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Saturday, June 25, 2011

For Lovers of Dracula; Some not so Excellent Men and Women

THE WOLD NEWTON UNIVERSE The Anno Dracula Character GuideCompiled by Win Scott Eckert and various diverse handsVisit The Official Kim Newman Website Read about the influence of Philip José Farmer's theories on Kim Newman's Anno Dracula series.
Dead Travel Fast is Kim Newman's first American collection of short stories: "A Drug on the Market"; "Tomorrow Town"; "The Original Dr Shade"; "Famous Monsters"; "Organ Donors"; "Going to Series"; "Angel Down Sussex"; "Dead Travel Fast"; "Amerikanski Dead at the Moscow Morgue";and "The Big Fish." USA: Dinoship, Inc., 2005, PB.

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This anthology is sure to be of interest to fans of both the Anno Dracula series and the Wold Newton Universe:
"Dead Travel Fast": What was the Count doing in London while he was "off-screen" during the events of Bram Stoker's Dracula? This story doesn't contradict anything in the Anno Dracula continuity.
“Famous Monsters”: A Martian actor recalls the Second War of the Worlds where Earth forces, in alliance with the Selenites (from Wells’ The First Men in the Moon) used cavorite to defeat the Martians.
"Angel Down Sussex": Autumn 1925. Edwin Winthrop and Catriona Kaye continue their work on behalf of the Diogenes Club, which is becoming the occult investigative arm of the British Secret Service, dealing with the apparently inexplicable. Charles Beauregard is still in charge of the Diogenes Club section of the BSS. Catriona mentions Dr. Martin Hesselius and Dr. Silence. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Aleister Crowley also figure in the case, which involves “Little Grey People” and mysterious undertakers who appear out of nowhere, all dressed in black with tops hats and smoked glasses covering their eyes.
Dr. Hesselius was a German psychic physician introduced in J. Sheridan Le Fanu’s “Green Tea” first published in the periodical All the Year Round (1869). Algernon Blackwood created and wrote the stories featuring the occult investigator Dr. John Silence. This crossover brings both characters into the WNU. The Diogenes Club appeared in Doyle and Watson’s tales of Sherlock Holmes. It is specifically stated that Sherlock Holmes and Mycroft Holmes are real people in relation to the man who brought their stories to the public, Doyle. The Little Grey People are possibly alien “grey” aliens as depicted in The X-Files and elsewhere. If so, then the “greys” visited Earth much earlier than 1947 (the Roswell incident). The undertakers evoke what later will be termed the “Men in Black.”
"The Big Fish": February 1942. In the rain-swept coastal town of Bay City, L.A. private eye Philip Marlowe has a brush with the Deep Ones and becomes one of the few people to lay eyes on The Necronomicon. Also appearing are Edwin Winthrop, agent of a special section of British Intelligence especially assigned to deal with Cthulhuoid horrors, and his vampire partner, Geneviève Dieudonné. Special Agent Finlay of the “Unnameables” Section of the FBI is also part of the anti-Cthulhu task-force.
A direct sequel to H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Shadow Over Innsmouth,” and is one of the most skillful crossover pastiches I’ve ever read. The section of the FBI that employs Finlay is undoubtedly a precursor of the modern X-Files section. Edwin Winthrop and Genevieve Dieudonné are Wold Newton Universe versions of their counterparts in the Anno Dracula Universe (ADU), just as Charles Beauregard is a WNU version of his ADU counterpart in All-Consuming Fire. Furthermore, “The Big Fish” cannot take place in the ADU because Marlowe and Genevieve meet for the first time in 1977 in that Universe; see Newman’s story “Castle in the Desert.”

The Anno Dracula series features a virtual cornucopia of Wold Newton-related characters. There are three novels and six novellas (so far) by Kim Newman, set in an alternate universe where Dracula married the Queen and wielded great power in Victorian England. The three books are: Anno Dracula, The Bloody Red Baron, and Judgment of Tears: Anno Dracula 1959 (aka Dracula Cha Cha Cha).
Below is a list of characters appearing in this alternate universe (I'm sure I'll miss some references, so please feel free to contact me if you identify any others).
1888 Anno Dracula
· Dracula, et al. from Stoker's Dracula
· Jack the Ripper
· Sherlock Holmes (Mycroft Holmes, Inspector Lestrade, the Diogenes Club (a front for the Secret Service, as it also is in the WNU), Professor Moriarty, Colonel Moran)
· Admiral Sir Mandeville Messervy (an obvious ancestor of Admiral Sir Miles Messervy, "M," from the James Bond novels)
· Waverly (an "avuncular figure," clearly an ancestor of Alexander Waverly, who headed the New York Headquarters of U.N.C.L.E.)
· Dr. Fu Manchu and his Si-Fan criminal organization
· Dr. Henry Jekyll / Mr. Hyde (from Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde)
· A. J. Raffles ("the amateur cracksman")
· Griffin (from H.G. Wells' The Invisible Man)
· Dr. Nikola (the villain of Guy Boothby's novels)
· Reid, the designer of a particular type of silver bullet (this would be John Reid, The Lone Ranger)
· Dr. Moreau (from H.G. Wells' The Island of Doctor Moreau)
· Clayton, the cabdriver (see P.J. Farmer's Tarzan Alive, Addendum 1, wherein Professor H. W. Starr, in his article A Case of Identity, or The Adventure of the Seven Claytons, concludes that John Clayton, the cabdriver from Watson's / Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles, is actually the fifth Duke of Greystoke and the grandfather of the eighth Duke of Greystoke, Tarzan)
· Rupert of Hentzau (from the novel of the same name, by Anthony Hope, and the sequel to Hope's The Prisoner of Zenda)
· Allan Quatermain (H. Rider Haggard's adventurer and explorer)
· Lord John Roxton (Doyle's explorer and associate of Professor Challenger)
· Lord Ruthven (from the 1819 novel The Vampire by Dr. John Polidori)
· Johnny Upright (a character in Jack London's People of the Abyss)

Since the above list was compiled, the author, Kim Newman, has contacted me and graciously provided me with a much more complete and authoritative cast of the "borrowed characters" in Anno Dracula. Here is is, with great thanks to the author:

Books, plays, etc.

COUNT DRACULA: Dracula, Bram Stoker.
DR JOHN SEWARD: Dracula, Bram Stoker.
LUCY WESTENRA: Dracula, Bram Stoker.
ABRAHAM VAN HELSING: Dracula, Bram Stoker.
MINA HARKER: Dracula, Bram Stoker.
RENFIELD: Dracula, Bram Stoker.
JONATHAN HARKER: Dracula, Bram Stoker.
QUINCY MORRIS: Dracula, Bram Stoker.
LULU SCHON: Pandora's Box, Frank Wedekind.
GENEVIEVE DIEUDONNE: Drachenfels, Jack Yeovil
CHANDAGNAC: Drachenfels, Jack Yeovil (the name, not the character, comes from On Stranger Tides, Tim Powers)
INSPECTOR LESTRADE: A Study in Scarlet, Arthur Conan Doyle
THE OLD JAGO: A Child of the Jago, Arthur Morrison
SHERLOCK HOLMES: A Study in Scarlet, Arthur Conan Doyle
KATE REED: Dracula, Bram Stoker (deleted).
IVAN DRAGOMILOFF: The Assassination Bureau, Ltd, Jack London
SERGEANT DRAVOT: 'The Man Who Would Be King', Rudyard Kipling
SIR MANDEVILLE MESSERVY: related to SIR MILES MESSERVY, Casino Royale, Ian Fleming
MYCROFT HOLMES: 'The Greek Interpreter', Arthur Conan Doyle
COUNTESS GESCHWITZ: Pandora's Box, Frank Wedekind.
MELISSA D'ACQUES: Drachenfels, Jack Yeovil
KOSTAKI: The Pale-Faced Lady, Alexander Dumas (ascr)
HENRY JEKYLL: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde', Robert Louis Stevenson
LORD RUTHVEN: 'The Vampyre', John Polidori
SIR FRANCIS VARNEY: Varney the Vampire, J.M. Rymer
COUNT BRASTOV: The Soft Whisper of the Dead, Charles L. Grant
VULKAN: They Thirst, Robert McCammon
COMTE DE SAINT-GERMAIN: Hotel Transylvania, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (but also a historical character)
SEBASTIAN VILLANUEVA: The Black Castle, Les Daniels
EDWARD WEYLAND: The Vampire Tapestry, Suzy McKee Charnas
KURT BARLOW: Salem's Lot, Stephen King
BARON KARNSTEIN: 'Carmilla', J.S. LeFanu
LADY ADELINA DUCAYNE: Good Lady Ducayne, Mary Braddon
SARAH KENYON: 'The Tomb of Sarah', F.G. Loring
ETHELIND FIONGUALA: Ken's Mystery, Julian Hawthorne
COUNTESS DOLINGEN: 'Dracula's Guest', Bram Stoker
SIR DANVERS CAREWE: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde', Robert Louis Stevenson
THE AMAHAGGER: She, Henry Rider Haqggard
EZZELIN VON KLATKA: 'The Mysterious Stranger', Anonymous
COUNT VARDALEK: 'The True Story of a Vampire', Eric, Count Stenbock
THE LORD OF STRANGE DEATHS (Dr Fu-Manchu): The Insidious Dr Fu-Manchu, Sax Rohmer
THE PROFESSOR (PROFESSOR MORIARTY): 'The Final Problem', Arthur Conan Doyle
SIKES: Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens
DR NIKOLA: A Bid for Fortune, Guy Boothby
GRIFFIN: The Invisible Man, H.G. Wells
COLONEL SEBASTIAN MORAN: 'The Empty House', Arthur Conan Doyle
MACHEATH: The Threepenny Opera, Brecht & Weill
CLARIMONDE: 'Clarimonde', Theophile Gautier
CARNACKI: Carnacki the Ghost-Finder, William Hope Hodgson
MARTIN HEWITT: Martin Hewitt, Investigator, Arthur Morrison
MAX CARADOS: Max Carrados, Ernest Bramah (I misspelled the name - oops)
AUGUST VAN DEUSEN: The Thinking Machine, Jacques Futrelle
COTFORD: Dracula, Bram Stoker (deleted)
MRS WARREN: Mrs Warren's Profession, George Bernard Shaw
BERSERKER THE DOG: Dracula, Bram Stoker
GORCHA: 'The Wurdalak', Alexei Tolstoy (Boris Karloff, Black Sabbath)
LOUIS BAUER: Gas Light, Patrick Hamilton
REID: The Lone Ranger, George W. Trendle
BASIL HALLWARD: The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
NED (EDWARD MALONE): 'The Adventure of the Grinder's Whistle', Howard Waldrop; The Lost World, Arthur Conan Doyle
A WESSEX CUP WINNER: 'Silver Blaze', Arthur Conan Doyle
MRS AMWORTH: 'Mrs Amworth', E.F. Benson
DR MOREAU: The Island of Dr Moreau, H.G. Wells
CLAYTON: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Arthur Conan Doyle; Tarzan Alive, Philip Jose Farmer
CARMILLA: 'Carmilla', J.S. LeFanu
HENRY WILCOX: Howard's End, E.M. Forster
RUPERT OF HENTZAU: The Prisoner of Zenda, Anthony Hope
LESTAT DE LIONCOURT: Interview With the Vampire, Anne Rice
SOAMES FORSYTE: The Forsyte Saga, John Galsworthy
ALLAN QUATERMAIN: King Solomon's Mines, H Rider Haggard
LORD JOHN ROXTON: The Lost World, Arthur Conan Doyle
LUCIAN DE TERRE: The Werewolves of London, Brian Stableford
EDWARD HYDE: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde', Robert Louis Stevenson

Films, TV, etc.

MR WAVERLY: related to Alexander Waverly (Leo G. Carroll), The Man From UNCLE
GENERAL IORGA, Robert Quarry, Count Yorga-Vampire
COUNT VON KROLOCK: Ferdy Mayne, Dance of the Vampires (The Fearless Vampire Killers)
BARON MEINSTER: David Peel, Brides of Dracula
COUNT MITTERHOUSE: Robert Tayman, Vampire Circus
ARMAND TESLA: Bela Lugosi, The Return of the Vampire
BARNABAS COLLINS: Jonathan Frid, Dark Shadows
COUNT DUVAL: German Robles, El Vampiro
COUNTESS MARYA ZALESKA: Gloria Holden, Dracula's Daughter
ASA VAJDA: Barbara Steele, Las Maschera del Demonio (Black Sunday)
MARTIN CUDA: John Amplas, Martin
ANTHONY: Simon Oakland, The Night Stalker
PRINCE MAMUWALDE: William Marshall, Blacula
CALEB CROFT: Michael Pataki, Grave of the Vampire
GRAF VON ORLOK: Max Schreck, Nosferatu
DR RAVNA: Noel Willman, Kiss of the Vampire
DR CALLISTRATUS: Donald Wolfit, Blood of the Vampire
ELISABETH BATHORY: Delphine Seyrig, Daughters of Darkness (also a historical character)

