Sunday, June 29, 2014

Blood is Life




            From the books I've read and the movies I've seen, Dracula is an undead creature of the night, and he is always talked about being the first vampire, father and creator to all other vampires and of course the oldest and strongest of them all. Like lot folklore suggests he being a vampire needs blood to survive. He is able to manipulate young attractive women to suck their blood, or to be his lover the one he has supposedly been looking for a long time. He is a ruthless killer who would do anything to get his way. Before all of the new modern twists, Dracula sleeps in a coffin all night can’t come out in the daylight because he’ll burn to ashes. When he does come out at night he bite people for their blood, and his bite in turn makes them a vampire. He can’t walk into holy ground like for example a church, and he is affected by Christian crosses and garlic. In the 1992 adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Dracula has the ability to turn into mist which I find really scary. A lot of people make a connection between Vlad Tepes (the impaler) and Dracula the vampire, but there is no real evidence of that. Dracula lives in a castle in Transylvania, some of the ways to kill him, are by driving a stake through the heart, cutting of the head, or burning him. In old movies and episodes of Scooby Doo, Dracula or vampire can turn into bats. Dracula and vampires seem to have normal teeth until they’re about to attack someone and their fangs come out. In Bram Stoker’s Dracula movie of 1992 they do a mix of creature and human, when he is in full form Dracula’s face looks like a bat, and his skin gets really pale. Basically he looks scary as hell. 



3 comments:

  1. I thought Dracula didn't consume blood out of necessity?

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  2. I think it's different in different versions, lackcholine.

    Good stuff, Homi!

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  3. well it depends on the story, most of the time though they drink blood to stay alive.-lackholine

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