Dracula 2000 is a film, "presented by" Wes Craven but actually directed by Patrick Lussier, that sees Dracula being awoken by a band of thieves who make off with his coffin. Dracula awakens and causes the plane to crash in New Orleans, where the daughter of Van Helsing (who has kept himself alive with Dracula's blood) happens to live.
Has two Direct to Video sequels (which contradict the ending of 2000): Dracula II: Ascension and Dracula III: Legacy
Unrelated to Dracula 3000.
- Badass: Dracula
- Biblical Bad Guy: Dracula is Judas Iscariot.
- Catapult Nightmare: Mary, several times. Also a subversion of Instant Waking Skills, because she is noticeably incoherent for several minutes.
- Clap Your Hands If You Believe: An atheist vampire is not frightened by a crucifix.
- Confessional: Mary goes to see a priest who is a old childhood friend, to confess the weird dreams she's been having about a strange man ( Dracula) and to ask about her mother's dying confession.
- Deader Than Dead: What Van Helsing is trying to make Dracula.
- Eye Scream
- Face Death with Dignity: Dracula mockingly advises this to Doctor Sewert.
- Hey, It's That Guy!: Seven is a reporter who wants to make sure her tits are seen on camera, Mal is a priest, Leonidas is a vampire, Foreman is a thief, and General Chang with Crash Override are vampire hunters.
- Hyde is also a thief.
- Horror Doesn't Settle for Simple Tuesday: This being New Orleans, of course...
- I Do Not Drink... Wine: "I don't drink... coffee."
- I Know You're Watching Me: The interrogation room glass version. As the detectives behind the glass have just been smirking over Solina's "delusion" that she's a vampire, they're noticeably freaked out when she shouts, "Look at me when I'm talking to you!" She then continues to screw around with their minds, making them more freaked out.
- In Case You Forgot Who Wrote It: Wes Craven Presents Dracula 2000. (Craven was an executive producer, but not the director.)
- Julius Beethoven Da Vinci: Dracula is Judas Iscariot.
- Made of Plasticine
- Market-Based Title: Dracula 2000 was released in the UK a year later than the US, under the title Dracula 2001.
- Monster Progenitor: He's the first vampire.
- My Grandson, Myself: Dr. Abraham Van Helsing uses Dracula's blood to keep himself immortal, in order to continue research on how to kill the vampire king for good. In the modern day, he passes himself off as his grandson, "Matthew Van Helsing".
- Off with His Head: Most of the vampires get beheaded.
- One-Woman Wail
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner: To the abovementioned atheist vampire: (while popping a switchblade out of the crucifix): "God loves you anyway."
- The Reveal: Dracula is Judas Iscariot.
- Title by Number
- Trope 2000
- Vampires Are Sex Gods: Dracula and his three brides. Solina, now turned, lampshaded this during the interrogation scene, drawing a connection between vampires and lovers:
Detective: Solina, Dr. Seward here tells me you believe yourself to be a vampire. Now how does one become a vampire, Solina?
Solina: No, how does one become... a lover?
Detective: Well, I-I don't know.
Solina: [rises up in a non-human manner] One is chosen.
Detective [calls Dr. Seward]: You see that?
Dr. Seward [turns around to face Solina]: See what?
Solina: [sighs; Sultry voice] Would you like to be chosen, Mr. Detective? Are you waiting for a woman to choose you as a lover?
Detective [turns to look at Dr. Seward]: You getting this on tape?
Solina: [Yells] Look at me when I'm talking to you!
Detective [unnerved]: Now, Solina, you... you can't see me.
Solina: Of course I can. [moves closer to window] I can even see the outline of your cock against your pants, so don't even pretend you're not interested.
- Villain's Dying Grace: Dracula, as he dies, releases Mary from her vampirism.
- That or he genuinely cared for her and it was an act of redemption.
- Wandering Jew: Dracula, literally.
- Zero-G Spot: Involving vampiric levitation, rather than freefall.