Dracula, the infamous vampire, was brought to life by Bram Stoker's 1897 novel, inspiring countless adaptations.

The character Dracula is loosely based on Vlad III, known as Vlad the Impaler, a 15th-century ruler with a fearsome reputation.

Stoker's novel is a cornerstone of the vampire genre, sparking a wave of vampire-themed stories and movies.

Dracula" means "son of the dragon" in Romanian, a nod to Vlad III's father, who was part of the Order of the Dragon.

Dracula's immortality and ability to manipulate fear have cemented his status as a timeless horror icon.

The portrayal of Dracula with sharp fangs and a sweeping cape has become iconic, shaping the vampire archetype.

Dracula's influence extends to music, art, and fashion, becoming a symbol of gothic and dark romanticism.

From silent films to modern TV series, Dracula's character has been portrayed by various actors in diverse interpretations.

Bran Castle in Romania, often referred to as "Dracula's Castle," attracts visitors intrigued by the legend.

Dracula's themes of eternal life, desire, and darkness continue to captivate audiences, evolving with the times.