Vlad has seen Better Days. The whole Vampire mythos is about as stale as a series of Animated Bloodthirsty Corpses can be. Vampires have been KungFu Artists, Cowboys, Criminals and Oversexed Kittens.
Francis Ford Coppolla gave us Dracula’s story as a timeless Love Story, a Romeo and Juliet between a fallen Holy Soldier and his lost Wife.
Vampires have even been a sexy alien menace.
It’s time for a new Dracula, abandoning everything that has gone one before. A Vampire in a world that has no concept of it. Imagine a teenage girl, finding that she has died in a freak accident on Church Grounds, finding herself in a coffin. Forced to dig her way out she’s lost and disoriented, it’s been weeks since she died. She’s ravenous, she drains a family dog, then vomits the blood. It’s not animal blood she needs.
While the Vampire priest has been done (to death) the Vampire Postal Clerk hasn’t. A Documentary style Horror/Comedy about a secretive man who is charged with being a pedophile and is instead found to be a vampire, touching off a worldwide hunt for the Vampires.
Dracula was never a Vampire. He was always just a human pretender, but was clever enough to fool whole swathes of humanity. When his secret is close to discovery, he seeks out a real vampire, a monster too terrifying to be real, unleashing a massive wave of “true” vampire bats that go on to infect a massive swath of the population of Europe. Dracula is then forced to battle the Vampires he was pretending to be.