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Fred Saberhagen & James V. Hart – Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Posted by demonik on August 22, 2007

Fred Saberhagen & James V. Hart – Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Signet, 1992)

Bram Stoker's Dracula

The ultimate retelling of a story that has mesmerised readers for nearly a century.

From the dank crypt of his foreboding castle in the forests of Transylvania to the bustling, foggy street of Victorian London, Count Dracula comes to claim his victims to feed the lustful hunger that has damned him to a life of lonely immortality … and to bind to him an innocent young woman – the miraculous double image of the love that he lost four centuries earlier.

Here is the extraordinary story of a creature possessed of an irresistible sexuality and a powerful evil as old as time itself. This unforgettable classic of darkly erotic horror is now a magnificent motion picture from Francis Ford Coppola, featuring an internationally celebrated cast.

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Dean Owen – The Brides Of Dracula

Posted by demonik on August 22, 2007

Dean Owen – The Brides Of Dracula (Monarch, May 1960)

 

Dean Owen - Brides Of Dracula

Not so much a straight novelisation, more a bizarre variation on the movie. Baron Meinster is still present and correct, bound by a chain to prevent his wandering abroad, but his nemesis, Lee Van Helsing, acts as if he’s never heard of vampires in his life. As with the film, despite the title, the Count isn’t involved in any shape or form. One of Owen’s innovations – the ending – preempts the climax of Kiss Of The Vampire by five years.

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E. K. Leyton – Dracula’s Daughter

Posted by demonik on August 21, 2007

E. K. Leyton – Dracula’s Daughter (Star, 1980)

E K Leyton Dracula's Daughter

As she sprinkled salt on the flames and watched him burn, she hoped that the curse of her dreadful father had finally been overcome. But still she could not account for the
irresistible urges that sent her gliding out into the London night. Only Van Helsing could possibly stop her – and he was on trial for the murder of a man who never lived. She was beautiful and she longed to be human… but when night fell, she was still her father’s daughter!

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