Dracula's Curse is a television miniseries directed by American filmmaker Roger Young, based on the famous novel by Bram Stoker. Set during contemporary times, the story involves American investment banker Jonathan Harker (Hardy Krüger Jr.) who lives in Budapest with his Italian fiancée Mina (Stefania Rocca). In order to secure a lucrative real estate deal of Carfax manor, Harker is called to Romania to visit the creepy Count Vladislav Tepes (Patrick Bergin). Looking to recruit more vampires, Tepes moves to Budapest and starts biting all of Harker's colleagues. Research scientist Dr. Enrico Valenzi (Giancarlo Giannini) tries to stop the vampires. Dracula's Curse was broadcast on Italian television in 2002.