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Dracula swims in pool of blood in terrifying new pictures as BBC confirm release date

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The BBC has dropped fresh pics of the hotly-anticipated and terrifying adaptation of Dracula, which is set to land on television screens on New Year’s Day.

Two frightening snaps show Claes Bang as the menacing Count swimming in a sea of blood.

Yep, we’re not going to be able to sleep either.

The upcoming production has been brought to us by the Beeb and Netflix and the first trailer arrived back in October – and it’s every bit as scary as we’d imagined.

The freaky clip saw Claes in action as the historical vampire and showed him meeting what looks like his next victim, as he grabbed a young man by the face and told him to ‘try and stay calm’.

Although the teaser is under a minute in length, it’s packed to the brim with satanic nuns brandishing knives, a whole load of gore and a bloodcurdling scream enough to keep us from sleeping for days.

Dracula will run across three nights on BBC One, with the first episode, titled The Rules Of The Beast, arriving on New Year’s Day.

Blood Vessel is the name given to the second episode, while the third has been christened The Dark Compass.

The new series will ‘re-introduce the world to Dracula, the vampire who made evil sexy.’

The synopsis adds: ‘In Transylvania in 1897, the blood-drinking Count is drawing his plans against Victorian London. And be warned: the dead travel fast.’

We’re scared and excited.

Dracula kicks off on New Year’s Day at 9pm on BBC One.

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