Just been listening to the song Monster Mash and it mentions Dracula having a son

The zombies were having fun
The party had just begun
The guests included Wolf-Man, Dracula, and his son
The scene was rocking, all were digging the sounds

I've seen a couple of versions of Dracula on screen but I've never read the book....is there a mention in the book of him having any offspring?

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    Maybe "and his son" was thrown in simply to rhyme with "having fun", two lines prior. I mean, they could have used "and a hot-cross bun", but that wouldn't have matched the music...
    – FreeMan
    Commented Feb 26 at 15:41
  • As for novel Dracula having a son, at one point is mentioned that he has descendants, possibly down to the present time. Commented Feb 27 at 5:54

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The song’s references are often based on popular movies from the previous thirty years rather than on books.

This is likely a reference to the 1943 film Son of Dracula, which starred Lon Chaney, Jr.

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    @ToddWilcox - I'm not doubting that there was a film called Son of Dracula. I'm wanting proof that that's what the song is referring to.
    – Valorum
    Commented Feb 26 at 12:46
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    Sadly, the author died in 2007, so we can't ask him. :-/
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented Feb 26 at 14:18
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    And the other author died in 1988.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented Feb 26 at 14:20
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    The classic monster movie trio (Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolfman) got lots of spinoff sequels: son of, bride of, etc. This is the phenomenon "Young Frankenstein" is a parody of.
    – davolfman
    Commented Feb 26 at 18:26
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    @Valorum no, I have no proof or evidence, and will gladly defer to anyone who does. But I suspected the OP was unaware of this film, which even in the 1960s was probably the obvious reference (correct or not). Commented Feb 27 at 2:15

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