Our most beloved jewish vampire is still in search of his maidens Greta and Nina. Today he’s wandering around New York’s elevated park, the High Line.
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Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker.
Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula’s attempt to relocate from Transylvania to England, and the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing.
Although Stoker did not invent the vampire, he defined its modern form, and the novel has spawned numerous theatrical, film and television interpretations.
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In 1922, the German film director Friedrich Murnau adapted Bram Stoker‘s work – for copyright reasons – and launches with the name Nosferatu, returning the image of the ancient vampire gruesome and ghastly previous literature, to cause a different impact.
On should remember that the resources of that time, such as film, color (in this case, black and white), scenery, and production dynamics directly influenced the construction of the plot, creating the effect of psychological impact needed to characterize a movie genre Terror that is usually classified as movies about vampires.
He came off the fantastic genre that included narratives about supernatural events and is now named the movies they appear vampires, werewolves, monsters, demonic possessions, etc.. Their scripts and screenplays are based on the macabre and terrorize through the makeup and special effects used from 1960.
Bram Stoker created the modern vampire myth and gave the creature name: Count Dracula, Anne Rice however was the one to put the foundations for the vamps that are part of the current batch of films, television series and books; they are young, beautiful and passionate.
Literature and film incorporated the vampire to the modern imagination, the allure for them is rooted in its unique ability to escape death and dribble time, in most cases they maintain youth and beauty through all the eternity. Beings with incredible ability to adapt to several eras, vampires make our interest remains always oscillating between high and low levels, but never completely disappearing.
The possibility of having life, eternal youth and beauty is as seductive as daunting.
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