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6th May '16 10:10:11 AM FungusFromYuggoth
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* The foremost advocate of the Überwald was Film/{{Hammer|Horror}} Films. They set most of their many versions of ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' and ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'', along with several other movie horrors, in some Victorian never-never-land, not quite Germany, not quite Transylvania, not quite anywhere else between France and Russia. Hammer didn't make all this up. In the 19th Century, much of eastern Europe had German-speaking upper classes with peasants, villagers, and travelers who could be Germans, Slavs, Magyars, Turks, Jews or Gypsies.

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* The foremost advocate of the Überwald was Film/{{Hammer|Horror}} Films. They set most of their many versions of ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' and ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'', along with several other movie horrors, in some Victorian never-never-land, not quite Germany, not quite Transylvania, not quite anywhere else between France and Russia. Hammer didn't make all this up. In the 19th Century, much of eastern Europe had German-speaking upper classes with peasants, villagers, and travelers who could be Germans, Slavs, Magyars, Turks, Jews or Gypsies.Romani.
6th May '16 10:09:25 AM FungusFromYuggoth
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* The foremost advocate of the Überwald was Film/{{Hammer|Horror}} Films. They set most of their many versions of ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' and ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'', along with several other movie horrors, in some Victorian never-never-land, not quite Germany, not quite Transylvania, not quite anywhere else between France and Russia. Hammer didn't make all this up. In the 19th Century, much of eastern Europe had German-speaking upper classes with peasants, villagers, and travelers who could be Germans, Slavs, Magyars, Turks, or Gypsies.

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* The foremost advocate of the Überwald was Film/{{Hammer|Horror}} Films. They set most of their many versions of ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' and ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'', along with several other movie horrors, in some Victorian never-never-land, not quite Germany, not quite Transylvania, not quite anywhere else between France and Russia. Hammer didn't make all this up. In the 19th Century, much of eastern Europe had German-speaking upper classes with peasants, villagers, and travelers who could be Germans, Slavs, Magyars, Turks, Jews or Gypsies.



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25th Feb '16 6:16:22 PM AcePedro
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* ''Film/VanHelsing''.

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* ''Film/VanHelsing''.''Film/VanHelsing'', being mostly set in Transylvania, and parodying both {{Hammer Horror}} and {{Universal Horror}}.
3rd Feb '16 7:24:30 AM billybobfred
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*** One old and particularly GenreSavvy vampire even {{lampshade|Hanging}}s his own lifestyle. He lives in Dontgonearthe Castle. (With typical TouristTrap signs posted along the road: "Just 2 miles to Dontgonearthe Castle," "Last chance to not go near the castle," etc.)

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*** One old and particularly GenreSavvy vampire even {{lampshade|Hanging}}s his own lifestyle. He lives in Dontgonearthe Castle. (With typical TouristTrap tourist trap signs posted along the road: "Just 2 miles to Dontgonearthe Castle," "Last chance to not go near the castle," etc.)
8th Jan '16 9:49:36 PM Vios
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* In ''VideoGame/GemsOfWar'', Ghulvania (one of the numerous kingdoms you can visit) is ruled by evil vampire lords who keep the population terrorised. The "vania" part of the name is presumably a nod to Transylvania.
5th Jan '16 6:08:28 PM Catbert
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* Shana Abé's ''DrakonSeries'' depicts the Carpathain mountains of Transylvania as the ancestral home of [[OurDragonsAreDifferent drakons]] rather than vampires. This might be because the name "Dracula" is based on Romanian world "Dracul" which means "dragon" and was derived from Prince Vlad II of Wallachia's membership in the Order of the Dragon.
29th Dec '15 4:26:05 AM Anddrix
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** SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom's Latveria fits this trope pretty well, especially in some of the earliest comic books. Doom's SupervillainLair is a creepy castle, although it is full of futuristic tech. Latveria was developed slightly after [[spoiler:Reed decides to invade]] although still very Überwald-ish. Everyone speaks a funny accent, there are plenty of gypsies and it seems as if most of the population are still living in thatched cottages. The place looks old-fashioned and quaint because that's the way Doom likes it, and the reason Latveria is full of UsefulNotes/{{Romani}}, is that Doom, being one himself, is much more sympathetic to them than other nations in the region.

