Dracula (1992) Script

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NARRATOR: The year, 1462.

Constantinople had fallen.

Moslem Turks swept into Europe with a vast superior force...

...striking at Romania, threatening all of Christendom.

From Transylvania arose a Romanian knight...

...of the Sacred Order of the Dragon...

...known as Dracula.

[CROWD CHATTERING]

On the eve of the battle, his bride, Elisabeta...

...whom he prized above all things on earth...

...knew that he must face an insurmountable force...

...from which he might never return.

[CROWD CHEERING]

[MAN SCREAMS]

[MAN SCREAMING]


[IN ROMANIAN] God be praised, I am victorious.

Elisabeta.

NARRATOR: The vengeful Turks shot an arrow into the castle...

...carrying false news of Dracula's death.

Elisabeta, believing him dead, flung herself into the river.

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[ELISABETA SPEAKING IN ROMANIAN]

ELISABETA [IN ENGLISH]: My prince is dead.

All is lost without him.

May God unite us in heaven.

[SOBBING]

MAN [IN ROMANIAN]: She has taken her own life.

Her soul cannot be saved.

She is damned.

It is God's law.

[YELLING]

[IN ROMANIAN] Is this my reward for defending God's church?

Sacrilege!

I renounce God!

I shall rise from my own death...

...to avenge hers with all the powers of darkness.

The blood is the life...

...and it shall be mine!


[SCREAMING]

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[CHURCH BELL TOLLING]

I've done everything that you asked, master.

All the preparations are in order. Everything.

I await your command, for I know...

...that when the rewards are given...

...I will be one of those who benefits from your generosity.

[FLY BUZZING]

Thank you.

MAN: Gone mad. Renfield is deranged.

He's lost his greedy mind, poor chap.

I want you to take over for his foreign client...

...this rather eccentric Count Dracula.

He's buying up property around London.

Of course, sir. I'll attend to the count. Thank you for your confidence.

This is a great opportunity for you, Harker.

You'll have to leave for Transylvania immediately.

Opportunities such as this come but once in a lifetime.

Yes, of course, sir.

If I may I inquire, what in fact happened to Mr. Renfield in Transylvania?

Nothing. Nothing. Personal problems.

Close these transactions, and your future with this firm is assured.

Yes, sir. I will give it my full attention.

We've waited this long, haven't we?

We can be married when I return.

Ahem. Of course.

I'll write.

Jonathan. Jonathan.

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Jonathan, I love you. I love you, Mina.

[TRAIN WHISTLE BLOWING]

JONATHAN: Twenty-fifth May, Budapest. Left Budapest early this morning.

The impression I had...

...was that we were leaving the West and entering the East.

The district I am to enter is in the extreme east of the country...

...just on the borders of three states:

Transylvania, Moldavia and Bukovina...

...in the midst of the Carpathian Mountains.

One of the wildest and least known portions of Europe.

DRACULA: My friend, welcome to the Carpathians.

I am anxiously expecting you.

At the Borgo Pass, my carriage will await you and bring you to me.

I trust your journey from London has been a happy one...

...and that you will enjoy your stay in my beautiful land.

Your friend, D.

MINA: Diary, 25th May.

My dear Jonathan has been gone almost a week.

And although I was disappointed we could not marry before his departure...

...I am happy that he got sent on this important assignment.

I am longing to hear all the news.

It must be so nice to see strange countries.

I wonder if we, I mean Jonathan and I, shall ever see them together.

[THUNDER CRASHING]

[DRIVER SHOUTS]

JONATHAN: We're early, driver. No one is here.

[IN ROMANIAN] For the dead travel fast.

[DRIVER SHOUTS]

[THUNDER RUMBLING]

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[GROWLING]

[WOLVES HOWLING IN DISTANCE]

[GROWLING]

[WHIP CRACKS]

[HORSES NEIGHING]

[WOLVES GROWLING]

I say, is the castle far?


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Welcome to my home.

Enter freely of your own will...

...and leave some of the happiness you bring.

Count Dracula? I am Dracula.

And I bid you welcome, Mr. Harker, to my house.

Come in.

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DRACULA: You will, I trust, excuse me...

...that I do not join you.

But I have already dined...

...and I never drink...

...wine.

An ancestor? I see a resemblance.

The order of the Dracul.

The Dragon.

An ancient society pledging my forefathers...

...to defend the Church against all enemies of Christ.

That relationship was not entirely successful.

Oh, yes.

[GROWLING]

It is no laughing matter.

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We Draculs have a right to be proud.

What devil or witch was ever so great as Attila...

...whose blood flows in these veins?

Blood...

[CHUCKLES]

...is too precious a thing in these times.

The warlike days are over.

The victories of my great race are but a tale to be told.

I am the last of my kind.

I have offended you with my ignorance, count. Forgive me.

[DRACULA GROWLS]

I do so long...

...to go through the crowded streets of your mighty London.

To be in the midst of the whirl and the rush of humanity.

To share its life, its changes, its death.

There. You, count, are--

Are the owner of Carfax Abbey in Purfleet. Congratulations.

Your firm writes most highly of your talents.

They say you are a man of good...

...taste.

And that you are a worthy substitute to your predecessor...

...Mr. Renfield.

You may rely on me, count.

Forgive my curiosity...

...but why 10 houses in such precise locations around London?

Is it to raise the market value?

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Do you believe in destiny?

That even the powers of time...

...can be altered for a single purpose?

The luckiest man who walks on this earth is the one who finds...

...true love.

You found Mina. I thought she was lost.

We're to be married as soon as I return.

Are you married, count?

Sir, are you married?

I....

I was married once.

Ages ago, it seems.

She died.

Oh. I'm very sorry. She was fortunate.

