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    15 Facts You Need To Know About Dracula

    Count Dracula is known to be the world's famous vampire, so here are some facts that you need to know about Dracula.

    Count Dracula was inspired by Vlad the Impaler.

    The name, “Dracula,” is popularly believed to have been inspired by the patronymic of Vlad III, a ruthless 15th-century Wallachian prince. Stoker’s description of his villain as a tall, thin man, with a “heavy mustache” somewhat matches the portrait of Vlad III.

    The novel "Dracula" was Bram Stoker's fifth novel.

    The novel was published in 1897.

    The original title for the novel was "The Dead Un-Dead".

    Count Dracula’s original name was Count Wampyr.

    In Romanian, Dracula is translated to "dragon" and "devil".

    The novel featured the eponymous Count Dracula and his battle with Abraham Van Helsing.

    The novel is titled as a ‘classic’ and can be found under the horror/gothic genre.

    Count Dracula is also known to be the greatest horror movie villain.

    Author Stephen King wrote ‘Salem’s Lot, which was his tribute to Stoker and the vampire genre.

    "Dracula's Death" was the first film based on the "Dracula" novel.

    The film was released in 1921.

    An unauthorized film version of "Dracula" was entitled Nosferatu and was released in 1922.

    Undaunted, Prana-Film went ahead with its vampire movie anyway.

    There has been an estimated 217 Dracula film roles.

    Actor Christopher Lee has been in 11 Dracula roles.

    The 1931 film version of Dracula is known to be the classic Universal monster movie.

    Bela Lugosi (Dracula, 1931) was the inspiration for the Sesame Street character, The Count.

    The novel was the inspiration for the television show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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