Count Alucard is featured in the 1943 horror film Son of Dracula. Like his father, Count Dracula, Alucard is a vampire, a mythological creature that lives by sucking the life force from living creatures. Alucard was first performed by Lon Chaney, Jr. in Son of Dracula and has since been featured in other movies, comics, television shows, video games and other forms of media. The name "Alucard" is "Dracula" spelt backwards.
Alucard is the first son of Count Dracula, King of the Vampires, and is "Prince of Vampires". At the beginning of Son of Dracula, Alucard is an old man who is invited to the US where he meets Katherine Caldwell, a woman who secretly dates and marries him. However, when her jealous boyfriend, Frank Stanley, attempts to kill Alucard, the bullets pass through him and hit Katherine. News of the incident reaches Professor Lazlo, who suspects that this may be a case of vampirism. Meanwhile, Alucard turns Katherine into a vampire. When confronted, Katherine says that she still loves Frank but wanted immortality and tells Frank how to destroy Alucard. Frank sets Alucard's coffin on fire, killing him. Since Son of Dracula, he has not appeared in a Universal film. However, in the film it's reveiled that Alucard is actually Dracula himself, and that he's put on a false identity.