“Welcome to my house! Enter freely and of your own will!” He made no motion of stepping to meet me, but stood like a statue, as though his gesture of welcome had fixed him into stone. The instant, however, that I had stepped over the threshold, he moved impulsively forward, and holding out his hand grasped mine with a strength which made me wince, an effect which was not lessened by the fact that it seemed as cold as ice – more like the hand of a dead than a living man.
– Bram Stoker
Dracula, Chapter 2. Jonathan Harker arrives at Castle Dracula and receives this strange, frightening, and not exactly welcoming greeting from the Count. Right way he becomes aware of some disturbing aspects to Dracula’s behavior and person, which he finds corpse-like and "cold as ice" – suggesting that just a regular living human being.