The Transylvania Times -

Editor Bites Into Role - Brevard, NC


October 26, 2017

Michael Rogers

John Lanier has played the official role of Dracula at Halloweenfest for several years.

Halloween and Transylvania go together like ghosts and goblins, and no character is more closely associated with Transylvania than Dracula.

For the past several years, John Lanier, editor of The Transylvania Times, has played the official role of Dracula, making his grand entrance either by hearse or horse-drawn carriage.

"I'm one of the few people who has probably ridden in the back of a hearse and lived to talk about it," he said.

He undertook the role several years ago when Madrid Zimmerman, then executive director of the Heart of Brevard, and Sandy Hosey were looking for someone to d...

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