Characters based on the Original Brides[ edit ] At the beginning of the film Dracula 3D , Dracula attacks a young woman named Tania portrayed by Miriam Giovanelli after she secretly meets a lover, making her a vampire and his minion. They also appear in the French Canadian musical Dracula - Entre l'amour et la mort. Although the Vampires kept away from the camp they remained in the darkness until sunrise to which they fled back to the castle. It is from them that Dracula is able to enter the household and continue feeding on Lucy. At the coming of daylight, Van Helsing finds that their horses are dead He speculates that they had died of fright in the sisters supernatural presence. Though they lose their victim, the brides continue to haunt the castle and terrorize the nearby village. Verona is the oldest of the brides and Dracula's consort, whereas Aleera and Marishka are his concubines. He enters into the furthest right wing of the castle with views from the windows overlooking the countryside and rooms with comfortable furniture. He attempts to kill the first but almost fails as his eyes befall her beauty. Collectively, they are known as the "sisters", and are at one point described as the " weird sisters ". Novel[ edit ] Sometime near the beginning of the novel, after Jonathan Harker arrives in Dracula's castle, he warns Harker that if he leaves his room to never sleep in any room in the castle other than his own bedroom, but does not tell him why, clearly aware that the sisters will kill him. After Van Helsing binds Mina in another ring of sacramental bread, he subsequently goes to Dracula's castle alone to destroy the vampires and sterilize Dracula's tomb, keeping him from ever being able to enter it again. The series described as a sexy reimagining of Dracula as a family drama with a trio of strong, diverse female leads, a show about empowered women and the things they do to maintain wealth, prestige, legacy — and their non-traditional family. The sisters are seen again near the end of the novel as the protagonists pursue Count Dracula to Transylvania. Harker soon fears for his life after this encounter, at one point thinking he sees them dancing in the sky outside his bedroom when he nearly nods off, which strengthens his resolve to escape. After locating the vampires' graves, he finds them asleep 'open eyed'. However, Van Helsing had previously crushed a Sacred wafer and scattered it in a circle around the campsite.