Young solicitor Jonathan Harker is sent on a business trip to Transylvania, where he must meet with an elderly count who has recently bought property in London. So far so good, until Jonathan realizes there are some strange goings-on at Castle Dracula that defy both science and sanity. Meanwhile, John Seward--doctor at a London insane asylum--has been noticing some weird behaviour in one of his patients. He is only called away by the illness of the woman he loves, Lucy Westenra, in the seaside town of Whitby, where an eerie shipwreck has taken place. As worse comes to worst, Dr Seward sends for the help of his friend and mentor Prof. Van Helsing, who alone seems to know how these supernatural mysteries tie together.