"Come, sister. Come to us. Come! Come!" In fear I turned to my poor Madam Mina, and my heart with gladness leapt like flame; for oh! the terror in her sweet eyes, the repulsion, the horror, told a story to my heart that was all of hope. God be thanked she was not, yet, of them.

– Bram Stoker

Dracula, Chapter 27. The three Brides of Dracula appear as wheeling figures of mist and snow around Mina’s and Van Helsing’s campire. They then materialize into vampiresses and start beckoning to Mina to join them. Van Helsing describes the terror in her eyes and is thankful to God that she is not yet a vampire.