31 Nights of Horror. Night 17: Dracula

English: Bela Lugosi as Dracula, anonymous pho...
English: Bela Lugosi as Dracula, anonymous photograph from 1931, Universal Studios (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The original Dracula (1931) has probably spawned more re-makes and sequels than any other movie in American film history. It has set the bar for the blood lusting lady’s man that wears a cape and sports a widow’s peak.

Bella Lugosi nailed it with superb acting even if it looks cheesy by today’s standards. The use of light brings on the scares instead of CGI effects that today’s youth come to expect.

In this film you find out all the vampire myths including: the stake, the lack of reflection in the mirror, sleeping during daylight and in a coffin in dirt he brought from his homeland, and on and on…

As I have said previously, I am a sucker for the the classic Universal Monster movies and Dracula does not disappoint.

What is your favorite scary movie?

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