Sit back and let us (and Idris Elba) tell you a tale of Nicolas Cage and his batsh*ttery, that may just make your entire day.

Cage's antics and choices are renowned at this stage, but any time there's an option to hear an anecdote about Cage and Dracula, well, we're all ears.

According to Elba, who had an excellent 'Ask Me Anything' Q&A on Reddit on Saturday, Nicolas Cage once spent the night in Dracula's castle to 'channel his energy' while the pair filmed the movie in Romania, Transylvania.

Elba answered a question about Cage with the following, and it may be our favourite story ever.

'Nic Cage came back one day on set and he looked a little bit tired, a little bit kind of like he'd been up all night. So I was like, 'Hey Nic, man, how you doing, man?' and he said 'I'm alright,' and I said, 'You seem a little spooked out,' and he said, 'Yeah man, I went up to Dracula's castle ... the ruins up in the mountains, and I stayed the night.'

'I said 'What?! Why?' and he said, 'I just had to channel the energy, and it was pretty spooky up there.'

'We were shooting in Romania, Transylvania, and he just went up there to spend the night, as you do. And then he walked away. True story.'

Nicolas recently confessed he tried to follow in the footsteps of Dracula's creator Bram Stoker by purchasing the most haunted house in America to inspire him to write a chilling novel.

Cage snapped up a mansion in New Orleans previously owned by Madame LaLaurie, who's known for the torture and murder of slaves and featured in the most recent series of American Horror Story, in the hope of gaining inspiration to pen the book.

'I once lived in the most haunted house in America.' he told the Daily Mail previously. 'The LaLaurie Mansion in New Orleans used to belong to Madame LaLaurie, a well-known 19th century socialite and serial killer. I bought it in 2007, figuring it would be a good place in which to write the great American horror novel. I didn't get too far with the novel.'

Never change Nick. Never.