Review: Dracula (1931)

Even though Christopher Lee would be my favourite Dracula, Lugosi was one hell of a casting in this Universal classic!


Director: Tod Browning
Stars: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners
Distributor: Universal
Runtime: 75 mins

“I am Dracula! I bid you welcome!”

Count Dracula travels from his Transylvanian castle to London were he spreads terror and sucks blood. Van Helsing seems like the only person who knows his origins, and is destined to stop him.

A horror classic that kickstarted Universal as the main company spreading fear and terror to the American audiences in the early thirties. Bela Lugosi as Dracula, and Dwight Frye as Renfield is such a perfect match for their roles. It’s still creepy and atmospheric almost 90 years later. Some minor restrictions in details slow down the scares, but HELL, it still rules!