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Who is Dracula's son as mentioned in the song Monster Mash?

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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Was there a supernatural reason Dracula required a ship to reach England in Stoker?

According to Van Helsing in Bram Stoker's book, Dracula " .... It is said, too, that he can only pass running water at the slack or the flood of the tide...." In some versions of vampire ...
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When did Dracula first say Blah Blah Blah?

It looks like it's 1952 or 1953, with Lugosi playing a parody of himself. Which leads to our second theory. Several listeners suggested that the phrase first appeared in a 1952 Bela Lugosi film ...
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What does Van Helsing mean by "Dracula has a child-brain"?

He means that the Count's memory didn't completely survive his death; he's still "developing", the way a child would be (emphasis mine): "Well, in him the brain powers survived the physical death. ...
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Coachman in Dracula (1931) do we know for sure he was Dracula himself?

It's Dracula - and it's a cinematic tradition with at least 3 examples. Nosferatu. Dracula. And the other Dracula. (With apologies to Bob Newhart.) Edit: the novel makes it all but certain the ...
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In Van Helsing (2004) why can't Dracula be killed by staking but his brides can?

In this universe Dracula is immune to the usual things that kill vampires. There's no good explanation offered, other than that if he wasn't immune to them, he would have already been dead (or rather ...
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Given that the earth Dracula sleeps on must have been consecrated, why does holy water ruin it?

Here are Van Helsing's words as he produces the consecrated host which he will use to render the boxes of soil uninhabitable for Dracula: "And now, my friends, we have a duty here to do. We must ...
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What is the backstory to Gabriel Van Helsing?

According to the wiki, the implication is that Van Helsing was/is actually the archangel Gabriel, who has spent centuries on Earth, including a time where he was close with Dracula. During his time ...
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Story with time-traveling vampires

Could it Brian Aldiss's Dracula Unbound? That does feature vampires travelling through time, as well as Bram Stoker, Dracula, and a nuclear bomb going off in prehistoric times. In the barren dust ...
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Was Dracula going to let Harker leave at some point?

There's no indication that Dracula ever expected Harker to leave Transylvania. Harker realizes quite quickly that the Count has made him a prisoner, well before he's given the Count any reason to ...
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What is the origin of Mina Harker being Dracula's wife?

Mina Harker was not the reincarnation of Dracula's wife in the original novel. As I remember, in the Dark Shadows TV series there may have been a plot in which Victoria Winters in the 1960s was ...
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In BBC's Dracula series, how did Dracula and Van Helsing end up having sex at the center of the Sun?

It’s a dream In the final scene she says: This isn’t real. This is a dream. Dracula responds: Of course it is. We saw in the previous episode that while drinking blood, Dracula is able to ...
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What is the backstory to Gabriel Van Helsing?

During their final confrontation, Dracula makes the following statement to Van Helsing: Did I mention that it was you who murdered me? It must be such a burden... such a curse... to be the Left ...
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Did Arthur Holmwood learn of the other three blood transfusions from Dr. Seward's diary?

At the end of chapter XV, when Dr. Van Helsing tries to reason with Arthur about cutting of Un-Dead Lucy's head, he mentions that he gave a blood transfusion: “But, I beseech you, do not go forth in ...
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First story in which Dracula specifically was resurrected from having been killed by one of the prescribed methods?

The 1966 Hammer film, Dracula: Prince of Darkness has Dracula revived by a blood ritual. A prologue replays the final scenes from Dracula, in which Doctor Van Helsing destroys Count Dracula by ...
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Does Dracula (or regular vampires) burn in sunlight if they're in bat form?

There are simply too many different versions of Dracula and vampire lore in general to be able to answer this properly. I can at least say that in Bram Stoker's original Dracula novel, Count Dracula ...
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Why did the driver stop and go to the blue flames?

Dracula spoke the truth to Harker that the blue flames revealed buried gold. When Harker sneaked into Dracula's chamber in Chapter 4, he found gold coins, forged over various centuries, that looked ...
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What is the origin of Mina Harker being Dracula's wife?

Dan Curtis' Dracula (1974 Television movie)? This made-for-TV version of Dracula was directed by Dan Curtis, the man who brought us Dark Shadows, and as M.A. Golding pointed out in his answer, I think ...
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Details about the "I Am Dracula" young adult book

The second part can be answered simply as yes. Both books are by the same author as per the blurb for I Am Frankenstein Andersson continues the bestselling tradition of I Am Dracula with the ...
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What are the emotional characteristics of Dracula from Bram Stoker's original novel?

I always understood his emotions to be a bit in conflict with themselves. Dracula as a character and as a being is a representation of Stroker’s views on society. Published during the Romantic period, ...
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In Dracula, what does the quote "Despair has its own calms" mean?

"Despair has its own calm" means when there is no hope; there are no expectations. We do not expect or think what we deserve and what we get. We just make peace with flow.
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