The Dracula Project

What is The Dracula Project you might ask? It began as an idea bounced around between Kayleigh and I, back when we did the vampire-themed podcast The Bloodsucking Feminists, and basically it’s where I try and read, watch, listen to, and play as many Dracula-related things as possible. Starting with the original and then jumping all across the map I hope to cross off as many of the following as I can. And try and write at least a few sentences on what I thought of it.

All in the space of 2020. Wish me luck.

Now I know it is impossible to do the entirety of all things Dracula. Look at the wikipedia entry “Count Dracula in Popular Culture” – it’s huge. There’s not enough time in 2020 for me to get through all of that, and on top of that there are the twin issues of money and access. There are a lot of Dracula books that my library does not have, for example, while things available for purchase may be out of my budget. And then perhaps some things are for sale, but either do not ship to New Zealand or have prohibitively expensive shipping.

As much as I want to get into Bram Stoker’s Notes for Dracula : A Facsimile Edition right after reading The New Annotated Dracula, for example, I will have to wait a while. Maybe make it an early birthday present to myself. Which is December. :/

So I’m keeping it simple. I have a list of movies to watch, books to read, music to listen to, games to play, and a few other things, and I’m going to try and get through as many as I can. Will I get through them all? Highly doubtful.

But I’m going to give it one hell of a try.

Jump to: Fiction / Film / Television / Comics, Manga, and Animation / Video Games / Audio

Fiction

TitleAuthorYear
DraculaBram Stoker1897
Makt Myrkranna (Powers of Darkness)Valdimar Ásmundsson, Bram Stoker1901
Anno DraculaKim Newman1992
The Bloody Red BaronKim Newman1995
Dracula Cha Cha ChaKim Newman1998
BloodlineKate Carey2005
The HistorianElizabeth Kostova2005
Dracula the Un-deadDacre Stoker, Ian Holt2009
Dracula in LoveKaren Essex2010

Film

TitleYearDracula ActorDescription
Dracula1931Béla Lugosi
Dracula 1958Christopher LeeHammer Horror
Dracula: Prince of Darkness1966Christopher LeeHammer Horror
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave1968Christopher LeeHammer Horror
Taste the Blood of Dracula1970Christopher LeeHammer Horror
Scars of Dracula1972Christopher LeeHammer Horror
The Satanic Rites of Dracula1973Christopher LeeHammer Horror
Dracula1979Frank Langella
Love at First Bite1979George Hamilton
Nosferatu the Vampyre1979Klaus KinskiRemake of "Nosferatu", with Stoker names restored.
Bram Stoker's Dracula1992Gary Oldman
Dracula: Dead and Loving It1995Leslie Nielsen
Dracula 20002000Gerard Butler
Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary2002Zhang Wei-Qiang
Van Helsing2004Richard Roxburgh
The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice 2008Bruce Davison
Dracula: The Dark Prince 2013Luke Roberts
Dracula Untold2014Luke Evans

Television

TitleYearDracula ActorNotes
Dracula2006Marc WarrenThe one with syphilis
Dracula2013Jonathan Rhys MeyersThe one where he thinks he's Tesla
Dracula2019Claes BangThe one where he's "bi-homicidal" 🙁

Comics, Manga, and Animation

TitleYearKind
Bram Stoker's Dracula1993Comic
Hellsing1997Manga
Hellsing Ultimate2006Anime
Complete Dracula2010Comic
Castlevania2017Animation

Video Games

TitleYear
Castlevania1986
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest1988
Castlevania: The Adventure1989
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse1990
Castlevania II Belmont's Revenge1991
Super Castlevania IV1991
Kid Dracula1993
Castlevania Bloodlines1994
Dracula: Origin2008
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow2010
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate2013
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 22014

Audio

TitleYearDracula Actor
Dracula [Audible Edition]2013Various / None
Dracula 2016David Suchet
Dracula: Swing of Death2015Jørn Lande