Happy Birthday to Dracula’s Creator

Irish writer¬†Bram Stoker was born 165 years ago today on November 8, 1847. He is best known for his gothic horror novel, Dracula. There’s not a lot more to say as words would be wasted. This man gifted us with a wonderful genre of horror that inspires people to this day.

Bram Stoker 1906

When it comes to movies, my favorite one is the great silent film, Nosferatu (1922) directed by E.W. Murnau and starring Max Schreck. Since Murnau knew he would be sued by Stoker’s widow, he changed the ending and it became the first time that a vampire was killed by sunlight. That detail was NOT in Bram Stoker’s book. A good later movie about Murnau and Nosferatu is Shadow of the Vampire (2000) starting John Malkovich and Willem Dafoe. That one is based on the myth that Max Schreck was a real vampire.

Tito had to play the part of Dracula in this post as all the photos from the film are still under copyright in Germany.

My other favorite movie is Dracula (1979) starring Frank Langella. I’m fond of this one only because Langella made for a rather attractive vampire. Ok, I’ll admit it. He made me drool. He still does, come to think of it. Age hasn’t hurt him one bit.

As for cats inspired by Bram Stoker, please go see Adventures of a Naked Cat. It’s a blog written by Nofuratu, a hairless kitty. He has ¬†brothers named Count von Count, Vampir, and Vladimir. He also has a wonderful Facebook page. He’s a great adventurer and fashionista.vampire cat

 

 

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Happy Birthday to Dracula’s Creator — 8 Comments

  1. dracula was actually my least favorite of stoker’s books, it is a great story, but his other stories, for me were better. i do applaud him for giving us a great genre of literature. too bad the current twilight stuff has screwed Stoker’s legacy over. vampires are predators, not lovers! great kitty vampire imitations here! love da fangth!

    • The Lair of the White Worm was very good. As for Twilight…blech! Sparkly vampires? WTF?? The only sparkly vampire worth a darn is Nofur. lol He looks good in bling.

  2. well, of course, there is Nofur LOL. that’s one sparkly and blingy vampy vampire LOL. i totally agree with the notion of Nofur as a great and relatively harmless kitty vampire LOL. that is one fabulous naked cat!

  3. Thanks for mentioning me in your post! I love all vampire books, Stoker and Twilight, Vampire diaries, Christopher Pike’s Thirst series. Right now I am reading “the historian”. It is a little slow. Hoping it picks up! Thanks for the movie reccomendations! I will have my people download them for me this weekend! My favorite vampire is Bella Lugosi.

    • I’m fond of Lugosi too. He has always been fun to watch. I hope you enjoy the movies. I really liked them. I haven’t read a vampire book for a while. I’m reading a mystery series starring Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell by Laurie R. King. I’m really enjoying them. I may look into Christopher Pike when I’m done.

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