in one scene where he stands with Harker before a full-length mirror and does not reflect.
Specifically, the chills hit hard when the three female vampires eye up Harker, only to have their attention diverted by the cries of an infant Dracula has acquired for them, and in the scene where the vamped-out Lucy takes a child from the park (only to end up on a milk canister I guess).
www.dantenet.com /er/ERchives/reviews/c_reviews/countdracula.html   (584 words)

 American Atheist Magazine : Count Dracula favored faith based social programs: Late- breaking news from Transylvania. @ ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Count Dracula favored faith based social programs: Late- breaking news from Transylvania.
The purpose of this essay is to compare Dracula's motivations for his faith-based social programs with the same or similar motivations found in present day "Charitable choice" legislation and Christian faith-based social programs in America.
One of the vital things that keep our nation free from tyrants like Dracula is our precious heritage of separation of church and state that goes hand-in-hand with democracy.
static.highbeam.com /a/americanatheistmagazine/march222003/countdraculafavoredfaithbasedsocialprogramslatebre/index.html   (264 words)

 Amazon.com: Video: El Conde Dracula (1973)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dracula is played by Christopher Lee, whose portrayals of the Count in seven Hammer Studio films made him the face of Dracula for a generation.
Count Dracula is proud, aristocratic, and looks like Bram Stoker's Dracula, although the cobwebs in his castle seem out of place.
"Count Dracula" was reportedly frustrated by a low budget, but it is nonetheless one of the more memorable adaptations of Bram Stoker's novel and is particularly notable for its first act.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/6300208052?v=glance   (1458 words)

 Count Dracula   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
DRACULA which are located at the Rosenbach Museum in Philadelphia.
NOT a Count, nor was he a vampire (or ever associated with vampires).
Count Dracula, of course, was not the first vampire.
www.ucs.mun.ca /~emiller/count.htm   (239 words)

 Son of Dracula (1943)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Plot Summary: Carpathian Count Alucard is invited to the U.S. by a young "morbid" heiress (Katherine Caldwell).
Count Alucard, aka Count Dracula (as Lon Chaney)
Like the son of another famous Universal monster, this third entry in the series (not counting the 1931 Spanish Dracula) is a solid film all round: marvelous atmosphere, gripping narrative, superb handling.
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 Transylvania Legend by Andrei Tamas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
But it was enough to allow for countless Dracula stories to be told in the future.
Not only were they hung but some were executed/tortured by having a 15 foot sharp-end pole striken or impaled into their body starting from in-between their legs and up into the chest area.
She screamed and started crying as she saw the sign that Vlad Tepes (Dracula) was dead, the sign being that the gold cup was stolen.
members.aol.com /atamas/transylvania.htm   (2350 words)

 Báthory Erzsébet - Elizabeth Bathory: Bram Stoker, Elizabeth Bathory, and Dracula (Elizabeth Miller)
While Dracula was a Woman has its uses as a biography of Bathory, its investigation into the sources for Dracula is a red herring.
Most notable -- for they were incorporated into his description of Count Dracula -- were the canine teeth, broad hands with hairy palms, eyebrows meeting over nose, and the ability to shape-shift.
French scholar Jean Marigny asserts that "without a doubt, Countess Bathory served as the prototype for Carmilla, Count Dracula, and all the aristocratic vampires of the literature of fantasy" (Vampires: Restless Creatures of the Night 37).
www.bathory.org /miller02.html   (2491 words)

CAST: Count Dracula - Louis Jourdan; Abraham van Helsing - Frank Finlay; Wilhelmina 'Mina' Westenra - Judi Bowker; Lucy Westenra - Susan Penhaligon; Dr. John Seward - Mark Burns; Jonathan Harker - Bosco Hogan; Quincey P. Holmwood - Richard Barnes; Renfield - Jack Shepherd; Mrs.
Jourdan, an interesting choice to portray the Count, does not look like the description in the book and does not appear "younger" each time he drinks blood as in the novel.
Come relive the 1977 TV version of COUNT DRACULA with many video captures taken directly from the PBS Great Performances version I recorded when it was first shown in the US.
www.angelfire.com /film/tonyrivers/homepage.html   (224 words)

Dracula moves menacingly toward Harker, but the crucifix the woman on the coach gave him keeps the Count away.
After a minute of silence, Dracula notices the photo of Mina and Lucy that Jonathan keeps with him and inquires as to who the two ladies are.
Dracula wants Harker to write to Mina telling her that he will be staying with the Count for a month.
www.angelfire.com /film/tonyrivers/dracula02.html   (280 words)

