Klaus Steindl
Klaus Steindl

Vampire Princess

An aristocratic demon hunting for fresh human blood who strikes unsuspecting mortals at night – everyone knows the grim story of Count Dracula. A legend from medieval Romania interpreted by a writer of horror stories in Victorian England?

Now archaeologists, historians and forensic scientists can reveal the truth: The vampire story as we know was not modeled on a medieval count from Transylvania but on the fate of a Bohemian princess from the early 18th century. The vampire princess not only inspired horror story writer, she offered a fascinating insight into a time where vampires were something real in the world of human ideas.

Team Partner
Andreas Sulzer, director
Producer / Production Details
Pro Omnia Film for ORF, in association with ARTE, ZDF, History Channel, Smithsonian Networks, bm:ukk
Supported by Cine Styria and Stadt Linz Kultur

Training Programme
Masterschool 2005