Dracula

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Count Dracula is the title character and primary antagonist of Bram Stoker's 1897 Gothic horror novel Dracula. He is considered thus to be both the prototypical and the archetypical vampire in subsequent works of fiction. Some aspects of the character are believed to have been inspired by the 15th-century Romanian general and Wallachian Prince Vlad III the Impaler, who was also known as Dracula. Other character aspects have been added or altered in subsequent popular media fictional works. The character has subsequently appeared frequently in popular culture, from films to animated media to breakfast cereals.

Literature[edit]

  • Dracula, the 1897 novel by Bram Stoker that tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so he may find new blood and spread the undead curse, and the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing

Films[edit]

Other related films[edit]

  • Nosferatu, a 1922 German silent film loosely based on Stoker's novel, directed by F. W. Murnau and starring Max Schreck
  • Van Helsing, a 2004 action film about demon hunter Van Helsing who must team up with the last Gypsy princess to kill Dracula and his brides
  • Hotel Transylvania, a 2012 animated film in which Count Dracula owns a hotel frequented by various monsters
  • Hotel Transylvania 2, a 2015 followup in which Count Dracula becomes a grandfather

Television[edit]

Video games[edit]

  • Castlevania (series), Castlevania is a long running video game series created and developed by Konami, about the generations of the Belmont clan, a family of vampire hunters who wield magical whips and other mystical items, and their war against the immortal vampire Dracula and his monstrous servants.

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