Second Sight Presents: Cult of Dracula
“It’s witchy. It’s wyrd. It’s Helter Skelter within a hippie cult dedicated to an ancient blood goddess. You may know Bram Stoker’s genre defining classic by heart, but you have no idea where Cult of Dracula is going! “
Second Sight Publishing is thrilled to announce that it has secured the rights to publish Cult of Dracula! This unique re-imagining of Bram Stoker’s classic tale of terror is adapted from the award winning stage play by creator Rich Davis . Second publisher Bradley Golden says that, “Cult of Dracula is the perfect vehicle to launch our Second Sight Presents line of horror comics.”
“As a child, two things absolutely terrified me: Count Dracula and Charles Manson. With Cult of Dracula I follow Stephen King’s advice to ‘write what scares you’ by bringing these two nightmares together.” says creator Rich Davis.
Cult of Dracula begins with the grounded sensibilities of a true crime detective story. Special Agent Malcolm Bram is investigating a tragic event dubbed by the media as the “Cult of Dracula Mass Suicides”. Bram’s investigation serves as a framing device to keep readers grounded as they tumble down the rabbit hole to discover that this weird little cult is much older and much darker than perhaps anyone could imagine.
Bram is an original character, a nod to Dracula author Bram Stoker. The remaining cast are re-imaginings from the original novel. Abraham Van Helsing, as an example, is a defrocked Eastern Orthodox priest turned college professor. Together with grad students Mina Murray and Jonathan Harker he forms a documentary crew working on a film about Robert Renfield, the cult’s enigmatic guru and leader.
The most fun aspect of writing Cult of Dracula, according to Davis, was exploring the various vampire myths from so many different world cultures. “As I was researching, I kept coming across this one common thread. La Llorona, Babaroga, Lamashtu, Lamia, Lilith…every culture has a story about a dark woman who steals children to devour their blood…that was Lucy in Bram Stoker’s Dracula. I wanted to explore how those might all come together.”, he said.
Cult of Dracula has an amazing creative team of industry veterans behind it. Henry Martinez (Ghost Rider/Spirits of Vengeance/Blaze) does pencils and inks. Trevor Richardson (Fangoria) is our colorist. Ed Dukeshire handles our letters. Carla Cohen (The Boys: Dear Becky), Gyula Nemeth (Criminal Macabre) Sanford Greene (Bitter Root) and Georges Jeanty (Buffy/Firefly/X-Men) are on covers.
Cult of Dracula is available now for pre-order through corner-box.com.
It will be on shelves at your local comic book shops 7/29/2020 and issue # 2 8/26/ 2020
Some people are born to wander. Rich Davis is one of them. Never afraid to let his curiosity take the lead, he has been a talk radio show host, an actor/combatant/stuntman, a voice-over actor, a presidential campaign staffer, a bar owner, a writer & producer for stage & screen and, most recently, a comic book store owner.
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