Dracula is searching for a woman who looks like his long dead wife.
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The romantic subplot of Dracula attempting to recapture the reincarnation of a long-lost lover who died/committed suicide/is murdered, etc., has been used in so many movie versions of the Dracula story (including Francis Ford Coppola's famed version in the 1990's), that many who have not read the book, actually believe it is part of the original novel; it is not. It appears here, in this version, for the first time and was actually cribbed from director/producer Dan Curtis' own hit daytime soap opera from the '60's, Dark Shadows (ABC-TV; 1966-1971). The first daytime program to feature supernaturally-themed plots, Dark Shadows became a raging hit & international sensation when, for four years, it introduced & featured a 175-year-old vampire attempting to use his powers to be rejoined with his 18th century fiancée who had committed suicide.
Stoker's vampire is a decidedly amoral & evil character who entraps Mina Harker in the novel into drinking his blood so that he may possess her & thereby, gain access to the "investigation" in which Van Helsing & the others are engaged; he already has three "wives" back at the castle. "Long lost love" is furthest from his mind in pursuing Mina. See more
At 3:14 as the victorious king noisily approaches the body of the drowned Elizabeth, her eye & eyebrow clearly flinch. See more
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