My life, at its best, is misery.

She will, no doubt, make a devoted wife...

...and you, a faithful husband.

Come.

Write now, my friend, to your firm and to any loved ones...

...and say that it should please you to stay with me until a month from now.

A month? Do you wish me to stay so long?

I will take no refusal.

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MINA: Diary, 30th of May, 1897.

I know that Jonathan does not want me to stay here with Lucy while he is away.

He thinks that if I become accustomed...

...to the wealth and privileges of the Weston family...

...I will not be content as the wife of a mere clerk in a law firm.

But Lucy and I have been friends since we were children.

And she has never minded that I am only a schoolmistress.

Oh, how disgustingly awful.

[DOOR OPENS]

LUCY: Mina.

Mina.

[CLOCK CHIMES]

Oh, Mina, you're always working.

Is your ambitious John Harker...

...forcing you to learn that ridiculous machine?

When he could be forcing you to perform...

...unspeakable acts of desperate passion on the parlor floor.

Lucy, really. You shouldn't talk about my fiancé in such a way.

There's more to marriage than carnal pleasures.

Oh, Mina. So I see. Much, much more.

[LUCY GASPS]

Oh. Oh, that's--

What is it, Lucy?

Oh, Mina. Because I don't understand it.

Can man and woman really do that?

I did. Only last night. Fibber. You did not.

Yes, I did. Well, in my dreams.

Jonathan measures up, doesn't he? You can tell Lucy.

We've kissed, that's all.

He thinks he's too poor to marry me.

It's all the worse now that I'm here visiting you at Hillingham...

...my rich friend.

Yes, but not even one marriage proposal.

And here I am, almost 20.

Practically a hag.

[MINA AND LUCY LAUGHING]

MAN: Mr. Quincey P. Morris.

LUCY: Oh, look. MINA: What is that?

A Texan.

Quincey P. Morris.

He's so young and fresh...

...like a wild stallion between my legs.

You're positively indecent.

I just know what men desire.

Watch. Lucy.

Quincey, darling. Miss Lucy.

Why, you're as fresh as the spring rain.

Oh, thank you.

Oh, Quincey.

Please let me touch it.

It's so big.

[LAUGHS]

QUINCEY: Little girl.

Oh, my dear, sweet little girl.

I hold your hand...

...and you've kissed me. Jack!

Oceans of love-- Oh, Jack, my darling.

Oh, poor little baby.

My kitten, come over here.

Come over here and I'll kiss it better.

My poor little blossom.

My poor little doctor. Brilliant doctor.

Hello, Quincey. Jack.

LUCY: What a naughty bear. Let me feel your--

Arthur Holmwood, Esquire. Arthur!

Oh, my darling.

Oh, you look wonderful.

I'm so sorry about your hat.

Absolutely charming. It's my snake dress.

Is it really?

MINA: Lucy is a pure and virtuous girl...

...but I admit that her free way of speaking shocks me sometimes.

Jonathan says it is a defect of the aristocracy...

...that they say what they please.

The truth is that I admire Lucy...

...and I'm not surprised that men flock around her.

I wish I were as pretty and as adored as she.

[GROWLING]

[DRACULA SPEAKING IN ROMANIAN]

JACK: What manner of man is this?

R.M. Renfield, successful solicitor...

...in the firm of Hawkins and Thompkins...

...respected member of the Lord Nugent's Windem Club...

...returns from business abroad in Transylvania...

...promptly suffers a complete mental breakdown.

He's now obsessed with some blood lust.

[SCREAMING IN DISTANCE]

George.

Wait here.

Would you care for an hors d'oeuvre, Dr. Seward...

...or a canapé?

JACK: No, thank you, Mr. Renfield. How are you feeling tonight?

Far better than you, my lovesick doctor.

Is my personal life of interest to you?

Of course it is. All life interests me.

Your diet, Mr. Renfield, is disgusting.

Actually, they're perfectly nutritious.

You see, each life that I ingest...

...gives back life to me.

A fly gives you life?

Certainly.

But you might as well ask a man to eat molecules with a pair of chopsticks...

...than to interest me in a lesser carnivore.

I shall have to invent a new classification of lunatic for you.

What about spiders? Spiders eat the flies.

Yes, spiders eat them.

What about sparrows?

Oh, yes. Did you say sparrows?

Something larger, perhaps? Oh, yes.

A kitten.

I beg you.

A little, sleek-- A playful kitten.

Something I can teach. Something I can feed.

No one would refuse me a kitten.

Wouldn't you prefer a cat?

[GASPS]

Oh, yes.

A big cat.

My salvation depends upon it! Your salvation?

Yes. I need lives.

I need lives for the master. What master?

The master will come...

...and he has promised to make me immortal.

How?

[GROWLING THEN YELLING]

Get him off me!

The blood is the life!

The blood is the life!

[THUNDER RUMBLING]

JONATHAN: Thirtieth May, Castle Dracula.

I think strange things which I dare not confess to my own soul.

The count...

...the way he looked at Mina's picture fills me with dread...

...as if I have a part to play in a story that is not known to me.


I didn't hear you come in.

Take care how you cut yourself.

It is more dangerous than you think.

[GROWLS]

A foul bauble of man's vanity.

Perhaps you should...

...grow a beard.

The letters I requested.

Have you written them?

[VOICES WAILING IN DISTANCE]

Good.

Should you leave these rooms...

...you will not, by any chance...

...go to sleep in any other part of the castle.

It is old...

...and has many bad memories.

Be warned. I'm sure I understand.

[DRACULA GROWLS]

Do not put your faith in such trinkets of deceit.

We are in Transylvania.

Transylvania is not England.

Our ways are not your ways.

And to you...

...there shall be many strange things.

