He shook Kate and Ben awake and told them about Dracula's email and that Lawrence would be here shortly. They quickly dressed and all three fussed around busily ... you trust your life, Dorie's life, with this guy?” 168 The Dracula Murders.
Author: Frank W. Dressler
Kate and Ben, introduced in The Better Business Bureau Murders, never managed to consummate their love before circumstances split them. Now, three years later, they are re-united in Romania, home of Vlad Dracul the Impaler, better known as Dracula. Ben, now an advertising executive and CEO of Gorebush Resources, agrees that Gorebush should position itself as the leader in the field of oil and gas exploration by personalizing Gorebush’s advertising using three brilliant Gorebush geophysicists: Tommy Parsons, Bobby Edwards and Jimmy Sylvester. To enable him to know the young men well enough to build an ad campaign around them, Ben accompanies the three on a jaunt around Romania, where they have been exploring for oil and gas. Joining them are Bobby’s sister, Dr. Doreen Edwards, Jimmy’s fiancée, Lizann Tompkins and the irrepressible Kate. What starts out to be a light-hearted vacation quickly degenerates into “the trip from hell.” Not only is the group stalked by a professional assassin, but it is also traumatized by a type of murder made famous by Vlad the Impaler. The trip ends in the small college town of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania with a double wedding and a performance of the Omsk Circus.
Other historical events produced as evi— dence of the death of the counterculture include the Manson family murders, the militant action of the Weathermen, and the Kent State killings. Interest— ingly Dracula A.D. 1972 can be read ...
Author: John Edgar Browning
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Since the publication of Dracula in 1897, Bram Stoker's original creation has been a source of inspiration for artists, writers, and filmmakers. From Universal's early black-and-white films and Hammer's Technicolor representations that followed, iterations of Dracula have been cemented in mainstream cinema. This anthology investigates and explores the far larger body of work coming from sources beyond mainstream cinema reinventing Dracula. Draculas, Vampires and Other Undead Forms assembles provocative essays that examine Dracula films and their movement across borders of nationality, sexuality, ethnicity, gender, and genre since the 1920s. The essays analyze the complexity Dracula embodies outside the conventional landscape of films with which the vampire is typically associated. Focusing on Dracula and Dracula-type characters in film, anime, and literature from predominantly non-Anglo markets, this anthology offers unique perspectives that seek to ground depictions and experiences of Dracula within a larger political, historical, and cultural framework.
She bit and killed Dracula, mentally control other vampires and mesmerize human beings. transforming him into a vampire. After Turac murdered Maria, Dracula slew him and turned his son Vlad Tepelus over to the care of gypsies.
ISBN: 0784114610. Reprints Tomb of Dracula 26–49; Giant Size Dracula 2–5; Dr. Strange 14. Dracula fights Garon whom he believes killed his wife. He meets a young Jewish man, and learns that even the Star of David is repulsive to him.
Author: Robert G. Weiner
Category: Literary Criticism
This work provides an extensive guide for students, fans, and collectors of Marvel Comics. Focusing on Marvel’s mainstream comics, the author provides a detailed description of each comic along with a bibliographic citation listing the publication’s title, writers/artists, publisher, ISBN (if available), and a plot synopsis. One appendix provides a comprehensive alphabetical index of Marvel and Marvel–related publications to 2005, while two other appendices provide selected lists of Marvel–related game books and unpublished Marvel titles.
There would have been little reluctance on Hunyadi's part when he gave Vlad Dracula instructions to claim the Wallachian throne in June 1456. ... Folklore requires us to believe that Vlad Dracula killed his father's murderer in a.
Author: James Waterson
Publisher: The History Press
The real Dracula was far from Bram Stoker’s well-mannered aristocrat. Better known as Vlad the Impaler, he was named for his favoured execution method: running a spear through his victim’s lower body, then standing them upright so it skewered their vital organs. In a world ruled by petty tyrants and constantly at war, the young Dracula was held hostage by the Turks while his father was assassinated and his brother was buried alive. Finally released, Dracula conducted an almighty purge, surrounding his palace with noblemen impaled on stakes. Then he turned his attention to military campaigns against the Turks and Bulgars to consolidate his power. Yet to Romanians and the Pope he was a hero and liberator, fighting to protect his kingdom and countrymen from invasion in a complex and treacherous time. And, as an initiate in the Order of the Dragon, Dracula also played a vital (if not entirely noble) part in the fight against the Ottoman war machine. In this full account of Vlad Dracula, James Waterson details the good and the bad of this warlord prince, offering a fascinating insight into the violent end of the Middle Ages.
