Dracula(also known asBram Stoker's Dracula)is a 1992 American Gothic horror - romance film directed and co-produced by Francis Ford Coppola , based on the novelDraculaby Bram Stoker .It stars Gary Oldman as Count Dracula and Winona Ryder as Mina Harker , also featuring Anthony Hopkins as Professor Abraham Van Helsing , Keanu Reeves as Jonathan Harker , and Sadie Frost as Lucy Westenra .
Draculawas greeted by a generally positive critical reception and was a box office hit. The film's score was composed by Wojciech Kilar and featured " Love Song for a Vampire " by Annie Lennox as the closing credits theme.
In 1462, Vlad Dracula , a member of the Order of the Dragon , returns from a victory against the Turks to find his wife, Elisabeta, has committed suicide after receiving a false report of his death. Enraged at the notion of his wife being damned for committing suicide, Dracula desecrates his chapel and renounces God, declaring that he will rise from the grave to avenge Elisabeta with all the powers of darkness.
In 1897, newly-qualified solicitor Jonathan Harker takes the Transylvanian Count Dracula as a client from his colleague R. M. Renfield , who has gone insane. Jonathan travels to Transylvania to arrange Dracula's real estate acquisition in London , including Carfax Abbey. Jonathan meets Dracula, who discovers a picture of Harker's fiancée, Mina , and believes that she is the reincarnation of Elisabeta. Dracula leaves Jonathan to be seduced by his brides and sails to England with boxes of his native soil, taking up residence at Carfax Abbey. His arrival is foretold by the ravings of Renfield, now an inmate in Dr. Jack Seward 's neighboring insane asylum .
In London, Dracula emerges as a wolf-like creature amid a fierce thunderstorm and hypnotically seduces, then rapes and bites Lucy Westenra , with whom Mina is staying while Jonathan is in Transylvania. Lucy's deteriorating health and behavioral changes prompts Lucy's former suitors Quincey Morris and Dr. Seward, along with her fiancée, Arthur Holmwood , to summon Dr. Abraham Van Helsing , who recognizes Lucy as the victim of a vampire . Dracula, appearing young and handsome during daylight, meets and charms Mina. When Mina receives word from Jonathan, who has escaped the castle and recovered at a convent , she travels to Romania to marry him. In his fury, Dracula transforms Lucy into a vampire. Van Helsing, Holmwood, Seward and Morris kill Lucy.