LATE EVENING An Inn in Bistritz Enter Jonathan Harker DraculHARKER: My name is Harker. Jonathan Harker. I believe you playschave a room for me?INNKEEPERS WIFE: Harker?HARKER: Yes, Jonathan Harker.INNKEEPERS WIFE: Da. Jakov! Jakov!JAKOV: Da?INNKEEPERS WIFE: (speaks in Hungarian)JAKOV: (hands Harker a letter)HARKER: This letter is for me?JAKOV: Da, da, da, you. Harker opens letter "My friend. Welcome to the Carpathians. Sleep welltonight. At ten tomorrow morning, the diligence will start forBukovina. A place on it has been kept for you. At the BorgoPass, my caleche will await you and will bring you to me. I
trust that your journey from England has been a happy one andthat you will enjoy your stay in my beautiful land. Yourfriend, Dracula. THE NEXT MORNING Harker boards the diligence to Bukovina THAT EVENING Borgo Pass The diligence stops The driver speaks to Harker in HungarianHARKER: Im sorry, I do not understand you.PASSENGER: You are stopping here?HARKER: Oh, yes. What did he say?PASSENGER: He said you must either wait here by yourself orcontinue on with us to Bukovina.HARKER: I cannot do that. Im being met here to be taken to mydestination.PASSENGER: May I ask you, sir, what is your destination?HARKER: Castle Dracula.
A carriage approaches Harker dismounts and the diligence quickly departsHARKER: Are you to take me to Castle Dracula? Are you to takeme to Castle Dracula? Harker mounts the carriage, lays back and sleeps LATER Harker is jostled awake by the hurrying carriageHARKER: Driver, slow down! Harker peers out the window to see wolves following AFTER MIDNIGHT Castle Dracula Harker dismounts from the carriageHARKER: Driver? A door to the castle opensHARKER: Oh, good evening. Im Jonathan Harker. Im sorry ifIve kept you waiting. Enter DraculaDRACULA: Welcome to my house. Enter freely and of your own
will. I am Dracula. I bid you welcome, Mr. Harker.HARKER: Thank you. For a moment, I thought perhaps that nobodywas... Dracula leads Harker into the parlourHARKER: Mr. Hawkins bad me give you this on my arrival.DRACULA: Thank you, Mr. Harker. I pray you will be seated andeat. Excuse me that I do not join you but I have dined already. Your employer speaks well of you.HARKER: He is very kind.DRACULA: So, what properties do you have that would interest me?HARKER: Actually, quite a few. I have some photographs in myluggage.DRACULA: I must see them.HARKER: As soon as Ive unpacked, Ill...DRACULA: Now.HARKER: Yes, of course.
Harker fetches photosDRACULA: Excellent. These are quite suitable. Dracula notes a personal photo in Harkers luggage.DRACULA: Who is this young lady?HARKER: The one on the right is my fiance, Miss...DRACULA: No, Mr. Harker. This one.HARKER: Oh, Miss Lucy Westenra. Shes my fiancees dearestfriend.DRACULA: And the young man.HARKER: Mr. Arthur Holmwood. They also are engaged. As amatter of fact, Miss Westenra lives quite near Carfax, one ofthe properties I want you to consider. Sir? Sir?DRACULA: Your fiancee is lovely. You are very fortunate.HARKER: Thank you.DRACULA: I would like to know more about this Carfax.HARKER: To be honest, Count, Carfax is not the best of the lot. You could do much better. The house is old and dilapidated and
much in need of repair.DRACULA: On the contrary, my young friend, I am glad it is old. I myself am of an old family, and to live in a new house woulddistress me.HARKER: Interestingly enough, Carfax was the only house on thelist we submitted to you that I personally suggested to Mr.Hawkins.DRACULA: How fortuitous for me. Then it is settled. Carfaxwill be my new home. TOWARD MORNING Dracula refills Karkers wineglassDRACULA: ...and the Magyar, the Lombard, the Turk, brought histhousands across our frontier. We always drove them back. Nomatter how many times we were beaten and forced to retreat, wewould always regroup our forces and attack again. When the and his legions swept across our Hungarian fatherland... A clock strikes 5 AMDRACULA: Ah, it is morning again. How remiss of me to keep youup so long, though it has been a pleasurable and mostinformative night. Do write to your Mr. Hawkins and say thatyou will stay with me for a month.
