Robert Ryan dedicates Dracula Lives "to all those who love the classic monsters from Universal Studios"--
and those readers are loving it:
"Mr. Ryan brings us a Monster Rally for the modern age...keeping ever faithful to the original Universal classics of the 1930s and 1940s." Bob Vincent
"A wonderful walk down the Universal Monster memory lane..." Anna Register
"Loved it! Read it in one seating. From Dracula's greatest fan." Book Maven
About the Author
I was born and raised in the D.C. where tourists don't go--a land of soul food and Scrapple. We lived 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. Giant mutant bugs, the monsters of Ray Harryhausen, Roger Corman's Poe films, and the frightfests of William Castle were among the early influences that warped my writer's muse into a breeding ground for--to borrow a line from Morbius in Forbidden Planet--my "Monsters from the Id." In Castle's The Tingler, when Vincent Price told us to scream because the Tingler was loose in the theater, you better believe I screamed. On the literary front I soon discovered Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft and followed the trail they blazed into Poe's "ghoul-haunted woodland of Weir."