Vlad the Impaler: Son of Dracul
By Alan C. Baird
Copyright 2015 Alan C. Baird
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Cover image: Painting (circa 1560) of Vlad from the Ambras Castle in Austria, reportedly a copy of a portrait made during his lifetime (1431-1476).
Screenplay log line: Many will assume this is just another retelling of the "Dracula" horror myth... but Vlad's story is true.
WARNING: GRAPHIC TRANSGRESSIVE VIOLENCE
Based on 15th-century history. A gruesome genre-bender, with perverse humor.
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INT. MEHMET'S BEDROOM - CRISP SPRING DAY IN 1447
VLAD, a wiry young lad of 15, leans out an open window, peering at something with intense interest. SHOUTS come from the courtyard below.
RADU, an 11-year-old boy, reclines on the bed, watching MEHMET, an effeminate boy/man just slightly younger than Vlad. Mehmet demonstrates with a rag doll and pointed stick: