Don’t Knock on That Door!
By: Drac Von Stoller
Copyright November 13, 2014 by Drac Von Stoller
It was a day like any other day until curious teens knocked on the door of Bartholomew Manor. It was given the nickname “Dead Manor,” because of the hell that went on behind closed doors. No one suspected anything was going on at the manor until too many people came up missing.
Legend has it that a man by the name of Bartholomew that owned the manor went a little crazy after his wife was murdered and was found hanging by the neck from their crystal chandelier. It was going to be their first anniversary together at the beautiful manor they had just purchased. Bartholomew just purchased a one carat diamond ring and a bouquet of flowers along with some wine to celebrate their occasion, but when he opened the door expecting his beautiful wife to greet him with a smile instead his whole world came crashing down. Bartholomew dropped the flowers and wine from his hands and rushed over to the chandelier frantically trying to cut the rope that was tied around her soft beautiful neck, but when he was able to free her she was already dead. Bartholomew dropped to his knees sobbing and holding her in his arms like a baby saying “Why! Why! Dear lord did this have to happen to her?”
The police were called out to investigate the murder but after an intense investigation no one was brought to justice for her murder. Bartholomew was never the same from that day forward he went into a deep depression and the once beautiful manor that stood on five acres of land turned to ruin. Bartholomew never remarried because he could never love another woman like he loved her.
As the years went by Bartholomew is said to have went mad and killed over a dozen people at his manor by boiling their bodies and eating them. Finally, the police were called in because of the stench that the neighbors got a whiff of when the wind blew in the direction of their homes. The police tried to arrest him, but he had no plans on spending his remaining days behind bars so he dove head first in the large barrel of boiling water that his victims were put in, and all that was left of Bartholomew was his scalded bloody body.
After further investigation of the manor skulls and bones were found strewn throughout the dilapidated manor. The manor was boarded up and a sign was placed on the front door that read “No trespassing! Keep out!” Throughout the years curious teenagers broke into the manor to spend the night and tell ghost stories. The manor is said to be haunted and anyone that spends the night in the manor either went missing and also it is been said that screams and moaning can be heard from inside the manor. Every time the police would go investigate the haunted manor the large container will be filled with boiling water with a teenager dead inside. Finally, after too many frequent visits to the manor and more bodies found inside the large barrel of boiling water the manor was bulldozed to the ground, but the screams, moans and a man’s eerie laugh can still be heard in the wind echoing to the nearby homes and keep the fear in them to stay away from where the manor once stood. On occasions the ghostly manor reappears and then disappears by morning. So, if you happen to be driving by where the manor once stood you just might get a glimpse of the manor and hear Bartholomew’s creepy laugh along with some screams and moans.
Drac Von Stoller’s imagination and fascination for the Horror genre began when he was a little boy watching his favorite actors such as Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and Bela Lugosi on his little black and white television alone in his dark room. Drac would watch these horror movies for hours and build model kits of his favorite characters like Dracula, Wolfman, Frankenstein and even the Munster’s car from his favorite television series. Then as time went on and nothing was left to the imagination in the new horror movies, Drac still loved watching the old movies he so loved as a little boy. Then as Drac became an adult he decided one day that he would write a short story in the horror genre and let some of his friends read it and see what they thought. Drac’s first short story was titled “Death in the Wilderness,” which would be considered flash fiction but this would be Drac’s test to see if he was destined to be an author. Sure enough when people read “Death in the Wilderness” they loved it but couldn’t understand why Drac didn’t keep on with the story but Drac knew all along that if what they read was so good then Drac has succeeded. This gave Drac the confidence he needed to keep on writing more and more short stories. The rest is history Drac has now written 155 short stories to date that have been downloaded in 133 Countries and has finished working on Volume VI of the same title.
Author of 31 Horrifying Tales From The Dead Volumes I, II, III, IV, V & VI.
187 Short Stories with over 674,175 downloads in 133 Countries around the World.
1,936 Audio Books sold to date through retailers Audible, Amazon & iTunes.
172 Videos on YouTube viewed in 125 Countries.
Bloody Mary, The Babysitter and the Man Upstairs, The Haunted Mirror, The Doll, The Clown Statue, The Zombie Bride, The Vanishing Hitchhiker starring Clint Eastwood’s daughter Kimber Lynn, No More Mr. Nice Guy and Dracula: The Legend Lives. Stills from Bloody Mary, The Babysitter and the Man Upstairs, The Haunted Mirror, The Doll, The Clown Statue and The Vanishing Hitchhiker can be viewed on Drac Von Stoller’s “New” website at
Record downloads of 45,327 in the month of March 2015 of his short stories from 12 Retailers.
