I’m not sure when I first got into vampires, but my mother wishes it had been never. I liked being one of the few believers who occasionally indulged in vampire stories back before a teen novel made them popular, but having Hollywood take a renewed interest in creatures of the undead due to a resurgence in their overall popularity means more of the stories I like, so it’s not all bad. Dracula Untold is what happens when a mythological creature of darkness is re-imagined into a modern hero.
When the Turks invaded Transylvania, they abducted and forced many children to undergo training to become ruthless soldiers in their armies. One of them became notorious for his brutal tactics, earning himself the nickname of “Vlad the Impaler.”