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Dracula Untold is not a "vampire film"

In issue 223 of Total Film magazine, we go behind the creepy scenes of Dracula Untold – the action-packed monster movie that looks set to steal the vampire genre back from the tweens. Even if those involved aren't calling it a vampire film…

Inside the issue - which is available for just £2.99 on your iPad – TF travels to the Belfast set to watch Luke Evans burn through Vlad’s backstory, taking inspiration from Braveheart , Game Of Thrones , Spielberg and, er, Unforgiven .

"We're telling a different story" states Evans, "vampire films aren't really my cup of tea!"

“It’s a historical epic first and foremost,” adds director Gary Shore. “There are scares and elements of horror in there, but it’s more of a journey story, an action adventure with a big historical backdrop…”