We had a situation come up last night where it was during the day time, so Dracula only had 3 cards available.
Garlic was played so Dracula could not play one of his cards (escape I believe), he played a different card first turn, which resulted in the hunter winning with the symbol which disallows Dracula to play the dodge card (his last remaining card).
That meant Dracula had no legal card he was allowed to play. What is the game ruling for this situation? Or was I taught the rules incorrectly.
I think you may be misreading the effect of the Repel symbol which is the only one I can think you are referring to. It forces Dracula to play Dodge or an escape in the following round as opposed to disallowing Dodge.
So the situation you describe shouldn't be possible.