Interesting article on how Count Dracula remains a powerful iconic image for a new generation, but not in the way Bram Stoker intended. From The Times of India:
"Our parents were scared of rakshashas, we were scared of Dracula and kids today are not scared pretty much of anybody. Besides, these popular figures have grown more humane with time. Harry Potter is not so much a figment of the imagination as the other characters were," said Ghose. As for Vikrant Mehta, 12, Dracula rings a bell but he is more amused than scared. "I know about Dracula but then, it would be funny if he drew blood and converted me into a junior blood-sucking vampire. But I would like to see more of Dracula on the telly," he said.