Young Frankenstein (no, not that one) goes off to university, leaving behind his lovely fiancee and her family. I support that move. You get your education, Frankenstein. You’re too young for that much responsibility. Two years later, he has discovered the secret of life and death. They don’t make undergrads like they used to.
A few kilometres outside fair Klausenberg, where we set our scene, intensely self-confident Jonathan Harker arrives at Castle Dracula to start his new job. He’s an academic, and has been hired as a librarian by Count Dracula. Harker starts his visit by running into a lovely woman in the dining room who begs for his help escaping and then flits off.
Incubus (1966) takes place on the spooky quiet island of Nomen Tuum (Latin for “your name,” and I’m still trying to figure out why). The sick come to the magic Deer Well to be healed and the vain come to be made more beautiful. The Deer Well is the perfect bait for corrupted souls, and temptingly lovely demons have full workdays luring bad’uns down to the beach for picturesque watery deaths.