Bite-Sized Frights: The Blood Drinkers

Creatures of the night. Blood-suckers. Ghouls.Vampires.Whatever you call these mythical beings, one thing is undeniable - the unquenchable lust for human blood. Join us as we travel to Transylvania and explore the real-life inspiration for the bloodthirsty fiend, Count Dracula...

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Bran Castle, commonly referred to outside Romania as "Dracula's Castle", although most historians now agree that Vlad Țepeș, the inspiration behind Bram Stoker's legendary character, likely never set foot inside this castle


Corvin Castle in Hunedoara, Romania, where Vlad Tepes was allegedly once imprisoned

Bela Lugosi in the 1931 Universal horror film "Dracula"

Christopher Lee in the 1958 Hammer film "Dracula" (renamed "Horror of Dracula" in the United States, to avoid confusion with the Universal film)