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3.64  ·  Rating details ·  73 ratings  ·  16 reviews
In Dracula Lives, Amazon bestselling author Robert Ryan once again takes us where no one should ever go.

Deep in the wilds of New England, a man who worked on the 1931 Dracula still lives. Haunted by the experience ever since, he has built an exact replica of Castle Dracula and become obsessed with bringing the movie vampire to life. But when one sets out to make mon
Kindle Edition, 310 pages
Published May 30th 2016
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Matt Hamrick
Jul 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Dracula lives

If you enjoy horror novels you will love this book it will suck you in I like it .. Bye
G.A. Miller
Jun 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Monster Rally.

We've all seen them...Frankenstein meets the Wolf Man, House of Dracula, House of Frankenstein, and the beloved Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein. Classic monsters cross paths leading to only one possible climax at the end.

Mr. Ryan brings us a Monster Rally for the modern age in Dracula Lives, keeping ever faithful to the original Universal classics of the 1930's and 1940's as his tale unfolds.

The main characters would be right at home on those old soundstages, and their person
Jul 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Dracula Lives by Robert Ryan

Set in New England, there is a man who worked on the 1931 Dracula movie. Surprisingly he is still living and obsessed with Dracula. So Obsessed he built an exact replica of the original castle, and feels he can bring the Vampire back to life. He invites Adam Quin to his castle, which he agrees to , since he is a huge "old horror movies" fan. But Adam is not quite prepared for what is about to happen.

An original story with references to the original Dracula movies of t
Georgiann Hennelly
Oct 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Dracula Lives is set in New England.A Man who worked on the 1931 movie lives there . He is totally obsessed with Dracula he has built an exact copy of the original Castle and he lives in it. He believes he can bring Dracula back to life. He invites Adam Quin who is a huge old Horror Movies Fan to his Castle. But Adam isn't quite prepared for what will happen! If you love old time Horror Movies , like Frankenstein and the Wolf man i highly recommend you read Dracula lives by Robert Ryan ...more
Diane N. Smith
Sep 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Monster fans rejoice

This book was certainly entertaining. The whole gang was here. It is a breathless action packed story. Loved it! Read it in one seating. Let your imagination run wild - turn off the lights and live it. From Dracula's greatest fan.
Alex Hughes
Sep 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Excellent retelling of a Classic Horror Storry

Excellent book for fans of the Classic Horror Stories. Great story with lots of exiting auction and the old time classic monsters.
Reader's Hollow
Oct 05, 2016 rated it liked it
**We received a copy of this book through Juniper Grove Review Library in exchange for an honest review**

3.5 x 5 Stars

There are some horror elements, generally of the classic variety with this novel, but what I liked was the injection of technology and how some of the traditional horror movie monsters could adapt to our modern age.

With an almost Addams Family beginning, the story quickly begins to take shape around the obsession of classic horror movies. The Bela Lugosi Dracula or Lon Chaney's
Richard Tolleson
Nov 28, 2016 rated it liked it
A must for classic horror fans

The author certainly knows his horror movies, especially those from Universal. My only complaint is the pacing. Nothing happens for a long time, then EVERYTHING happens. There's a character who's introduced 2/3 of the way through only to die without contributing much. There's a false ending that sets up a somewhat unsatisfying "real" ending. (I still want to know what happened to the movie audience.) I didn't hate the book, but I kept wishing the pacing was a bit f
Sheena Gossett
Aug 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: grown-up-books
I was drawn to the title and no matter how I felt the story drug on I kept coming back to it.

It takes the great horror movies of the 30's mixes it with technology of today and presents a far off possibility that fans of those old horror movies should love.
Nov 29, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: owned
The book dragged in spots, and maybe this is because I work in tech, but it seemed a bit too out there and unfeasible to me. It wasn't a bad book, but I don't know that I will re-read it. ...more
Graham Downs
May 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror
Is it just me, or does the title of this book make you think that it's going to be kind of silly? Maybe something satirical, or at least slapstick. And the blurb doesn't do much to assuage those suspicions, because, with a plot like that, it could go either way.

To be clear, I'd have been happy if it WERE a comedy, but I was equally happy to discover that it was not. It's a deliciously dark journey through the mind and estate of an old man obsessed with all manner of horror (particularly the old
Jeanne Johnston
Apr 22, 2019 rated it did not like it
I know I didn't give this a fair chance. Someone else said it took 60% of the book to start to get interesting, and I just couldn't care enough to suffer that long.

My main problem is that I saw the movie Shadow of the Vampire, which was weird and hysterical. I kept flashing on Willem Dafoe and thinking this was derivative and not an improvement. It simply made me want to see the movie again and dispense with this drawn out, improbable story.

I never don't finish books--well, with a couple excep
Mar 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Classic cinematic creatures transcend the immortality of the silver screen and become a haunting reality in Robert Ryan's Dracula Lives.

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Adam Quinn is a lifelong fan of horror films, with a fascination for Dracula and Universal Studios in particular. When he received an invitation to the remote abode of a man who worked on the 1931 Dracula film, he jumps at the opportunity to meet this man and see the
Belinda in Alabama
Oct 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Slow Going

The story was slow to start and didn't really get interesting enough to read every word until about 60% into it. After that it moved along very well, I like monsters, vampires, in particular.
I don't think I want to read a similar book though. It was fantastical. If you read it, I hope you like it. Happy Reading.
Dec 28, 2020 rated it liked it
True Dracula story

Not a bad read a little drawn out would of liked more of an ending re the two characters of Quinn and Johnny kinda disappointed in sons quick demise as well
Nov 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: robert-ryan, i-have
I loved this book very much...Mr. Robert Ryan...I hope to find more books by you...i thank you for what you do for us readers :) I will be watching for you :)
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I was born and raised in the D.C. where tourists don't go--a land of soul food and Scrapple.

We lived directly behind the neighborhood movie theater, and my mother took me to everything from the time I was barely out of diapers. When I reached the ripe old age of about six, I couldn't wait for the Saturday creature features. Atomic mutants running amok, the monsters of Ray Harryhausen, Roger Corman

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