TODAY | October 29, 2010
>>> vampires are irresistible. believe it or not, they're in the a north carolina graveyard.
>> vampires are a family business . his novel is a sequel to his great, great uncle's classic, dracula .
>> it was passed down through the family.
>> reporter: he enresearched his ancestors original roots to transform transylvania's original teal of terror.
>> the film of the horse drawn carriage without a driver.
>> so much to see.
>> that graveyard has been abandoned for years, she says. but she won't comment on tales of the undead.
>> how did the myth of the vampire originate in this country.
>> it started in the 18th sen tri, people complaining they are haunted by creatures.
>> reporter: but how do you deal with the undead?
>> the classical way is a stake in the heart.
>> very gruesome, isn't it?
>> it is very gruesome. it's getting a bit dark, i think we need to find some refuge.
>> look, up there. the castle.
>> reporter: this is not what i had in mind. castle dracula is actually a modern hotel. but i'm relieved the count didn't put in an appearance. with no loss of blood overnight, my journey reaches high into the mountains.
>> now this is more like it.
>> it's not a friendly place to be inside alone for the night. we have a lot of rooms with a lot of corridors, a lot of hidden things , with a secret passage .
>> could brown castle have been an inspiration for the original dracula stories?
>> without a doubt.
>> so you've got your cross out?
>> just in case.
>> but still, no sign of a vampire. maybe i'll have more luck in the scary fairy tale town, the birthplace of brad the impaler.
>> dracula means son of the devil.
>> he was the inspiration for the modern stories about dracula ?
>> vlad was blood thirsty, all right, but there's evidence he was a creature of the night. so with my quest nearing its end, the dracula club seems a good place to sink my teeth into something juicy.
>> i would like to order the steak, not the stake stake, i would like a medium rare steak is what