The 30's

Dracula [1931]

“The strength of the vampire is that people will not believe in him”.

This version of Dracula might look a bit dated now due to a lack of musical score, but it’s a movie that inspired generations of filmmakers and that’s why it shouldn’t be dismissed. The story is familiar by now (seeing that it was remade so many times), but it’s Lugosi’s portrayal of count Dracula that stands above the countless Draculas that came after him. The lack of music was a major problem to me at first, but the real music here is in Lugosi’s eyes; he’s simply mesmerizing. Dwight Frye  (who plays the role of Reinfeld) is delightful to watch!

Rating: 3/4

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