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# dracula

Last year
# Quiz
Quiz: How well do you Bram Stoker's Dracula?
You vant to take this quiz.
# Culture
Sink your teeth into the landmarks of Bram Stoker's Dublin
Explore the places that shaped the Dracula author in his hometown of Dublin.
All time
The Irish For: Was Dracula's name inspired by Gaeilge? Probably not, but coincidence can be lovely
There are plenty of linguistic similarities between Irish and other languages.
# Winona and Keanu Forever
Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves think their on-screen marriage may have been legit
A real priest was used in the scene.
# dracula
From mummified bodies to a civil service desk job, this was Bram Stoker's Dublin
We explored the connections the author of Dracula has to Ireland’s capital.
# whitby
How a former Riverdance star is turning Dracula into a mysterious stranger
A new play premiering next week ignores the usual Dracula tropes, making the story even more eerie.
The making of Dracula: How Bram Stoker's 'in-betweener' status inspired horror
Being a middle-class Anglican in Victorian Dublin helped Stoker create one of literature’s most monstrous characters.
# bloody electric picnic
A festival in the heart of Dracula-country is giving away tickets in exchange for blood
You’ll need to be festival-fit in more ways than one.
# i vant to suck your blood
Dracula's legacy: How the 'Irish-born' vampire kicked off horror films
Dracula is the most enduring horror character – but why do we love him so much?
# fake bake
Dracula producers ban fake tan in Irish casting call
They’re looking for olive-skinned people in Ireland – but fakes are not acceptable.
# Poland
Polish archbishop condemns "dangers of pagan Halloween"
Archbishop Andrzej Dziega denounced dressing up as ghouls and ghosts for the 31 October festival as a “promotion of paganism”, and of death.