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"There's a fucking monster out there, and it was gonna eat our asses."
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A group of mercenaries at an archaeological digsite unleash Dracula.

Scott Whyte voices Simon and Fred Tatasciore voices both Flynn and Dracula. Based on the short story of the same name by Kirsten Cross.


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  • All There in the Script: The doctor's name is Wehunt according to the credits.
  • Bolivian Army Ending: The short ends with the group managing to kill Dracula and escape...only to stumble into an entire nest of more vampires.
  • Compressed Adaptation: A whole lot of the backstory is outright cut without a mention and only the action-packed elements of the original story remain. Ironically, the source material is the longest of all adapted stories.
  • Dracula: The monster is explicitly stated to be the Dracula, although he doesn't look like the Classical Movie Vampire.
  • Dramatic Ammo Depletion: Flynn's gun runs out of ammo while he's fighting Dracula. Not that the gun was really helping.
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  • Gender-Blender Name: Gary is a girl.
  • Groin Attack: Gary shoots off Dracula's dick with a shotgun just because she thinks it's funny. The monster then screeches in a high-pitched tone.
  • Explain, Explain... Oh, Crap!: At the end, Doctor Wehunt is explaining that their escape tunnel leads to more prison cells, probably cells for more... then he trails off as he realizes what's likely to be there.
  • Fantastically Indifferent: The mercs don't seem to be phased at all they are not only facing a real vampire, but Dracula himself.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: Dracula's genitals are readily apparent when he first shows up, and towards the end of the episode he gets shot there. It regenerates, but is apparently painful.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Dracula perfectly slices a victim in half, lengthwise.
  • I'm a Doctor, Not a Placeholder: When cornered by Dracula, Flynn demands Dr. Wehunt tells them what to do, to which the doctor responds that he's an archeologist, not a strategist. Flynn responds with that he's a mercenary, not Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but he's not whining about it either.
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  • Mad Bomber: Gary practically giggles at getting an excuse to use the C4 she brought.
  • Matchlight Danger Revelation: In this case lighting a road flare reveals more Ceiling Cling vampires.
  • Near-Miss Groin Attack: Dr. Wenhut just misses having his groin impaled by a broken stalactite.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Dracula appears at first as a giant, emaciated man, but after feeding rapidly turns into a monstrous bear-like entity.
  • Out of the Frying Pan: The team escapes Dracula and even kills him, only to find themselves cornered by a whole nest of vampires.
  • Outrun the Fireball: The team has to outrun the blast from Gary's C4; dialogue implies this is not the first time this has happened.
  • Punch-Clock Hero: The mercenary boss doesn't really care one way or the other about Dr. Wehunt's discovery. When asked if he could at least pretend to be excited, he draws a comparison between mercenaries and prostitutes: Acting like they're having fun costs extra.
  • Shout-Out: Flynn mentions Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
  • Stripped to the Bone:
    • The research assistant Dracula slices in half falls apart in layers.
    • Happens to Dracula courtesy of Gary's C4.
  • That Came Out Wrong: Flynn keeps making accidental innuendo while trying to get the other mercs to understand the seriousness of the situation, which Gary, to his frustration, constantly focuses on rather than the giant Dracula trying to kill them all.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Dracula's weakness is cats.
  • You Have GOT to Be Kidding Me!: The last words spoken by Flynn when he realizes they stumbled upon a nest of vampires.

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