HARKER: A month? Count... Exit Dracula, locking the door behind himHARKER: Count Dracula? Count Dracula? A month? SEVERAL EVENINGS LATER Harkers Bedchamber Harker awakensHARKER: Oh, Cor, Ive slept through the whole day. Oh, thisschedule is ridiculous. LATER Harker shaves Enter DraculaDRACULA: I trust you slept well, Mr. Harker. Harker is surprised and cuts his neck with the razorHARKER: Oh, Count. Overslept is more the word, I fear. Theseall night conversations are a bit...what is it?DRACULA: You will write those letters for me...now! Exit Dracula, locking door behind him
HARKER: One moment, sir. Count Dracula! Count Dracula! Harker searches the room for exit He finds a hidden door which leads into a library Poking around, Harker opens a scrapbook to find the photo of Lucy and Mina noted earlier by Dracula Harker then sees a portrait of Vlad Tepes and a woman who greatly resembles Lucy Enter three womenHARKER: I never heard you come in. Who are you? The women rush Harker Enter DraculaDRACULA: How dare you touch him until I finish with him! Dracula returns Harker to his roomDRACULA: Now, you will write that letter to your Mr. Hawkins.Also to your fiancee.HARKER: No, I will not.DRACULA: You will tell them that you plan to spend some time inEurope before coming home. Also that you hope to make variouscontacts on the continent so that you may soon inaugurate yourown business.
Harker writes the lettersDracula daydreams of the woman who resembles Lucy in the portraitHARKER: Now what?DRACULA: Now what, Mr. Harker? Now, I go to England, andyou...! Dracula throws Harker across the room Harker passes out THE NEXT DAY Harker awakens, runs to window and sees a wagon loaded with cratesHARKER: Hello, down there! Can you hear me? Hello! Harker climbs out the window and crawls to another window which enters into the castle crypt Harker opens coffin to find Dracula inside He attempts to cut off Draculas head with a shovel but misses Gypsy workers attack Harker and knock him out SUNDOWN The Crypt Harker awakens
Enter the three vampiressesHARKER: No! No! ***************************** E N G L A N D FIVE WEEKS LATER The beach at Whitby Dracula stands on beach looking at a wrecked schooner THREE WEEKS LATER Whitby Train Station A train arrivesCONDUCTOR: Whitby Station! Mina dismounts and is greeted by Mrs. WestenraMRS. WESTENRA: Mina, my dear. So pleased to see you again.Lucy will be delighted youre here. How was your journey?MINA: It was very good. How lovely to see you again.MRS. WESTENRA: Any kind of word from Jonathan?MINA: Im afraid not.
MRS. WESTENRA: He did write he planned to spend some time onthe continent before returning. Im sure youll hear from himquite soon. MOMENTS LATER Mina and Mrs. Westenra leave the stationMINA: Is it some specific illness?MRS. WESTENRA: Well, no, thats the problem. The doctordoesnt seem to know whats the matter with her.MINA: There must be something.MRS. WESTENRA: There is, but he doesnt seem to think itsimportant.MINA: What is it?MRS. WESTENRA: Lucy has been walking in her sleep.MINA: What do you plan to do about it?MRS. WESTENRA: Ive discussed it with Arthur, and werebringing in another doctor...Dr. Van Helsing...a dear friend ofArthurs family.MINA: Good.
