Classic Movie Monsters Series: Dracula
In Iowa, United States
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This is the first of 5 in a series of Classic Movie Monsters from years ago when I was much younger than I am today.
All of these monsters are still very well known today and will continue to be for many years to come.
The series includes Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, The Wolfman, The Werewolf, and The Creature from the Black Lagoon.
* Warning - Muggles abound in this area
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Dracula was a BLOOD-sucking vampire from Transylvania. (Hmmmmm.... I wonder why he hangs out in this area?) Max Schreck as Count Orlok, was the first confirmed cinematic representation of Dracula, but my favorite portrayal of Dracula was by Béla Lugosi in the 1931's. Count Dracula is portrayed in Bram Stoker's novel using many different supernatural abilities. He has superhuman strength which, was equivalent to that of 20 strong men. Being undead, he is immune to conventional means of attack. The only definite way to kill him is by decapitating him followed by impalement through the heart. Like all undead, he is immortal, though he can be killed by the traditional vampire methods (silver bullets, wooden stakes, iron and/or steel weapons, wild rose, holy water, etc.). Dracula does not have to seek victims regularly, and has the ability to remain inactive for centuries. The Count can defy gravity to a certain extent and possesses superhuman agility; being able to climb upside down vertical surfaces in a reptilian manner. He has powerful hypnotic and telepathic abilities, and is also able to command nocturnal animals such as bats and rats. Dracula can also manipulate the weather, usually creating mists to hide his presence, but also storms such as in his voyage in the Demeter. He can travel onto "unhallowed" ground such as the graves of suicides and those of his victims. He can shapeshift at will, his featured forms in the novel being that of a bat, a wolf, a large dog and fog. He is able to pass through tiny cracks or crevices while retaining his human form. He also has the ability to vanish and reappear somewhere else. He requires no other sustenance but fresh blood, which has the effect of rejuvenating him. One of Dracula's most mysterious powers is the ability to transfer his vampiric condition to others by feeding on victims and then feeding them his own vampire blood. Dracula's powers are not unlimited, however. He is much less powerful in daylight and is only able to shift his form at dawn, noon, and dusk (he can shift freely at night). The sun is not fatal to him, though, as sunlight does not burn and destroy him upon contact. He is repulsed by garlic, crucifixes and sacramental bread, and he can only cross running water at low or high tide. He is also unable to enter a place unless invited to do so; once invited, however, he can approach and leave the premises at will. He also requires Transylvanian soil to be nearby to him in order to successfully rest; otherwise, he will not be able to recover his strength. Dracula's powers and weaknesses vary greatly in the many adaptations. Previous and subsequent vampires from different legends have had similar vampire characteristics.
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The caches in my Classic Movie Monster Series are:
Classic Movie Monsters Series: The Mummy (GC3RNG9)
Classic Movie Monsters Series: The Wolfman (GC3RNJ3)
Classic Movie Monsters Series: Dracula (GC3Q2H7)
Classic Movie Monsters Series: Frankenstein (GC3RMQ7)
Classic Movie Monsters Series: Creature From The Black Lagoon (GC3RNEX)
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