Cast: Rutger Hauer - Van Helsing
Thomas Kretschmann - Dracula
Marta Gastini - Mina
Asia Argento - Lucy Kisslinger
Unax Ugalde - Harker
Miriam Giovanelli - Tania
Maria Cristina Heller - Jasmin
Franco Ravera - The Priest
Augusto Zucchi - Andrej
Dario Argento, Antonio Tentori, Stefano Piani, Enrique Cerezo
Plot: Transylvania, 1893.
One night in the woods adjacent to Passo Borgo, at the foot of the Carpazi mountains, a couple of young lovers, Tania and Milos, secretly meet. On her way home, Tania is chased and killed by a "dark shadow".
Jonathan Harker, a young librarian, arrives at the village hired by Count Dracula, a nobleman from the area, while Tania's body mysteriously disappears from the cemetery.
In the meantime Harker, before going to Count Dracula's castle, takes the opportunity to visit Lucy Kisslinger, his wife Mina's best friend as well as the daughter of the local mayor. Upon arriving at the castle, Harker is greeted by Tania, brought back to life from the dead and made vampire, who tries from the very beginning to seduce him; however they are interrupted by Dracula's entrance welcoming Harker.
The following night Tania tries again to bite Harker, she is close to his neck when she is stopped by the Count who bites Harker's neck, but allows him to live. The next day, weakened but still conscious Harker tries to run away, but as soon as he is outside the castle a big wolf assaults and savagely kills him.
Meanwhile, Mina, Harker's wife, arrives in the village and is the guest for a few days at the home of her dearest friend, Lucy Kisslinger.
Van Helsing, an expert on vampires and on the techniques used to kill them, prepares the tools needed to fight against vampires and goes straight to the center of evil: Count Dracula's castle, engaging in a deadly fight with his evil foe.