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Dracula (1931)

Director: Tod Browning
Writer: Bram Stoker
Adapted by: Hamilton Deane
Stars: 
Bela Lugosi
Helen Chandler
David Manners

After a harrowing ride through the Carpathian mountains in eastern Europe, Renfield enters castle Dracula to finalize the transferral of Carfax Abbey in London to Count Dracula, who is in actuality a vampire. Renfield is drugged by the eerily hypnotic count, and turned into one of his thralls, protecting him during his sea voyage to London. After sucking the blood and turning the young Lucy Weston into a vampire, Dracula turns his attention to her friend Mina Seward, daughter of Dr. Seward who then calls in a specialist, Dr. Van Helsing, to diagnose the sudden deterioration of Mina's health. Van Helsing, realizing that Dracula is indeed a vampire, tries to prepare Mina's fiance, John Harker, and Dr. Seward for what is to come and the measures that will have to be taken to prevent Mina from becoming one of the undead.

Did you know that Dracula was released on February Th 1931, what a great date movie back then. And when Universal bought the rights to the play Lon Chaney was to play Drac but passed the year before the movie was made.Due to studio demands to cut costs, the film was shot in sequence. And Edward Van Sloan and Dwight Frye also appeared in the horror classic Frankenstein. They are the only 2 actors to have appeared in both films.




Also this week on WCIU Sssss and I can not wait! The kids better not drive me nuts. And over at U-Too The Man From Planet X.

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