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Dracula Overview:

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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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

Son of Dracula: "Don't say that word. We don't like it."

By Rick29 on Feb 23, 2017 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Yes, Alucard spelled backward is.... Universal's best 1940s fright film was a rare collaboration between brothers Robert and Curt Siodmak. Robert, who directed, injects his noir sensibilities into the horror genre. He makes Son of Dracula a visually and thematically dark picture with a downbeat end... Read full article

Dracula (1931)

on Oct 4, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

Originally published October 26th, 2015 Halloween is imminent and TCM and Fathom Events answered the call with their Dracula double feature this Sunday (with a repeat this coming Wednesday). I’ve watched Bela Lugosi as the infamous Count countless (pun intended) times, but I’d never prev... Read full article

Horror of Dracula (1958)

By Beatrice on Aug 9, 2016 From Flickers in Time

Horror of Dracula (AKA Dracula) Directed by Terrence Fisher Written by Jimmy Sangster based on the story by Bram Stoker 1958/UK Hammer Films First viewing/Netflix rental #353 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die A bit gorier than the 1931 version and also a classic. The setting is a very Vi... Read full article

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Quotes from

Van Helsing: What have you to do with Dracula?
Renfield: DRACULA?... I never even heard the name before

Count Dracula: Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.

Renfield: No, no, master. I wasn't going to say anything, I told them nothing. I am loyal to you master.

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Facts about

Before he was cast as Count Dracula, Bela Lugosi acted as an unpaid intermediary for Universal Pictures in negotiating with the widow of author Bram Stoker in an attempt to persuade her to lower her asking price for the filming rights to the Dracula property. After two months of negotiations, Mrs. Stoker reportedly lowered her price from $200,000 to $60,000. This, however, further demonstrated to Universal how desperate Lugosi was to repeat his stage success as Count Dracula and secure the film role for himself.
While it is rumored that Bela Lugosi, could not speak English very well, and had to learn his lines phonetically, this is not true. Lugosi was speaking English as well as he ever would by the time this was filmed.
The spider webs in Dracula's castle were created by shooting rubber cement from a rotary gun.
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Released 1931
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