For many years the legend of Dracula has been inextricably linked with Whitby, here this CGI film shows why. Created in a first person walk-through style this film leads the viewer, through a realistic Abbey, adding in mysterious crypts and an altar.
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- Write 1st person account of the approach to the abbey. Build tension by focusing on the sounds heard and the effect they have on the narrator.
- Include feelings of 1 or 2 characters as they make their way up the path, perhaps referring to local legends.
- Describe the statues, use imagery and personification to make it sound like the statues are watching you.
- End the narrative on a cliff hanger when the altar is found.
- Write a newspaper report describing the discovery of the previously unknown crypt. (Whitby Abbey doesn't actually have one)
- Write the story as a diary or journal which abruptly ends and is completed in a different hand, perhaps the hand of Dracula himself. Include a prologue describing how and when the diary was found.
- Write the narrative through the eyes of Dracula himself, perhaps he is aggrieved at the people visiting 'his' abbey.
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