A lot of times movies are just movies, and I really shouldn’t be dissecting every tiny detail when something doesn’t make sense. BUT I CAN’T HELP IT!
A few days ago I was watching Dracula’s Daughter, and Van Helsing made a few remarks about dates that got me wondering about how exactly Countess Zaleska can be Dracula’s actual daughter. According to Van Helsing, Dracula died and was turned into a vampire 500 years ago. His daughter Marya died and was converted 100 years ago. This means that Dracula was already a vampire when Marya was born. Does this mean that the vampirism was something she inherited? And who was her mother–one of Dracula’s vampire wives or some random woman who wasn’t a vampire? If her mother was still human, does that mean she had a normal human childhood and was converted once she reached adulthood?
These are questions that will probably never be answered, much to my disappointed. Still, it had been a long time since I’d seen Dracula’s Daughter, and while I’m not one of the people who thinks it surpasses the original Dracula, it’s undeniably a good movie.