Dracula

NBC

'Dracula' Won't Suck You In -- Yet

"Dracula" is loosely inspired by Bram Stoker's novel, with a crinkly, dried-up, dusty Vlad the Impaler being brought back to life by an unlikely ally at the beginning, but it's the last five minutes of the pilot that are the most entertaining.
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I Travelled to Greece and Saw a Vampire

Most people go to Greece for beaches, ouzo and temples gleaming in the Mediterranean sun. I went for a vampire. But what I found there led me beyond pop culture images of vampires to a darker part of the human imagination. In the midst of searching for ancient ruins, an archaeological team from UBC stumbled on a cemetery from the time of the Ottoman empire. The lead researcher wanted an osteologist to study the skeletons -- especially one that might have been accused of being a vampire. There wasn't much question of not going, of course.