[[folder:Trivia for the Bram Stoker novel:]]
* BeamMeUpScotty:
** Dracula did ''not'' speak with VampireVords in the original book--in fact, the story even makes it clear he has SurprisinglyGoodEnglish. The accent would come from later adaptations of the story and parodies of it. And in the original book, Dracula never once said "I vant to suck your blood!" and he wouldn't have been caught [[strike: dead]] undead saying "Bleh, bleh bleh!" The original Dracula was far too proud of a character to speak in such a manner or accent. Part of the reason he invited Jonathan was to practice his English, so he would not stand out as a foreigner when in England.
** His vampire girls were never really called "brides" in the story. They're just simply known as "the sisters". The "brides" term came from the 60's movie, ''Film/TheBridesOfDracula'', that more or less stuck.
* {{Defictionalization}}: There have been several recipes for Robber Steak printed on the Internet; Dracula-themed restaurants around Transylvania even have them on their menus.
* MissingEpisode: An early chapter of the novel, concerning an unnamed Englishman's (whom most assume to be Jonathan Harker [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute with the numbers sanded off]]) run in with a vampiress in Munich while on his way to Transylvania on business, was removed from the original manuscript by the publisher. Two years after Stoker's death, it was released as the short story "Dracula's Guest".
* ScienceMarchesOn:
** When Van Helsing realizes that Lucy is anaemic because her blood is being drained by Dracula, he orders that her three suitors give her blood transfusions to save her life. Transfusions were performed during this time period, but blood types had yet to be discovered. Depending on the blood-types of the parties involved, Lucy's transfusions could have been fatal in their own right. In the story, they are only unsuccessful because Dracula keeps preying on her.
** Dracula's appearance is compiled based on Victorian ideas of physiognomy, which hold that criminals are racially degenerate and atavistically regressive. Dracula's features in particular paint him as a thug and sexual deviant. All of these principles have since been thoroughly discredited.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: According to Stoker's notes, Dracula's castle could have become a CollapsingLair when [[LoadBearingBoss Dracula was killed]], complete with erupting volcano. Ironically the ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania}}'' games would run with the idea decades later. Freda Warrington would reuse the volcano idea during the climax of Literature/DraculaTheUnDead.
* WorkingTitle: Originally ''The Dead Un-dead'', which became just ''The Un-dead'', then ''Count [[MeaningfulName Wampyr]]'', before Stoker happened upon a book of Wallachian history and fell in love with the name "Dracula."

[[folder:Trivia for 2013 TV series:]]
* CastingGag: Casting Creator/ThomasKretschmann, who played [[LooksLikeOrlok Nosferatu-esque]] bad guy Damaskinos in ''Film/BladeII'', as well as Dracula himself in Creator/DarioArgento's recent film adaptation, as Van Helsing? It had to be intentional.
* FakeNationality: Creator/JonathanRhysMeyers plays a Romanian ([[{{Fauxreigner}} playing an American]]) while Creator/KatieMcGrath and Victoria Smurfit play British characters. All three are Irish in real life.
* RecycledSet: The castle courtyard with the blossom tree where Dracula died was used extensively in ''Series/RobinHood'', with both shows being filmed in MaFilm Studios in Budapest.