1918 The Bloody Red Baron
· Captain Allard (An American pilot with a prominent nose, a black hat, and a chilling laugh: Kent Allard, the future Shadow)
· Bigglesworth (Biggles, a British pulp aviator)
· Mycroft Holmes and the Diogenes Club
· Lord Ruthven
· The British spy Ashenden (from Ashenden: or the British Agent by Somerset Maugham)
· Dr. Caligari (evil scientist from German film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari)
· Fantômas (the arch-criminal "Lord of Terror" and "Genius of Evil" of French pulp fiction by Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain)
· Dr. Thorndyke (Dr. John Evelyn Thorndyke, the scientific detective of a series of novels by Richard Austin Freeman)
· Captain Drummond (Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond, hero of novels by H.C. "Sapper" McNeile)
· Lt. Templar (Simon Templar, The Saint, of novels and short stories by Leslie Charteris)
· Dr. Moreau
· Herbert West and Miskatonic University (from H.P. Lovecraft's story, The Re-Animator)
· Langstrom of Gotham University (could it be Kirk Langstrom, of DC Comics Man-Bat fame? Man-Bat first appeared in 1970, but since this is an alternate reality, perhaps he was born and conducted his experiments much earlier in this universe)
· Harry Flashman (from the novels by George Macdonald Fraser)
· Monk Mayfair (one of Doc Savage's five assistants)
· Captain Red Albright (Captain Midnite, hero of a 1930s radio show sponsored by Ovaltine)
· Mansfield Smith-Cumming (from Robin Bruce Lockhart's book Sidney Reilly: Ace of Spies)
· The duke of Denver (Dorothy Sayers' Lord Peter Wimsey)
· Mellors and Chatterley (from D.H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover)
· Arrowsmith (from Sinclair Lewis's novel of the same name)
· Jake Barnes (Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises)
· Chateau du Malinbois (from Clark Ashton Smith's tales of vampire-haunted Averoigne)
· The German pilot Hammer (DC comics had a WWI pilot by the name of Hammer who starred in the series Enemy Ace)
· Caleb Croft (Grave of the Vampire, aka Seed of Terror, 1972)
Rob Lewis writes:
· CPT Spenser is the character that becomes PINHEAD in the Hellraiser movies
Matthew Davis sends additional references:
· Courtney is from the film Dawn Patrol
· Robur is from Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne
· Jaques Lantier is from the film La Bete Humaine
· Ten Brincken is from Alraune by H.H. Ewers
· James Gatz is from The Great Gatsby By F. Scott-Fitzgerald
· Des Esseintes is from A Rebours by J-K. Huysmans
· Hjalmar Poelzig is from the film The Black Cat
· Paul Baumer is from All Quiet on the Western Front
· Sadie Thompson is from the film Sadie Thompson
· Lemora is from the film Lemora:A Child's Tale of the Supernatural
· Lola-Lola is from the film The Blue Angel
· Eddie Bartlett is from the film The Roaring Twenties
· Gigi is from Gigi by Colette
· Jiggs is from the film Tarnished Angels
· Svejk is from The Good Soldier Svejk by Jaroslav Hasek
· Jules and Jim are from the film Jules et Jim
· Private Charles Plumpick is from the film Le Roi de Coeur
· Cary Lockwood is from the film The Last Flight
· Greyfriars is the school in the Billy Bunter stories by Frank Richards
· Judex – the caped crusader from 1916 adventure serial Judex by Louis Feuillade
· The pacifist Godfrey –from the sitcom Dad’s Army
· Isolde is from the film Le frisson des vampires (The vampire thrills)
· Theo Kretschmar-Schuldorff (Anton Walbrook) & Wynne-Candy (Roger Livesy) are from the film The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
· Faustine is probably from the poem by Algernon Swinburne
· Jedediah Leland (Joseph Cotton) – Citizen Kane
· Erich von Stalhein & Wilkinson – Biggles books
· Colonel Nicholson (Alec Guinness) - The Bridge On The River Kwai
· General Sir William Robertson – from Oh! What a Lovely War
· General Mireau (George Macready) is from the film Paths of Glory
· Rotwang – the film Metropolis
· Hardt (Conrad Veidt)– from the film The Spy in Black
· The cowboy Severin (Bill Paxton) in the film Near Dark ( a typo – it ought to be "Severen")
· The idealist Knight is Nick Knight from the TV series Forever Knight
· Captain Tietjens is from the novel sequence "Parade’s End" by Ford Madox Ford
· Baron Eric Von Emmelman is the comic book character pilot who becomes The Heap in Skywolf, Airboy, etc.
· Schloss Adler – the name is used for the fortress in the film Where Eagles Dare
· The predatory Dandridge is from the film Fright Night
· Subaltern Raleigh is (I think - it depends upon whether a 2nd lieutenant is also a subaltern) from the play and film Journey's End
· Armand Tesla (Bela Lugosi) from the film The Return of the Vampire
· Lady Marikova is from The House of Dracula by R. Chetwynd-Hayes
· Apperson (John Gilbert) from the film The Big Parade
Steven Costa adds:
· The little white dog that was casually shot and killed by the Red Baron . . . Snoopy. AUGH! (with apologies to C. Brown)
Mark Odell also adds:
· Pontianak - probably a reference to the Malaysian vampire film Anak Pontianak (1958)

Kim Newman writes me to say that:
· In BLOODY RED BARON, Bertie isn't Bertie Wooster but -- along with Algy and Ginger -- a sidekick of Biggles, from the WE Johns books
· Bruno Stachel is from the book and film The Blue Max
· Tom Cundall (from Yeates' brilliant novel Winged Victory, which was written as a 'realist' version of the first Biggles book)