Record Download day of 1,562 on March 11, 2015 on Google Play & Books with 175 Stories in the Top Selling in 29 Categories.
Drac Von Stoller had a great day on December 18, 2014 with over 22,000 views on his Google Plus page.
113,136 views on my Google + page to date.
Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter connections below is a list of some of the great connections that have connected with Drac Von Stoller.
Linda Blair- Regan in The Exorcist
Ari Lehman- Jason in Friday the 13 th Part I
Betsy Palmer- Jason’s Mother in Friday the 13th
Ken Kirzinger- Jason in Jason vs. Freddy
Warrington Gillette- Jason in Friday the 13 th Part II
Dick Wieand- Jason in Friday the13th Part V
Barbie Wilde- Female Cenobite in Hellraiser II
Simon Bamford-Butterball Cenobite in Hellraiser
Nicholas-Burman-Vince-Chatterer Cenobite in Hellraiser I & II
Tony Moran- Michael Myers in Halloween I
Victor Miller-wrote screenplay for Friday the 13th part I
Jim Krut- Zombie in the original Dawn of the Dead
John Russo- Co-creator of the original Night of the Living Dead and also played a Zombie.
Tyler Mane- Halloween Remake by Rob Zombie- played Michael Myers
Dan Yeager- Leatherface in Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D.
Bill Johnson- Leatherface in Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
Tony Todd- The Candyman, Final Destination
Dee Wallace- played in movies E.T., The Howling, 10, Halloween 2007, Stepford Wives.
Kimber Lynn Eastwood- Clint Eastwood’s daughter starring in my film The Vanishing Hitchhiker.
America’s Most Haunted
Darren Kavinoky- Host of Deadly Sins, Did He Do It and Breaking Point on Discovery ID.
Christopher Saint Booth-11 Award winner. Producer, Director, Composer and Production Designer of films, TV and documentaries for Syfy Channel.
Roger Fisher- co-founder of the rock group Heart.
Dr. Steven M. Greer- Founder of The Disclosure Project, The Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence and The Orion Project and Sirius Technology Advanced Research.
DJ King Assassin- an American musician, rapper, record producer & DJ. He has produced music with Tupac Shakur, Shock G, Wyclef Jean, Thug Life, Ice-T, Eazy E, Akron and more.
Susan Bennett- the voice of “Siri” on Apples iPhones and voice on VOX
Jessica Headley- Main Anchor at Fox News First and Fox News Midday
Kraptor- Thrash Metal Band in Venezuela played at Monsters of Rock in 2010
Methane-Thrash Metal Band in Sweden.
Dave Coulier- played Joey Gladstone on ABC’s Full House & Host of America’s Funniest People & World’s Funniest Videos.
Brent Fischer- President of Clavo Records and Grammy winning Producer/Musician/Arranger Credits on over 30 million albums worldwide as Producer/Arranger/Musician for Michael Jackson, Usher, Al Jarreau, Eric Benet, Prince and many others.
Eddie Yang-who has worked for the past twenty-five years as a sculptor/designer in the film industry. Eddie got his start with Academy Award Winning make-up effects artist Rick Baker in 1987. Eddie got to work on some great films such as Men in Black I & II, Iron Man, Fantastic Four, Indiana Jones 4, Robo Cop, Superman, Dark Knight, Alien, Avatar, Evil Dead 2 and many others.
Zack Ward- Actor in the movies Transformers (2007), A Christmas Story (1983) and Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004).
Jason Hawes- Syfy's Ghost Hunters
Salon News Media (Online Magazine that has 15 Million Monthly Visitors) – Staff Critic Laura Miller “Interviewed” Drac Von Stoller on Wednesday August 13, 2014 about his experience as an indie author.
A Haunting at Winchester Grove Mansion was downloaded in the UK on Amazon 1,229 times at the last two weeks of March 2014.
- Number 1 in US for 6 months solid and in Top 2 to date and been Number 1 in 25 Countries on and off since July 2013 and is in 51 Countries total across the globe on iBooks Top Free Ghost Stories.
Drac’s first book 31 Horrifying Tales from The Dead has been Number 2 twice on iBooks Top Paid Ghost Stories in the US and Number 1 in New Zealand.
