This is an immortal fiend: Bela Lugosi, in character as Dracula, standing with a fierce look on his face, with arm extended and his fingers curled like claws. (Photo by Florence Vandamm/Condé Nast via Getty Images)
This is a flying mammal with questionable dining habits. (Photo courtesy Getty Images -- Manuel Antonio - Costa Rica)
This is an immortal fiend, circa 1956: Austrian-Hungarian-born actor Bela Lugosi (1882-1956), playing Dracula, prepares to bite into Finnish-born actor and television host Vampira's neck as they clasp hands. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
This is another immortal fiend, circa 1970. Jonathan Frid (as Barnabas Collins in the television series Dark Shadows), (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
This is an immortal fiend: Bela Lugosi and Helen Chandler in "Dracula", 1931, movie directed by Tod Browning for Universal.
This is a flying mammal with questionable dining habits. (Photo courtesy Getty Images)
The common vampire bat (Desmodus rotundus) is a small, leaf-nosed bat native to the Americas.
Close-up of vampire bat in flight with spread wings.