Image's Dear Dracula Adapted To TV, Will Air Later This Month

Dear Dracula

, a 2008 original graphic novel from Image Comics by Joshua Williamson and Vicente "Vinny" Navarete, has been adapted to an animated feature film, which will air on Cartoon Network on October 16 at 7 p.m. (ET, PT) as part of the cable channel's "Spooky Specials" Halloween programming.

A press release for the movie describes it as "A scarily sweet story of a young boy named Sam who loves horror films and vampires so much that he writes to Dracula for Christmas instead of Santa Claus....Sam gets an unexpected reply to his letter when Dracula himself shows up on his doorstep, ready to make Sam's dream of being a vampire come true."

The film is produced by Kickstart Productions (Voltron Force, Wolverine and the X-Men, The Amazing Screw-On Head), with a screenplay by Brad Birch (Johnny Test). It stars Ray Liotta as Dracula, Nathan Gamble as Sam, Ariel Winters as Emma, Emilio Estevez as Renfield and Marion Ross as Grandma.