Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” caused a sensation when it was published in 1897. Sadly, the author did not see much of a return on the sale of the book during his lifetime.
Stoker based his tale on the legend that arose in the mountains of Transylvania where there lived an ancient race that was repeatedly crushed by the Turks. The Transylvanians found a way to become more powerful by drinking the blood of other living things. The ultimate product was Count Dracula, who became stronger with each passing century. However, even Dracula could not invade a life unless he was “invited” into it by the need of his victim. Stoker used this device to comment on the sexual repression of the Victorian Age.
The author spins his famous tale through the letters and journals of the main characters, as they struggle to understand the dark, mysterious force is that is changing their lives. I have based this adaptation on Stoker’s conceit. The tale is a classic struggle between good and evil; man versus the unknown. —Lynne Taylor-Corbett