Four foreign exchange students, on a research expedition, retrace a journey taken by Vlad Tepes' through the Carpathian Mountains. Two of them are American brother & sister, one is an English guy who wishes he lived 500 years earlier, and the other woman is a native of the country. She carries with her an ancient amulet, which once belonged to The Impaler. This amulet at first causes her to see some events in Vlad's life. It also brings from the past a woman named Ilona. And, of course, it brings forth Dracula himself, who desires to have the trinket. The only way to put the vampire to rest is to return the amulet to his hidden tomb. This is a very well produced, good looking movie with top notch actors. Brad Dourif has a brief role as the professor who put the students on their journey and Billy Zane does an understated performance as 'Adrian', whose job is to watch over the group and protect the amulet. Francesco Quinn portrays Vlad, and it is perhaps one of the most menacing portrayals of Dracula I've seen. VLAD is a surprisingly original and intriguing Dracula tale that you'll find a cut above the rest.Written and directed by Michael Sellers.