I've seen many strange things already.

Bloody wolves chasing me through some blue inferno!

[WOLVES HOWLING IN DISTANCE]

[DRACULA GASPS]

Listen to them.

[LAUGHS]

The children of the night.

What sweet music they make.

Music? Those animals?

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[GROWLS]

JONATHAN: I did as Dracula instructed. I wrote three letters.

To the firm, to my family and to my beloved Mina.

I said nothing of my fears as he will read them, no doubt.

[DOOR CLOSES]

I know now that I am a prisoner.

[MEN LAUGHING IN DISTANCE]

[CHIMES JINGLING AND WOMAN LAUGHING]


[HISSING]

WOMAN: Jonathan.

Jonathan, come to me.

[CHIMES JINGLING]

Come.

[WOMAN MOANS]

Lay down.

Lay back into my arms.

Lay back, Jonathan.

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[MOANING]

[GROWLING]

[GASPS]


[GROWLING]

[WOMEN MOANING]

[SNARLS]

[YELLING]

[WOMEN GASP]

[DRACULA SPEAKING IN ROMANIAN]

[WOMAN SCREAMS]

[IN ROMANIAN] How dare you touch him! He belongs to me!

[IN ROMANIAN] You yourself never loved.

Yes. I too can love.

And I shall love again.

[WOMEN PANTING AND MOANING]

[WOMEN WHIMPERING]

WOMAN [IN ROMANIAN]: Are we to have nothing tonight?

[BABY CRYING]

[GRUNTING]

[SCREAMING]

[LAUGHING]

JONATHAN: Dearest Mina, all is well here.

The count has insisted I remain for a month...

...to tutor him in English custom.

I can say no more, except I love you.

Ever faithful, Jonathan.

[THUNDER RUMBLING]

JONATHAN: The letters I have written have undoubtedly sealed my doom.

[MAN SPEAKING IN ROMANIAN]

The count's gypsies, fearless warriors who are loyal to the death...

...to whatever nobleman they serve...

...day and night they toil, filling boxes with decrepit earth...

...from the bowels of the castle.

They are to be delivered...

...to his newly acquired Carfax Abbey in London.

Why do they fill these boxes with earth?

[JONATHAN SCREAMS]

I love him! I love him!

Oh, Mina!

It's so wonderful. I've decided.

I love him and I've said yes.

So finally. Don't tell me. The Texan with the big knife?

Oh, no. To my dear number three.

Lord Arthur Holmwood. Lord and Lady Holmwood.

You are to be my maid of honor. Oh, say yes.

Mina, what is it? It's the most exciting day of my life.

You don't seem to care.

It's just that I'm so terribly worried about Jonathan.

This letter I received is so--

It's so cold. It's so unnatural. It's not like him at all.

Oh, Mina, don't worry.

[THUNDER RUMBLING THEN BOTH GASP]

[BOTH LAUGHING]

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[DRACULA GROWLING]

CAPTAIN: Captain's log: the Demeter.

Twenty-seventh June, 1897.

We picked up 50 boxes of experimental earth...

...bound for London, England.

Set sail at noon into a storm...

...that seemed to come out of nowhere...

...carrying us out to sea.

[LUCY LAUGHING AND DRACULA GROWLING]

[DRACULA LAUGHING]

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[GROWLING]

[MONKEYS GIBBERING]

[GROWLING]

CAPTAIN: Third of July. Second mate has gone missing.

Nearing Gibraltar. Storm continues. Crew uneasy.

Believe someone or something...

...is aboard the ship with us.

[GROWLING]

[MAN SCREAMING]

[GROWLING]

[WOLF HOWLS]

RENFIELD: Master, I am here!

The master of all life is at hand!

Gather round!

I am here to do your bidding, master!

I have worshiped you long and far off!

And now you are near, master!

I am your slave!

I await your command!

The case of Renfield grows more interesting.

Yet, there is method in his madness with his flies and spiders.

Had I the secret of even one such brilliant mind...

...the key to the fancy of one lunatic....

[SHOUTING IN ROMANIAN]

Lucy.

Lucy.

[THUNDER CRASHING]

[GROWLING]

[WOMAN SCREAMS]

[GROWLING]

[GROWLING THEN WOLF HOWLING]

[WOLF HOWLING]

MINA: Lucy? Lucy!

Lucy!

Lucy.


Lucy!

Lucy!

[LUCY MOANING]

[DRACULA GROWLING]

[LUCY SCREAMS]

[GROWLING]

No. Do not see me.

[LUCY PANTING]

MINA: Lucy.

LUCY: Oh! I couldn't control myself.

MINA: Hush, Lucy. You're dreaming. You're walking in your sleep again.

LUCY: My soul, it seemed to leave my body.

There was this agonizing feeling, and I couldn't get back to it.

I'm absolutely shaking.

MINA: It's all right, Lucy. You were dreaming.

LUCY: I had to. It sort of pulled me and lured me.

LUCY: I had no control. MINA: It's all right.

LUCY: It had red eyes. MINA: Hush now.

LUCY: I still have the taste of his blood in my mouth.

[DRACULA MOANING]

MAN: Here we go. Swing it round here.

RENFIELD: Master.

I am here to do your bidding.

Master! I am here!

I have worshiped you.

NARRATOR: Contrary to some beliefs, the vampire...

...like any other night creature, can move about by day...

...though it is not his natural time, and his powers are weak.

[GROWLS]

MAN: See the amazing cinematograph!

A wonder of modern civilization!

The latest sensation!

The greatest attraction of the century!

The new wonder of the world!

See the amazing cinematograph!

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See me.

See me now.

Escaped wolf from zoo still at large!

Buy a paper, sir?

Thank you, sir.

Get your Gazette! Penny a paper!