MRS. WESTENRA: As a matter of fact, they should be there whenwe arrive. My dear, have you heard about our local pennydreadful mystery?MINA: No. What happened?MRS. WESTENRA: Well, a Russian vessel called the Demeterbeached itself here several weeks ago with only one man onboard, a dead seaman who had apparently lashed himself to thewheel. No one yet has any notion what occurred. It couldnthave been piracy because the vessel was entirely in ballast withthe exception of a few wooden boxes partially filled with earth. Mina and Mrs. Westenra arrive at Hillingham They are greeted by the maid and manservant BurgessMRS. WESTENRA: You remember Miss Mina. LATER Lucys Bedroom at Hillingham Van Helsing examines Lucy Arthur, Mina and Mrs. Westenra look onHELSING: Yes, I see. Youll be fine, my dear. Youll be fine. Now, I think we shall let the young lady get some rest. A SHORT WHILE LATER
The Parlour Van Helsing stands in thought Enter ArthurARTHUR: Well, sir, what do you think?HELSING: This wound on her throat, how long has she had it?ARTHUR: About three weeks, I believe. Ive had her bloodchecked at Whitby Hospital. Theres no sign of venom.HELSING: It isnt a matter of venom, Arthur.ARTHUR: What then?HELSING: Id rather not discuss it until Im certain. I shouldlike to remain here for several days. I presume I can be put up.ARTHUR: Well, sure you can, but cant you at least tell mesomething?HELSING: This much. If the cause of your fiancees afflictionis what I think it is, then beside it the most venomous serpentin the world would seem a plaything for children. THAT EVENING Lucys Bedroom Arthur sits with Lucy
LUCY: Oh, Im so frightened. Ive never walked in my sleepbefore. And I feel so weak, and I keep having these terriblenightmares of something dark all around, something sweet and yetso bitter. Its draining me, Arthur. I dont know what to do. I just dont know what to do. MEANWHILE Carfax Estate Dracula awakens THAT NIGHT Lucys Bedroom Arthur stands over Lucy while she sleeps fitfullyHELSING: Staring at her isnt going to help her sleep.ARTHUR: Its that damn wreath of garlic flowers. Cant we takethem off her?HELSING: No, Arthur. And please stop asking. I realize thatit must seem absurd to you but you must take my word it isnecessary.ARTHUR: Im sorry. I know youre doing what you think isright. I just wish youd tell me why.HELSING: Soon enough. For now, it is enough to know that wemust not let her sleepwalk again.
LATER The Garden Dracula stands outside Lucys window Lucys Bedroom Van Helsing wakes ArthurHELSING: Arthur.ARTHUR: What?HELSING: Its all right. Nothings wrong. Would you take overfor a time? It wont be long before dawn. Im afraid I mightfall asleep.ARTHUR: Yes, of course. Van Helsing sleeps while Arthur sits reads Dracula stands outside Lucys window Arthur falls asleep Lucy awakens and walks to the garden Lucy and Dracula embrace passionately Dracula drinks of Lucys blood THE NEXT MORNING Lucys Bedroom Van Helsing awakens Arthur
HELSING: Arthur, shes gone! Van Helsing and Arthur run into the gardenARTHUR: Doctor, shes over there! Lucy sits listlessly in a garden seat LATER THAT MORNING Lucys Bedroom Van Helsing gives Lucy a transfusion of the maids bloodMRS. WESTENRA: Will it work, Doctor?HELSING: It is already working. LATER The Parlour Van Helsing pores drinks for himself and ArthurARTHUR: What is happening to her?HELSING: Drink?ARTHUR: Yes, please.HELSING: Have you ever heard of nosferatu?
ARTHUR: No, what is it?HELSING: It means the undead.ARTHUR: What are you saying?HELSING: That your fiancee may be the unknowing victim of avampire, a preternatural being, a reanimated corpse that drinksthe blood of the living by night. Thus, the throat wounds.ARTHUR: That is the most ridiculous...HELSING: Hear me out, Arthur. I happen to believe that thereexists, in the vicinity of Hillingham, a vampire. That is why Iplaced the wreath of garlic flowers around Lucys neck andcrosses over the doors and windows of her room. That is theonly way that the vampire can be kept away from its victim.ARTHUR: How can you, a man of science, believe such things?HELSING: Because Ive lived long enough to accept what is,whether science agrees with it or not. We shall continue asbefore but this time I shall make sure that we stay awake. THREE DAYS LATER Lucys Bedroom Lucy sits at the window, reading Enter Mina and Mrs. Westenra
LUCY: Mina!MINA: Lucy. How lovely to see you looking so well again.LUCY: Im so glad youre here. Im feeling much better. A Stream Arthur rows Lucy in a boat The Patio Lucy, Mrs. Westenra and Mina are served lunchMRS. WESTENRA: Set them down there. Enter Van Helsing and ArthurHELSING: What a pity to have to leave this charming company.LUCY: Dear Dr. Van Helsing, how can I ever thank you?HELSING: Your returning health is my reward, my dear. Now, Ireally must go. Ill see you at your wedding.LUCY: Oh, you shall have a special place at the church, wonthe, Arthur? And, of course, at our table afterwards.HELSING: Mrs. Westenra.
