Anno Dracula: Johnny Alucard by Kim Newman

annodraculajohnnyThe trend in Hollywood, comics and print these days are stories with vampires.  One popular series is by creator and award-winning author Kim Newman with his Anno Dracula character.  Johnny Alucard is the fourth novel in this series and is set right after the third book, Anno Dracula:  Dracula Cha Cha Cha.

The story kicks off in 1976 Romania countryside, where Franics Ford Coppola is shooting his epic Dracula film with Hollywood stars like Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Harvey Kitel and Harrison Ford.  Our vampire vixen Kate Reed is on set as a consultant and from there, Kate and Coppola befriend a young vampire named Ion Popescu.  After a couple of months, the trouble production is finished filming, Ion looks to America.

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