Dracula

Dracula (Modern Library)
Bram Stoker / Hardcover / Published 1996. Jonathon Harker, British real estate agent, visits the Transylvanian castle of Count Dracula. Soon he finds himself held captive, while the evil Count is set loose to pray on Harker's fiancee and friends back home.   A true classic of Gothic horror that is also a romance, a travelogue, and an action-adventure rolled into one.  Click here for pricing and ordering information.
 
In Search of Dracula : The History of Dracula and Vampires
Raymond T. McNally, Radu Florescu / Paperback / Published 1994. Explores the roots of Stoker's story in the history of the Vlad Tsepes "the Impaler," a bloodthirsty Romanian prince nicknamed Dracula. Click here for pricing and ordering information.
 
Dracula : Prince of Many Faces : His Life and Times
Radu R. Florescu, Raymond T. McNally / Paperback / Published 1990. A more detailed biograpy of Vlad the Impaler. Click here for pricing and ordering information.

Dracula Movies: BBC


  
Count Dracula

Easily the best version of Dracula filmed to date, this BBC television production was originally presented as a three-part miniseries... Click here for more information and photos.

Dracula Movies: Univseral Studios

Dracula: The Legacy Collection

This wonderful boxed set from Universal brings together the studio's essential Dracula movies from the 1930s and 1940s. The set begins with the seminal 1931 Dracula, directed by Tod Browning and starring the most famous of screen Draculas, Bela Lugosi, in the role that made him famous. Also included are documentaries, audio commentaries, an alternate musical score, and the Spanish version of Dracula that was filmed by night on the same sets, together with the following sequels: Dracula's Daughter, Son of Dracula, and House of Dracula. Click here for pricing and ordering information.
  

Dracula Movies: Hammer Studios

The archenemies Count Dracula (Christopher Lee) and Van Helsing (Peter Cushing) did battle in a memorable series of movies from Hammer Studios in the 1960s and early 70s..


  
    Horror of Dracula

(1958) Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing  / DVD. First in the series, this version follows the novel more closely than most...  Click here for more information and photos.

 


  
Brides of Dracula

(1960)  Peter Cushing / VHS Tape Only. Though Dracula is destroyed, the vampire cult lives on.Van Helsing faces peril to defend a French schoolmistress from the sinister Baron Meinster.  Click here for more information and photos.

 


Dracula: Prince of Darkness

(1966) Christopher Lee / DVD. Four English travelers disregard the advice of a burly local cleric, only to meet with terror and tragedy at Castle Dracula. Click here for more information and photos.

 


  
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave

(1968) Christopher Lee / DVD. A Monsignor and an atheist student must battle the Count when he is freed from his icy captivity.  Click here for more information and photos.

 


  
Taste the Blood of Dracula

(1970) Christopher Lee / DVD. Three Victorian gentlemen with a taste for depravity get more than they bargained for when they help to resurrect the Lord of the Undead. Click here for more information and photos.


  
Scars of Dracula

(1970) Christopher Lee / DVD. With oversized bats and a surly manservant, Dracula terrorizes the local village and those visitors who stumble into his den of evil. Click here for more information and photos.

 


Dracula A.D. 1972

(1972) Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing / VHS Tape Only. The first of the "modern" stories in the Hammer Dracula series finds a descendant of Van Helsing facing Dracula in modern London. Click here for more information and photos.


  

The Satanic Rites of Dracula

(1973) Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing / DVD. The last Dracula film that Lee did for Hammer continues in the modern vein of Dracula A.D. 1972. A super-secret government agency is investigating high-ranking officials who are involved in a Satanic group. The investigators consult Professor Lorimer van Helsing, who quickly realizes that they are facing a resurgence of the vampire cult. Click here for more information and photos.
 
  


  
The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires

(1974) Peter Cushing / DVD. Professor Van Helsing travels to China and encounters murderous vampires who have been resurrected by Count Dracula. Click here for more information and photos

 

Dracula Movies: Others


  
Dracula

(1973) Jack Palance, Simon Ward / DVD. Directed by Dan Curtis (creator of Dark Shadows). Jack Palance makes a memorable Count in this made-for-TV production. Click here for more information and photos.


  
Dracula

(1979) Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier / DVD. Langella was the most famous Dracula of his day...  Click here for more information and photos.

 

Bram Stoker's Dracula
(1992) Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves / DVD. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. The most visually stunning of Dracula films, with brilliant photography, design, and costumes.  Gary Oldman reinvents the role as a bespectacled fin-de-siecle eccentric, both haunted and horrifying.  Click here for pricing and ordering information.
Bram Stoker's Dracula : The Film and the Legend (A Newmarket Pictorial Moviebook)
James V. Hart, Francis Ford Coppola / Paperback / Published 1992. Script for the film, together with color photographs, interviews, and notes. Click here for pricing and ordering information.
 
Dracula: Dead and Loving It
(1995) Leslie Nielsen / DVD. Enjoyably silly comedy with Nielsen doing a great Transylvanian accent. Director Mel Brooks is known for genre parodies such as Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein.   Click here for pricing and ordering information.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Kristy Swanson / VHS Tape / Published 1992. Buffy is an airheaded blond cheerleader, Valley Girl, and dedicated Mall shopper who happens to be haunted by strange dreams. To her horror, a mysterious stranger (Donald Sutherland) reveals to her that she is the Chosen One, destined to spend her life battling the Undead. A charming and witty film, with a hilarious cameo by Paul Reubens (formerly Pee Wee Herman) as the vampire's sidekick. This film was later the inspiration for the hit TV series, also created by Joss Whedon. Click here for pricing and ordering information.

Vampire Movies

Dracula Movies: See Dracula
Fearless Vampire Killers
DVD. Director Roman Polanski's wholly hysterical parody of vampire movies. Click here For pricing and ordering information.
Innocent Blood
Anne Parillaud / DVD. Click here for pricing and ordering information.
Lifeforce
Steve Railsback / DVD. Click here for pricing and ordering information.
Lost Boys
Keifer Sutherland / DVD. Click here for pricing and ordering information.
Lust for a Vampire
Ralph Bates / DVD. Click here for pricing and ordering information.
Nadja
Peter Fonda / DVD. Click here for pricing and ordering information.
Return of the Vampire
Bela Lugosi / DVD. Click here for pricing and ordering information.
The Vampire Lovers
Ingrid Pitt / DVD. Click here for pricing and ordering information.
Interview With the Vampire
Tom Cruise / DVD. Click here for pricing and ordering information.

 

Vampire Anthologies and Nonfiction

Vampire Stories
Richard Dalby (Editor) / Hardcover / Published 1993. Click here for pricing and ordering information.
 
The Penguin Book of Vampire Stories
Paperback / Published 1990. Click here for pricing and ordering information.
 
Classic Vampire Stories
Leslie Shepard (Editor) / Paperback / Published 1995.Click here for pricing and ordering information.
 
The Mammoth Book of Dracula : Vampire Tales for the New Millennium
Stephen Jones (Editor) / Paperback / Published 1997. Click here for pricing and ordering information.
 
The Vampire Book : The Encyclopedia of the Undead
J. Gordon Melton / Paperback / Published 1994. Click here for pricing and ordering information.
 
The Vampire in Europe
Montague Summers / Hardcover / Published 1996. Click here for pricing and ordering information.



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