DRACONIS BLACKTHORNE (dblackthorne) wrote,
DRACONIS BLACKTHORNE
dblackthorne

The Count, Hellvis

Bela Lugosi undead! To this day I don't think I've ever seen the whole original movie in its entirety, even though I Am ironically a major vampire aficionado, being one Myself as well, of course, but My favorite Dracula portrayal to date is Bram Stoker's DRACULA by far, and the malefically magnificent presentations of Christopher Lee!*

I'd read the Marvel comics and serendipitously came into possession of the illustrated book series {there was even a Satanimation cartoon created for it!}, and was educated and entertained by the likes of Count Count. I was Dracula two years in a row for Halloween as well.

Went to see Love At First Bite with gomer at the drive-in, and tuned in on Dracula: Live From Transylvania, and of course, Dracula played by Frank Langella, as launched by the Cliffhanger series. Of course, the classically-influenced portrayal of Grandpa Munster remains an amusement. There was also a TV series. And The Dracula Tape by Saberhagen also remains a favorite.

Whereupon studying the legend became educated of the actual history of Vlad The Impaler, which enriched the characterization all the more. I would later possess a shirt displaying the classic woodcut.

At some point I of course heard the Bauhaus song, which only magnified My appreciation for the character, then The Electric Hellfire Club's version sealed it for Me!

Count Dracula would be a launching point towards a myriad of vampire-themed entertainments, including Dark Shadows, and eventual self-realization, upon discovering The Temple of The Vampire.

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* The Satanic Rites of Dracula, Taste The Blood of Dracula, and Dracula, Prince of Darkness are favorites.


It was a sunny day as I was on My way home from Ryu dojo Karate, still wearing My gi, in the {Pontiac Sunbird} car with Ma when I heard the news come over the radio. I remember she being more shocked about it than I was, though I could still oddly feel a sense of loss & grief, probably through her and those speaking about it, to the tone of the reporter. But I never really got into his music, just a passing song here and there that I was familiar with.

Later I became familiar with songs Devil In Disguise {Misfits cover} and Devil With The Blue Dress on. Of course, Hellvis would eventually release a tribute album!

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