Both women react differently to Dracula’s taint.
Sometimes I think about the fact that in Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter, the title character says there are as many types of vampires as snakes.
And then I think about how, despite being partially a parody, the movie eventually reveals itself to be tied into (at least one series in) the main Hammerverse.
And then I think about how this means that Carmilla and Dracula could exist in the same universe as everyone from the lizardfolk in From Dusk Till Dawn to the granite-skinned Cullens.
And then I get sad that there isn’t enough fanfiction.
"Call me Bella." A tome about the length of the original series investigates Bella’s monomanical search for the vampire who stole her virginity. There’s an entire chapter devoted to describing the devastating whiteness of Edward’s skin, and several on the physiognomy of vampires, starting with their skeletal structure outward.
I think I’d like to read that book!
Mystery Science Theater veteran Miles O’Keeffe played Dracula in the film Waxwork. Dashing but evil to the core, he waylays a travelling English girl, disposes of her fiance, and treats her to a fate worse than death.
The movie is pretty silly overall, but dear god he made a handsome Dracula! Their portrayal of the Marquis de Sade is similar- totally historically inaccurate, but wickedly seductive. Someone on staff must have liked their aristocratic villains!