Along the way, he feels that he is being watched by a tall and thin stranger possibly Count Dracula. The short story climaxes in an old graveyard, where the Englishman encounters a sleeping female vampire called Countess Dolingen in a marble tomb with a large iron stake driven into it. This malevolent and beautiful vampire awakens from her marble bier to conjure a snowstorm before being struck by lightning and returning to her eternal prison.
The passenger is cryptically warned by the innkeeper to abandon his trip until the next day, because deadly vampires appear between sunset and sunrise: We people of the mountains believe at the Castle there are vampires.
Dracula and his wives - they take the form of wolves and bats. They leave their coffins at night and they feed on the blood of the living.
It will protect you. As it gets darker, the coach presses on through the black, jagged mountains. The coffin lid slowly creaks opens and a hand snakes its way out.
A possum lurks next to another coffin. One of his undead brides also slowly opens her coffin with her hand. A gigantic bug, that looks like a wingless bee, crawls out of another coffin. The undead bride emerges by sitting upright within her coffin.
A possum descends into a skeleton-filled coffin. The first glimpse of Dracula, a year old vampire, is shocking. He is standing upright next to his coffin, wrapped tightly in an all-enveloping black cape. His ashen face with a piercing, unmoving, cold fixed gaze is illuminated with an unholy glow from the twilight and his black hair is slickly combed straight back.
Rats scurry about and wolves howl. Near midnight, the coach arrives. The terrified coach driver stops just long enough for his passenger to climb down at the bleak crossroads.
The driver hurriedly throws his luggage on the ground and then abandons him.
Sitting atop it, wrapped in a black cape, is a tall, silent figure staring straight ahead. The passenger nervously asks: The coachman Dracula himself has disappeared - morphed into a large gray bat that flaps its wings above the horses and appears to be guiding the carriage instead as it hurtles through the night.
Once the speeding coach arrives at the courtyard of the strange, crumbling castle, he steps off the coach and begins to indignantly protest against the driver: I say driver, what do you mean by going at this - However, he realizes there is only an empty seat - and no driver!
The massive wooden and iron castle door mysteriously creaks opens on its own.
Unsure of things, Renfield warily passes through the door and is amazed to find a huge, deserted and ruined chamber inside. In the dark cavernous room, there are round pillars framed by archways, massive windows, and a few sparse furnishings in the dim light.
Bats soar outside the windows and there are other scurrying sounds inside, suggesting menace. The dwarfed figure of Renfield stands at the bottom of the wide and long stone staircase of the castle. An ominous silence hangs heavily in the air.This Hammer Studios classic is far closer to the letter (and spirit) of the Bram Stoker novel than the Bela Lugosi version of Dracula.
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The other, and this is my personal favourite, is Christopher Lee as Dracula, who manages to not only be terrifying but also sensual, although I like Lugosi and Oldman a lot in the roles Lee for me of the Draculas is the only one to capture BOTH these qualities/10(17).
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