 Count Dracula, Louis Jourdan, BBC 1977
This version hews fairly close to the original novel, including a fairly extended version of Harker's adventures at Dracula's castle, Lucy's sleepwalking in the cliffside graveyard at Whitby (apparently shot on location, with the famous long stone staircase of Whitby memorably showcased), and a final chase across the "Transylvanian" countryside.
However, the usual modern device of tying Dracula to his historical namesake, is only briefly hinted at here by woodcuts of the Impaler's work in the opening credits.
After being unavailable for many years, Count Dracula has recently been issued in a bare-bones DVD edition by BBC Learning, totally lacking in extras (or even menus for chapter divisions), and with marginally acceptable picture quality.
baharna.com /store/CountDraculaJourdan/CountDraculaJourdan.htm   (510 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dracula passes in front of a mirror Harker notes that Dracula casts no reflection DRACULA: I shall await your pleasure.
DRACULA: If I am to begin a new life in a new land, I must learn something of its people from such as yourself.
Dracula walks on A carriage approaches bearing Harker and Morris HARKER: That man! It looked like the Count but younger...much younger.
www.horrorlair.com /scripts/draclee.txt   (3541 words)

 Dracula by Bram Stoker - Reference
The characters of the Count and Van Helsing are written so well that it is easy to see why they are classics, but most of the other characters - especially Johnathan and Mina Harker - are also memorable.
Based on the bloodthirsty Transylvanian ruler Vlad Tepes, otherwise known as the Impaler because of his practice of impaling enemy prisoners-of-war on stakes, "Dracula" is the tale of an evil count who is a vampire.
The count seems to have a taste for English ladies' blood, and when he goes after Harker's fiancee Mina, she narrowly escapes, though her friend Lucy was not so lucky.
www.aftersleep.com /books/fiction.horror.reference/dracula   (680 words)

 Diabella's Count Dracula - Enter quietly and at your own risk
Count Dracula (as I named him) does not want to be cuddled.....hence the growling and biting.
It has taken many years, and although his eyes are still two angry slits, Dracula has done a 99% turn-around.
E-Mail Count Dracula to apply for his Double Fang Award.
diabellalovescats.com /dracula.htm   (498 words)

 Bram Stoker's Dracula movie, Stokers Dracula soundtrack, Count Dracula   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Count notices a picture of this agent's wife who appears remarkably like his own dead love from so long ago.
The Count imprisons the agent in his castle and attempts to frighten and toy with this mortal man while he travels to London to find the woman that resembles his century dead lover.
Once the initial style and goth appearance of Dracula and his powers fade, the movie becomes quite drawn out and hard to follow.
www.movieprop.com /tvandmovie/reviews/bramstokersdracula.htm   (494 words)

 Christopher Lee: Dark Charisma + Vampires Then and Now
Christopher Lee, born Christopher Frank Carandini Lee on May 27, 1922 in London, England to an Italian contessa and a colonel in the King's Royal Rifle Corps, has played Count Dracula no less than nine times in the cinema.
The actor gave us an evil vampire, but one who could be pitied, and his characterization was developed out of "the loneliness of evil".
Interestingly, he wore a ring when in character as the count, one which had been worn by Bela Lugosi when he played the King of the vampires.
gothlupin.tripod.com /vlee.html   (462 words)

 Dracula: Books for research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dracula is presented as a transitional work which reflects the conflicts inherent in 19th century liberalism.]
Though marked by minor errors and inconsistencies, it is a "must" for your Dracula library.
Dracula: Essays on the Life and Times of Vlad Tepes.
www.ucs.mun.ca /~emiller/DRbooks.htm   (835 words)

 Dracula (1931/I)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Plot Outline: The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina.
Trivia: Among the other actors mentioned as possible candidates for the role of Count Dracula were John Wray, Paul Muni, Conrad Veidt, Chester Morris, and William Courtenay.
Goofs: Factual errors: Joan Standing is wrongly credited as a maid, but she was actually playing the part of Briggs (a nurse).
www.imdb.com /title/tt0021814   (409 words)

 The Vampire Empire
The Count Dracula Fan Club had a long and successful run (over 35 years!), but when our Dracula Museum moved to Austria, we decided to rethink, refresh and redefine the society.
No other Dracula Society even appeared on the scene (with the exception of the in-name-only Count Dracula Society in Los Angeles) until the 1970's, when several other Dracula associations were developed in both the United States and England.
For nine yeas the Count Dracula Fan Club operated out of two headquarters, one in America and the other, first in London and later in Cambridge, England..
www.benecke.com /vampire.html   (1302 words)

 Count Dracula (TV)
Jonathan Harker (Bosco Hogan) visits Count Dracula (Louis Jourdan) in Transylvania to help him with preparations to move to England.
After Dracula makes his way to England, Harker becomes involved in an effort to track down and destroy the Count, eventually chasing the vampire back to his castle.
For once not just the horror, but also the senusality of the Dracula story was transferred to the screen.
www.vampyres-online.com /count_dracula_tv.html   (196 words)

 Count Dracula (1970)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Plot Summary: Jess Franco's version of the Bram Stoker classic has Count Dracula as an old man who grows younger whenever he dines on the blood of young maidens.
Now Christopher Lee has become the true Count Dracula of Bram Stoker's novel, instead of becoming the wild and savage vampire as seen in the Hammer Horror Dracula films.
Christopher Lee is the greatest Count Dracula of all time, more famous than Bela Lugosi or Max Schreck, the bald-headed creature of the night in the silent movie Nosferatu:Eine Symphonie des Grauens, also known as Nosferatu:A Symphony of Horror.
french.imdb.com /title/tt0065569   (351 words)

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