Dracula has gone down in history as one of literature’s most spine-chilling mysteries and has cemented author Bram Stoker as a master of the horror genre. By tapping into taboo subjects such as promiscuity, religion, madness, and death, Stoker captured audiences’ fears and created a bloodthirsty villain that would haunt readers for generations.
Author and great grand-nephew of Bram Stoker, Dacre Stoker discusses the origins of Halloween and how it influenced the creation of Count Dracula. He shares stories from the life of Bram Stoker and explains how illness, hysteria, and international history all played a role in the origins and lore of the famous novel.

Dacre Stoker is a bestselling author and lecturer. He has co-authored many books, including Dracula The Un-Dead, a sequel to Dracula, and Dracul, a prequel to the novel.

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