His father Vlad Dracul was a Catholic, and a member of the Order of the Dragon, a fraternal brotherhood of aristocrats who swore to defend the Church from all threats. One character that likely helped him in his shaping of Count Dracula was Bluebeard, a fictional aristocrat in a popular French folk tale written by Charles Perrault.
This way it may as well be possible that the devilish, evil self h a unts the rational self. Van Helsing is able to use hypnotism twice a day, at dawn and at sunset, to put her into this trance to further track Dracula's movements.
But Murnau was determined to get his vision of the story on the big screen and he worked through a loophole where he could make the same story as long as he changed the names of the characters and the location of the setting.
Coppola also asked the set costume designers to simply bring him designs which were "weird". They are images, emblems marking something quite different. His victims may have been in the hundreds, but an exact body count is impossible to make because Gilles was no fool and he managed to cover up many of his crimes, though most historians believe the deaths that can be attributed to him range from about to Jonathan Harker tracks down the shipments of boxed graves and the estates which Dracula has purchased in order to store them.
He is very much the antithesis of what you would expect Dracula to look, sound, or act like. Particularly themes of being buried while alive.