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I loved watching horror films on TV in the company of my siblings and parents when I was little - never alone. But I always covered my eyes with both hands at the height of the suspense. I was curious as to what happened and yet I did not want to bear witness to those horrible things that happened in the film which in my innocence I believed all to be true - ie., reality and fiction were one and the same. I could not sleep easily as I was afraid the horror would continue in my dreams. I grew up sleeping all covered from head to feet by blanket. That strange habit only changed when I entered high school. Classic black and white vampire movies shown as retro films were most frightening for me. Perhaps I associated them with stories about blood sucking monsters of the dark night in Philippine mythology. Christopher Lee - the British actor who also played Saruman the evil sorcerer in Lord of the Rings Trilogy - has been famous early in his career for his role as Count Dracula in series of Hammer Horror films. Hungarian actor Bela Lugosi preceded Lee in this role and starred in early vampire stage plays and films - long before we have the present craze for Twilight, True Bloods and all vampire-themed modern fictions. Although I have little recall watching Lugosi since most of the dracula movies I saw featured Lee as the count from Transylvania, this set of triples are my tribute to these two actors who put to life a role that scared the hell out of me during my childhood. Took portraits of existing images of the actors against my DIY pseudo-revolog film. Created the third layer of Manila street vignettes for mere textures and colors.

lakandula This photo was shot on film. Taken by lakandula with a Lomography Supersampler (available in our Online Shop) loaded with Agfa precisa 100 film in Muntinlupa + Manila, Philippines. These tags describe this photo: monsters, triples, lightning, street, xpro, cana1, frankendalek, and vampire. Date: 2012-07-28. Time: Morning. This photo can also be found in the album Blood Suckers.

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