And I'm going to have to pay closer attention to Van Helsing and Jonathan Harker. Harker, according to Butler, was really kind of dense, and I never made the connection. But think about it – Harker is vehemently warned not to visit this remote castle, surrounding by howling wolves and filled with rats, bats, spiders and other creatures of the night. Yet off he goes anyway. The master of the castle never eats, never sleeps and climbs up and down the outside of the building like Spiderman. And when Harker cuts himself with a razor the Count licks the blood right off of the blade.
And Van Helsing fancies himself the king of the Vampire Hunters yet, when the time comes to put a stake through Mina's heart, Van Helsing has to send Harker to find a stake?
Be careful when you read this book. I kept a notepad by my side and made a list of all of the things I want to look for when I re-watch these movies and re-read the book. And I can tell you – I'm going to be very busy for the next few weeks.
What's that? Oh, that howling. That's just the children of the night. What music they make! Now, please tell them to shut up. I'm trying to watch a movie, here!