... 1448–1476, Vlad the Impaler, is considered to be the original inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula. ... Vlad's claim for the responsibility for over eighty thousand murders recoups a comparison to Elizabeth's conviction and ...
Author: Douglas Brode
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Category: Performing Arts
A collection of essays about the portrayals of female vampires through the history of film, beginning with Carl Theodore Dreyer’s Vampyre and culminating with the Twilight series. The contributors to these essays will be primarily female writers/scholars on films that focus on the female vampire—very often lesbian and/or bisexual—and the social implications of such films.
The Dracula Syndrome. ... Raschke, Carl A. Painted Black: From Drug Killings to Heavy Metal : The Alarming True Story of How Satanism Is Terrorizing Our Communities. ... Story of Multiple Murder in West Memphis, Arkansas.
Author: William Ramsey
Publisher: William Ramsey
Category: True Crime
Abomination: Devil Worship and Deception in the West Memphis Three Murders provides a detailed, time-lined analysis of the murder that shocked the nation: the heinous killing of three eight year old boys in West Memphis, Arkansas on May 5th, 1993. A wall of deception has led the American public to erroneously believe that the three men were falsely accused and convicted for the crime. Unfortunately, this is not true. William Ramsey, author of Prophet of Evil: Aleister Crowley, 9/11 and the New World Order, provides shocking insights into the lives of the convicted murderers and their involvement with witchcraft. Relying on actual court and police records, William Ramsey shows that the evidence abundantly points to the guilt of the West Memphis Three.
Storey is distinguished by his original and diligent research; he has assembled a nationally respected archive of rare books, manuscripts, engravings and photographs to illustrate his works and has featured on numerous television and radio ...
Author: Neil R Storey
Publisher: The History Press
Category: True Crime
Since its publication in 1897, there have been suggestions that the fictional exploits of Dracula were closely associated with Jack the Ripper than a Transylvanian Count. Historian Neil Storey provides the first British-based investigation of the sources used by Stoker and paints an evocative portrait of Stoker, his influences, friends and the London he knew in the late 19th century. Among Stoker’s group of friends, however, were dark shadows. Storey explores how Stoker created Dracula out of the climate of fear that surrounded the Jack the Ripper murders in 1888. Add to this potent combination the notion that Stoker may have known Jack the Ripper personally and hid the clues to this terrible knowledge in his book. The premise is seductive and connects some of the giants of stage and literature of late Victorian Britain. Having gained unprecedented access to the unique archive of one of Stoker’s most respected friends and the dedicatee of Dracula, Storey sheds new light on both Stoker and Dracula, and reveals startling new insights into the links between Stoker’s creation and the most infamous murderer of all time. NEIL STOREY is an award-winning historian and lecturer specialising in themes that shaped society in the 19th and early 20th centuries, notably crime, medicine and warfare. He has published over 30 books, is the creator of the popular Grim Almanac series published by The History Press and regularly writes features on social history themes for national periodicals. Storey is distinguished by his original and diligent research; he has assembled a nationally respected archive of rare books, manuscripts, engravings and photographs to illustrate his works and has featured on numerous television and radio documentaries as guest, historical adviser and consultant.
'This is the hand of a murderer—the murderer of his wife!' She dropped the hand and turned away. Joshua laughed. 'Do you know,' said he, 'I think if I were you I should prophesy some jurisprudence into my system.
Author: Bram Stoker
Publisher: The Floating Press
Some literary historians believe that Dracula's Guest is an excerpt excised from the original manuscript of Bram Stoker's masterpiece Dracula by an overzealous editor. This short novel recounts the travels of an unnamed Englishman who crosses paths with a foreboding wolf-like creature on his way to Count Dracula's castle. The story is currently being developed into a television series that is slated to air on the CW network in 2010. A must-read for lovers of vampire lit. This edition also includes these short stories: The Judge's House, The Squaw, The Secret of the Growing Gold, The Gipsy Prophecy, The Coming of Abel Behenna, The Burial of the Rats, A Dream of Red Hands and Crooken Sands.
murder mystery involving Dracula. Dark Wars: The Tale of Meiji Dracula by Hideyuki Kikuchi (Del Rey), translated from the Japanese, is about Dracula in 1880 Japan. Vampire Interrupted by Lynsay Sands (Avon), about a vampire training to ...
