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Dracula – The History Behind the Popular Culture Figure

Dracula, a famous vampire novel by Irish writer Bram Stoker, has never ceased to captivate the imagination as well as fear of many generations. Did you know that the novel was first published in Romania in 1990? Bram Stoker actually got inspired to write this novel because he read the story of Vlad Tepes, or Vlad the Impaler, a Romanian price.

==A Brutal Prince==
Vlad the Impaler was famous for the brutal practices he used against his enemies. His favorite torture method would be impalement. He would penetrate the victim’s body with a wooden stake and leave him to die a painful but slow death. When the Ottoman invaded his country in 1462, he reportedly killed over twenty thousand people using this method. He died in 1476 during a battle against the Hungarian forces.

==Dracula in Popular Culture==
Dracula has become one of the classics when it comes to horror stories, the ones that you would scare your children when they refuse to go to bed. Most of us have watched Dracula movies. Even though there’s no way to confirm the historical facts of the stories, the movies continue to captivate the interest of generations after generations. There are over 200 movies made which feature Dracula, a number only surpassed by Sherlock Holmes.

Next time you are in need of a good horror movie, why not select one of the classic Dracula movies and let it make your blood run cold? Good old movies are worth watching a dozen times.

[Count Dracula – Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfXuY-BeQyc]

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