Vampirism has been used to represent
-the physical growing of nails and hair after death
-dying out of touch aristocracy leeching off the peasants
-cycle of abuse that runs through families
-creepy weirdoes who hang around the village and do things at night
Dracula got his powers from attending the Scholomance (a Romanian legend). It's a magical wizarding
school that's run by the Devil. It accepts 10 students at a time, they have a 7 year contract, the school is a castle underground and the students can't be exposed to sunlight. When they graduate they become sorcerers that control the weather. At the end of the studying, one student is chosen to stay behind and become the Devil's personal assistant.