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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Rating The Universal Dracula Films

By Dan Day, Jr. on Oct 9, 2022 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

Now it's time for my personal rankings of the Universal Dracula films made during the studio's classic monster era from 1931 to 1948. This will be the same setup as my Universal Frankenstein rankings from yesterday. There's going to be some overlap from that list, as HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, HOUSE OF ... Read full article


DRACULA AND SON On Blu-ray From Severin

By Dan Day, Jr. on Aug 29, 2022 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

The main highlight of Severin's THE EUROCRYPT OF CHRISTOPHER LEE COLLECTION 2 Blu-ray box set is its 3-disc presentation of the 1976 French comedy DRACULA AND SON (originally titled DRACULA PERE ET FILS). The film is not only shown in a restored, uncut condition, it is also the recipient of several ... Read full article


Rating The Hammer Dracula Films Starring Christopher Lee

By Dan Day, Jr. on May 27, 2022 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

Today marks the 100th anniversary of Christopher Lee. I've decided to mark this occasion by ranking the Hammer Dracula films which starred Lee. The format is much the same as yesterday's ranking of the Hammer Frankenstein films starring Peter Cushing. One aspect of the Hammer Draculas that doesn't g... Read full article


OLD DRACULA

By Dan Day, Jr. on Jan 5, 2020 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

One of the non-political things trending the most on the internet this week has been the new BBC TV adaptation of DRACULA. I haven't seen any of it yet--from what I've heard about it, I'd probably just be whining and moaning over it. I did happen to view another radical interpretation of Bram Stoke... Read full article


Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992, Francis Ford Coppola)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 26, 2019 From The Stop Button

On one hand, with the Wojciech Kilar score, Bram Stoker?s Dracula can get away with just about anything. On the other, with Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves playing leads? well, it needs something to help it get away with anything. It helps neither Ryder or Reeves are the actual star of the film. Neith... Read full article


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Quotes from

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


Renfield: He came and stood below my window in the moonlight. And he promised me things, not in words, but by doing them.
Van Helsing: Doing them?
Renfield: By making them happen. A red mist spread over the lawn, coming on like a flame of fire! And then he parted it, and I could see that there were thousands of rats, with their eyes blazing red,l ike his, only smaller. Then he held up his hand, and they all stopped, and I thought he seemed to be saying: "Rats! Rats! Rats! Thousands! Millions of them! All red-blood! All these will I give you! If you will obey me!"
Van Helsing: What did he want you to do?
Renfield: That which has already been done!
[giggles sinisterly]


Mina Seward: [doing an impression of Dracula] It reminds me of the broken battlements of my own castle in Transylvania.
[chuckles]
Mina Seward: Oh, Lucy, you're so romantic!
Lucy Weston: Laugh all you like. I think he's fascinating.
Mina Seward: Oh, I suppose he's all right. But give me someone a little more normal.
Lucy Weston: Like John?
Mina Seward: Yes, dear, like John.
Lucy Weston: [dreamily] Castle... Dracula... Transylvania!
Mina Seward: Well, Countess! I'll leave you to your count and his ruined abbey!
[both giggle]
Mina Seward: Good night, Lucy.
Lucy Weston: Good night, dear.


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Facts about

Bela Lugosi was so desperate to repeat his stage success and play the Count Dracula role for the film version, that he agreed to a contract paying him $500 per week for a seven week shooting schedule, an insultingly small amount even during the days of the Depression.
The studio did not want the scene where Dracula attacks Renfield to be filmed due to the perceived gay subtext of the situation. A memo was sent to the director stating "Dracula is only to attack women".
The opening music to this film is from Act 2 of Swan Lake.
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Dracula

Released 1931
Inducted 2000
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