VAMPIRES! with "The Tillinghast Nightmare" & Dacre Stoker
Be sure to bring your wooden stakes and garlic to an evening celebrating all things vampiric.
Historic Haunts presents "The Tillinghast Nightmare," a documentary chronicling the transformation of the blood-thirsty vampire from vile, menacing neighbor in rural Eastern Europe to the beguiling, aristocratic stranger known as Dracula. The documentary explores the Tillinghast family's decision to exhume the body of their beloved daughter Sarah and burn her heart in 1799 Exeter, RI .
The screening will be followed by a conversation with the filmmakers and author DACRE STOKER, the great grandnephew of Twain friend and "Dracula" author Bram Stoker. Mr. Stoker will be discussing his research on vampires, as well as his book "Dracula The Un-Dead." Dacre Stoker, great grandnephew of Dracula author, Bram Stoker will present "Stoker on Stoker" October 30th. Dacre will share the Stoker family perspective on mysteries behind the writing of Dracula, including the intriguing connection between Samuel Clemens and Bram Stoker, who were for a time, neighbors in London.
Born worlds apart, Clemens and Stoker, shared a rapport built on humor, their similar life outlooks and common interests - spiritualism, as well as science and technology. The two borrowed material - one gentleman complimenting the other: a line from Following the Equator inserted into Dracula and for years, Bram's story about a priest who jumped to conclusions was a part of Mark Twain's lectures. Samuel Clemens and Abraham Stoker, writers who each made his indelible mark, interesting individuals and a fascinating friendship.
Tickets - $15.00
The Mark Twain House & Museum (View)
351 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06040