Dracula 1931

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Dracula ★★★ 1931

Lugosi, in his most famous role, plays a vampire who terrorizes the countryside in his search for human blood. From Bram Stoker's novel. Although short of a masterpiece due to slow second half, deservedly rated a film classic. What would Halloween be like without this movie? Sequelled by “Dracula's Daughter.” The 1999 re-release was re-scored by Philip Glass and performed by the Kronos Quartet. 75m/B VHS, DVD . Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Dwight Frye, Helen Chandler, Edward Van Sloan, Frances Dade, Herbert Bunston; D: Tod Browning; W: Garrett Fort; C: Karl Freund. Natl. Film Reg. '00.