Dracula (1931 Universal Film)

Happy Birthday Bela!

Cryptic Escape Magazine

Bela_Lugosi_as_Dracula-2Happy Birthday to LEGENDARY Bela Lugosi.  Our favorite Hungarian practically jump started the horror movie!  To many he will forever be the face of Dracula.  Today Begla Lugosi would be 133, not bad for the Prince of the Undead!  So to honor the man who put a face on the horror movie genre we present Dracula!

Dracula is a 1931 Universal Studios film based on play written by Hamilton Deane (not many people know that), who based his play loosely on Bram Stoker‘s novel, Dracula.  Unlike the other Dracula movies, the movie open with Renfield going up at Dracula’s castle instead of Jonathan Harker.  A major different from the book but as I said it’s based on a play.  But the overall story is about the same.

The black and white and the ambiance add an ethereal chill to the movie.  When you hear the wolves in the…

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