The life and times of Vlad "Dracula" Tepes, the Impaler, Turk-destroyer extraordinaire.
In another installment of our “Evil Dudes in History” we explore the history and legend of the Wallachian voivod Vlad Tepes, the inspiration for the most famous vampire of all time. Plus: Which is the lesser of two evils: being impaled Vlad style, or being left to die of exposure on the top of a mountain as an Incan sacrifice?
Vlad Tepes, a 15th-century Wallachian prince, was the notoriously blood-thirsty basis for Dracula, Bram Stoker’s classic gothic horror character. Check out our HowStuffWorks article to learn more about Vlad Tepes.
Part 2 of "Nightfall’s" dramatization of the legend of Elizabeth Bathory, the Blood Countess.