I’ve always been fascinated by vampires. Hollywood, Stoker, Vlad the Impaler; whether in film, books or history, the mysterious allure of the vampyre is something I simply can’t resist.
My grade 12 year of high school, I handed in my Independent Study Project — a research paper entitled, “DRACULA: The Man, the Myth, the Legend”. Sure, the name is a little clichéd, but this was my passion at the time, and the project was worth a full 30% of my final English mark.
The project was a 14-page delve into everything “vampire”. From the historical figure of Vlad Tepes, to Christopher Lee’s role as a ’60s sex symbol, I tried to cover it all. And the point I set out to prove? Continue reading