My humblest apologies.

Forgive my ignorance.

I am recently arrived from abroad...

...and I do not know your city.

Is a beautiful lady--?

You may purchase a street atlas for sixpence. Good day.

I have offended you.

I am only looking for the cinematograph.

I understand it is a wonder of the civilized world.

If you seek culture, then visit a museum.

London is filled with them. Excuse me.

A woman so lovely and intelligent...

...should not be walking the streets of London without her gentleman.

Do I know you, sir?

Are you acquainted with my husband?

Shall I call the police?

Husband?

I shall bother you no more.

Sir.

It is I who have been rude.

If you're looking-- Please.

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Permit me to introduce myself.

I am Prince Vlad of Sagite.

A prince, no less? I am...

...your servant.

Wilhelmina Murray.

I am...

...honored...

...Madam Mina.

This way.

Hello, sir.

Mr. Holmwood asked me to stop by to see Miss Lucy.

Yes, sir.

Dr. Seward, Miss Lucy. Thank you.

Oh, Jack!

Brilliant Jack. Do you like it?

Did Arthur put you up to this...

...or did you want me alone just once before I'm married?

Lucy, you're embarrassing me.

I'm here as your doctor.

Your fiancé is very worried about you...

...and I assure you, a doctor's confidence is sacred.

I must have your complete trust.

Help me, Jack.

I don't know what's happening to me.

I'm changing.

I can feel it.

I can hear everything.

I hear the servants at the other end of the house, whispering.

I hear mice in the attic, stomping like elephants.

But I'm having horrible nightmares, Jack.

The eyes.

Oh, Jack.

I'm here, Lucy. Nothing will harm you.

Ow. Ow.

Let it work.

Thank you. Lucy.

Oh, Jack, kiss me.

[LUCY MOANS]

QUINCEY: And may I say, Miss Lucy is hotter than a June bride...

...riding bareback buck naked in middle of the Sahara.

I would watch my colonial tongue if I were you.

[QUINCEY LAUGHS]

Hello, Jack. And how's our lovely patient today?

Well, frankly, Arthur, I'm confounded.

QUINCEY: Oh, Jack, are you still brooding over Miss Lucy?

I can only conclude it must be something mental.

How very droll. Did you hear that, Quince?

Last week he wanted to marry her, and now he wants to have her committed.

Let's go and have a look at her.

[GASPING]

I'm at a loss, I admit.

I've taken the liberty of cabling Abraham Van Helsing...

...the metaphysician, philosopher.

Sounds like a goddamn witch doctor to me, Jack.

Van Helsing knows more about obscure diseases...

...than any man in the world.

He's my teacher and mentor.

Do it, man. Bring him here.

Spare no expense.

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[GROWLING]

[CROWD CHATTERING]

[MAN GROANS AND LAUGHS]

[CROWD APPLAUDING]

Astounding.

There are no limits to science.

How can you call this science?

Do you think Madam Curie would invite such comparisons?

Really.

I, ahem-- I shouldn't have come here.

I must go.

Do not fear me.

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[GRUNTS]

Stop this. Stop this.

Stop this.

[WOLF GROWLS]

[SPEAKING IN ROMANIAN]

My God. Who are you?

I know you.

I have crossed oceans of time...

...to find you.

[GROWLS]

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[WOMEN SCREAMING]

MAN: There is no need to panic.

The animal handlers have everything under complete control.

[GROWLING]

[DRACULA SPEAKS IN ROMANIAN]

Come here, Mina.

[WOLF WHIMPERS]

He likes you.


There is much to be learned from beasts.


[BIRD WARBLING]


[DRIVER GRUNTS]

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[SQUEAKING]

VAN HELSING: The tropical pampas vampire bat...

...must consume 10 times its own weight in fresh blood each day...

...or its own blood cells will die.

[VAN HELSING CHUCKLES]

[WINCES]

Cute little vermin, ja?

[CROWD CHUCKLES]

Blood and the diseases of the blood...

...such as syphilis, they concern us here.

The very name "venereal diseases"...

...the diseases of Venus, imputes to them divine origin.

And they are involved in that sex problem about which...

...the ethics and ideals of Christian civilization are concerned.

Fln fact, civilization and syphilization have advanced together.

[CROWD LAUGHING]

What is this?

It's from the telegraph, professor.

Telegraph?

Mm. Thank you. Gentlemen, thank you. That will be all.

[THUNDER RUMBLING]

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JONATHAN: Dawn.

These may be the last words I write in this journal.

Dracula has left me with these women...

...these devils of the pit.

They drain my blood to keep me weak...

...barely alive so I cannot escape.

I will try one last time today to escape to the water.

There must be passageway to the river...

...and then away from this cursed land...

...where the devil and his children still walk with earthly feet.

VAN HELSING: For the record, I do attest...

...that at this point, I, Abraham Van Helsing...

...became personally involved in these strange events.

[GROWLING]

[SNARLING]

[LUCY MOANING]

[WOLF HOWLING]

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Professor Van Helsing, how good of you to come.

[CLOCK CHIMING]

I always come to my friends in need when they call me.

So, Jack, tell me everything about your case.

She has all the usual physical anemic signs.

Her blood analyses normal, and yet it is not.

She manifests continued blood loss. I cannot trace the cause.

Blood loss? How?

[LUCY SCREAMS]

[LUCY SHOUTING IN ROMANIAN]

[LUCY SCREAMING]

My God, close the doors!

[LUCY MOANING]

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My God, she's only a child.

Ja.

My God.

There's no time to be lost. There must be a transfusion at once.

Take off your coat. Remember how to tie a tourniquet, don't you?

Or have you forgotten? You perfected a procedure?

Perfected? No. I've only experimented.

