e184. Bram Stoker’s Dracula & the Draculi that Followed

It’s Halloween season and time to do some spooky theme shows! Of course, we’ve tackled monsters several times on the show before, but we’ve never devoted the whole show to just one monster. Until now! Dracula, is one of the most adapted novels of all time and with movies, TV shows, comics, video games and… other novels; the character is just ever-enduring. But why? On this week’s episode, Hannah, Mav, Monica and Wayne and joined by returning guest monster-scholar Michael Chemers and new guest vampire expert Cait Coker to talk all about the long cultural history of Dracula (err Dracula) and the related characters. Join us as we talk about the complex mythology of Dracula from his genesis as a secret contemporary to Frankenstein through recent television adaptations and we critique many versions along the way as well as talk the appeal of supporting characters like Mina Harker and spin-off media like the 1972 seminal blaxploitation classic, Blacula. Listen and let us know what you think in the comments below.

Citations and Links:

6 Comments and 0 Webmentions for “e184. Bram Stoker’s Dracula & the Draculi that Followed”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *