Dracula Lives (Of Course)

Although the four-day Count Dracula festival in Romania wound up last weekend — with no fatalities reported — revelers from all over the globe, including the U.S., are still expected to descend upon Transylvania’s Borgo Pass later this week for a masked ball to be held in Castle Dracula. They’ll also pay a visit to the tomb of Vlad the Impaler, the bloody 16th century nobleman who inspired Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel “Dracula.” “Dracula represents a freedom of sexuality that is something the American society has mixed feelings about,” Western New Mexico literature professor Victoria Amador told the Associated Press. She also revealed that later this year she is planning a vampire-themed wedding ceremony — with a silk gown colored deep raspberry, fang-shaped earrings and a berry punch. Wolfbane, anyone?

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