Dracula was a novel by Bram Stoker, named after the eponymous villain, (COMIC: Bat Attack!) who was based on Vlad III. (PROSE: The Book of the War, AUDIO: Son of the Dragon) Despite it being a fictional novel, in some timelines the events of Dracula actually happened. (PROSE: A Bloody (And Public) Domaine)
Bram Stoker was friends with Richard Francis Burton, who was an expert on vampire legends and the Mal'akh who inspired them; Burton's research may have contributed to the novel. (PROSE: The Book of the War)
Behind the scenes Edit
The 1958 Hammer film version featured Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Michael Gough and Geoffrey Bayldon, Sylvester McCoy appeared in a 1979 version and Virginia Wetherell, George Pravda, Reg Lye, Roy Spencer, John Challis, Nigel Gregory and Martin Read appeared in a 1974 TV movie.
A 1977 BBC version starred Frank Finlay, Susan Penhaligon, Richard Barnes, George Raistrick and Bruce Wightman. Morris Barry was the producer, Michael Young was the designer, Rod Waldron was the videotape editor, Fiona Cumming and Roselyn Parker were production assistants, Howard King provided the studio lighting, Derek Miller-Timmins provided the studio sound, John Pritchard provided the film sound and A. J. Mitchell provided the video effects. Tony Harding was the visual effects designer and Mickey Edwards the visual effects assistant.