So begins the new on-line novelization of this modern-day sequel, to the novel Dracula, by author Alexander Galant. Anyone familiar with Stoker's original vampire novel will know that the story was told through journal entries, letters, telegrams and newspaper clippings. Galant continues that tradition with a technological twist. Now the story will be told through blogs, e-mails, twitters, text messages and Facebook updates.
The prologue of the story launches on Friday January 25, 2013 on http://www.undead-
The story and characters were created by Galant for a Dracula television series that he was trying to develop back in 1992. He wrote the first few episodes, series bible and even shot a promo video with Mickey Rooney narrating as Professor Van Helsing to help pitch it. "Unfortunately, production companies in my hometown of Toronto were reluctant to develop a new vampire series when there was already a Canadian vampire series on the air: Forever Knight," said Galant. He didn't fare any better with some American broadcasters who thought his concept was "too dark." A year later The X-Files premiered on TV, shortly thereafter came Buffy The Vampire Slayer. "I didn't want to be perceived as a genre copy-cat, so my Dracula series was shelved," Galant said.
Over the years Galant continued to be involved with Dracula in various formats, from directing stage adaptations to historical researcher for another Dracula novel which drastically changed the character of Dracula from a monster to a romantic anti-hero. Galant longed to take Dracula back to how Bram Stoker created him to be: a cunning, blood-thirsty monster. Unable to sleep one night, Galant was reading his friends' Facebook banter on a news posting, then he was hit with inspiration to tell his original series in the same style. Digging up the pilot script and series bible, he began to update and re-format it. All of his skills as author, historical researcher, graphics designer for film and film making will be utilized in this new form of storytelling.
Will Dracula finally have his revenge? Or will good triumph over evil? Click on http://www.undead-
Alexander Galant is the author of the historical thriller novel 'Depth of Deception (A Titanic Murder Mystery)' (http://www.depthofdeception.com/
as well as Finalist E-Book: Mystery/Thriller/