New Orleans is an American city in the U.S. state of Louisiana. It is a port city and the largest city in the state. The largest neighborhoods in New Orleans are the French Quarter and the Garden District. It is known for its French-Creole culture, as well as Cajun ethnicity and hosts the annual festival known as Mardi Gras, as well as other popular recreational venues including food and jazz festivals. New Orleans has proven to be a popular locale for the horror film genre, owing largely to the popularity of author Anne Rice and her 1976 novel Interview with the Vampire.
New Orleans became a major recurring setting in season five of the HBO series True Blood and was revealed to be the headquarters of the Vampire Authority. On one particularly gruesome evening of revelry, Russell Edgington, and other members of the reformed Authority became intoxicated after drinking the blood of vampire elder Lilith. They went into the French Quarter and gorged themselves on unsuspecting humans at a karakoke bar.
Dark Oaks was the name of an old plantation estate owned by the Caldwell family of New Orleans. It was previously owned by a retired military officer named Colonel Caldwell. Upon his death, Dark Oaks was passed down to his daughter, Katherine Caldwell. At this time, Katherine had been involved with a Hungarian nobleman named Count Alucard, whom she fell in love with and married. Alucard turned out to be a vampire and the son of the infamous Count Dracula. Katherine's former boyfriend, Frank Stanley, attempted to kill Alucard, but accidentally shot Katherine instead, killing her. After which, the estate was presumably inherited by her sister, Claire Caldwell.