Landsteiner's method.

Animals, goats, sheeps.

If hemolysis occurs in the blood-donor serum...

...her red blood cells will explode.

She will die. Here, take this tube.

What in God's name is going on up here?

This is Professor Van Helsing, Art.

ARTHUR: What the hell is he doing to Lucy?

He's trying to save her life.

Good God! You're the fiancé? Please.

Please.

Take off your coat. This young lady's very ill. She's dying.

She wants blood and blood she must have.

Take off your coat.

Roll up your sleeve, Art.

Oh, God. Quickly, quickly, quickly.

Roll it up!

This may hurt a little, Art.

Ow!

Forgive me, sir. My life is hers.

I would give my last drop of blood to save her.

Your last drop?

Thank you.

You are very welcome here. I don't ask as much as that. Not yet.

Hold her hand.

[LUCY MOANING]

ARTHUR: But, Jack...

...that poor creature has had the blood of two men put into her already.

QUINCEY: Man alive. Her whole body couldn't hold that much blood.

What took it out?

VAN HELSING: That's a good question, Mr. Morris.

Those marks on her throat...

...no disease, no trituration...

...I am sure the blood loss occurred there.

Oh? Where did the blood go?

You were once a careful student, Jack.

Use your brain! Where did the blood go?

Tell me!

The bedclothes would be covered in blood.

Exactly. You do not let your eyes see nor your ears hear...

...that which you cannot account for.

Something just went up there...

...sucked it out of her and flew away, I suppose?

[QUINCEY CHUCKLES]

Ja. Why not?

That's brilliant. That's absolutely brilliant.

Will one of you learned doctors, or whatever you are, kindly tell me what is going on with my Lucy?

Jack, you are a scientist.

Do you not think...

...there are things in this universe which you cannot understand...

...and which are true. Mesmerism, hypnotism?

You and Charcot have proved hypnotism.

VAN HELSING: Materialization, astral bodies.

Professor?

Where the hell did he go?

You see?

I feel like a blundering novice.

Gentlemen, we're not fighting some disease here.

Those marks on your dear Miss Lucy's neck were made...

...by something unspeakable out there.

Dead, but not dead.

It stalks us for some dread purpose I do not yet comprehend.

To live, it feeds on Lucy's precious blood.

It is a beast, a monster.

[GROANING]

MINA: What is happening to Lucy and to me?

When I was younger, my feelings were never troubled.

I wish I were myself again...

...the sensible Mina I always depended on.

[♪♪♪]

DRACULA: Absinthe...

...is the aphrodisiac of the self.

The green fairy...

...who lives in the absinthe...

...wants your soul.

But...

...you are safe with me.

[WOMEN GIGGLING]

Tell me, prince...

...tell me of your home.

The most beautiful place...

...in all creation.

MINA: Yes, it must be.

A land beyond a great, vast forest...

...surrounded by majestic mountains...

...lush vineyards...

...and flowers of such frailty and beauty...

...as to be found nowhere else.

You've described my home...

...as if you had seen it firsthand.

It's your voice, perhaps.

It's so familiar.

It's like--

It's like a voice in a dream I cannot place...

...and it comforts me.

When I am alone. When you are alone.


And what of the princess?

Princess?

There is always a princess...

...with gowns flowing white.

And her face.

Oh, God...

...her face...

...is a river.

The princess...

...she's a river filled with tears of sadness...

...and heartbreak.

There was a princess.

Elisabeta.

She was the most radiant woman...

...in all the empires of the world.

Man's deceit took her from her ancient prince.

She leapt to her death...

...into the river that you spoke of.

In my mother's tongue...

...it is called...

...argesh.

River princess.

[THUNDER RUMBLING]

[GRUNTING]

[SCREAMING]


WOMAN: Dear madam.

Your fiancé is safe and in the care...

...of the good sisters of the Blessed Sacrament.

Mr. Harker believes your life is in extreme danger...

...and he desires with all urgency that you join him here...

...so that you may immediately be married.

Yours with all blessings, Sister Agatha.

[GASPS]

My sweet prince.

Jonathan must never know of us.

Lucy? Lucy.

Abraham Van Helsing. Dr. Van Helsing.

And you're Madam Mina, dear friend to our Lucy, ja?

How is she, doctor? She's still very weak.

She tells me of your beloved Jonathan Harker...

...and your worry for him.

Well, I, too, worry for all young lovers.

[HUMMING]

[GASPS]

There are darknesses in life, my child...

...and there are lights.

You are one of the lights, dear Mina...

...the light of all light.

Go now. See your friend.

[CLASSICAL MUSIC PLAYING]

Mina.

You look different, Mina.

You look positively radiant.

You heard from Jonathan.

Didn't you? Yes.

Yes.

He's safe, Lucy.

He's in a convent in Romania.

He's suffering from a violent brain fever.

The good sisters are caring for him.

They wrote to me, and they say he needs me...

...but I won't go.

I'm not going to leave you.

Mina.

You've got to go to him...

...and you've got to love him...

...and marry him right then and there.

And I want you to take this, my sister.

No.

It's my wedding gift to you.

No, Lucy, no.

Don't worry about spoiled little Lucy.

I'll be all right.

Tell Jonathan oceans of love.

Jack, how is she? Quincey.

[♪♪♪]

[GROANING]

This is why I cannot breathe!

Lucy. Lucy. Lucy, it's medicinal.

To help you sleep. To dream better dreams.

It's garlic! It's nothing but common garlic!

Lucy, Quincey's here. Quincey's here to see you.

Get some brandy.

Now, Miss Lucy, you just rest easy.

Arthur sent me to take care of you.

He said if you don't get better right quick...

...I have to put you out of your misery like a lame horse.

Quincey.

