Dracula in Visual Media

Film, Television, Comic Book and Electronic Game Appearances, 1921–2010


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About the Book

This is a comprehensive sourcebook on the world’s most famous vampire, with more than 700 citations of domestic and international Dracula films, television programs, documentaries, adult features, animated works, and video games, as well as nearly a thousand comic books and stage adaptations. While they vary in length, significance, quality, genre, moral character, country, and format, each of the cited works adopts some form of Bram Stoker’s original creation, and Dracula himself, or a recognizable vampiric semblance of Dracula, appears in each.
The book includes contributions from Dacre Stoker, David J. Skal, Laura Helen Marks, Dodd Alley, Mitch Frye, Ian Holt, Robert Eighteen-Bisang, and J. Gordon Melton.

About the Author(s)

John Edgar Browning is a visiting lecturer at Georgia Tech and has over twelve published and forthcoming books on Bram Stoker, vampires and horror.
Caroline Joan “Kay” Picart is a scholar and attorney at law practicing in federal and state appellate criminal law, and publishes peer reviewed journal articles and books principally on law, criminology, sociology, and film. Prior to law, in collaboration with Cecil Greek, a sociologist, she had earlier developed the framework of a Gothic Criminology, which is the interdisciplinary study of law and monstrosity in both real and “reel” modes.

Bibliographic Details

John Edgar Browning and Caroline Joan (Kay) Picart
Foreword by Dacre Stoker; Afterword by Ian Holt
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 312
Bibliographic Info: 55 photos, appendices, chronology, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2011
pISBN: 978-0-7864-3365-0
eISBN: 978-0-7864-6201-8
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments      3

Part I. Dracula in Film, Television, Documentary, and Animation      9
Introduction—Dracula: Undead and Unseen
DAVID J. SKAL      11
Filmography      18

Part II. Dracula in Adult Film      191
Introduction—I Want to Suck Your…: Dracula in Pornographic Film
Filmography      200

Part III. Dracula in Video Games      213
Introduction—Vampire Bytes and Digital Draculas
DODD ALLEY      215
Video Gameography      219

Part IV. Dracula in Comic Books      237
Introduction—The Darker Cape: Dracula, Vampires, and Superheroes in Comics
MITCH FRYE      239
Comics Listing      244
Japanese Manga      261

IAN HOLT      263
Appendix 1. Dracula in Print: A Checklist
Appendix 2. Film, Television, and Video Game Chronology      273
Appendix 3. Notable Dramatizations Featuring Dracula      284
Bibliography      289
About the Authors and Contributors      291
Index      293

Book Reviews & Awards

  • Winner, Lord Ruthven Award in Nonfiction— Lord Ruthven Society
  • “Extremely useful”—Booklist
  • “The information here is amazing”—Van Helsing’s Journal
  • “Superb book…a magnificent piece of scholarship!”—Elizabeth Miller, editor of Bram Stoker’s Notes for Dracula and Bram Stoker’s Dracula: A Documentary Volume (Dictionary of Literary Biography)
  • Dracula in Visual Media is a monumental achievement. This exhaustive compilation of Dracula-related works in film, video games, comics, and other media will be indispensable for all Dracula scholars and devoted fans of the Count.”—Margaret L. Carter, editor of Dracula: The Vampire and the Critics, and author of The Vampire in Literature: A Critical Bibliography and Different Blood: The Vampire as Alien
  • “This in-depth, nicely illustrated catalogue of all known visual Draculinian works is an interesting read that will have you nostalgically digging out your Hammer box sets and Tomb of Dracula comics collection.”—James Burrell, Rue Morgue magazine