The classic novel Dracula is one of the most famous and influential pieces of literature around, inspiring horror movies, TV shows, graphic novels and more. It’s famously based on a real-life figure from the 15th century, Vlad the Impaler – often referred to as the original inspiration for Count Dracula himself. But was there actually an actual vampire walking around at that time?
The answer is no – but that doesn’t mean that this legend hasn’t captured our imaginations and spurred on many a spine-tingling story. To truly understand how this character has come to be so iconic, we need to take a closer look at what Vlad the Impaler actually did during his reign. And for that, nothing beats watching a documentary on both him and his influence over our culture today.
This documentary follows some of the world’s top experts in history, folklore and literature as they explore everything about Vlad from his brutal legacy to his indelible mark on global pop culture. Through interviews with renowned historians, archival footage and visits to key locations in Romania, viewers get an up-close look into both how he inspired modern vampire stories as well as why he remains an enduring figure in our collective consciousness.
So if you’re looking to dive deeper into the rich history behind Dracula’s creation – or simply want a better understanding of Vlad the Impaler’s impact on our culture – then be sure to check out this fascinating documentary. Not only will you learn new things about the infamous ruler himself, but also gain valuable insight into how such timeless tales have been created throughout history.