In the true spirit of Bullshit or Reel, I lied about some of the numbered “facts,” and it's up to you to figure out which ones are fibs and which ones you only wish were. Please examine the pieces above, then afterwards check the answers below. Happy hunting, oh children of da night….Mua Ha Ha!!!
(1) False…though it is something of a trick question: Dracula first appeared on the silver screen in “Nosferatu,” though his name was changed in an attempt to skirt the legal issues that plagued the film, which was almost destroyed due to the legal turmoil.
(2) True: “Dracula 2000” claimed that Judas was cursed with the dark gift after the betrayal of Christ in 32 AD.
(3) True: “The Blood of Nostrodamus” series of old B-movies claimed the prophet was in fact the lord of the dead.
(4) False: While there is a long history of scientists trying to study/harness Dracula's powers, they have never actually been the infamous Jekyll (at least not in any movies I'm aware of).
(5) True: This occurs in more movies than I can count, as well as a myriad of video games, though opening that mad can of worms is more than I want to take on here.
(6) False: Sorry folks, but that's just retarded… you're thinking of Frankenstein.
(7) True: In Francis Ford Copala's Dracula, Tom Waits does the nasty as a harry version of himself under the order of Gary Oldman.
(8) False: Dracula's never done this, only Jack Nickelson has that ability. Though Drac can command people to ignore the laws of physics (I shit you not).
(9) False: If the coins were silver maybe, but simply inscribing the name of the patron saint of the mentally ill isn't gonna save your arse.
(10) True: In “Monster Squad” a kid used a piece of garlicky pizza to scorch Drac's face.
(11) True: This is actually a very old vampire myth. It was used in the sequel to “Dracula 2000,” as well as on Sesame Street in the character of the count.
(12) True: Yep…I shit you not. In “Billy the Kid versus Dracula” the heros unload their guns into old Drac to no avail. Billy sees this is having no effect and decides to chuck the spent gun at Dracula, knocking him out cold. This fact leads me to believe that criminals have a nasty habit of confusing Superman with Dracula
(13) True: In “Andy Worhal's Dracula,” an aged Drac goes to a lords house in the attempt to drink the blood from between the legs of a violated virgin. I don't have to tell you that it's a pretty nutty flick.
(14) True: Drac can become really plastered if he downs a wino who's proof is too high in “Once Bitten” (I think). I know Dracula was played by George Sungod Hammilton in a strange bit of casting.
(15) False: Monkeys are usually to afraid of the Undead, unless they're evil monkeys… come to think of it most monkeys are evil
(16) True: Apparently thorns on Dracula are bad because they're reminiscent of the stigmata of Christ (crown of thorns and all). That's part of the reason vampires hate crosses… man, if only those confused criminals could get ahold of a Kryptonite Cross (thank you Jack Handey)
(17) True: Another ancient vampire myth used in many films
(18) True: Cloths make the man… in a very literal sense. So if you ever have the urge to put on some of Drac's soiled trousers… well, maybe becoming a Nosferatu's the least of your worries.
(19) False: You won't get sauced or become a vampire if you do this, but it can be used as a youth serum by crazy British dudes.
(20) True: While usually done by making someone drink Dracula's blood, in the Golden Vampire movies (a joint venture of Hammer films and Asian cinema). Dracula soul clones itself on a kung-fu master… Because Dracula's not scary enough I guess.
(21) False: Though there are some stories which claim that pollution can make Dracula go crazy, he has never (to my knowledge) become a slime beast from it... yet
(22) True: Many films, including “Dracula 3,” “The Satanic Rights of Dracula,” and “Vampire Hunter D,” hint at or come right out and state that Dracula's gonna sooner or later get sick of coming back from the dead and work to end it all… Jerkface!
(23) False: Sadly while Bela Legosa never actually said “BLUH!” (his thick accent made “blood” sound like it), later comedy movies made use of this dumb little phrase, most notably the Fanny farm flicks (which are like soft core porn flicks made by kids… you really do have to find these things, they're beyond belief).