You're such a beast.

Will you kiss me, Quincey?

Kiss me.

Kiss me.

[GROWLS AND HISSES]

QUINCEY: That old coot! LUCY: Get off me!

VAN HELSING: Lucy, listen to me! Sleep, sleep now. Sleep.

[GASPING]

VAN HELSING: You're at peace.

Look. There. There.

Ja.

Nosferatu.

"Here occurs the shocking and frightening history...

...of the wild, berserk Prince Dracula.

How he impaled people and roasted them...

...boiled their heads in a kettle...

...how he skinned them alive...

...and hacked them to pieces and then drank their blood."

Ja.

Dracul.

For blood is the life.

[♪♪♪]

MINA: My dearest prince, forgive me.

I have received word from my fiancé in Romania.

I am en route to join him. We are to be married.

I will never see you again.

Mina.

MINA: It is odd, but I feel almost...

...that my strange friend is with me.

He speaks to me in my thoughts.

With him I felt more alive than ever I had.

And now without him, soon to be a bride...

...I feel confused and lost.

Perhaps, though I try to be good, I am bad.

Perhaps I am a bad, inconstant woman.

[SOBBING]

[GROWLS]

Winds!

Winds!

Winds!

It is the cause.

It is the cause of my soul!

It is Dracula...

...the undead...

...the foe I have pursued all my life.

[LAUGHING]

Dracula!

[WOLF HOWLING]

Jack, hurry! I have much to tell you.

Guard her well, Mr. Morris.

Do not fail here tonight.

We are dealing with forces beyond all human experience...

...an enormous power, so guard her well.

Otherwise your precious Lucy will become a bitch of the devil...

...a whore of darkness!

Well, you're a sick old buzzard.

Hear me out, young man.

Lucy is not a random victim attacked by mere accident.

Do you understand? No.

She is a willing recruit, a breathless follower, a wanton follower.

I dare say, a devoted disciple.

She is the devil's concubine!

Do you understand me?

Yet, we may still save her precious soul.

But not on an empty stomach.

Jack! Here, sir.

Ah! I starve. Feed me.

You old coot!

[♪♪♪]

[♪♪♪]

[GROWLING]

[SCREAMS]

[WOLF HOWLING]

[WOLF HOWLING]

[MAN CHANTING IN LATIN]

[GROWLING]

[WOLF HOWLING]

[GASPS]

[ROARS]

[GASPS]

[CHANTING IN LATIN]

Your impotent men with their foolish spells...

...cannot protect you from my power.

[MAN SPEAKING IN LATIN]

I condemn you to living death...

...to eternal hunger...

...for living blood.

[ROARS]

[MEN CHANTING IN LATIN]

[YELLING]

[GASPS]

[SCREAMING]

[PEOPLE SOBBING AND MURMURING]


[FOOTSTEPS]

VAN HELSING: Pfft! Jack.

Come here.

Ja.

I know how deeply you loved her. That is why you must trust me and believe.

Believe? How can I believe?

I want you to bring me, before nightfall, a set of post-mortem knives.

An autopsy? Lucy?

No, no, no, not exactly.

I just want to cut off her head and take out her heart.

Jack--

MINA: Diary, 17th September.

Poor Jonathan. Still so ill.

He's cheered by the familiar streets of London.

For me, now that Lucy is dead, it is a sad homecoming.

It is as if a part of me is dead too...

...except for the tiny hope that lives in me...

...that I will again see my prince.

Is he here?

Now that I am married...

...I begin to understand the nature of my feelings for my strange friend...

...who is always in my thoughts.

[♪♪♪]

[SNARLING]

MINA: Jonathan, what is it?

It is the man himself.

Look, he's grown young.


Gentlemen, must we desecrate poor Lucy's grave?

She died horribly enough.

If Miss Lucy is dead, then no wrong can be done to her.

But if she's not dead, well....

What are you saying, man? That she's been buried alive?

No. All I say is she is undead.

Undead.

This is insane.

[COUGHS]

Gentlemen, shall we?

One, two, three.

[VOICE CACKLING]

Where is she?

Where is she?!

What have you done with her?

She lives beyond the grace of God...

...a wanderer in the outer darkness.

She is vampyre, nosferatu.

These creatures do not die like the bee after the first sting...

...but instead grow strong and become immortal...

...once infected by another nosferatu.

So, my friends, we fight not one beast...

...but legions that go on age after age after age...

...feeding on the blood of the living.

[GIRL CRYING]

[♪♪♪]

VAN HELSING: Quickly, hide. Now.

[CRYING]

VAN HELSING: Lucy!

[GIRL CRYING]

Come to me, Arthur.

Leave these others and come to me.

My arms are hungry for you, my darling.

Kiss me and caress me...

...my darling husband, please.

VAN HELSING: We wave Christ and His holy blood!

We are strong in the Lord and the power of his might!

We are strong in the Lord and the power of his might!

The power of God is upon us!

We are strong in the Lord and the power of his might!

We are strong in the Lord and the power of his might!

We are strong in the Lord and the power of his might!

[SPEAKS IN LATIN]

I bring you from shadow into light!

[LAUGHING]

I cast you out, the prince of darkness...

...into hell!

[♪♪♪]

A moment's courage, and it is done.

Take the stake in your left hand...

...place the point over the heart.

Then in God's name, strike. Do it now!

[ARTHUR SCREAMING]

[ROARS]

Eat, feast. You'll need your strength for the dark days ahead.

Mina.

Doctor? Ja?

How did Lucy die?

Well--

MINA: Was she in great pain?

Ja, she was in great pain. Then we cut off her head...

...and drove a stake through her heart and burned it and then she found peace.

Doctor! Please.

So, Mr. Harker...

