(Exhibit 1: Dracula Untold trailer 2014, above)
Tread carefully through this museum of the macabre to unravel fact from fiction. Who was Dracula? Explore how the storytelling omits the ‘Muslim’ bit. And when it adds it in, Islamophobia mesmerises… it whitewashes the soul right out of you until you too are a lifeless, unthinking slave of the corporate bloodsuckers. But at least your vamp looks cool. Because looks are deceiving.
So QUESTION: How do you kill a vampire?
POSSIBLE ANSWERS (Check the 10 exhibits for the factional answer):
- Use garlic
- Thrust a stake through its heart; sever its head; burn the corpse
- Muslims required
Exhibit 2: Bela Lugosi – the Hollywood 1931 actor that became the model for ‘the look’ of Count Dracula in popular imagination:
Exhibit 3: How the Muslims Killed Dracula
Shibli Zaman [no relation] “wrote “How the Muslims Killed Dracula” in 2010 in hopes of telling the little known story of an unsung hero, Radu cel Frumos the Voivod and warrior of Wallachia who led the battle against the genocidal mania of his own brother, Vlad Ţepeş, known in infamy as Dracula. Since then, the article has been shared thousands of times…
Who would have thought that 117 years after Dracula was introduced to the western world by Bram Stoker he would ever be seen as a hero. But, sadly, in today’s geopolitical climate and all its medieval saber rattling it seems that anyone who ever brutally massacred Muslims will be reinvented as a hero…
(Fully referenced, researched and check out the comments section too!)
Exhibit 4: Christopher Lee‘s famous Dracula of the Hammer Horror films of the 1950s-1970s:
Exhibit 5: Nosferatu – The first vampire (German) film, made in 1922:
“The vilification of Islam has reached such heights that when the Muslim Sultan Mehmet II is cast opposite history’s bloodiest psycho-tyrant, it’s Dracula who emerges as the tragic hero…
Exhibit 7: Gary Oldman in Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula (1992)
Exhibit 8: The Teen Vampire Craze – The Lost Boys, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, The Twilight Series, The Vampire Diaries… (1980s to the present)…
Exhibit 9: Vlad the Impaler (born 1431) – the original Dracula:
Exhibit 10: Bram Stoker’s Dracula – The gothic fiction novel that brought Dracula back from the dead into the age of modernity. Written 1897.