By Alison Geisler
11:35 AM EDT, October 23, 2013
Fans of vampires (real ones, not that sparkly BS), literature and Halloween should take notice of what the Garde Arts Center is doing on Oct. 27. The Center and Historic Haunts present Vampires of New England & Dacre Stoker on Stoker. Yes, that Stoker. Learn about the history of vampires, see a premiere of the film The Tillinghast Nightmare, and get up close and personal with Bram Stoker's great grand-nephew Dacre. The Tillinghast Nightmare is a documentary directed by Alec Asten about the Tillinghast family of Rhode Island, that saw its children dying one by one after Stutely Tillinghast dreamed that half of his orchard was destroyed. After daughter Sarah fell ill and died, the rest of Stutely's kids also passed, and believing that Sarah had become a vampire, Stutely dug up her body, cut out her heart and burned it. Dacre Stoker will speak about his family's relationship with vampires. Dress up like one of the blood suckers and have a good time.
Vampires of New England & Dacre Stoker on Stoker
Oct. 27, 7 p.m., $15, Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London, (860) 444-7373, gardearts.org.
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