...I must now ask you, as your doctor...

...a sensitive question.

During your infidelity with those creatures...

...those demonic women...

...did you, for one instant, taste of their blood?

No.

No? No.

VAN HELSING: Good!

Then you have not infected your blood with the terrible...

...disease that destroyed poor Lucy.

Doctor, you must understand.

I doubted everything...

...even my mind.

I was impotent with fear.

I know. JONATHAN: But, sir...

...I know where the bastard sleeps.

I brought him there, to Carfax Abbey.

Vampires do exist.

And this one we fight, this one we face...

...has the strength of 20 or more people...

...and you can testify for that, Mr. Harker.

But he can also control the meaner things of life...

...the bat, the rodent, the wolf.

He can appear as mist, as vapor, as fog and vanish at will.

Now, all these things Dracula can do...

...but he is not free.

He must rest in the sacred earth of his homeland...

...to gain his evil power.

It is here that we must find him and destroy him utterly. Jack.

I almost feel pity for anything so hunted as this count.

How can you pity such a creature?

[MEN SCREAMING]

JACK: I'll take Mina to my quarters.

JONATHAN: Good. You'll be safer there.

VAN HELSING: Mr. Morris, your bullets will not harm him.

He must be beheaded. I suggest you use your big bowie knife.

QUINCEY: Well, I wasn't planning on getting that close, doc.

[VAN HELSING LAUGHS]

RENFIELD: Master!

Master!

Master!

Master!

Master!

RENFIELD: Dr. Jack!

I've been promised eternal life!

Dr. Seward, who is that man?

Mr. Renfield. This is no place for you, Madam Mina.

Renfield? I must see him.

Mr. Renfield, behave yourself.

This is Mrs. Harker.

Good evening. Good evening, Mr. Renfield.

It seems I've been rather naughty.

I know you.

You're the bride my master covets.

I have a husband.

I am Mrs. Harker.

My master tells me about you.

What does he tell you?

That he is coming.

That he is coming for you.

Oh, please.

Don't stay here.

Get away from these men, please.

And I pray to God I may never see your sweet face again.

And may the Lord bless and keep you.

Master! Master!

You promised me eternal life...

...but you give it to the pretty woman!

Dr. Jack!

I'm no lunatic man!

I'm a sane man fighting for his soul!

JACK: My quarters are spare, but I think you will find them comfortable.

RENFIELD: Dr. Jack!

Water and toiletries at your disposal.

You'll be completely safe here.

[♪♪♪]


[DOGS WHIMPERING]

VAN HELSING: Destroy every box. Sterilize the earth inside.

Leave him no refuge.

Let the exorcism begin.

[SCREAMS]

[SCREECHES]

[SQUEAKING]

DRACULA: Renfield.

You have betrayed me.

No.

No, master.

No, I--

I serve you.

I serve only you.

[GRUNTING]

[BONES CRUNCH]

[THUNDER RUMBLING]

[VAN HELSING SPEAKING IN LATIN]

[HISSES]

[♪♪♪]

[MINA MOANING]

Oh, yes, my love.

You've found me.

DRACULA: My most precious life.

I have wanted this to happen.

I know that now.

I want to be with you always.

DRACULA: You cannot know what you are saying.

Yes...

...I do know.

[MINA MOANING]

I feared I would never feel your touch again.

I thought you were dead.

There is no life in this body.

But you live.

You live.

What are you?

I must know. You must tell me.

[♪♪♪]

I am...

...nothing.

Lifeless.

Soulless. What do you mean?

Hated and feared.

I am dead to all the world.

Hear me.

I am the monster...

...that breathing men would kill.

I am Dracula.

No.

[SOBBING]

You murdered Lucy!

I love you.

Oh, God, forgive me, I do.

[VAN HELSING SPEAKING IN LATIN]

I want to be what you are...

...see what you see...

...love what you love.

Mina...

...to walk with me...

...you must die to your breathing life...

...and be reborn to mine.

You are my love...

...and my life always.

Then I give you life eternal...

...everlasting love...

...the power of the storm...

...and the beasts of the earth.

Walk with me...

...to be my loving wife forever.

I will. Yes. Yes.

[MINA GRUNTING]

[MINA MOANING]

Mina, drink and join me...

...in eternal life.

[PANTING]

No.

I cannot let this be.

Please, I don't care. Make me yours.

You will be cursed as I am to walk in the shadow of death...

...for all eternity.

I love you too much...

...to condemn you.

Then take me away from all this death.

[DRACULA PANTING]

[MOANING]

[GROWLS]

Mina!

[SCREECHES]

[ALL GASP]

[SPEAKING IN LATIN]

You think you can destroy me...

...with your idols?

[ROARS]

Sacred blood of Christ!

I, who served the cross.

I, who commanded nations...

...hundreds of years before you were born.

Your armies were defeated.

You tortured and impaled thousands of people.

I was betrayed.

Look what your God...

...has done to me.

No, your war with God is over. You must pay for your crimes.

[SHRIEKING]

Christ compels you!

She is now...

...my bride!

No!

MINA: No!

More light!

Light! More light!

[GASPING]

MINA: Unclean.

Unclean.

HOLMWOOD: Get them! JACK: This way!

HOLMWOOD: Get them! JACK: They must be found.

MINA: Unclean.

VAN HELSING: We have learned something much.

Dracula fears us. He fears time.

For, if not, why does he hurry so?

MINA: He is gone.

VAN HELSING: How do you know?

MINA: He speaks to me.

He has a strong mind connection to you.

His heart was strong enough to survive the grave.

You admire him. Ja.

He was, in life, a most remarkable man...

...and his mind was great and powerful...

...but greater is the necessity to stamp him out...

...and destroy him utterly.

Doctor? Ja?

