It’s true, not much beats a big bowl of popcorn and Dracula on the big screen. He’s a horror icon and the most popular character in the genre. There have been over 200 films with various portrayals of Dracula over the years and they have ranged from grotesque and terrifying to mesmerizing and sexy - and sometimes ridiculously hilarious.
Before we had Dracula on film, he haunted the pages of the 1897 gothic horror novel by Bram Stoker. Stoker spent seven years researching vampires and European folklore before penning the classic, and a vivid nightmare (brought on by too much mayo-covered crab meat) of a vampire king rising from the grave dropped everything into place for him.
For years, the Dracula in movies was a direct adaptation from Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Then, little by little, new aspects were added to the mythos. This list contains just some of the hundreds of takes on Dracula through the ages.