Going around social media right now is the news that Airbnb is sponsoring a contest that will allow two people to sleep in Bran Castle, home to the infamous Vlad the Impaler, on Halloween night. Winner will arrive at the castle in horse-drawn carriages, and after dinner, the pair will be shown to their coffins for the night. Pretty scary idea, for some people I suppose.
Probably the coolest thing is that the event will be hosted by Dacre Stoker, descendant of Bram Stoker who penned the original novel. Even better, Stoker will be in character as Jonathan Harker from the novel. The idea is to essentially recreate the old tale of horror, spinning an evening of tense terror to remember.
Personally, I’d probably be grinning from ear to ear the whole time.
Of course, the article can’t give away everything about the experience, and ends with a cheesy but promising “Might Count Dracula himself show up on Oct. 31?” I think that would be alright, since what are the chances he’ll think to look in coffins for living people? Seems like the safest place to sleep to me!