Run-Time: 1 x 52 min.
Directed by Klaus T. Steindl, Andreas Sulzer
Written by Klaus T. Steindl, Andreas Sulzer
pro omnia for ORF in association with ARTE, Smithsonian Networks, ZDF, bm:ukk, The History Channel
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED) , French (DUBBED)
The Vampire Princess
An aristocratic demon hunting for human blood, who strikes unsuspecting mortals at night - everyone knows the grim story of Count Dracula. Now scientists can reveal the truth: the vampire story as we know it isn't modelled on a medieval count from Transylvania but on the fate of a Bohemian princess from the early 18th century. She suffered from an allergy to light and could only leave her living quarters secretly at night. As a terrible fear of vampires swept central Europe at that time the people of a small village went into hysterics and committed a horrible crime. This documentary traces the origins of all the vampire myths by uncovering a gruesome murder.