(Shocktober Overtime) Powers of Darkness (1900)

enjoyablemore interesting than good
body horrorno
violence toward animalsno
Bechdel-Wallace testmaybe
Mako Mori testfailed
X was the real YIt turns out humanity was the real official bootleg

This is the English translation of the Icelandic translation of Dracula.

The existence of this book is really interesting, as is the preface stuff detailing it. So I'm glad I read this, but the book itself is weird. The travelling to and staying at the castle section is like 60% longer than Dracula and the rest of the book is 90% shorter. It feels astoundingly rushed and low-stakes at the end. Oddly, kind of like Nosferatu (but even more so).