If you haven’t figured it out by now, our Dracula, our Frankenstein, and certainly our Bram Stoker differ more than a little from their fictional and/or historical roots. The same can be said of our Mircalla Karnstein-Dracula. The source character never had the hyphenated surname and, in fact, the novella in which she appears – Le Fanu’s Carmilla – predates Stoker’s Dracula by twenty-five years. I’m certainly not the first to put both characters together in the same tale, but this might be the first instance where Mircalla is actually one of Dracula’s three brides. I’ll leave the verification of that to folks more scholarly than I.