Here is a list of [Drac Von Stoller’s *]stories and books that have made it to Number [*1 *]to date on[ iBooks Top Free Ghost & Horror and Top Paid Ghost.*]
[+ Top Ghost- iBooks +]
[– #1 *]in[ New Zealand*]
[+ 33 Number 1 Top Horror & Ghost- iBooks +]
#1 *]in [*Japan, Chile *]and [*Dominican Republic
[* #1 ]in [*Denmark *]and [*Australia]
– #1 *]in [*Czech Republic, Honduras, Sweden, Italy, Ecuador
-#1 *]in [*Romania
– #1 in Australia
– #1 *]in [*UK, New Zealand, Canada and Switzerland
[– #1 *]in[ Venezuela*]
– #1 *]in [*US, Malta, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Romania, Mexico, Italy, Canada, Greece, Dominican Republic, Denmark, Switzerland, Belgium, Ireland, Slovenia, France, Columbia, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, Austria, UK.
-#1 *]in [*Ireland
#1 *]in [*Romania, Poland, Ireland *]and [*Belgium
#1 *]in [*Canada
#1 *]in [*Canada
*]#[*1 *]in [*Canada *]and [*Ireland
#1 *]in [*Canada
#1 *]in [*Italy
– #1 in Australia
#1 in Slovenia
#1 in New Zealand and Dominican Republic
- #1 *]in [*Finland
- #1 *]in [*Canada
- #1 *]in [*Australia
#1 *]in [*Canada
#1 *]in [*Canada
– #1 *]in [*Hungary
#1 in Malta
-#1 in Luxembourg & Cyprus
- #1 in Netherlands
#1 in Romania
#1 in New Zealand
#1 in New Zealand
-#1 in Romania
#1 in New Zealand
Drac Von Stoller’s Short Story “Bloody Mary” was downloaded “1,006” times in 1 day on September 30, 2013 on iTunes.
Drac Von Stoller’s Short Story “Bloody Mary” was downloaded “1,329” times in 1 day on October 31, 2013on iBooks.
On February 18, 2014 Drac Von Stoller had a great moment in Canada on iBooks Top Free Ghost Stories, his story “Bloody Mary” went Number 1 again then it got even better 25 of his stories came out of nowhere and were in the top 38, then he started scrolling down the chart and seen red down arrows on over 30 stories from other authors because of his 25 stories pushing his competition down the charts. Don’t think this accomplishment has ever happened for any other author in one day. I did do a screen shot on this because it was too good to be true but it happened.
On August 24, 2015 Drac Von Stoller had another great day on iBooks in Romania with 24 of his short stories in the Top 30 in Horror and 30 in the Top 30 in Ghost.
On September 2015 Drac Von Stoller had another great day on iBooks in Top Paid Ghost in New Zealand with Kill Me Dead! At #1, 31 Horrifying Tales from The Dead Volume 1 at #2, Volume #4 at #3, Volume #3 at #4, 5 Short Stories at #5, 4 Short Stories at #6, Campfire Tales at #7 and The Séance at #8.
Also on Shakespir when Drac Von Stoller released 29 of his 31 stories from Volume 5 from 2/1-2/6/14 he had 1,100 downloads in 6 days and his story “Obsessed” reached the 100th download the quickest than any other story he has put out.
has become Drac Von Stoller’s Number 2 Retailer with 14,774 downloads in the month of October 2014.
is Drac Von Stoller’s Number 1 retailer with averaging up to 40,000 downloads per month with 176 in the Top Selling on Google Play & Books in 29 Categories.
Drac Von Stoller was featured along with 30 plus other Authors in Audible.com 2012 Halloween Promotion and came in 4th in Sales and was the only Author to have 5 Audio Books in the promotion.
Drac Von Stoller Short Story Retailers- Amazon, iTunes, Google Books & Play, Barnes & Noble, Shakespir, Page Foundry, Oyster, Flipkart, Diesl, Kobo, Baker & Taylor Blio.
- Amazon, Audible & iTunes.
- Buzz Feed, Stumble Upon, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Reddit, Twitter, Blogspot, LinkedIn, My Website, YouTube, Shakespir, Amazon Author Page US & UK.
Websites- dracvonstoller.wix.com/drac & dracvonstoller.wix.com/films
Audio Books- audible.com/dracvonstoller
Short Stories- Shakespir.com/profile/view/dracvonstoller
It was a day like any other day until curious teens knocked on the door of Bartholomew Manor. It was given the nickname â€œDead Manor,â€ because of the hell that went on behind closed doors. No one suspected anything was going on at the manor until too many people came up missing. Legend has it that a man by the name of Bartholomew that owned the manor went a little crazy after his wife was murdered and was found hanging by the neck from their crystal chandelier. It was going to be their first anniversary together at the beautiful manor they had just purchased. Bartholomew just purchased a one carat diamond ring and a bouquet of flowers along with some wine to celebrate their occasion, but when he opened the door expecting his beautiful wife to greet him with a smile instead his whole world came crashing down.