Step aside Bela Lugosi, there’s a cool, new Dracula in town and he wouldn’t be caught dead in one of your dumb cloaks. Dracula Untold tells the story of Vlad the Impaler, a prince from Transylvania. When a powerful sultan drafts a thousand young men into his army, including Vlad’s son, the father seeks help from an ancient demon in order to keep his family safe. Vlad is given superhuman strength and agility, but his new gifts come at the highest price: his humanity. Dracula Untold hits theaters October 10, but The A.V. Club has the opportunity for you to attend an early screening on October 7, here in Chicago. For a chance to receive event passes simply follow the link here and enter your information. Forty lucky participants will win passes good for two. Remember, seating at the event is first come, first serve, so arrive early! A synopsis and trailer for the film can be found below.
“Almost an entire century after the world’s first cinematic introduction to Dracula placed audiences under his haunting spell, the studio that pioneered the genre reawakens one of legend’s most captivating figures in an action-adventure that heralds a pulse-pounding rebirth of the age of monsters. Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 6, The Hobbit series) transforms from the cursed man history knows as Vlad the Impaler to an all-powerful creature of the night in Universal Pictures’ Dracula Untold, the origin story of the alluring immortal we have come to fear as the sun sets: Dracula.”