I assumed that putting Stoker's name in the title of this movie adaptation of his most famous work was a means of emphasizing that this specific version was dedicated to the author's vision. Alas, we all know what happens when you assume. Dracula is a gothic romance masquerading as the classic vampire horror tale. Many erotic elements of the novel are utilized while the terror is replaced with camera tricks that are effective as often as not. With the exception of Oldman and Waits (yes, the singer) the acting is horrible. Perhaps there will never be a good film version of the book.