Is Dracula Relevant?

Do we need Dracula?  Now I am not referring to Vlad Tepes, but rather to Count Dracula.  This character is from the novel "Dracula."  Do we need him?

Not really.  Except that Hollywood would lose a lot of its money this way.

After all, according to some lists, there are at least 150 films or TV shows about Dracula, or vampires.  Only one could be taken as partly true to history and that is Bram Stoker's Dracula where they do work in a portion of Vlad Tepes into the film.

The other way to look at it is this way: without the fictional character of Dracula, then there would not be as much of a tourism industry around Bran Castle.