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63,854.  ‘The red scar on the forehead showed on the pallid skin like a palpitating wound’.  (Art & Gothic & Dracula & Literature)  Andrew Graham-Dixon, The Art of Gothic: Britain's Midnight Hour: Blood for Sale: Gothic Goes Global 3/3, Bram Stoker's Dracula

 

63,855.  ‘My revenge is just begun.  I spread it over centuries and time is on my side’.  (Art & Gothic & Dracula & Literature & Revenge)  ibid.

 

63,856.  In the world of the Gothic all roads lead to Dracula.  (Art & Gothic & Dracula & Literature)  ibid.

 

 

70,658.  Dracula: based in some reality after all on beliefs that five-hundred years ago were fact.  (Dracula & Vampire)  Vampire Forensics

 

 

70,659.  Batman Dracula.  Andy Warhol short film

 

 

70,660.  In a country torn by bloody civil war a young man seizes power – in his native tongue he is called Dracolhat.  This is not the vampire Count Dracula, but a real historical figure.  A Romanian prince.  The Real Dracula

 

70,661.  Vlad’s own private torture chambers - restored in the nineteenth century this tower was perhaps the most striking feature.  ibid.

 

70,662.  Targovishte was littered with the impaled bodies of the dead and dying.  ibid.

 

70,663.  They were forced to build a fortress that is the real Castle Dracula.  ibid.

 

70,664.  He marched into Transylvania where Saxon merchants were threatening to overthrow him.  ibid.

 

70,665.  In Romania today Vlad Dracula is a national hero despite his brutality.  ibid.

 

 

70,666.  Vlad still stands out as a psychotic madman.  Dr Aryeh Nusbacher, military historian

 

 

70,667.  The written record is very sparse.  Mei Trow, author Vlad the Impaler

 

 

70,668.  There’s nothing cannibalistic about Vlad.  Mei Trow

 

 

70,669.  This man really existed and he really was a vicious extraordinarily cruel but extremely successful leader.  Tessa Dunlop, historian

 

 

70,670.  I heard a heavy step approaching behind the great door, and saw through the chinks the gleam of a coming light.  Then there was the sound of rattling chains and the clanking of massive bolts drawn back.  A key was turned with the loud grating noise of long disuse, and the great door swung back.

 

Within, stood a tall old man, clean shaven save for a long white moustache, and clad in black from head to foot, without a single speck of colour about him anywhere.  He held in his hand an antique silver lamp, in which the flame burned without a chimney or globe of any kind, throwing long quivering shadows as it flickered in the draught of the open door.  The old man motioned me in with his right hand with a courtly gesture, saying in excellent English, but with a strange intonation.

 

‘Welcome to my house!  Enter freely and of your own free will!’  Bram Stoker, Dracula, Jonathan's journal

 

70,671.  I am Dracula, and I bid you welcome, Mr Harker, to my house.  Come in, the night air is chill, and you must need to eat and rest.  (Dracula & House)  ibid.  Dracula to Jonathan

 

70,672.  We are in Transylvania, and Transylvania is not England.  Our ways are not your ways, and there shall be to you many strange things.  ibid.

 

70,673.  Listen to them – children of the night.  What music they make.  (Dracula & Wolf)  ibid.

 

70,674.  You reason well, and your wit is bold, but you are too prejudiced.  You do not let your eyes see nor your ears hear, and that which is outside your daily life is not of account to you.  Do you not think that there are things which you cannot understand, and yet which are, that some people see things that others cannot?  But there are things old and new which must not be contemplated by men's eyes, because they know, or think they know, some things which other men have told them.  Ah, it is the fault of our science that it wants to explain all, and if it explain not, then it says there is nothing to explain.  But yet we see around us every day the growth of new beliefs, which think themselves new, and which are yet but the old, which pretend to be young, like the fine ladies at the opera.  ibid.  van Helsing to Seward

 

50,848.  Never did tombs look so ghastly white.  Never did cypress, or yew, or juniper so seem the embodiment of funeral gloom.  Never did tree or grass wave or rustle so ominously.  Never did bough creak so mysteriously, and never did the far-away howling of dogs send such a woeful presage through the night.  (Funeral & Grave & Dracula)  ibid.

