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Dracula (1931)

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Dracula (1931)

The Universal horror chiller by which all other vampire tales are judged! Bela Lugosi gives a timeless performance as the hypnotic and mysterious Dracula in Tod Browning’s masterful Bram Stoker adaptation, following the Count’s bloodsucking reign of terror from Transylvania to London. But when he becomes transfixed with the virtuous Mina (Helen Chandler), it’s up to her fiancé John Harker (David Manners) and the vampire hunter Professor Van Helsing (Edward Van Sloan) to stop him. Dracula remains an atmospheric, spine-tingling classic, featuring Bela Lugosi in one of filmdom’s most iconic roles plus excellent cinematography by German innovator Karl Freund.

“A sublimated ghost story related with all surface seriousness and above all with a remarkably effective background of creepy atmosphere.” – Variety

“Certainly it is Lugosi’s performance, and the cinematography of Karl Freund, that make Tod Browning’s film such an influential Hollywood picture.” – Roger Ebert

“With Mr. Browning’s imaginative direction and Mr. Lugosi’s makeup and weird gestures, this picture succeeds to some extent in its grand guignol intentions.” – Mordaunt Hall, The New York Times

Director
Tod Browning
Starring
Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners, Dwight Frye, Edward Van Sloan, Herbert Bunston, Frances Dade
Year
1931
Country
USA
Format
35m
Running Time
74 minutes

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