Category Archives: Dracula

March 05

Bela Lugosi’s Dracula: A Classic Horror Film that Continues to Haunt Audiences

In the world of horror cinema, few films are as iconic or influential as Bela Lugosi’s Dracula. This classic gothic horror movie, released in 1931, introduced audiences to the definitive version of the vampire, as played by Bela Lugosi. His performance remains a standard by which all vampire performances are measured, and the film’s haunting atmosphere and deliberate pacing set the template for countless horror films that followed. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the enduring legacy of Bela Lugosi’s Dracula, and explore the ways in which this classic film has helped to shape the entire horror genre. From its impact on the way that we think about and approach horror movies, to its lasting influence on popular culture, the legacy of Bela Lugosi’s Dracula is as potent and relevant today as it was over 90 years ago.

February 13

Dracula – “Chapter 27 – Final” by Bram Stoker

CHAPTER XXVII MINA HARKER’S JOURNAL 1 November.—All day long we have travelled, and at a good speed. The horses seem to know that they are being kindly treated, for they go willingly their full stage at best speed. We have now had so many changes and find the same thing so constantly that we are […]

February 12

Dracula – “Chapter 26” by Bram Stoker

CHAPTER XXVI DR. SEWARD’S DIARY 29 October.—This is written in the train from Varna to Galatz. Last night we all assembled a little before the time of sunset. Each of us had done his work as well as he could; so far as thought, and endeavour, and opportunity go, we are prepared for the whole […]

February 09

Dracula – “Chapter 25” by Bram Stoker

CHAPTER XXV DR. SEWARD’S DIARY 11 October, Evening.—Jonathan Harker has asked me to note this, as he says he is hardly equal to the task, and he wants an exact record kept. I think that none of us were surprised when we were asked to see Mrs. Harker a little before the time of sunset. […]

February 08

Dracula – “Chapter 24” by Bram Stoker

CHAPTER XXIV DR. SEWARD’S PHONOGRAPH DIARY, SPOKEN BY VAN HELSING THIS to Jonathan Harker. You are to stay with your dear Madam Mina. We shall go to make our search—if I can call it so, for it is not search but knowing, and we seek confirmation only. But do you stay and take care of her […]

February 07

Dracula – “Chapter 23” by Bram Stoker

CHAPTER XXIII DR. SEWARD’S DIARY 3 October.—The time seemed terrible long whilst we were waiting for the coming of Godalming and Quincey Morris. The Professor tried to keep our minds active by using them all the time. I could see his beneficent purpose, by the side glances which he threw from time to time at […]

February 06

Dracula – “Chapter 22” by Bram Stoker

CHAPTER XXII JONATHAN HARKER’S JOURNAL 3 October.—As I must do something or go mad, I write this diary. It is now six o’clock, and we are to meet in the study in half an hour and take something to eat; for Dr. Van Helsing and Dr. Seward are agreed that if we do not eat […]

February 05

Dracula – “Chapter 21” by Bram Stoker

CHAPTER XXI DR. SEWARD’S DIARY 3 October.—Let me put down with exactness all that happened, as well as I can remember it, since last I made an entry. Not a detail that I can recall must be forgotten; in all calmness I must proceed. When I came to Renfield’s room I found him lying on […]

January 23

Dracula – “Chapter 20” by Bram Stoker

CHAPTER XX JONATHAN HARKER’S JOURNAL 1 October, evening.—I found Thomas Snelling in his house at Bethnal Green, but unhappily he was not in a condition to remember anything. The very prospect of beer which my expected coming had opened to him had proved too much, and he had begun too early on his expected debauch. […]

January 10

“Dracula – Chapter 19” by Bram Stoker

CHAPTER XIX JONATHAN HARKER’S JOURNAL 1 October, 5 a. m.—I went with the party to the search with an easy mind, for I think I never saw Mina so absolutely strong and well. I am so glad that she consented to hold back and let us men do the work. Somehow, it was a dread […]

January 09

“Dracula – Chapter 18” by Bram Stoker

CHAPTER XVIII DR. SEWARD’S DIARY 30 September.—I got home at five o’clock, and found that Godalming and Morris had not only arrived, but had already studied the transcript of the various diaries and letters which Harker and his wonderful wife had made and arranged. Harker had not yet returned from his visit to the carriers’ […]

December 04

“Dracula – Chapter 17” by Bram Stoker

CHAPTER XVII DR. SEWARD’S DIARY—continued WHEN we arrived at the Berkeley Hotel, Van Helsing found a telegram waiting for him:— “Am coming up by train. Jonathan at Whitby. Important news.—Mina Harker.” The Professor was delighted. “Ah, that wonderful Madam Mina,” he said, “pearl among women! She arrive, but I cannot stay. She must go to your […]

