'Tis the season.....
AS SEEN IN:
(Perhaps Earth Prime-Time/MOTW?)
"Dracula" is a 1973 television adaptation of Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula written by Richard Matheson and directed by 'Dark Shadows' creator Dan Curtis, with Jack Palance in the title role. It was the second collaboration for both Curtis and Palance since the 1968 TV film "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde".
The final confrontation with Dracula takes place in what looks like a grand ballroom. The crosses wielded by the two men are something Dracula doesn't seem to want to look upon. Dracula gets the better of them, ridding them of their crosses. But one of them manages to pull down curtains from the windows, so sunlight pours in. Dracula is weakened, finally going dormant long enough for Van Helsing to pierce his heart with a long spear.
They leave him there. Before the portrait of a living warrior Dracula, with Lucy's lookalike in the background, a text scrolls across the screen, about a warlord who lived in the area of Hungary known as Transylvania, and how it was said he had found a way to conquer death—a legend no one has ever disproven. The lord's name is DRACULA........