Pitt of Vampires

On the Dracula Trail

Ok, you can stand down now. Forget practising your forelock tugging and curtsying. The Count, or at least his professed representative in Transylvania, Nicholae Paduraru, blew me out. The promise […]

The Dusseldorf Vampire

On a cool morning in July 1931, two men stood in the centre of an enclosed courtyard surrounded by formally attired officials. The taller of the two wore a tight […]


Dracula was made for the cinema. When the Lumiere brothers, Auguste Marie and Louis Jean, were experimenting with the idea of showing moving pictures as a titillating entertainment for the […]