Author: Ellen Datlow
Publisher: Start Publishing LLC
An Air Force Loadmaster is menaced by strange sounds within his cargo; a man is asked to track down a childhood friend... who died years earlier; doomed pioneers forge a path westward as a young mother discovers her true nature; an alcoholic strikes a dangerous bargain with a gregarious stranger; urban explorers delve into a ruined book depository, finding more than they anticipated; residents of a rural Wisconsin town defend against a legendary monster; a woman wracked by survivor's guilt is haunted by the ghosts of a tragic crash; a detective strives to solve the mystery of a dismembered girl; an orphan returns to a wicked witch's candy house; a group of smugglers find themselves buried to the necks in sand; an unanticipated guest brings doom to a high-class party; a teacher attempts to lead his students to safety as the world comes to an end around them... What frightens us, what unnerves us? What causes that delicious shiver of fear to travel the lengths of our spines? It seems the answer changes every year. Every year the bar is raised; the screw is tightened. Ellen Datlow knows what scares us; the twenty-one stories and poems included in this anthology were chosen from magazines, webzines, anthologies, literary journals, and single author collections to represent the best horror of the year. Legendary editor Ellen Datlow (Poe: New Tales Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe), winner of multiple Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards, joins Night Shade Books in presenting The Best Horror of the Year, Volume One.
In brief, the novel's scenes of Van Helsing using bits of crumbled communion wafers—to “sterilize” Dracula's boxes, ... Dracula is hauled out of the ship's hold with a hook and pulley and run up a mast into the killing sunlight.
Author: Lyndon W. Joslin
Category: Performing Arts
First published in 1897, Bram Stoker's Dracula has never been out of print. Yet most people are familiar with the title character from the movies. Count Dracula is one of the most-filmed literary characters in history--but has he (or Stoker's novel) ever been filmed accurately? In its third edition, this study focuses on 18 adaptations of Dracula from 1922 to 2012, comparing them to the novel and to each other. Fidelity to the novel does not always guarantee a good movie, while some of the better films are among the more freely adapted. The Universal and Hammer sequels are searched for traces of Stoker, along with several other films that borrow from the novel. The author concludes with a brief look at four latter-day projects that are best dismissed or viewed for ironic laughs.
... 188 " The Down - Going of the Men of the SunSetting Lands , " 138 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Holmes , 148 Dracula ( film ... 21 Dracula in Love , 165 , 185 Dracula Is a Pain in the Neck , 206 The Dracula Murders , 196 Dracula , My Love ...
Author: Greg Cox
Category: Horror tales
Starting with the year 1819, lists some 250 authors, with each entry containing information on the author's short and long fiction, including plot details, a critical evaluation of the work, its original publisher, approximate page count, notes on film and television adaptations, and a placement of each work within its historical and evolutionary context. Written with engaging good humor by a former phlebotomist. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Hickey, Serial Killers and Their Victims, 32; Perry, “The True Dracula,” 2. 62. Geringer, “The Impaler,” 1. 63. Perry, “The True Dracula,” 1; Ramsland, The Human Predator, 18; Everitt, Human Monsters, 8–9. 64. Bradbury, Into the Unknown ...
Author: Dirk C. Gibson
Category: Social Science
Covering figures ranging from Catherine Monvoisin to Vlad the Impaler, and describing murders committed in ancient aristocracies to those attributed to vampires, witches, and werewolves, this book documents the historic reality of serial murder.
The Jewel of Seven Stars, The Man, The Lady of the Shroud, The Lair of the White Worm, Dracula's Guest, ... in such terms as "the hand which will be a or, rather, "the hand of one who will be the murderer of murderer's", his wife".