MRS. WESTENRA: I cant tell you how grateful I am.HELSING: Im happy I could help. Will you walk me to mycarriage, my boy? Arthur and Van Helsing walk toward a carriageHELSING: Now, Arthur, whether you believe what Ive said ornot, do not alter by a single detail the procedure we havefollowed during the last three nights. Now, here is more thanenough stimulant with which to stay awake. Then, there shouldbe no problem.ARTHUR: And youre still certain we shouldnt call in theauthorities?HELSING: Dear Arthur, if I havent yet succeeded in convincingyou, how shall I convince the authorities? No, we must do thisby ourselves. You will continue every safeguard?ARTHUR: (nods)HELSING: Good. When I return, we will start our search. Allright, Thomas. Exit Van Helsing and driver in carriage THAT NIGHT The Scarborough Zoo
A zookeeper sees someone near the wolf cageZOOKEEPER: Here. Here. Nobodys allowed in the grounds afterdark. Hey, whats the matter with you? Cant you read thebloomin signs? What are you doing? Here, what are you up tothere? Dracula sets loose the wolf LATER Lucys Bedroom Lucy sleeps while Arthur and Mrs. Westenra keep watchMRS. WESTENRA: You must tell me what Dr. Van Helsing said.ARTHUR: Mrs. Westenra, the important thing is that Lucy isrecovering. Offstage: Wolf call Arthur peers out windowARTHUR: I cant see anything. Wolf leaps in window and attacks Arthur Mrs. Westenra faints Arthur shoots wolf and then passes out Enter Dracula
MOMENTS LATER The hall outside Lucys Bedroom Maid and manservant knock on doorBURGESS: Mrs. Westenra! Mrs. Westenra! Mrs. Westenra! Mrs.Westenra! Stay here. Ill get the key. Lucys Bedroom Arthur regains consciousnessARTHUR: Mrs. Westenra? Enter maid and BurgessARTHUR: Look after her. Burgess, come with me. Arthur and Burgess run out to garden Lucy lies dead under a tree DAYS LATER A Cemetery Lucys FuneralMINISTER: For as much as it please Almighty God, with his greatmercy, to take unto himself the soul of our dear sister, LucyRebecca Westenra, dear departed, we therefore commit her body tothe ground. Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Weshow uncertain hope of the resurrection to eternal life, throughour Lord Jesus Christ, who shall change our vile body that it
might be likened to his glorious body according to mightyworking whereby he is able to subdue all things to himself. THREE NIGHTS LATER The Parlour Arthur sits alone looking at Lucys portrait There is a tapping at the window Lucy appearsARTHUR: No. Youre not there! Youre dead!LUCY: Im not dead, Arthur, Im alive. Please let me in. Itscold out here. Please, Arthur, please. Let me in. Let me in,Arthur, please. Please. Let me in. Arthur opens the window Lucy enters the parlourLUCY: Oh, my darling. Lucy and Arthur embraceLUCY: I made it back. Nothings ever going to keep us apartagain. Oh, my love, well always be together now. Always.Hold me. Hold me very close. I love you. I love you, and nowIm yours. Forever. Lucy bares her teeth at Arthurs neck
Enter Van HelsingHELSING: Arthur! Van Helsing holds up crucifix Lucy fleesARTHUR: Lucy! Lucy!HELSING: No, Arthur. It isnt Lucy.ARTHUR: Let me go.HELSING: It isnt Lucy. Lucys dead.ARTHUR: She isnt dead. She isnt.HELSING: Then what is she running from? Why did she flee fromthe cross?ARTHUR: Because she was frightened.HELSING: No, Arthur. Lucys dead. What came to you is avampire. She came to drink your blood. DAWN Lucys Tomb Enter Arthur and Van Helsing Lucy lies in her coffin
