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…”
For more on Dracula Untold pick up the brand new issue of Total Film, which is out Friday 1 August, and includes an exclusive look at Horns, The Conjuring spin-off Annabelle, Mad Max: Fury Road and much more.