77/100 (Frankenstein'ın ilk filmi ne kadar balon çıktıysa bu film de bir o kadar şaşırtıcı ve gotik. Bunun nedenini aramakta zorlanmıyoruz. Yönetmen koltuğunda efsane Tod Browning, başrolde ise muhteşem bir iş çıkaran Bela Lugosi var. Görüntü yönetimi değil 1931 yılı, bugüne göre bile çok fazla. Ancak senaryodaki boşluklar, Lugosi ile profesör dışındaki kötü oyunculuklar filmin puanını düşürmekte yeterli oluyor.)
This Hollywood "Dracula" movie based upon a stage play was the kick-start for decades of Hollywood films based upon the bloodsucker that has gone on till today. One of the reasons for it successes were Bela Lugosi who is magnetic as Dracula and the film's stylish sets and dialogue. But, I don't like Van Helsing and the other heroes here as they are boring. This is the villains' show.
'99 re-scored by Philip Glass version. Universal took great liberties in adapting the Bram Stoker novel but succeeded none the less with this fine example of classic horror. The tone is perfect throughout and the casting of Lugosi inspired nightmares and dread (at the time). Perfectly paced and executed this timeless film braves the passing of decades much like its title character.
a gay dandy intro that shifts into camp that clearly inspired ed wood with great shots (the empty mirrors) and one charismatic performance (guess). some of the dialogue "small ones, with blood in them" is surprisingly innovative, dissociative, strange. scene with van helsing & dracula was erotic in a masculine / imperialist way