|“||More Mayhem! Devour Them!||„|
|~ Count Dracula|
Count Dracula (best known as Dracula) is a Universal Monster and one the most powerful vampires throughout Halloween Horror Nights. He and the other Universal Monsters were the very first Event Icons in Halloween Horror Nights history during Fright Nights.
Storyline[edit | edit source]
Orlando[edit | edit source]
A vampire who stands out as one of the most powerful and ancient. His origins are a mystery, he might have been a young warrior who impaled his enemies on stakes. He resides on a luxurious Castle In Transylvania where he terrorizes the countryside.
Hollywood (2006)[edit | edit source]
Once murdered by Van Helsing when the latter was the right hand of God, he made a pact with the Devil so he could not really “die”. The Devil revived him as vampire and gave him wings to come and go from his icy fortress. There was a catch however, he could not feel love. He was made a part of Pavel Pranevsky’s film, his fortress was used to house a cavalcade of villains from various horror movies.
Hollywood (subsequent years)[edit | edit source]
He is a very powerful Vampire. He once was brought back along his fellow monsters for Jack's Carnival and Freddy’s Nightmare version of the theme park and was subsequently brought back by the forces Darkness in later years.
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Throughout the Events[edit | edit source]
Almost every Dracula that appeared during Halloween Horror Nights was based on the likeness of Bela Lugosi's performance from Dracula (1931).
He makes frequent appearances in Orlando, but barely makes appearances in Hollywood, and has not appeared in either Japan or Singapore.
He was the very first icon at Halloween Horror Nights alongside his fellow Monsters. He appeared at the Dungeon of Terror.
There is another version of this character, known as Vlad Tepes, who appeared in the film Dracula Untold. He appeared in the Dracula Untold house/maze in Orlando and Hollywood in 2014.
Appearances at Halloween Horror Nights Orlando[edit | edit source]
- Dr. Frankenstein's Theater Featuring Mistress of the Night, Frankenstein and Dracula (1991)
- Dungeon of Terror (1991)
- Universal's House of Horror (1995)
- Universal's New House of Horrors (1996)
- Universal's Museum of Horror (1997)
- Universal's Museum of Horror: Chamber of Horrors (1998)
- Universal's Creature Features in 3-D (1999)
- Universal Classic Monster Mania (2000)
- Horror in Wax (2004) (Likeness Used)
- Dracula: Legacy in Blood (2009) (inspired by Gary Oldman)
- HHN: 20 Years of Fear (2010)
- Universal's House of Horrors (2012)
- Dracula Untold: Reign of Blood (2014)
- All Nite Die-In: Double Feature (2015)
- Universal Monsters (2019)
- Halloween Marathon of Mayhem (2019) (Water-Effect)
Appearances at Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood[edit | edit source]
- Universal's House of Horrors (2006) (Animatronic, based on Richard Roxburgh)
- Dracula Untold: Reign of Blood (2014)
- Universal Monsters: Music by Slash (2018)
Images[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- In 2012 it was revealed that Count Dracula was a part of The Strengoit Legion, most likely because of his hypnotic abilities and his status as a (and possibly the first ever) vampire.
- Due to legal issues with the Lugosi family, Universal could not use Bela Lugosi's likeness as Dracula for the Fright Nights logo.
|Halloween Horror Nights: Ripped from the Silver Screen|
|Characters: The Usher (Event Icon) • Billy • Chucky • The Wolfman (Sub Icons) • Sam Meetz • Count Dracula • Frankenstein's Monster • Sculders|
|Haunted Houses: The Wolfman • Dracula: Legacy in Blood • Frankenstein: Creation of the Damned • Leave it to Cleaver • SAW • The Spawning • Chucky: Friends til the End • Silver Screams|
|Scarezones: Containment • War of the Living Dead • Apocalypse: City of Cannibals • Cirque Du Freak • Horrorwood Die-In • Lights Camera Hacktion!|
|Unofficial Scarezone: Shadows from the Past|
|Shows: The Rocky Horror Picture Show: A Tribute • Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure|