Yes! There is a connection with the devil! Anyone who doesn’t think so hasn’t read Dracula by Bram Stoker or is in denial. Sorry to be so blunt but it’s the truth!
Before writing my novel, The Fourth Bride, I studied the novel, Dracula and I learned a great deal. I learned for instance, that the count attended a school in Scholomance in Transylvania where he learned the black arts. Bram Stoker includes an intriguing allusion to a mysterious devil’s school in Transylvania: The Draculas, he wrote, “had dealings with the Evil One. They learned his secrets in the Scholomance, amongst the mountains over Lake Hermanstadt, where the devil claims the tenth scholar as his due.”
The vampire himself was one of these scholars, a diabolic genius.
Now then, horror fiction is diverse as tastes are. Vampires are written a variety of ways, but one truth unites all of them…
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