—Count Dracula, Dracula (1931)
In the film, Vlad climbs great heights to meet a creepy figure who offers him 'untold' power by drinking blood. Although Vlad allegedly dipped bread in the blood of his enemies, there's no account of any neck-biting fetish or affiliation with vampire bats. However, the myth of vampires (stealing the life of another human) dates back many centuries and fueled by the Church and the Black Death.
Watch an interview with the star and director of the film here.
An amusing website devoted to everything vampires explores the real versus the fictional.
And in previous Film2Fact entries, we explored how the "Twilight" movies took more than a 'bite' out of the box office-- it inspired teens to practice their own form of vampire love.