Just In: Child sex trafficker gets 15 years, must pay victim $4,000

October 10, 2014 9:12 PM

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Just In: Child sex trafficker gets 15 years, must pay victim $4,000

Maybe it’s called “Dracula Untold” because it isn’t worth telling. In the film, an attempt to create a “Dracula” franchise for Universal Pictures, 15th century warrior prince Vlad Dracul (Brit Luke Evans, “The Hobbit”) isn’t a bad guy, really, not even when he had previously impaled a thousand Turkish villagers — men, women and children (hence, the tag Vlad the Impaler). He’s just a traumatized child trying to save his people and his family.

This plotline has nothing to do with Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel, a global sensation, spawning a hit play and an unlicensed film (“Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror”), as well as Universal’s 1931 studio-­saving smash “Dracula” with Bela Lugosi reprising his stage performance.

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