THE REAL DRACULA ventures into the mists of history to chronicle the exploits of the 15th century prince known as Vlad the Impaler. Ruling from a mountain fortress reached by a stairway of 1400 steps, Vlad was a sadist of unimaginable proportions. Legends say that he impaled hundreds of his enemies on stakes in the plain below his castle, then took lunch surrounded by the grisly "forest" of his victims, dipping his bread in their blood! Bram Stoker, in writing his classic 1897 novel Dracula, took Vlad as his model for the vampire who has become a cultural icon throughout the Western World. But the exploits of the fictional vampires pale in comparison to the horrors committed by Vlad, THE REAL DRACULA!
A documentary by Discovery Channel
" Tracking Dracula " Places to explore " Dracula - Beyond the Legend " Bram Stoker's inspiration " Who was Vlad Dracula ? "We Draculs have a right to be proud... I am the last of my kind" - Dracula, from Bram Stoker's Dracula Some say that Transylvania sits on one of Earth's strongest magnetic fields and its people have extra-sensory perception.
Count Dracula is the title character and the primary antagonist of Bram Stoker's 1897 Gothic horror novel . He is described as an archetypal vampire and some aspects of his character have been inspired by the 15th century Romanian general and Wallachian Prince Vlad III the Impaler.