Dracula (or Horror of Dracula depending on who you ask) released in 1958 and it was the first of what would be many times (10!) the great Christopher Lee played the iconic titular vampire — there’s a reason Hammer Films had Lee play the character in seven of their films; he was just that good. To give you an idea of how impressive that is, Bela Lugosi — who many consider The Dracula — only played the role in two films. So when I think of Dracula, I think of Christopher Lee because he brought a snarl and charm to the character — not once, not twice, but ten times — that further cemented the villain as one of cinema’s greatest monsters.
So how does one do justice to not only the legend that is Christopher Lee, but to a horror giant like Count De Ville? Look no further than artist Elvisdead, who proves once again that a single imagine can tell us an entire story; you might remember his brilliant Night of the Living Dead piece I showcased right here on TMR a while back. And much like that one, his take on Dracula is striking and bold — there’s an elegance to his work that I find so rich and full of life that, although we’re looking at something terrifying, you can’t help but see the beauty in it. Another killer.