Tuesday, October 4, 2016

31 TV Shows for 31 Days of Halloween Season: Day 4


Series: In Search of…

Episode: “…Dracula”, in which Leonard Nimoy reads a bit of Stoker, shows a bit of footage from Nosferatu and picturesque shots of Romania (well, they would be picturesque if “In Search of” didn’t always look like dark, grainy misery) to convince us that Vlad Tepes was the real inspiration for Count Dracula, a theory that a lot of modern theorists think has been overstated. But why let historical facts ruin the eerie thrills of Nimoy’s graphic descriptions of impalement and all that gratuitous moog synthesizer music? And the effort to imply that Vlad the Impaler wasn’t nearly as nasty as his bad rep suggests is refreshingly even handed.
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