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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Dracula Untold... A New Version You Can Sink Your Teeth Into!

Dracula Untold

There have been many stories about Dracula, also known as Vlad The Impaler. One of the best known is Bram Stoker's Dracula. Dracula Untold is based on the novel by Irish novelist Bram Stoker, but just with some major twists here and there. Dracula Untold hits theaters in October and little has been release for the plot, other than how Vlad becomes Dracula.

Well, let's break down what we already know of the movie version of Dracula, also known as Vlad The Impaler. Vlad was a lord and a soldier in the Order of the Dragon. After battles, he would decapitate his enemies and impale the head on large wooded spikes. Vlad drank from a forbidden cup to stay strong and powerful, but with his new found trates there was a curse. Vlad, now Dracula, roamed the earth as the undead and feeding off of the living to stay powerful. Dracula will take many shapes like a wolf, bat, rats, or mist and the only things that's can kill him is sunlight, crosses, garlic, decapitation and a stake through the heart.

Now let's break down what we known about the real Vlad The Impaler. Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia was a member of the House of Draulasti, was born 1431, and died around 1477. Vlad the Impaler, who was Romanian, was giving the title Vlad Tepes; and was Voivode of Wallachia three times and ruling mainly from 1456 to 1462. Vlad was not a member of the Order of the Dragon, though his father was. Vlad was also known to being very strong in battle, and one of his well-known battles was the raid on the Ottomans. Vlad was nicknamed "The Impaler" for impaling his enemies and sometimes his own soldiers. Vlad III wasn't the undead but would do things that played close to his image on the movie scene, such as mutilating animals, newborn children and then consuming blood. Vlad dead 1477. Vlad's head was taken to Constantinople as a trophy, and his body was buried by Basarab Laiota.

I am always intrigued by Dracula stories but even more intrigued by true fact on Vlad The Impaler. So we will just have to wait and see how Gary Shore tells his version of Bram Stoker's Dracula

Dracula Untold Official Trailer #1

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