Andrew J. Brook points out that the detective fiction periodical "Crime Time" printed a chapter from The Bloody Red Baron by Kim Newman, "The Private Files of Mycroft Holmes," that wasn't included in the finished book. References in addition to the book proper are:
· 'The true identity of the murderer of Edwin Drood' - Charles Dickens' unfinished last novel The Mystery of Edwin Drood
· The Borgia Pearl - from Conan Doyle's "The Adventure of the Six Napoleons". Cunningly, in the Anno Dracula universe, Holmes was in a concentration camp and so cannot have solved this case
· The Nautilus - Nemo's submarine in Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
· 'Griffin's invisibility drug' - HG Wells' The Invisible Man; Griffin appeared briefly in Anno Dracula
· Lyonesse - a kingdom in Arthurian legend
· Atlantis - legendary kingdom mentioned by Plato
· Opar - lost African kingdom featuring in Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan novels
· Kôr - city in H. Rider Haggard's She series
· Arsène Lupin - French gentleman thief created by Maurice Leblanc
· Fink-Nottle the under-secretary - Bertie Wooster's newt-fancier friend Gussie Fink-Nottle

1959 Judgment of Tears: Anno Dracula 1959 (aka Dracula Cha Cha Cha)
Again, I'm sure I'm missing at least half of the borrowed characters, especially the Italian references. I'm skipping references to real persons and sticking with the fictional borrowed characters who either appear or are mentioned in Judgment of Tears. Thanks to Mark Brown, Loki Carbis, Chris Davies, Greg Gick, and Lou Mougin. Comments and suggestions are welcome.
· Dracula, et al. from Stoker's Dracula
· Genevieve Dieudonne (Drachenfels, by Jack Yeovil. Jack Yeovil is a pen name used by Mr. Newman)
· Sherlock Holmes, Inspector Lestrade, the Diogenes Club
· Dr. Fu Manchu and his Si-Fan criminal organization
· Marcello (Marcello Rubini from Fredrico Fellini's movie La Dolce Vita)
· Inspector Silvestri (Blood and Black Lace aka Six Women for an Assassin, 1964 film, Italian)
· Dr. Henry Jekyll / Mr. Hyde
· The Crimson Executioner (Il Boia Scarlatto (The Bloody Pit of Horror aka The Crimson Executioner), 1965 film, Italian)
· Dr. Moreau
· Inspector Clouseau ("the Surete sent one of their best men, and he spent most of his time falling down")
· Lord Ruthven
· Herr Doktor Mabuse (Dr. Mabuse, The Gamber (Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler), 1922 film, German)
· Sergeant Dravot
· An American pilot with a prominent nose, a black hat, and a chilling laugh: Kent Allard, The Shadow
· Fantômas
· Herbert West and Miskatonic University
· Anibas (The Mask of Satan aka Black Sunday, 1960 film, Italian)
· Count Brastov (The Soft Whisper of the Dead by Charles L. Grant)
· Saint-Germain
· Asa Vadja (Barbara Steele, Las Maschera del Demonio aka Black Sunday)
· Armand (novels of Anne Rice)
· Count Gabor Kernassy (L'Ultima Preda del Vampiro (The Playgirls and the Vampire), 1960 film, Italian)
· Malenka (La Nipote del Vampiro (The Niece of the Vampire, Malenka the Vampire, La Sobrina del Vampiro, Fangs of the Vampire), 1968 film, Spanish/Italian)
· Monsieur Erik (The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux)
· Flambeau (former criminal turned associate of detective Father Brown, in stories by G.K. Chesterson)
· Richard "Dickie" Fountain (Incense for the Damned aka Bloodsuckers, 1970 film, English)
· Mr. and Mrs. Addams (cartoons of Charles Addams, television and films: The Addams Family)
· Dondi (newspaper comic strip character)
· British Rocket Group (Quatermass films and television)
· "Lord Graystoke" (Tarzan the ape-man, Lord Greystoke, Tarzan of the Apes et al., Edgar Rice Burroughs)
· Lemmy Caution (American detective)
· Michael Corleone (The Godfather Parts I & II)
· Dr. Hichcock (The Terror of Dr. Hichcock aka The Horrible Dr. Hickcock, 1962 film, Italian)
· Illuminati (Robert Anton Wilson's stories)
· Monsieur Anthony Zenith (Sexton Blake's greatest adversary)
· Klove (a servant of Dracula from the Hammer film series, Dracula, Prince of Darkness (1965) and Scars of Dracula (1970))
· Dr. Septimus Pretorius (Bride of Frankenstein, 1935 film)
· The American yard-wide Kansas quarterback named Kent (Clark Kent. Is he Superman in this universe also?)
· Sergeant Ginko (Inspector Ginko, the arch-enemy of the costumed thief Diabolik, from Italian comics)
· The most prominent borrowed character in this novel, other than Dracula himself, is Commander Hamish Bond, a vampire and British Secret Service agent with a license to kill: Ian Fleming's James Bond (a combination of the character from the novels and the films)
o "Hamish" is the Scottish version of "James"
o silver Aston Martin
o Ronson lighter
o Walther PPK 7.65 mm with Berns-Martin Triple-Draw holster
o cigarettes with three gold bands
o sea island cotton shirts
o Chapter 2: On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Fleming book of that title)
o "You only live twice" p. 33, Avon Trade edition, October 1999 (Fleming book of that title)
o Chapter 6: From Moldavia with Love (Fleming book entitled From Russia with Love)
o the Chinese doctor (Doctor No, Doctor No) and the Jamaican voodoo master (Mr. Big, Live and Let Die)
o "The bitch was dead" p. 71 (play on last line of novel Casino Royale)
o Chapter 9: Live and Let Die (Fleming book of that title)
o other car is a Bentley
o East German Ladies Rifle Champion (Fleming short story "The Living Daylights")
o "shaken, not stirred"
Andrew McLean was able to help me with a few more references:
· Tom, the lost American (Ripley from the novels by Patricia Highsmith, the first being The Talented Mr. Ripley, 1957)
· Lemmy Caution is mentioned as an American detective - He is also from the Jean-Luc Godard movie Alphaville (1965)
· The most important of all - the Mother of Tears (This creation comes via Dario Argento's proposed "Three Mothers" trilogy, of which only two parts ever appeared. The first, Suspiria (1976), featured the Mother of Sighs, and the second, Inferno (1980), featured the Mother of Darkness. The third of the three Mothers never got a film, but thankfully Kim Newman remembered.)
Vincent Fish sent me a few:
· Father Merrin is the exorcist in The Exorcist by William Blatty
· Cabiria is probably from the Fellini film, Nights of Cabiria
Tristan Sargent adds that,
· The items which Tom intends to steal include an ugly but valuable statuette of a bird of prey, and an Egyptian scarab with a set of pinpoint flaws in the shape of the big dipper. These sound rather like Hammet's Maltese Falcon, and Stoker's Jewel of the Seven Stars
· The monkey paw from The Monkey's Paw (big shock there) by F.W. Jacobs
· The last one, and probably the toughest, would appear to be one of the solid gold models of the Eiffel Tower from the Ealing comedy The Lavender Hill Mob
Matthew Davis also sends additional references:
· Jeremy Prokosch is from the film Le Mepris – Le Mepris also features Fritz Lang shooting a film about Ulysses
· Palazzo Otranto is from The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole
· Professor Adelsberg is from the film Der Fluch der grünen Augen (Cave of the Living Dead)
· Clare Quilty and Vivian Darkbloom are from Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
· I think "an English subaltern…with whom he had been flogged at school" is some sort of reference from Simon Raven, who is notorious for novels about school floggings – Newman refers to Raven in the credits, but I’ve never read him
· Hamer Radshaw from Fame is the Spur by Howard Spring
· "a button-nosed French reporter whose stiff fore-lock stood up" is Tin-Tin from numerous cartoon strips by Herge
· Flattop is Frankenstein’s Monster (Boris Karloff version)
· clay monster is the Golem from Jewish folklore, but in particular this description is from The Golem film 1920
· robot doll is Olympia from The Sandman by ETA Hoffman
· Basil Hallward from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
· The Kool Tones are from Flying Saucer Rock and Roll by Howard Waldrop
· Roger Penderel is from the film The Old Dark House
· Irena Dubrovna from the film Cat People by Val Lewton
· Anthony Aloysius St. John Hancock is from the film The Rebel
· Bianca Castafiore is another character from the Tin-Tin series
· Cagliostro in a conjuring competition with Orson Welles is an in-joke since Orson Welles played Cagliostro in Black Magic
· Catriona Kaye is from Jago by Kim Newman
· Viridiana is from the film Viridiana by Bunuel
· spies with NHS glasses and Marks & Spenser macs refers to Harry Palmer (Michael Caine) in the The Ipcress File, etc
· Toby Dammit would probably be the actor Terrence Stamp who played the role Toby Dammit in Fillini’s section of Tre passi nel delirio which featured three adaptations of stories by Poe
· Irma Vep is from the film Les Vampires
· Dr Orlof is from the film The Awful Doctor Orloff (aka The Demon Doctor; Screams in the Night)
Paul Chamberlain adds:
· Max Brock - the (excruciatingly bad) beat poet from Roger Corman's A Bucket of Blood
· Flattop/Frankenstein that attacks Bond also seems to be an amalgamation of Oddjob from Goldfinger (the razor brimmed bowler hat) and Jaws from The Spy Who Loved Me (the steel teeth)
Paul Andinach adds:
· Don Simon Ysidro is a character from Barbara Hambly's novels (Those Who Hunt By Night (aka Immortal Blood) and Traveling With the Dead)
· There's a lovely joke about Bond reminding Beauregard of Sergeant Dravot: in the 1975 film of The Man Who Would Be King, Dravot was played by Sean Connery...
· Hamish Bond may be based on the Fleming novels, but the sequence with the Russian spymaster (with the white cat -- you know) plays with the movies. Flattop's movie influences have already been noted; the secret base plays on the general perception of Bond Movie Villain Secret Bases, if not on any particular one; and the cat-holding man whose face is always in the shadows is based on the way Blofeld appeared in the movie of From Russia With Love: his face was always off screen or turned away from the camera, and whenever he spoke the camera went for a close-up of his omnipresent pet cat. (A cat which, incidentally, doesn't exist in the books.)
Mark Odell also adds:
· The American yard-wide Kansas quarterback named Kent - Standing in for the late, great Steve Reeves (who was also from Kansas)
· Miriam Blaylock: Catherine Deneuve's character from Tony Scott's film The Hunger (1983)
· Jonas Cord: from Harold Robbins' novel The Carpetbaggers (and the 1966 film starring George Peppard)
· Chriseis: also from Incense for the Damned aka Bloodsuckers, 1970 film
Brian Combe adds:
· Flattop, as the Frankenstein creature, also has the teeth of Jaws from the films The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker, and the bowler hat of Oddjob from the film Goldfinger. His name probably refers to the Dick Tracy character and his inclusion is a reference to the film version of Casino Royale. Another pointer to that film is the conjuring antics of Orson Welles. Another connection to Mr Welles is the appearance of the Martian from War of the Worlds.
· The clay creature may also be a link with the DC universe, as besides being the Golem he may also be Clayface from the Batman comics.
Steve Kydd chimes in with:
· The "unhappy-looking hollow-cheeks named Collins...a rare American vampire" (pp 160-1), is Barnabas Collins from the TV series Dark Shadows
· Joshua York (p.163), one of the guests at the wedding, is a vampire from Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin
· Edward Weyland (p. 163), another wedding guest, is from The Vampire Tapestry by Suzy McKee Charnas
· Hugh Farnham (p. 163) - wedding guest again - is a vampire-like character from Kim Newman's Bad Dreams
· Edmund Cordery (p. 208) is a vampire researcher from Brian Stableford's The Empire of Fear
· And just in case anyone missed it, there's that great joke on p. 261: Genevieve notices that Hamish Bond has changed subtly: "There was something different about him. He was the sort who always seems to be play-acting, taking a part. But the quality of his acting had changed, become broader, less convincing. He'd been expressing himself too much with his eyebrows. The Scots in his accent had faded." This of course refers to the Roger Moore, famed for his eyebrow-gymnastics, taking over from Sean Connery as James Bond in the film series.

