Monday, December 4, 2017
Bela Lugosi plays Dracula, already having played the role on stage, and to be honest this early depiction of Dracula is hard to beat - only Christopher Lee can match him in the Dracula stakes (ahem). Lugosi set the blueprint for screen Dracula with this film and gothic horror in general.
Its not a perfect film, the sound is a bit harsh at times and the ending is rather abrupt but the feel of the film is spot on especially the creepy scenes around the castle.
Its a film with a lot of fog, and floppy bats. Well you have to love it.