For horror fans around the world, Tony Todd is one of the most recognizable faces in the genre from his excellent performances in the CANDYMAN, HATCHET and FINAL DESTINATION franchises, as well as fright films such as NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (’90), WISHMASTER and more. However, if you don’t recognize Todd’s face, you’re damn sure to recognize his voice, which has nearly as prolific a career as the performer in its own right. So therefore it’s with great excitement that FANGORIA announce that Tony Todd will play one of the genre’s most iconic roles in Bleak December Inc.’s audio play production of DRACULA, to be released via FANGORIA Musick!
Executive produced by and starring Anthony D.P. Mann, DRACULA will be the first of several classic horror audio adaptations between FANGORIA Musick and Bleak December Inc., with Todd playing the titular role of Count Vlad Dracula. Mann, who will be filling the role of Van Helsing in the play, has previously worked on two titles for FANGORIA Musick: TERROR OF DRACULA as well as his adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe’s THE RAVEN, which featured Goblin’s Maurizio Guarini.
“I’m honored and thrilled to form a partnership with Bleak December Inc and FANGORIA Musick, in presenting the first of hopefully many audio recordings of classic horror characters,” says Todd. “First up perhaps most iconic of them all… Yes, I’m so proud to lend my voice to Bram Stoker’s DRACULA. ‘I walk among men…’ I wish to add to Lugosi’s legacy.”
Future audio releases planned by Bleak December include DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, FRANKENSTEIN, and THE HOUNDS OF BASKERVILLE. DRACULA will be available for download through Fangoria Musick in time for Halloween 2016. Stay tuned for more information about DRACULA and other Bleak December productions here at FANGORIA.com!