Christopher Lee, Bela Lugosi, or the original novel by Bram Stoker: Dracula is still a popular concept. The recent hype surrounding Castlevania and Hotel Transylvania proves this. But are vampires bloodsucking creatures that knock humans off the top of the food chain or charming aristocratic zombies? A charismatic actor or the devilish Vlad the Impaler from Romania? What makes a vampire sparkle in our memories depends on the country and media form, but Dracula's history remains dark.