11:08am

Thu October 31, 2013
Books

Stoker Descendant Discusses Famous Ancestor

An interview with Dacre Stoker

Dacre Stoker is the great-grand-nephew of Dracula author Bram Stoker.  In this segment, Dacre discusses his famous ancestor's inspiration.  Was Vlad the Impaler really the inspiration for the world's most famous vampire?  Was one of Bram Stoker's brothers the inspiration for Van Helsing?

Dacre visited Chattanooga in 2010 and gave a presentation about Bram Stoker.  This segment, from our archives, features some never-before-heard excerpts of our conversation with Dacre Stoker.  He's a horror author who wrote a sequel to Dracula--some critics call it the only "official" Dracula sequel, because of his family connection.