Semin Neurol 1998; 18(2): 267-273
DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1040895

© 1998 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc.

Pearls and Pitfalls in the Horror Cinema

Robert M. Pascuzzi
  • Department of Neurology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana
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Publication Date:
19 March 2008 (online)


Observations on the neurologic signs and symptoms of Count Dracula, Wolfman, and Frankenstein's Monster are presented as viewed by a specialist in neuromuscular disease. Key clinical features of these horror movie figures illustrate a variety of pearls in the diagnosis of a variety of neurologic disorders, including porphyria, lead poisoning, osteosclerotic myeloma, and myasthenia gravis.