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** SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom's Doctor Doom's Latveria fits this trope pretty well, especially in some of the earliest comic books. Doom's SupervillainLair is a creepy castle, although it is full of futuristic tech. Latveria was developed slightly after [[spoiler:Reed decides to invade]] although still very Überwald-ish. Everyone speaks a funny accent, there are plenty of gypsies and it seems as if most of the population are still living in thatched cottages. The place looks old-fashioned and quaint because that's the way Doom likes it, and the reason Latveria is full of UsefulNotes/{{Romani}}, is that Doom, being one himself, is much more sympathetic to them than other nations in the region.
10th Dec '15 6:55:14 AM Mhazard
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* The Cainhurst Castle of ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' is one, it is a foggy, dark East European castle inhabited by bloodthristy Cainhurst Knights. That said, in a world where ''everyone'' (including you) is a vampire, calling someone a vampire would be ''redundant''.
4th Nov '15 5:18:04 AM GnomeTitan
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''Überwald'' (spelled with an umlaut or as "Ueberwald" for those lacking a German keyboard), is [[TropeNamers named after]] the Literature/{{Discworld}} country; there is also an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%9Cberwald Überwald]] region in UsefulNotes/{{Germany}}, located within the Odenwald region where the eponymous Frankenstein castle resides. A direct translation would be "[[WhenTreesAttack Super Woods]]", yet the word is a German translation of ''"Transylvania"'' (a.k.a. Transsylvania in some spellings), "trans silvania" being Latin for "beyond the forest". Since medieval times, Transylvania has been home to three major population groups - Romanians, Hungarians (Székely) and Germans ("Siebenbürgen Saxons"), and thus most towns and places come with a German, Hungarian and Romanian name attached. Originally, it belonged to UsefulNotes/{{Hungary}}, up until World War I, and it had a lot of German settlers. In the treaty of Trianon it was transferred to UsefulNotes/{{Romania}} (the Hungarian name of Transylvania is ''Erdély'', coming from ''Erdő-elve'' meaning the same thing as the Latin; the Romanian is either the more traditional ''Ardeal'' or just ''Transilvania'').

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''Überwald'' (spelled with an umlaut or as "Ueberwald" for those lacking a German keyboard), is [[TropeNamers named after]] the Literature/{{Discworld}} country; there is also an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%9Cberwald Überwald]] region in UsefulNotes/{{Germany}}, located within the Odenwald region where the eponymous Frankenstein castle resides. A direct translation would be "Over Forest" or perhaps "[[WhenTreesAttack Super Woods]]", yet the word is a German translation of ''"Transylvania"'' (a.k.a. Transsylvania in some spellings), "trans silvania" being Latin for "beyond the forest". Since medieval times, Transylvania has been home to three major population groups - Romanians, Hungarians (Székely) and Germans ("Siebenbürgen Saxons"), and thus most towns and places come with a German, Hungarian and Romanian name attached. Originally, it belonged to UsefulNotes/{{Hungary}}, up until World War I, and it had a lot of German settlers. In the treaty of Trianon it was transferred to UsefulNotes/{{Romania}} (the Hungarian name of Transylvania is ''Erdély'', coming from ''Erdő-elve'' meaning the same thing as the Latin; the Romanian is either the more traditional ''Ardeal'' or just ''Transilvania'').
1st Nov '15 9:36:59 PM McJeff
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** In the canon episode "Sideshow Bob Roberts", the Springfield Republican Party had their meetings in a spooky castle in a place like this. (One member of the group being a vampire-like creature; the episode seemed to be one big TakeThat against the GOP and Conservative policies in general.)

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** In the canon episode "Sideshow Bob Roberts", the Springfield Republican Party had their meetings in a spooky castle in a place like this. (One One member of the group being is even an [[LooksLikeOrlok Orlokian]] vampire who gets a vampire-like creature; the episode seemed to be one big TakeThat against the GOP and Conservative policies in general.)glass of blood instead of wine.
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