a name devised by Ed Wood with the intention of creating a new Dracula with Bela Lugosi, but Lugosi passed away before such a film could be made; Wood later used the name in his 1959 film "Night of the Ghouls", where the phony spirit medium, Dr. Acula, is played by Kenne Duncan
ED: So let's make another "Dracula"; let's make "The Return of Dracula"!
BELA: We can't; those sons of bitches control the rights!
ED: They do? Darn it. There must be some other way around this... A-ha! I've got it! *writing* D-R-Acula! *shows Bela notebook*
ED: No! *adds period after "DR"* Dr. Acula: you can still wear the cape, you've got the fangs, but you're a doctor--not a count!
(from a deleted scene in Tim Burton's 1994 biopic, "Ed Wood", starring Johnny Depp as Ed Wood and Martin Landau as Bela Lugosi)
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