No Halloween season could be complete without a deserving nod to the Prince of Darkness. The count practically lives (or, well, dies) for the hallowed day. In honor of the fanged Wallachian Wonder, and for the 17th installment in our 31 Days of Halloween series, here are some of his more exotic and head-scratching films to feast on.
It's hard to keep a good bloodsucker down ... or out of the intoxicating limelight of the silver screen. Since Dracula's birth into literary legend in 1897 thanks to Irishman Bram Stoker, reeking of damp earth and supreme confidence, his charismatic persona has been ample grist for the movie mill, inspiring a sloppy mix of solemn classics and insane creative adaptations.
Whether sipping the red stuff in full evening attire or kicking ass in ancient China, there's no denying the dark dude's got style. Here are nine of his more dubious outings, featuring kung-fu masters, Old West gunfighters and one really pissed-off pooch.
So impale yourself on these sweet and sour vampire oddities. You'll be Vlad you did.
And here's a complete list of all 31 Days of Halloween features: