Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Draculaphobia in cinema

After Frankenstein , Dracula legend takes over the screen ever since its birth.Now,Dracula 's castle is on sale as Yahoo publishes today, we will expect a new movie more fearful and scary.(Allal El Alaoui.)

Dracula, originally first appearing as a character in the book of the same name (1897) by Bram Stoker, has remained popular over the years, and many films have used the Count as a villain, while others have named him in their titles, such as Dracula's Daughter, Brides of Dracula, and Zoltan, Hound of Dracula. An estimated 160 films (as of 2004) feature Dracula in a major role, a number second only to Sherlock Holmes. The number of films that include a reference to Dracula may reach as high as 649, according to the Internet Movie Database.
Most tellings of the Dracula story include not only the count but the rest of the "cast": Jonathan and Mina Harker, Van Helsing, and Renfield. (Notably, the novel roles of characters Jonathan Harker and Renfield are more than occasionally reversed or combined, as are the roles of Mina and Lucy. Quincey Morris is usually omitted entirely, as is Arthur Holmwood.

(from Wikipedia)