'Dracul' Novel will be a Prequel by Bram Stoker's Great Grandnephew
Trick or Treat! It's almost Halloween! Okay not really. But come October 2, 2018, a Halloween treat will come early in the form of a new horror novel. A prequel story to the famous 'Dracula' book by Bram Stoker has been penned by his great grandnephew, Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker. In the novel "a young Bram Stoker must confront an indescribable evil. It’s 1868, and Bram, at 22 years old, has locked himself inside a desolate tower to face off against a vile and ungodly beast. Desperate to leave a record of what he has witnessed, Bram scribbles out the events that led him here — a childhood illness, a haunting nanny, stories once thought to be fables now proven true."
Told in Stoker’s trademark Gothic suspense, Dracul is considered an interpretation of the 101 missing pages from Dracula which no living person has ever seen. The book was pieced together by Dacre, bringing this story to life with his access to his great-granduncle’s editorial notes, journals, and artifacts. And if that weren’t enough to entice you, the book has also been optioned with Andy Muschietti, the man behind the Itremake, slated to direct. In other words, Dracula superfans: This could be your next must-read.
To see the book cover and to read an excerpt from the book go to EW.