Kim Newman writes me with some additional information:
· ANIBAS -- is from the remake of LA MASCHERA DEL DEMONIO
· PETER BLOOD -- is the one from the film DR BLOOD'S COFFIN
· Though the MOTHER OF TEARS is from Argento's trilogy, her various aspects come from other European films -- the little girl is from Fellini's Toby Dammit, Viridiana from Luis Bunuel's film of that name, Mamma Roma from Pasolini's film of that name and the old furtune-teller from BICYCLE THIEVES.

The author, Kim Newman , December 31, 1998
"Besides the three novels, the Anno Dracula series includes 'Coppola's Dracula,' a novella published in Stephen Jones's The Mammoth Book of Dracula (and his The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror: 1998, and available on the web at the Infinity Plus site). I am about to start work on another novella, 'Andy Warhol's Dracula,' which further extends the series into the late 1970s. It is my current plan to fix up these two pieces, along with a section set in Los Angeles, into a novel with the preliminary title Johnny Alucard: Anno Dracula 1976-79. That may well be it, at least for a while."
More recent news: 'The Other Side of Midnight', the last short story in the Anno Dracula triptych, is now finished. It is proposed the three stories ('Coppola's Dracula' and 'Andy Warhol's Dracula' being the previous two stories) will be published as a novel entitled Johnny Alucard.

