Published on August 13th, 2018 | by Kevin Given0
Given to Me: filming the Dracula scene
I am excited to report that, just recently, we filmed another scene for Karl Vincent: Vampire Hunter Last Rites: The Return of Sebastian Vasilis. And it’s the first appearance of Dracula in a Karl Vincent movie. Vlad only has a cameo in a flashback scene during this movie, but it’s a good scene filmed at an awesome location, which, for now, will remain secret as the owners don’t want publicity for the location.
The set-up for this scene happens after Kate takes on the man who killed her father 20 years earlier. Karl and Lyndon, along with the ghost of Sebastian Vasilis, had been hiding behind an old warehouse watching the fight. After the battle was over, Karl approaches Kate and is about to try and recruit her for the mission he’s on to try and prevent the resurrection of the most dangerous vampire’s known to mankind. The Hebrew Lilith has been resurrected and now they are on a race against time to prevent the resurrection of the Egyptian Sekhmet and the Hindu Kali.
Kate is, naturally, exhausted and in no mood to deal with another incident after this traumatic experience. Her emotions are in turmoil and her nerves are frayed. So, when Karl approaches her, she’s ready to kill him. But Karl manages to calm her down and peak her curiosity when he describes an incident from her past that no one could possibly know but her. He reveals that it’s the ghost of Sebastian Vasilis that gave him that information. Only Karl can see Sebastian, and this is all a bit too much for the battle-weary Kunoichi to take in, but after convincing her that he’s not crazy, He answers her question when she asks, “Who is Sebastian Vasilis?” here’s the answer taken directly from the novel Last Rites: The Return of Sebastian Vasilis:
“Sebastian Vasilis…” I began, “is actually Dracula’s brother.”
There was that condescending look again. The same look I got from others every time I revealed what I did for a living.
“His real name is Radu Cel Frumos,” I continued. “He was born in 1437. He contracted Syphilis and the world believes that he died in 1475. The truth is that he was hibernating until a cure could be found for the disease. His daughter, who was also a vampire, became his caretaker while they were waiting. She resurrected him briefly in 1825 as they tried to treat the disease with mercury. But those treatments became painful and he was put back to sleep until 1908 when Salvarsan finally cured him of that affliction. But he was still a vampire.” I paused to look at Kate’s expression. It was half ‘I believe you’ and half ‘I don’t believe you.’
“It was while he was awakened in 1825 that he adopted the name, Sebastian Vasilis. He became fascinated with Greek Culture and the fact that Greek influence thrived even centuries after the destruction of Greek civilization. His own Romanian heritage didn’t influence the modern world the way the Greeks had. One of his victims during this period was a peasant named Sebastian so Radu adopted that name for himself.”
I looked at her again not knowing what to expect.
Kate stared into the distance for the longest time. I tried to read her expression, but I couldn’t tell if she were bored or trying to sort everything out in her head. Her emotions must have been as confused as mine was the first time that I killed a vampire.
And that flashback to the 1400’s is the scene that was filmed just a few weeks ago. Sebastian Vasilis (Radu Cel Frumos played by Luis Antonio Howard) encounters his brother Vlad Tepes A.K.A. Dracula (Robert Lewis Rivera) Sebastian’s daughter, Maria (Kimm Marie) is shown as a little girl (actress to be announced) when she puts her father, Radu, into hibernation until a cure can be found for Syphilis.
All of this will lead to the sequel, Dracula Rising. Which will be published as a comic book in October 2018 from Evil Kat Comix.
Producer/Director – Jefferey Crisp
Producer – Curt Bowman
Director of Photography – Daniel Trout
Photographer – Zane Kuhle
Sound – Dan Arias
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