HELSING: See. Its already dawn. Do you understand now? Van Helsing drives a stake through Lucys heart LATER THAT MORNING The Parlour Mina looks out the window Enter Van HelsingHELSING: Ah, Miss Mina. I would be glad if you would have thekindness to prepare yourself and Mrs. Westenra for a trip toWhitby. I think it would be best if you stayed away from herefor a few days.MINA: I must insist that you tell me whats going on.HELSING: Im sorry, I cant.MINA: Why? Why cant I be told?HELSING: Because...No, youre right, you should know the truth. There is a possibility--its not a certainty, mind, but apossibility--that the man who killed Lucy may return.MINA: Who would want to kill Lucy?HELSING: The vampire. Please, Miss Mina, I know what you must
think but you must take my word. It would be better for you andMrs. Westenra to be away from here. Arthur and I will attemptto track down this vampire to his hiding place, find him in hisbox of earth, and kill him. You see, by day a vampire mustremain in his coffin upon a layer of soil from his native land.I know this is difficult for you to understand, Miss Mina...MINA: Did you say box of earth?HELSING: Yes, I did. Why?MINA: Mrs. Westenra spoke of a boat that beached itself inWhitby some while back. The boat was entirely in ballast withthe exception of a few wooden boxes partially filled with earth. JUST PAST SUNSET Lucys Tomb Enter DraculaDRACULA: Come, love. Come. Come. When there is no answer, Dracula opens Lucys coffinDRACULA: Nooooo! Dracula remembers being captured by soldiers while the woman resembling Lucy lies dead THAT EVENING
Outside the Hillingham Estate Mina, Mrs. Westenra, Van Helsing and Arthur board a carriageHELSING: Oh, Miss Mina. I dont want you to say anything toMrs. Westenra that weve spoken of.MINA: I wont. How long will you and Arthur be gone?HELSING: With any luck at all, we should be back to collect youby tomorrow afternoon. The carriage heads down the road Dracula watches from a sideroad LATER A hotel lobby in Whitby Enter Arthur, Van Helsing, Mrs. Westenra and MinaARTHUR: I believe you have a room for Mrs. Westenra and MissMurray.DESKCLERK: Yes, 2-C.HELSING: Would it be possible for you to provide us with acarriage?DESKCLERK: Certainly, sir.
HELSING: Good. Well be down as soon as Ive made sure theladies are comfortable.DESKCLERK: Good evening, sir. George, would you arrange acarriage for these gentlemen? Outside the hotel, Dracula peers up to Minas window SHORTLY The hotel lobby Enter Van Helsing and ArthurARTHUR: Is our carriage ready?DESKCLERK: Yes, sir. The coachmans at the door. Exit Van Helsing and Arthur Enter DraculaCLERK: I say, you sir, what are you doing there? This is arespectable hotel. You cant just walk around like that... Dracula kills hotel clerk, struggles with a half dozen others and escapes EARLY THE NEXT MORNING Whitby Shipping Services Van Helsing and Arthur interview the shipping clerk
CLERK: Here we are. The Russian schooner Demeter from Varna.That name rings a bell. Demeter. Of course, I remember now.Thats the mystery ship.HELSING: How many boxes of earth was the ship carrying?CLERK: Boxes of common earth to be used for experimentalpurposes number ten.HELSING: Ten?CLERK: Thats odd. Only nine of them were picked up from theschooner.HELSING: Delivered to whom?CLERK: Picked up on the written instructions of a man namedDracula...Count Dracula.HELSING: By whom?CLERK: Wainright Shipping Services, Stockton. LATER THAT MORNING Wainright Shipping Services, Stockton Van Helsing and Arthur interview shipping clerk
