Coming September 13: Dracula in Istanbul!

A while back, I made a video about the Turkish Dracula film, Drakula İstanbul’da. One of that movie’s unique features is that it claims to be based not on Bram Stoker’s Dracula at all, but rather an original 1928 Turkish novel called Kazıklı Voyvoda. However, the twist is that Kazıklı Voyvoda is in fact a pirated version of Dracula—with numerous changes. And on September 13, we’re publishing this amazingly rare book in English for the very first time. Presenting Dracula in Istanbul: The Unauthorized Version of the Gothic Classic.

This “bootleg” adaptation transplants the action and characters to Istanbul, adds all-new scenes, compresses the story, and adds an enormous amount of Turkish nationalism. It’s also the first work to connect the title character explicitly to Vlad the Impaler.

Our edition includes new essays on the book and its film adaptation, rare photos from the movie, and a foreword by Anno Dracula author Kim Newman.

It’s the remarkable “parallel universe” Dracula you’ve never read. And this is your first and perhaps only opportunity to own it.

Check out the official website for more details.

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