1976 Coppola's Dracula (in The Mammoth Book of Dracula, Stephen Jones, ed., Carroll & Graf, 1997) or read it online.
Again, I'm skipping references to real persons and sticking with the fictional borrowed characters.
· Baron Meinster (The Brides of Dracula, 1960 film, English)

1977 Castle in the Desert: Anno Dracula 1977. Read it online.
I'm skipping references to real persons and listing the fictional borrowed characters. This list is compiled by Loki Carbis, Jess Nevins, Dennis Power, Jean-Marc Lofficier, and Win Eckert
· narrated by Philip Marlowe
· Castle in the Desert is a Charlie Chan movie with the Manderlys as main characters
· Jim Rockford - The Rockford Files
· The Anti-Life Equation - taken from Jack Kirby's Fourth World comics line at DC
· R.D. (The Rubber Duck) - Convoy
· Khorda/General Iorga - Count Yorga, Vampire
· "A funny little Chinaman from Hawaii" - Charlie Chan
· Ohlrig from Max Ophuls' Caught
· Poodle Springs from Chandler's/Parker's Poodle Springs
· Wild Angels motorcycle gang from the eponymous 1966 film
· Sternwood case from Chandler's The Big Sleep
· Lady in the Lake from Chandler's Lady in the Lake
· Bernie Ohls is Marlowe's cop buddy in Chandler's books
· Sonny Tufts was a minor Hollywood actor with a well-earned reputation for drunkenness and brutal behavior
· Manderly Castle is from Rebecca
· Noah Cross was John Huston's character (also known as "The Epitome of Evil") in Chinatown
· L. Keith Winton and his "new religion that involves the faithful giving himall their money" -- a reference to L. Ron Hubbard
· Geneviève Dieudonné is from Anno Dracula
· "A funny little Chinaman from Hawaii" - Charlie Chan
· Linda Loring - Playback by Raymond Chandler and Poodle Springs by Chandler/Parker
· Chief Ed Exley from L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy
· Lew Archer, hard-boiled private eye from books by Ross MacDonald
· Last paragraph: "long goodbye" and "big sleep" are references to Marlowe novels of the same name by Chandler

Kim Newman writes me with some additional information:
· L. Keith Winton is a reference to Hubbard, but the character comes from Fredric Brown's What Mad Universe? I added the L, though.
· I intended Smith Ohlrig Jr to be the son of the character played by Robert Ryan in Caught.

Hooper_X adds:
· Genevieve's red Plymouth Fury is a reference to Stephen King's Christine
Dan Cziraky points out that:
· Diane LeFanu is from the film The Velvet Vampire (1971), and she was played by Celeste Yarnell
Michael Turyn adds:
· Iorga/Khorda -- their being one-and-the-same is a joke on the fact that Robert Quarry played both Count Yorga (Count Yorga, Vampire and The Return of Count Yorga) and Khorda the Deathmaster (Deathmaster)

1978-79 Andy Warhol's Dracula: Anno Dracula 1978-1979. Read it online.
· Tony Manero (Saturday Night Fever, 1977 film)
· Lestat de Lioncourt and Claudia (Anne Rice's vampire series)
· Andrew Bennet (I, Vampire, DC Comics)
· Rozokov (Dimitri Rozokov, Nancy Baker's vampire series)
· Bald detective in a good suit (Kojak)
· Hippy cop (Serpico)
· Maniac driver in the porkpie hat, Doyle, the cop who swore to break the Transylvania Connection ("Popeye" Doyle, The French Connection, film)
· Baron Meinster (The Brides of Dracula, 1960 film, English)
· Jonathan and Jennifer Hart (Hart to Hart television series)
· Batman and Wayne Foundation (Batman, DC Comics)
· Spider-Man and the Daily Bugle newspaper (Spider-Man, Marvel Comics)
· Michael Corleone (The Godfather Parts I & II)
· Corrado Prizzi (Prizzi's Honor, novel by Richard Condon, and film)
· Victor Von Doom (Doctor Doom, Fantastic Four, Marvel Comics)
· Travis, the taxi driver Travis Bickle (Taxi Driver, film)
· Apollo Creed (Rocky films)
This is as far as I got. Then some other Kim Newman fans stepped up to help me out: Loki Carbis, Heath Graham, Andrew McLean, and Hooper_X. Thank you gentlemen. Here's the remainder of the list:
· Sonja Blue (from Nancy A. Collins story Sunglasses After Dark and sequels)
· Skeeter - (Vamps, Vertigo Comics)
· Black hunter who is half vampire (Blade, Marvel Comics)
· Beatnik with the van and the dog (Shaggy and Scooby Doo)
· A couple who look like David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve, but turn out to be someone else (the two vampires from the film The Hunger)
· A red-skinned turncoat devil boy with the tail and sawn-off horns (Hellboy)
· The exterminator with the skull on his chest and a flame-thrower in his hands (The Punisher, Marvel Comics)
· Nocturna (not sure about the character as described, but there was a Nocturna who was a love interest of Batman in the seventies and eighties)
· The Bramford (where Johnny lives - Rosemary's Baby)
· Patrick Bateman (American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis)
· Nothing (Lost Souls, Poppy Z Brite)
· "The demon Pazuzu" is the "star," so-to-speak of William Peter Blatty's novel The Exorcist
· Elvira (well, ... Elvira (aka Cassandra Peterson) - almost going beyond the "fictional" characters with this one...)
Hooper_X adds quite a few:
· Hal Phillip Walker (politician from Robert Altman's Nashville)
· Adrian Woodhouse (Rosemary's Baby)
· Satanico Pandemonium (Salma Hayek, From Dusk Til Dawn)
· Roy Race (comic book soccer player)
· Carmilla Karnstein (title character of Carmilla by J. Sheridan LeFanu)
· The characters Youngblood Priest and Tommy Gibbs appear. They are better known as Superfly and Black Caesar, from the films of the same name
Nick Ramos adds:
· Rudy Pasko is the subterranean badass vampire from Light at the End by Skipp and Spector
Michael Turyn adds:
· "And their bodies were weapons, a finished blade, an arrow shaft." (One is Blade, the other is Shaft; Kim Newman tells me that he's "sorry about the arrow-related pun")
· "The money was on the polished oak dining table, in attaché cases. It had already been counted, but Johnny sat down and did it again. Rudy called him 'the Count,' almost mockingly. The boy didn't understand; the money wasn't Johnny's until it was counted." (This is reference to Sesame Street's "The Count" who counts compulsively)
· "He couldn't keep Andy's blood down. His stomach heaved, and gouts poured from his mouth and nose." (Reference to the best-known image (of Udo Kier) from the movie Andy Warhol's 'Dracula'/Blood for Dracula)
Mark Odell adds:
· Scumbalina: from the film Geek Maggot Bingo (1983)
· Frank White: Christopher Walken's character from Abel Ferrara's film King of New York (1990)
· Thana: Zoe Tamerlis' character from Abel Ferrara's film MS. 45 (1981)
· "An architect, on his own crusade...": Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) from Death Wish (1974) and sequels, alas

