THE RESIDENT HAS BEEN KIDNAPPED BY EVIL. (This was the plot of those games, right?)
The best boss in Bram Stoker’s Dracula: a fifteen-foot-tall Reinsfeld, with a straight-jacket that makes him look like a mummy and the ability to puke out spiders. (In the movie he’s played by Tom Waits, so I guess they just told him to show up and be himself).
…any time a civil servant is abducted by armed bands of individuals from ancient history, HE WILL BE THERE TO NARRATE IT!
Ahh, the NES: the good thing about an 8-bit system is that it can only fit 8-bits worth of plot pretentiousness.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula's rotating-wives-mobile. The game's 4th boss(es) mark the first time that human-sized characters from the movie appear as human-sized bosses in the game.