If you’re looking for blood-sucking creatures of the night, this picture isn’t for you. Instead of rehashing creepy crawly vampire cliches, it attempts to bring to life the historical figure on whom Bram Stoker based his famous monster. The story begins as Vlad Tepes (convincingly played by one-time soap hunk Rudolf Martin) Vlad the Impaler, as he was later known explaining his life’s choices to a board of Greek Orthodox priests, who are deciding whether or not to excommunicate him. In flashback, we see this prince of Romania’s attempt to rescue his homeland from the Muslim Turks. As youths, he and his brother are kidnapped by the Turks, and while in c...