The story of the strangest Passion the world has ever known!

1931 | B&W | 85 Min | 1.20:1 | NA | Mono | Horror | Universal 

Director: Tod Browning

Bram Stoker
Hamilton Deane

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.

If Dracula does not get you into the Halloween spirit what will? But tonight will be a little different as Sven will be showing the version featuring the musical soundtrack created by Philip Glass and The Kronos Quartet. Glass was commissioned by Universal to create the score to provide a new dimension to the film, which, aside from the opening “Swan Lake” theme and opera house scene, was devoid of any musical accompaniment.


“Dracula” runs tonight on MeTV-10 pm eastern/pacific, 9 central, or check local listings. NOTE: If you are not finding us where you normally do- please go to – click on “where to watch”- and enter your zip code to see who runs MeTV in your area. If you don’t have us anymore- please contact MeTV at that site to let them know that you’ll miss us! 

Make  a long night of it by listening for me with my pal Dave Plier on WGN radio (720AM) after 2:15 or so- we’ll have the honor of chatting with Lou Costello’s daughter Chris-to discuss her dad and “Uncle Bud”, and, of course,“A & C Meet Frankenstein”! And this weekend- I’m proud to be featured in the “Parade’s Picks” section of the weekly national “Parade” magazine supplement that many of you find in your Sunday newspaper with a link to a full article about me! - See more at:


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