Scared of the dark? Then this Halloween treat is probably not for you.
Two fearless souls are being sought to spend the night inside Dracula’s castle this Oct. 31.
“Dracula” author Bram Stoker’s great-grandnephew Dacre Stoker is throwing open the doors to Bran Castle in Transylvania, Romania, for the lucky winners of an Airbnb contest.
Playing the role of “Dracula” character Jonathan Harker, he’ll greet them as they arrive by horse-drawn carriage to the castle ― where the 15th-century prince Vlad the Impaler, who inspired Stoker’s 1897 gothic horror story, once stayed.
He’ll then treat the duo to a candlelit dinner, before leading them to the crypt for their night’s sleep inside velvet-trimmed coffins. “I want to make it both realistic and show the legend in the wonderful country that birthed the whole thing,” Dacre Stoker told The Associated Press.
While the stay will undoubtedly be a dream (or nightmare) come true for fans of the Irish writer’s terrifying novel, guests must still abide by certain house rules.
Garlic or garlic-scented items are forbidden, as is silver jewelry and making any “cross” signs during the stay. They must also “close all curtains before sunrise” and avoid taking mirror selfies. “The count is not a fan.”
To have a chance of becoming the first people to stay overnight at the castle since 1948, entrants have to state what they’d say to Count Dracula if they ended up coming “face-to-fang” with him.
“Show us your vampiric wit,” Airbnb urges on its website. The entry window closes on Oct. 26. See more pictures of the castle here:
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