It’s October and Movies that Make Us is taking a look at classic Universal Monster movies. This week, we visit Transylvania and discuss the 1931 classic Dracula played by Bela Lugosi.
This is the first official version of the Dracula story written by Bram Stoker, Nosferatu came out in 1922, but wasn’t officially adapted with permission. It’s a story well known, but it’s fun to look back at the film that started it all. Beautiful use of matte paintings and set design at Universal Studio lot along with strong lighting/cinematography make this a standout. Bela Lugosi brings menace, seduction, and mystery in his iconic performance.
What are your thoughts on the film? Next week, we are releasing the round table discussion we had at FanX 2021 since Val is in Hawaii getting married. We’ll finish up October with our views on The Invisible Man.
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