I know that I am becoming like him.

Your salvation is his destruction.

That is why I want to hypnotize you.

I want you to help me find him, Mina, before it is too late.

Please help me find him. Please.

Look into this light...

...the light of all light, into this flame.

Your eyes are heavy.

You want to sleep. Sleep now.

[♪♪♪]

Sleep.

I must go to him.

He calls.

What do you hear?

What do you hear, child?

What do you hear?

MINA: Oh, my prince is calling me.

He is traveling across icy seas to his beloved home.

There he will grow strong again.

I am coming to him to partake of his strength.

[GROWLING]

JONATHAN: We left London by train...

...and crossed the English Channel that night in stormy seas...

...no doubt from the passage of the count's ship.

He commands the winds, but we still have the advantage.

By train, we can reach the Romanian port at Varna in three days.

By ship, it will take him at least a week.

From Paris, we traveled through the Alps to Budapest.

The count must sail around the Rock of Gibraltar...

...where we have posted a lookout...

...and then on to the Black Sea port in Varna...

...where we will meet his ship and burn it into the sea.

[WHISTLE BLOWING]

[♪♪♪]

Home. Home.

[GROWLS]

The vampire's baptized her with his own blood...

...and her blood is dying, my friend.

It is no use.

[MINA GASPING AND COUGHING]

Mina.

I will not let you go into the unknown alone.

Oh, my poor, dear Jonathan.

Oh, what have I done to you?

No, no, I have done this to both of us.

I can hear him. He's coming closer.

He's calling me to him.

Mina. Mina.

Stay with me. Please.

I am so cold.

[♪♪♪]

MAN: All aboard!

VAN HELSING: Noon.

Holmwood received a wire from his clerk at Lloyd's.

The count's ship sailed past us in the night fog...

...to the northern port of Galatz.

The black devil is reading Mina's mind.

How can we catch him now?

Varna. Galatz.

It's about 200 miles.

I think that with the horses, we can cut him off...

...reach him before he reaches the castle.

I will dispatch Van Helsing straight for the Borgo Pass.

If we fail in our task...

...you will have to finish him.

JONATHAN: From Varna, Mina and Van Helsing took a carriage...

...and we continued on the train towards Galatz...

...where we still hoped to intercept the count before he reaches land.

I am fearful for Mina. She is now our decoy.

MINA: I know this place.

VAN HELSING: The end of the world. MINA: We must go on.

It is late, child. We must rest here now.

No, we must go! Mina!

He needs me. We must go! Mina!

JONATHAN: We are past Bistritza.

Dracula has outsmarted us again.

We learned that his gypsies took charge of the vampire's box at Galatz...

...and are now on the Borgo Pass road.

[WOLF HOWLING]

Here. You must eat. I am not hungry.

[PANTING]

Mina?

[♪♪♪]

[DRACULA'S BRIDES SPEAKING IN ROMANIAN]

[SCREAMING]


[SPEAKING IN ROMANIAN]

You have been so good to me, professor.

I know that Lucy harbored secret desires for you.

She told me.

I, too, know what men desire.

Will you cut off my head...

...and drive a stake through my heart...

...as you did poor Lucy, you murdering bastard?

[GROWLING]

[YELLS]

VAN HELSING: Not while I live. I am sworn to protect you.

[SPEAKING IN LATIN]

[SHRIEKS]

[SPEAKING IN ROMANIAN]

No!

You are safe within the circle.

I've lost Lucy. I'll not lose you to him.

You're whores of Satan!

[SPEAKING IN ROMANIAN]

This is holy ground.

Leave this place now!

[GROWLS]

VAN HELSING: Leave!

In the name of God, leave this ground!

I command you in the name of Christ!

[SHRIEKS]

[HORSES WHINNYING]

No!

No!

[VAN HELSING YELLS]

Christ! Damn you!


[SHRIEKS]

[PANTING]

[SCREAMS]

VAN HELSING: Dracul!

Dracul!

[VOICE ECHOES]

[THUNDER RUMBLING AND WIND HOWLING]

[DRACULA GROWLING]

Mina.

You are...

...near.

My love.

[HORSES NEIGHING]

They're racing against the sunset.

It may be too late. God help us.

[♪♪♪]

[GUNSHOTS]

[DRACULA GROWLING]

[SCREAMS]

[DRIVER SHOUTS IN ROMANIAN]

Mina.

ARTHUR: Harker, shoot!

[MAN SHOUTS IN ROMANIAN]

Charge!

[♪♪♪]

[SPEAKING IN ROMANIAN]

[THUNDER CRASHING]

[SNARLING]

[SPEAKING IN ROMANIAN]

Harker!

[SPEAKING IN ROMANIAN]

Harker!

[SCREAMING]

[ALL GRUNTING]

[YELLS]

No!

Mina.

[SHRIEKING]

Quincey!

No!

No.

[ROARS]

[GASPS]

When my time comes, will you do the same to me?

Will you?

[DRACULA CHOKING]

No.

VAN HELSING: Wait. JONATHAN: No! Let them go.

Let them go. Our work is finished here.

Hers has just begun.

[DRACULA GASPING]

[♪♪♪]

[DOOR CLOSES]

Quincey.

Oh, no.

[JACK CRYING]

We've all become God's madmen.

All of us.

[MINA SOBBING]

Where is my God?

He has forsaken me.

It is finished.

No.

Oh, my love.

My love.

MINA: There, in the presence of God...

...I understood at last how my love could release us all...

...from the powers of darkness.

Our love is stronger than death.

Give me peace.

[THUNDER RUMBLING]


[♪♪♪]


[♪♪♪]


[ANNIE LENNOX'S "LOVE SONG FOR A VAMPIRE" PLAYING]