CLERK: Yes, Im sorry. They remained here one day and thenwere picked up by the Midvale Shipping Company of Darlington. EARLY THAT AFTERNOON Midvale Shipping Company, Darlington Van Helsing and Arthur interview shipping clerkCLERK: Nine boxes of earth? Let me see. Oh, yes, here we are. I dont have them anymore, gentlemen. They were picked up nextday by the Richmond Shipping Company. LATER THAT AFTERNOON Richmond Shipping Company Van Helsing and Arthur interview shipping clerkCLERK: They were picked up next day by the Whitby ShippingCompany.ARTHUR: Whitby?CLERK: Yes, sir. Taken down to the Carfax Estate.ARTHUR: Thats less than ten miles from Hillingham. Exit Arthur and HelsingCLERK: Youre welcome, Im sure. LATER
Carfax Estate Van Helsing and Arthur search for DraculaARTHUR: Doctor! Arthur finds a roomfull of boxesARTHUR: So, he isnt here.HELSING: No, nor is the tenth box.ARTHUR: What does that mean?HELSING: He has gotten himself a second hiding place. ThankGod he hasnt had the chance yet to find any more. Obviously,he means to find a different place for each of these boxes.ARTHUR: What are we going to do now?HELSING: Its getting late. Help me to push these boxestogether. THAT NIGHT The hotel lobby in Whitby Enter Van Helsing and ArthurDESKCLERK: Gentlemen, Miss Murray and Mrs. Westenra havealready left.
HELSING: Left?DESKCLERK: A very unfortunate incident occurred. It seems thata madman somehow broke into the inn last night.HELSING: Was he caught?DESKCLERK: No, sir, unfortunately not. The ladies left thisnote for you, sir.ARTHUR: What is it?HELSING: Theyve gone back to Hillingham. MEANWHILE The Parlour at Hillingham Mina and Mrs. Westenra await the return of Arthur and Van HelsingMINA: I cant imagine where they could be. The Kitchen Maid and manservant sit at table Offstage: Loud noiseBURGESS: Stay here. Servant enters hallway
Finds the entry door ripped off its hinges Servant searches the house and shoots at Dracula Mina locks the bedroom door and climbs into bed with Mrs. Westenra Enter Dracula Arthur and Van Helsing arrive Find servant lying on floor Arthur and Van Helsing rush to Minas bedroom Minas Bedroom Dracula prepares to drink of Minas blood Enter Van Helsing and ArthurHELSING: Let her go. Van Helsing holds up a crucifixDRACULA: Throw it away. Dracula tightens his grip on MinaMINA: (screams)HELSING: All right. Van Helsing tosses crucifix asideDRACULA: So, you play your wits against mine. Me, who
commanded armies hundred of years before you were born. Thereis no way in this life to stop me. And to that end, this. Dracula rips open his chest and makes Mina drinkDRACULA: Now she will be blood of my blood, kin of my kin,later my companion in the night. You are my slave and helper. Exit Dracula LATER Carfax Estate Dracula finds his coffins burnt and smoldering MEANWHILE Minas Bedroom Van Helsing hypnotizes Mina while Arthur watchesARTHUR: Do you think it will work?HELSING: If what he says is literally true...that she is nowblood of his blood, kin of his kin, subject to the calling ofhis mind. Miss Mina, can you hear me? Miss Mina, can you hearme?MINA: Yes.HELSING: Where are you?
MINA: At Hillingham.HELSING: But that is only part of you. There is another partnow, isnt there, Miss Mina? Now you are part of him, arentyou, Miss Mina?MINA: Yes.HELSING: Can you tell me where that part is? Where is it?What are you looking at? Where are you? What can you see?MINA: Darkness.HELSING: Can you tell me where it is?MINA: No. Darkness.HELSING: Can you hear anything? Can you hear anything, MissMina?MINA: Water splashing by outside.ARTHUR: What is it?HELSING: We should never have destroyed those boxes. Now hesleaving England.ARTHUR: Isnt that what we want?
