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Dracula (movie, 1931)
Review: 'The Impaler' tries to keep it real but misses the mark
Review: 'The Impaler' tries to keep it real but misses the mark

Less about vampires than deals with the devil, "The Impaler" draws not on "Dracula" but the historical figure who inspired Bram Stoker's iconic bloodsucker: Vlad III, a vicious 15th century Crusader known for impaling his victims. Seven friends who look far too old to be celebrating their high school graduation book a week's stay in the notorious Romanian's Transylvania castle. But it takes just one night before they start getting picked off one by one in manners relegated to off-screen. Place your bets now on who goes first: The gluttonous? Slothful? Envious? Greedy? Lustful? That's right: seven sins for seven friends — well, sort of. One...

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