Dracula legend revived by Bram Stoker descendant

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    Dracula legend revived by Bram Stoker descendant - Yahoo! News

    Seems interesting enough, anyone else going to be picking it up? I know I am.
     
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    that does sound interesting
    not sure if i would get the book or not
    maybe as a gift for someone
    ;)
     
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    Oh Dive! You shouldn't have! But thanks :D

    I'll have to get you something for Christmas now. :rofl:
     
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    not for YOU

    silly
    ROFLMAO
     
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    What? Well that has unmade my day. You know what, I just may leave the board for 9 weeks now because of this. :rofl:
     
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    sounds like it may be good, better than that twilight pap they pump out anyway im sure. since anne rice is out of the vampire game who better to pick up the genre than a genuine stoker.
     
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    Truth or Tale...? I don't know...

    In my early years, (10-18) we lived in a house that backed up to the Norwalk State Mental Hospital in Southern California. At least that's what I believe it was called. We happened to live over the fence and across from the area where they did the shock treatments (talk about your water boarding). We could hear the patients screaming and occasionally, we would have patients jumping over the fence and bidding a hasty escape.

    My mother for some reason that I couldn't understand, had an attraction to Bela Lugosi. I always thought he was kind of goofy looking. Well anyway, she relayed a story (truth/tale) of Bela Lugosi receiving shock treatments at that state hospital across the way. It seems that Bela had in later years become quite a drug attic of some sort (morphine, cocaine..?) and they used shock treatment, to break the habit. The story goes on that after his death and in his will, he had insisted that he be buried in his "Dracula" garb and he was.

    (according to wikipedia he died of a heart attack in 1956 at his home in Los Angeles)
     
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    Lugosi’s decline into poverty and obscurity was accompanied by a growing dependence on narcotics. In 1955 he voluntarily committed himself to the state hospital in Norwalk, California, as a drug addict; he was released later that year. About the same time, Lugosi began an association with Ed Wood, Jr., the man regarded by many as the most comprehensively inept director in film history. Their collaboration produced such staggeringly shoddy efforts as Glen or Glenda? (1953), Bride of the Monster (1956), and Plan 9 from Outer Space (filmed 1956, released 1958), all now unintentionally hilarious cult favourites. Lugosi was buried, as he wished, wearing the long black cape that he had worn in Dracula.

    Bela Lugosi (Hungarian-American actor) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia
     
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    the myth of dracul is based on vlad the impaler...myths of vampires or blood sucking/feeding humans has existed since the dawn of man.
     
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    Myths?.....i know first hand Bones....they exist...:rolleyes:
     
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