Kim Newman writes me with this information:
· NOCTURNA -- refers to both the DC Comics character and Nai Bonet as Dracula's disco granddaughter in the film NOCTURNA

1980 Who Dares Wins: Anno Dracula 1980. Read it online.
Skipping references to real persons and noting only fictional borrowed characters:
· Baron Meinster (The Brides of Dracula, 1960 film, English)
· Sergeant Dravot (The Man Who Would Be King, Rudyard Kipling)
· Inspector Cherry (detective, novels by Peter Van Greenaway)
· Caleb Croft (Grave of the Vampire, aka Seed of Terror, 1972)
· Hamish Bond (Ian Fleming's James Bond)
· Lord Ruthven (from the 1819 novel The Vampire by Dr. John Polidori)
· Graf von Orlok (Nosferatu)
Steve Smith adds:
· "An elderly bobby, survivor of a more genial past." I believe this refers to Dixon of Dock Green, a British TV series
And Paul Chamberlain adds:
· A character, Patricia Rice appears. It mentions her great-uncle was a famous comedian. This is probably a reference to Archie Rice, the protagonist of John Osborne's play The Entertainer.

1981 The Other Side of Midnight (in the anthology Vampire Sextette, Science Fiction Book Club)
Again, real people and events are not listed, just fictional cross-references.
· Don Drago Robles (Curse of the Undead, 1959; film about a vampire gunfighter in the old West)
· Baron Meinster (The Brides of Dracula, 1960 film, English)
· Timmy Valentine (rock star vampire in Vampire Junction and Vanitas, novels by S.P. Somtow)
· Esoteric Order of Dagon (Innsmouth cycle of Cthulhu Mythos stories by H.P. Lovecraft and others)
· Marty Burns (former child star (from hit sitcom Salt and Pepper) and detective, created by Jay S. Russell)
· Red 1958 Plymouth Fury (Christine, Stephen King)
· Annie Wilkes (Misery, Stephen King)
· Carmilla Karnstein (title character of Carmilla by J. Sheridan LeFanu)
· Asa Vadja (Barbara Steele, Las Maschera del Demonio aka Black Sunday)
· Barbara Dahl Winters aka Barbie the Vampire Slayer (analogue of Buffy Summers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer film and television show)
· Overlooker (analogue for Watcher, Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
· Ernest Ralph Gorse (from the novels The West Pier, Mr Stimpson And Mr. Gorse and Unknown Assailant by Patrick Hamilton; also in The Charmer, British television)
· Crumpled little police lieutentant in overcoat with Frach car and on glass eye who always says, “There’s just one think I don’t understand…” (Columbo)
· Chief Exley (L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy)
· Count Von Krolock (Ferdy Mayne, Dance of the Vampires (The Fearless Vampire Killers))
· Beth Davenport (attorney on The Rockford Files)
· Officer Baker (Officer Jon Baker, ChiPs television program)
· Adrian Marcato (Rosemary’s Baby, 1968 film)
· New Orleans-based Elders (reference to Anne Rice’s vampire novels)
· Visaria (locale in many horror/monster films from Universal)
· Borgo Pass (locale in Bram Stoker's Dracula)

Kim Newman writes to tell me:
· The 'Barbara Dahl' part is also a reference to Mattel's Barbie Doll, if she counts as a character. I know Mattel have put out Star Trek and X-Files Barbie and Ken, but if they did a Buffy and Angel tie-in, the dolls would just look like their regular product.
· Shadow Bay is the setting of Dennis Etchison's novel Shadowman. And the Nighthawks Diner is from his short story 'The Late Shift' (not to mention the painting by Edward Hopper). Jack Martin is a pseudonym Dennis uses, and has appeared as a character in his books and stories.

Dennis Power and Brad Mengel add:
· Moondoggie (Gidget)
· Dirk Diggler (main character of Boogie Nights, film, 1999)
and Dennis Power also identified these:
· Noah Cross (Chinatown)
· Mariphasa lupino lumino (flower from Werewolf of London)
· Audriensis junior (man-eating plant from Little Shop of Horrors)
· Triffidus celestus mobile (intelligent plants from Day of the Triffids)
· Sharkko Press (a reference to the person who cheated Phil Farmer out his money for the first Riverworld novel)
· Tenebrous Twilight (another name for Dark Shadows)
· The Dude (Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski from the film The Big Lebowski, 1998)
· The Sawyers (Texas Chainsaw Massacre)
· Anchor persons Karen White and Lew Landers (from the film The Howling, although Lew also makes an appearance in Gremlins)
· Lina Lamont (silent film star from Singin' in the Rain)
· Blanche Hudson (former film star from What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?)
· Norma Desmond (from Sunset Boulevard)
Loki Carbis adds:
· "Simon Sharp" the slayer's stake, is a parody of "Mr. Pointy" (the name of Buffy's favourite stake in the TV show)
· 'In-bred backwoods brood... struck it rich down in Texas, and moved to Beverly Hills.' (The Beverly Hillbillies)
· Orson Welles Count Dracula has stage directions which parallel those of Touch of Evil, and his The Other Side of Midnight has stage directions which parallel those of Citizen Kane
Matthew Davis adds:
· Jack Horner is from the film Boogie Nights
· Griffin Mill is from the film/book The Player
· Boris Adrian is from Blue Movie by Terry Southern
· Pat Hobby is a hack screenwriter from a series of short stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
· Miracle Pictures is from the film Hollywood Boulevard

David Serchay adds:
· One of the porn actresses is Holly Body, and while there is a real porn star with that name, I have a feeling Newman was referring to Melanie Griffith's character in Body Double

