I'd say over familiarity is the big issue. It's only really for cinephiles nowadays. Having said that, it has some incredible images in it.
The antique siilent acting and over familiarity with the Dracula story is a big problem for modern appreciation of this legendary masterpiece! But this film is more than a collection of iconic cinimatic moments. The final acts are genuinely very scary. The story unfolds beautifully. Surely this film must be in the DNA of nearly every future horror film!
Very atmospheric and dream like. Definitely deserves the cult status and to be a such an iconic piece of cinema history. I think Roman Polanski drew lots of inspiration from this when he shot "The Fearless Vampire Killers", especially from the first three acts.
Amazing how this film has stood the test of time and still achieves in making audiences uncomfortable and scared. A great masterpiece of movie making which is an essential part of cinema history.
Still possibly the most horrific version of Stoker's classic novel. Max Schreck gave the quintessential vampiric performance here and still can raise goosebumps some 90 years later. Atmospheric, haunting, chilling ; a true symphony of horror. Many classic cinematographic moments; the rising from the coffin, the ghost ship, shadowplay and the classic closing scene. It doesn''t get much better than this,