VAMPIRES OF NEW ENGLAND

Featuring "Secrets of Dracula," a talk by Dacre Stoker, followed by documentary "Vampires of New England"
Historical Haunts invites you to a spooky fun-filled evening! Please join us for a screening of VAMPIRES OF NEW ENGLAND, a documentary by Rhode Island Director Alec Asten, and presentation from guest speaker, Dacre Stoker, the great-grandnephew of Bram Stoker, author of "Dracula."

Bram and Dacre Stoker

Dacre Stoker‘s compelling and informative presentation reveals the Stoker family perspective on the mysteries behind the writing of "Dracula", which have kept scholars and fans awake at night. Stoker on Stoker is illustrated with Dacre’s own collection of seldom seen historic images and includes Dacre’s research for the 2009 best-selling novel he co-authored, "Dracula the Un-Dead," the Stoker family endorsed sequel to Dracula. Dacre will be available for book-signing after the event.

VAMPIRES OF NEW ENGLAND: According to an 18th century legend from Exeter, Rhode Island, Stutely Tillinghast dreamed that half his orchard was destoyed. Soon after, his daughter Sarah became ill and died. One by one, his children took ill and followed Sarah to the grave. To save the lives of those remaining, Tillinghast dug up the body of his beloved daughter Sarah, cut out her heart and burned it.

VAMPIRES OF NEW ENGLAND explores the facts and folklore of vampire exorcism in New England in an effort to shed light on this gruesome practice. The documentary also explores the transformation of the vampire from diseased kin to the aristocratic Count Dracula. It is the second film in the Historical Haunts series. The documentary was filmed at various locations in Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Not appropriate for young children.

Watch the trailer

Filmmaker Alec Asten was born in Westerly, Rhode Island and has over 20 years of experience as a filmmaker and cinematic storyteller. During that time he has won numerous awards as a director for his music videos, corporate projects, documentaries, and narrative films.

Co-presented by the Strand Theatre and Historical Haunts.

Show Dates & Times:

10/19/14 - Sunday

7:00 pm,
Admission: 

$15/General Admission. ON SALE NOW

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