 

 

90,487.  Vlad the Impaler: son of the dragon.  Sickened by his monstrous acts, Vlad came to bury his past with the dead, and returned to Transylvania to rule in peace. (Dracula & Monster)  Dracula Untold 2014 starring Luke Evans & Dominic Cooper & Charles Dance & Sarah Gadon & Art Parkinson & Diarmaid Murtagh & Paul Kaye & William Houston & Noah Huntley & Ronan Vibert & Zach McGowan & Ferdinand Kingsley et al, director Gary Shore

 

90,497.  Men do not fear swords, they fear monsters.  (Dracula & Monster)  ibid.  Vlad

 

90,498.  Sometimes the world no longer needs a hero; sometimes what it needs is a monster.  (Dracula & Monster & Hero)  ibid.

 

 

96,557.  There’s something other-worldly about that man that gives me the shivers.  Dracula: Dead and Loving It 1995 starring Leslie Neilsen & Peter MacNicol & Steven Weber & Amy Yasbeck & Lysette Anthony & Harvey Korman & Mark Blankfield & Megan Cavanagh & Clive Revill & Mel Brooks et al, director Mel Brooks, woman in opera box

 

96,558.  First we open the skull – so.  Behold, the naked human brain.  (Dracula & Brain & Skull)  ibid.  van Helsing’s autopsy

 

96,559.  Let me kiss you.  Let me show you the deep raw passionate unbridled sexual frenzy.  (Dracula & Sex & Kiss)  ibid.  her vampire to him  

 

 

98,379.   The Diary of Jonathan Harker 3rd May 1885: at last my long journey is drawing to its close.  (Dracula & Horror & Journey & Diary)  Dracula 1958 starring Michael Gough & Christopher Lee & Melissa Stribling & Carol Marsh 7 Mailes Malleson & John van Eyssen & Olga Dickie & George Benson & Charles Lloyd Pack & George Woodbridge et al, director Terence Fisher, opening lines

 

98,380.  Castle Dracula: the castle appeared innocuous in the afternoon sun.  (Dracula & Horror & Castle)  ibid.

 

98,381.  I have become a victim of Dracula and the woman in his power.  (Dracula & Horror & Victim)   ibid.

 

98,382.  This unholy cult must be wiped out.  (Dracula & Horror & Cult)  ibid.  van Helsing 

 

 

116,082.  Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula did have a human inspiration – a 15th century Romanian prince called Vlad the Impaler.  In Search of History s5e4: The Real Dracula

 

116,083.  Vlad the Impaler was the real Dracula.  ibid.

 

 

119,160.  Children of the night!  Shut up!  Love at First Bite 1979 starring George Hamilton & Susan Saint James & Richard Benjamin & Dick Shawn & Arte Johnson & Ronnie Schell & Isabel Sanford & Sherman Hemsley & Barry Gordon et al, director Stan Dragoti, opening scene  

 

119,161.  And therefore by unanimous vote of the Central Committee it has been decided to turn this castle into a training camp for our young athletes.  (Dracula & Castle)  ibid.  old bird  

 

119,162.  Without me Transylvania will be as exciting as Bucharest on a Monday night.  (Dracula & Excitement)  ibid.  Dracula  

 

119,163.  I love you and I can give you eternal life.  ibid.  him to her

 

119,164.  With you never a quickie, always a longie.  (Dracula & Sex)  ibid.

 

119,165.  I propose a toast: here’s blood in your eye.  (Dracula & Toast)  ibid.

 

 

129,287.  Near Innsbruk stands a monument to perversity.  Castle Ambras occupied during the 16th century by Archduke Ferdinand harbours one of the most terrifying portrait galleries in the civilised world.  Painted from life, these grotesqueries reflect the offbeat tastes of the collector.  In this gallery of the bizarre are images of those maimed in battle or deformed by nature.  One portrait seems curiously out of place: it’s that of a king who ruled not in Austria but in a land to the east now called Romania.  His brutality earned him the nickname Vlad the Impaler; his real name was Vlad Dracula.  In Search of s1e16 … Dracula, 1977