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Title Behind The Dracula Legend / Director: Steindl, Klaus T
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2010
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Summary An aristocratic demon hunting for fresh human blood who strikes unsuspecting mortals at night - everyone knows the grim story of Count Dracula. But is it a legend from medieval Romania or a creation of a writer of horror stories?Now scientists can reveal the truth with this Lost Worlds documentary.The vampire story as we know it isn't modelled on a medieval count from Transylvania but on the fate of a Bohemian princess from the early 18th century. Behind the walls of the dark and giant castle of Czech Krumlov lived a beautiful princess. As a terrible fear of vampires swept central Europe at that time the people of the small village went into hysterics. Two hundred and fifty years later a team of archaeologists find three skeletons buried in Czech Krumlov according to vampire rituals: the head of the skeleton had been separated and laid between the bones of the legs, the thorax run through with a wooden implement. Behind the Dracula Legend traces the origins of all the vampire myths. (From Austria, in English and German, English subtitles) (Documentary) PG CC WS
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2010-11-07 at 14:30:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject Death and burial of a person.
Human remains (Archaeology) -- Analysis.
Czech Republic.
Form Streaming video
Author Abelle, Brad, cast
Hladky, Silvia, cast
Koppl, Rainer, host
Scherzer, Ulrich, cast
Sibelius, Karl, cast
Steindl, Klaus T., director
Sulzer, Andreas, director