Van Helsing. Van Halen. Sure, their names are similar, but what else could the monster flick with a $51.7 million debut and the veteran rock band have in common? As it turns out, plenty.
VAN HELSING VS VAN HALEN
[VAN HELSING]The movie opens in black and white for heightened dramatic effect.
[VAN HALEN]The ''Hot for Teacher'' video opens in black and white for heightened comic effect.
[VAN HELSING]In 1462, Dracula is reborn when he strikes a deal with the devil, but it contains the caveat that he has no heart and can feel no emotion.
[VAN HALEN]In 1978, the band releases the classic single ''Runnin' With the Devil,'' which contains the lyric ''I got no love, no love you'd call real.''
[VAN HELSING]Mr. Hyde plays tough by blowing a smoke ring at Van Helsing (Hugh Jackman).
[VAN HALEN]Eddie Van Halen plays piano while blowing smoke rings in the ''Panama'' video.
[VAN HELSING]Dracula sucks blood from Dr. Frankenstein's neck.
[VAN HALEN]Van Halen III, with lead singer Gary Cherone, sucks.
[VAN HELSING]Under an ominous sky, a vampire bride lifts a cow off the ground.
[VAN HALEN]A tornado lifts a cow off the ground in ''Twister,'' which features two Van Halen songs.
[VAN HELSING]Kate Beckinsale's Anna Valerious (right) executes a backflip in skintight black pants.
[VAN HALEN]In the video for ''Jump,'' David Lee Roth executes a backflip in skintight black pants.
[VAN HELSING]A vampire bride is vanquished when Van Helsing sprays holy water on her.
[VAN HALEN]During an '83 gig, Roth barks at a fan, ''Don't be squirtin' water at me. I'm gonna f -- - your girlfriend, pal!''
[VAN HELSING]Dracula is often flanked by several hot babes and would like to add one more to his coterie.
[VAN HALEN]Roth is often flanked by several hot babes, and he claims in his memoir, ''My personal record is five chicks at once.''