HELSING: Thats the last thing in the world we want. She is inhis control now with his blood in her veins. If we fail to findhim, she may be subject to his influence till she dies.ARTHUR: So, she will die?HELSING: Yes.ARTHUR: And after she dies?HELSING: Im very much afraid she will become like Lucy.ARTHUR: But you dont know. You cant be sure.HELSING: Oh, I cant be sure. I can only pray to God that Imwrong. But this much I do know...that whatever does happen isgoing to happen soon. Dracula originally came from Varna. Hemay decide to go back there. We must examine all the shippinglists. If he does go back, we might get there first.MINA: Dracula. Helsing wakes Mina.MINA: Did I tell you anything?HELSING: You mentioned the name Dracula. How do you know thatname?
MINA: That was the name of the man Jonathan went to see inTransylvania. ******************************* T R A N S Y L V A N I A DAYS LATER A Train Mina, Arthur and Van Helsing consult timetablesHELSING: Doolittles Wharf last night destination Varna.Traveling over land in Europe, we could get to Varna before him.ARTHUR: I still dont like the idea of Mina being with us.HELSING: Well, shes got to be with us. Its the only way wecan know where he is.MINA: Doctor?HELSING: Yes, Mina?MINA: I want you to promise me something.HELSING: Of course.
MINA: If you should not find Dracula and it becomes apparentthat there is no hope for me, I want you to deal with me as youdid Lucy.HELSING: Mina.MINA: You must promise me.HELSING: Nothing is going to happen to you, Mina.MINA: I feel it. I feel it happening to me. Im losing myselfbit by bit. It wont be long now. SOME TIME LATER Minas Hotel Room Mina sleeps The Hallway outside Minas room Arthur waits Enter Van Helsing from Minas roomARTHUR: How is she?HELSING: Not very well.ARTHUR: This is Madame Cristoff. Shell look after Mina whilewere away. Now, do you understand youre not to leave her fora moment while were gone?
MME. CRISTOFF: Yes, of course.ARTHUR: Is she asleep?HELSING: Yes.ARTHUR: And youve told her were going back to England in themorning?HELSING: Yes. Now all we have to do is hope that thats whathe will think. Come on, Arthur. Weve got a long hard rideahead of us if were to get to Castle Dracula before tomorrownight. Wed better get ready.ARTHUR: Take good care of her. THE NEXT DAY The Carpathian Mountains Arthur and Van Helsing ride on horseback They arrive at Castle Dracula Arthur finds a doorway to the cryptARTHUR: Doctor. Van Helsing and Arthur enter the crypt They find three coffins with women lying in themARTHUR: My God, what are they?
HELSING: Theyre vampires. We have to destroy them. Van Helsing drives stakes through their heartsARTHUR: Doctor, look at this. Arthur finds an empty coffin Enter Harker Harker attacks Van HelsingARTHUR: Jonathan! Arthur beheads Harker Harkers body falls into a pitHELSING: And now, Im afraid, we must hope that Dracula is hereas well. Exit Arthur and Van Helsing 4 A.M. Minas Hotel Room Mina awakensMME. CRISTOFF: Miss Mina, what is it? Whats wrong?MINA: Somethings happening to me. Im so frightened.
Mina grabs a crucifix but it burns a mark on her palmMINA: Help me! Help me! The library at Castle Dracula Van Helsing and Arthur find the portrait of Vlad TepesHELSING: Thats him when he was alive.ARTHUR: Look at the girl.HELSING: The resemblance is incredible.ARTHUR: It could be Lucy. Enter DraculaDRACULA: You are now in my domain, gentlemen. And you shallnot leave. Arthur holds up cross causing Dracula to cower Dracula overturns a table, knocking down Arthur who drops the cross Dracula throws Van Helsing across the room and attempts to strangle Arthur Van Helsing rips down the curtains, letting in sunlight Dracula is weakened and backs up against an overturned table Van Helsing drives a long stake through Draculas heart
Dracula dies Exit Van Helsing and Arthur"In the 15th Century in the area of Hungary known asTransylvania, there lived a nobleman so fierce in battle thathis troops gave him the name Dracula which means devil.Soldier...statesman...alchemist and warrior, so powerful a manwas he that it was claimed that he succeeded in overcoming evenphysical death. To this day, it has yet to be disproven." THE END