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Dracula: The True Story (1997)

The Irish novelist, Bram Stoker, gave the world Dracula in 1897. This documentary explores the historical figure behind the fictional figure of horror and examines medical explanations for the myths of vampires.

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Matthias Kessler
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Steve Barton Steve Barton ... Himself - Vampire Actor
Dan Berindei Dan Berindei ... Himself - Historian
Brianna Caradja Brianna Caradja ... Herself - 27th Generation Great-Granddaughter of Vlad Tepes (as Princess Brianna Caradja)
Paul Daian Paul Daian ... Himself - Vampire Hunter
Raymond McNally Raymond McNally ... Himself - Historian
Roman Polanski ... Himself
Christian Reiter Christian Reiter ... Himself - Pathologist
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The Irish novelist, Bram Stoker, gave the world Dracula in 1897, a fictional figure of horror derived from a real-life source: the sadistic 15th-century Romanian prince, Vlad the Impaler. Dracula was also formed by Romanian myths involving vampires and the undead. This documentary explores the historical figure behind the creation as well as some possible medical explanations for the myths about the undead rising from the coffins to suck the blood out of the living. Interviews with historians, a pathologist and a modern-day descendant of Vlad Tepes are shown. Clips from Dracula movies and a movie about Vlad Tepes are featured. Written by J. Spurlin

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Germany

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German

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1997 (Germany) See more »

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Langbein & Skalnik See more »
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Educational
7 September 2017 | by Rainey-DawnSee all my reviews

Not just education on the vampire superstition but about Vald Tepes himself - actual history. This documentary confirmed some things that I have heard and I learned more about the Romanian people of today.

Most things are well known in this documentary - but there are other things within it that will teach even those advanced in the vampire lore. Beginners into the vampire legend will find a lot to learn from watching this this one.

If you are interested in Romanian history (not just Vlad Tepes) you might find a few things in this show new to you. For vampire lovers, this documentary is recommended viewing.

10/10


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