1984 You Are the Wind Beneath My Wings: Anno Dracula 1984 (in Horror Garage No. 3)
Real people and events are not listed, only fictional cross-references. This list is compiled by (in no particular order) Jess Nevins, Dennis Power, Steven Costa, Loki Carbis, Greg Gick, Dan Cziraky, Matthew Rutsala, Rick Lai and Win Eckert.
· Rogers (Steve Rogers, aka Captain America)
· Nazi vampire superman with scarlet skulls (a reference to the Red Skull from the Captain America comics)
· The Shop (covert government agency from Stephen King's Firestarter)
· Maverick and Iceman (Lieutenant Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell and Lieutenant Tom 'Iceman' Kazanski from the film Top Gun)
· Desire (female vampire-demon played by Barbara Stock from 1982 TV-movie Desire, the Vampire, aka I, Desire)
· Jedburgh (Darius Jedburgh, a CIA agent, Edge of Darkness, 1986)
· The Confessor (a vampire from Kurt Busiek's Astro City comics)
· Nikita (from the French film Nikita, aka La Femme Nikita)
· The Angel (this character affects white eagle feathers instead of leathery bat wings, and dies in the process; he is probably meant to be the Angel from Marvel Comics' X-Men)
· Vincent Velcro (Sgt. Vincent Velcro, a vampire soldier from DC Comics' The Creature Commandos)
· Dr. Paul Beecher (The Vampire, 1957)
· Dr. Darryl Revok of the ESP division (Scanners, 1981)
· Alexis Ziska (Baron Alexis Zane Ziska from The Vampire by Sydney Horler)
· Baron Lajos Czuczron (Baron Lajos Czuczron fought Jules de Grandin in Seabury Quinn's The Man Who Cast No Shadow)
· Baron Meinster (The Brides of Dracula, 1960 film, English)
· Asa Vajda (Las Maschera del Demonio, aka Black Sunday)
· Rainbird of Infiltration and Liquidation (character from Stephen King's novel Firestarter)
· Caleb Croft (Grave of the Vampire, aka Seed of Terror, 1972)
· CIA analyst named Ryan (Jack Ryan, from Tom Clancy's series of techno-thrillers)
· Graf von Orlok (Nosferatu)
· Andrews, the gaunt pilot (from Stephen King's The Night Flyer)

Kim Newman's Anno Dracula series has even inspired online fiction by other writers:

1988-1989 Tim Burton's Red Reign: Anno Dracula 1988-1989 by Dan Cziraky. Read it online.
In general, real people and events are not listed (except to demonstrate parallel themes), only fictional cross-references.
· Gomez, Morticia, and Fester Addams, and Thing (The Addams Family; actor Jack Nicholson's flirtation with Morticia is a play on his prior relationship with Angelica Huston, who played Morticia in the film versions of The Addams Family; Nicholson's role in Burton's third film, Red Reign, is analogous to Nicholson participating in the "real" Tim Burton's third film, Batman)
· The character Renfield (actor Tracey Walter plays Renfield; in our universe Walter was also in Burton's Batman as Bob the Goon)
· The character Charles Beauregard (actor Michael Keaton plays Beauregard; in our universe Keaton played Bruce Wayne/Batman)
· The character Van Helsing (actor Michael Gough plays Van Helsing; in our universe Gough played Alfred the butler in Burton's Batman)
· Baron Meinster (The Brides of Dracula, 1960 film, English)
· The dictator Von Doom (Dr. Victor von Doom from Marvel Comics' Fantastic Four)
· Janos Skorzany (Janos Skorzeny from the original Kolchak: The Night Stalker novel by Jeff Rice and T.V. movie; another Janos Skorzeny was a character played by Chuck Connors in the television program Werewolf (1987-88))
· Lord Ruthven (from the 1819 novel The Vampire by Dr. John Polidori)
· Graf Orlok (Nosferatu)
· Anton Phibes (Vincent Price, The Abominable Dr. Phibes, 1971; Dr. Phibes Rises Again, 1972)
· The Paris Opera House and Monsieur Erik (Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera)
· The character Dr. Caligari (Danny DeVito plays Caligari in the film sequel, The Bloody Red Baron; in the real universe, DeVito was in the Batman sequel, Batman Returns)
· Many other actors involved in Burton films in this universe, such as Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, and Kim Basinger, are mentioned as appearing in analogous Burton films in the Anno Dracula Universe)
Dan Cziraky adds the following:
· I'd add Raoul Duke, author of BLOOD AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS. Duke, of course, was Hunter S. Thompson's pseudonym in FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS. Since Newman put Carl Kolchak in the first ANNO DRACULA book, set in 1888, I decided that Duke would be the substitute reporter that stakes Skorzany in Las Vegas. Of course, Johnny Depp played Duke/Thompson in the film version of FEAR AND LOATHING.
· You might also add Tommy Lee Jones and Joel Schumacher, as the film THE LOVES OF GENERAL IORGA is meant to parallel BATMAN FOREVER.
· Dr. Quincy, mentioned in passing in reference to BLOOD AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, is the Jack Klugman TV-series character.
· "Kate had seen such pendants before. They had been sold around 1975 to raise money for Baron Meinster's Transylvanian Movement, which had hoped to establish a vampire homeland on Dracula's old estates in Transylvania." Of course, this whole sequence refers to the Dracula's Castle Dirt pendants sold by the Captain Company in Creepy, Eerie, Vampirella, and Famous Monsters of Filmland magazines in the '70s.
· It should be noted that while this story is set in the ANNO DRACULA universe, it DOES violate continuity in that is supposes Dracula is STILL DEAD. Once Newman publishes JOHNNY ALUCARD, we'll see Dracula resurrected. (C'mon! It's Dracula -- he NEVER stays dead!)

Many thanks for their assistance on all the lists: Paul Andinach, Andrew J. Brook, Mark Brown, Loki Carbis, Brian Combe, Steven Costa, Dan Cziraky, Chris Davies, Matthew Davis, Vincent Fish, Greg Gick, Heath Graham, Hooper_X, Steve Greenfield, Steve Kydd, Rick Lai, Rob Lewis, Jean-Marc Lofficier, Andrew McLean, Brad Mengel, Lou Mougin, Jess Nevins, Mark Odell, Dennis Power, Nick Ramos, Matthew Rutsala, Tristan Sargent, David Serchay, Royce Testa, Michael Turyn, and, of course, Kim Newman(!)

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