Author: Bram Stoker
This meticulously edited horror collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: "Dracula" is the tale of Count Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so that he may find new blood and spread the undead curse, and of the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing. "The Jewel of Seven Stars" tells the tale of Malcolm Ross, a young barrister, pulled into an archaeologist's plot to revive Queen Tera, an ancient Egyptian mummy. "The Man" (The Gates of Life)" is a gothic tale of Stephen, young girl raised as tomboy, and her childhood friend Harold. As many of their close ones die in tragic accidents, through the deaths, Stephen and Harold grow closer. "The Lady of the Shroud" – Rupert Saint Leger inherits his uncle's estate on condition that he lives for a year in his uncle's castle in the Land of the Blue Mountains. One wet night, he is visited in the castle by a pale woman wearing a wet shroud, seeking warmth. He falls in love with her, despite thinking she is a vampire, and he visits the local church where he finds her in a glass-topped stone coffin in the crypt. "The Lair of the White Worm (The Garden of Evil)" – Adam Salton from Australia is contacted by his great-uncle Richard from England in order to establish a relationship. Adam travels to England and quickly finds himself at the centre of mysterious and inexplicable occurrences. "Dracula's Guest & Other Weird Stories" is a collection of nine macabre and gothic tales in which paintings come to life, rats run amok and many other twisted things occur: Dracula's Guest The Judge's House The Squaw The Secret of the Growing Gold A Gipsy Prophecy The Coming of Abel Behenna The Burial of the Rats A Dream of Red Hands Crooken Sands
THE DRACULA MURDERS Philip Daniels The Horror Ball was interrupted by a spectral figure who warned the merrymakers they were tampering with the unknown . THE LADIES OF LAMBTON GREEN Liza Shepherd Why did murdered Robin Colquhoun's ...
In the film, Chaney plays two roles: a detective investigating a series of apparent vampire murders, and the ghoulish vampire himself, ... Dracula, Tod Browning's second foray into the vampire genre, initiated the move away from ...
Author: Stacey Abbott
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Category: Performing Arts
In 1896, French magician and filmmaker George Méliès brought forth the first celluloid vampire in his film Le manoir du diable. The vampire continues to be one of film's most popular gothic monsters and in fact, today more people become acquainted with the vampire through film than through literature, such as Bram Stoker's classic Dracula. How has this long legacy of celluloid vampires affected our understanding of vampire mythology? And how has the vampire morphed from its folkloric and literary origins? In this entertaining and absorbing work, Stacey Abbott challenges the conventional interpretation of vampire mythology and argues that the medium of film has completely reinvented the vampire archetype. Rather than representing the primitive and folkloric, the vampire has come to embody the very experience of modernity. No longer in a cape and coffin, today's vampire resides in major cities, listens to punk music, embraces technology, and adapts to any situation. Sometimes she's even female. With case studies of vampire classics such as Nosferatu, Martin, Blade, and Habit, the author traces the evolution of the American vampire film, arguing that vampires are more than just blood-drinking monsters; they reflect the cultural and social climate of the societies that produce them, especially during times of intense change and modernization. Abbott also explores how independent filmmaking techniques, special effects makeup, and the stunning and ultramodern computer-generated effects of recent films have affected the representation of the vampire in film.
Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula, is introduced to the reader in this novel. Choose one of his works as your next book club assignment. Or rent a DVD version of Dracula to watch with your group. 3. The story takes place during the ...
Author: Gyles Brandreth
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A second installment of a tale inspired by the life of detective Oscar Wilde and his partner-in-crime, Arthur Conan Doyle, finds the celebrated playwright inventing a "murder" game that turns deadly when a fantasy victim is actually killed. Simultaneous.
Well, let's just say he can scare the piss out of Dracula. A Dracula with or without a wooden stake driven through his chest. "You like card tricks, Jessie?" Frank said, his voice unbelievably soft and almost gentle sounding in an ...
Author: B.R. Stateham
Publisher: Next Chapter
Ten stories from the Case Files of homicide detectives Turner Hahn and Frank Morales, these are tales of murder, deception, greed and mayhem only this duo can solve. Murder is the operative word in this collection: from hardened criminals to deceitful damsels, to the cold minds of serial killers. Come along for the ride as Turner and Frank face off with the crazies, the cunning and the brilliant, as they try to get away with murder. For Turner and Frank, the city pays them to do a job. But that's okay... they're good at what they do.
Even given the most conservative figures , that still means that Dracula killed the equivalent of 4 percent of his country's population during his six - year reign . When it came to international diplomacy , he wasn't much better .
Author: Eric Nuzum
The undead are everywhere. They're not just in movies and books, but in commercials, fetish clubs, and even in your breakfast cereal. Bloodsuckers have become some of the most recognizable bad guys in the modern world, and Eric Nuzum wanted to find out why. He was willing to do whatever it took —even drinking his own blood—in his quest to understand the vampire phenomenon. And he found the answer in Goth clubs, darkened parks, haunted houses, and . . . chain restaurants. In The Dead Travel Fast, Nuzum delivers a far-reaching look at vampires in pop culture from Bram to Bela to Buffy, and at what vampires and vampirism have come to mean to us today. And the blood? Let's just say it doesn't go with eggs.