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Dracula (1931) was a Fantasy - Horror Film directed by Tod Browning and Karl Freund and produced by Carl Laemmle Jr., Tod Browning and E.M. Asher.

The film was based on the novel of the same name and also Stage Play written by Bram Stoker published in 1897 (novel); Oct 5, 1927 - May 1928 (play performed at Fulton Theatre, NY).

Dracula was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2000.

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Classic Films in Focus: THE BRIDES OF DRACULA (1960)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jan 8, 2018 From Virtual Virago

Peter Cushing returns to the role of Doctor Van Helsing for this sequel to Hammer's 1958 reinvention of the Dracula story, but, in spite of the title, Dracula never actually appears. Instead, Van Helsing combats a new undead menace and the relentless obstacle of the doctor's own terrible timing, whi... Read full article

Dracula: Pages from a Virgin’s Diary (2002, Guy Maddin)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Oct 20, 2017 From The Stop Button

To put it mildly, Dracula: Pages from a Virgin’s Diary is narratively erratic. The film–a filmed ballet “converted” to a silent movie–opens with panic over Eastern Europeans entering Britain. At least, the onscreen text implies this panic. It’s quickly forgotten; after doing cast introductions (also... Read full article

The Making of the Spanish Language Version of Dracula (1931)

By Amanda Garrett on Oct 17, 2017 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm writing about the making of the Spanish language version of the horror classic, Dracula (1931). The film stars Carlos Villarias as Count Dracula and Lupita Tovar as his beautiful victim. This article is part of Hollywood's Hispanic Heritage Blogathon 2017 hosted by Once Upon a Screen. ... Read full article

Dracula: Prince of Darkness

By Barry P. on Aug 27, 2017 From Cinematic Catharsis

(1966) Directed by Terence Fisher; Written by: Jimmy Sangster; Based on the character created by Bram Stoker; Starring: Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Andrew Keir, Francis Matthews, Suzan Farmer, Thorley Walters and Philip Latham; Available on Blu-Ray (Region B) and DVD Rating: **** ̶... Read full article

The Houses of Frankenstein and Dracula

By Rick29 on Jun 8, 2017 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

The trailer promised a lot! House of Frankenstein (1944). The inevitable follow-up to Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1942) adds Count Dracula, a mad scientist, and a lovesick, hunchbacked assistant to the mix. The result is a somewhat clunky affair that still has its minor pleasures. Boris Karlo... Read full article

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Quotes from

Count Dracula: I am Dracula. I bid you welcome.

John Harker: My, what a big bat!

Renfield: [overhearing Van Helsing discussing vampires] Isn't this a strange conversation, for people who aren't crazy?

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Facts about

The movie's line "Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make." was voted as the #83 movie quote by the American Film Institute (out of 100).
Similar to the prologue in Frankenstein, the original release featured an epilogue with Edward Van Sloan talking to the audience about what they have just seen. This was removed for the 1936 re-release and is now assumed to be lost.
Although it was his most famous role, Bela Lugosi played Dracula only once more on screen, in the comedy Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein. However, he played Dracula-like characters in movies such as The Return of the Vampire and Plan 9 from Outer Space.
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Released 1931
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