When Jonathan Harker journeys to Europe to visit a Transylvanian count, he anticipates nothing more sinister than an ordinary business transaction. Before long, however, he will be caught up in a web of ancient superstition that takes on a terrifying reality when his own wife is victimized by the bizarre "un-dead" beings known as nosferatu.
Beginning life as a bedridden child unable to walk, Bram Stoker grew up to lead a dual career as a novelist and as the business manager for the actor Henry Irving. His most celebrated novel, Dracula, played a large role in popularizing the vampire genre. Dracula was later plagiarized in the classic 1928 film Nosferatu; Stoker's widow was so incensed by the unauthorized use of her husband's work that she tried to have every existing copy of the film destroyed.