October 31

Halloween Edition: “Dracula – Chapter 16” by Bram Stoker

CHAPTER XVI DR. SEWARD’S DIARY—continued IT was just a quarter before twelve o’clock when we got into the churchyard over the low wall. The night was dark with occasional gleams of moonlight between the rents of the heavy clouds that scudded across the sky. We all kept somehow close together, with Van Helsing slightly in front […]

October 30

Halloween Edition: “Dracula – Chapter 15” by Bram Stoker

CHAPTER XV DR. SEWARD’S DIARY—continued. FOR a while sheer anger mastered me; it was as if he had during her life struck Lucy on the face. I smote the table hard and rose up as I said to him:— “Dr. Van Helsing, are you mad?” He raised his head and looked at me, and somehow the […]

October 24

Halloween Edition: “Dracula – Chapter 14” – By Bram Stoker

CHAPTER XIV MINA HARKER’S JOURNAL 23 September.—Jonathan is better after a bad night. I am so glad that he has plenty of work to do, for that keeps his mind off the terrible things; and oh, I am rejoiced that he is not now weighed down with the responsibility of his new position. I knew […]

October 19

Halloween Edition: “Dracula – Chapter 13

CHAPTER XIII DR. SEWARD’S DIARY—continued. THE funeral was arranged for the next succeeding day, so that Lucy and her mother might be buried together. I attended to all the ghastly formalities, and the urbane undertaker proved that his staff were afflicted—or blessed—with something of his own obsequious suavity. Even the woman who performed the last offices […]

October 18

Halloween Edition: “Dracula – Chapter 12” by Bram Stoker

CHAPTER XII DR. SEWARD’S DIARY 18 September.—I drove at once to Hillingham and arrived early. Keeping my cab at the gate, I went up the avenue alone. I knocked gently and rang as quietly as possible, for I feared to disturb Lucy or her mother, and hoped to only bring a servant to the door. […]

October 17

Halloween Edition: “Dracula – Chapter 11” by Bram Stoker

CHAPTER XI Lucy Westenra’s Diary. 12 September.—How good they all are to me. I quite love that dear Dr. Van Helsing. I wonder why he was so anxious about these flowers. He positively frightened me, he was so fierce. And yet he must have been right, for I feel comfort from them already. Somehow, I […]

October 16

Halloween Edition: “Dracula – Chapter 10” by Bram Stoker

CHAPTER X Letter, Dr. Seward to Hon. Arthur Holmwood. “6 September. “My dear Art,— “My news to-day is not so good. Lucy this morning had gone back a bit. There is, however, one good thing which has arisen from it; Mrs. Westenra was naturally anxious concerning Lucy, and has consulted me professionally about her. I […]

October 13

Halloween Edition – “Dracula: Chapter 8” by Bram Stoker

CHAPTER VIII MINA MURRAY’S JOURNAL Same day, 11 o’clock p. m.—Oh, but I am tired! If it were not that I had made my diary a duty I should not open it to-night. We had a lovely walk. Lucy, after a while, was in gay spirits, owing, I think, to some dear cows who came […]

October 12

Halloween Edition: “Dracula: Chapter 7” by Bram Stoker

CHAPTER VII CUTTING FROM “THE DAILYGRAPH,” 8 AUGUST (Pasted in Mina Murray’s Journal.) From a Correspondent. Whitby. ONE greatest and suddenest storms on record has just been experienced here, with results both strange and unique. The weather had been somewhat sultry, but not to any degree uncommon in the month of August. Saturday evening was as […]

October 11

Halloween Edition: “Dracula – Chapter 6” by Bram Stoker

CHAPTER VI MINA MURRAY’S JOURNAL 24 July. Whitby.—Lucy met me at the station, looking sweeter and lovelier than ever, and we drove up to the house at the Crescent in which they have rooms. This is a lovely place. The little river, the Esk, runs through a deep valley, which broadens out as it comes […]

October 10

Halloween Edition: “Dracula – Chapter 5” by Bram Stoker

CHAPTER V Letter from Miss Mina Murray to Miss Lucy Westenra. “9 May. “My dearest Lucy,— “Forgive my long delay in writing, but I have been simply overwhelmed with work. The life of an assistant schoolmistress is sometimes trying. I am longing to be with you, and by the sea, where we can talk together […]

October 05

Halloween Edition: “Dracula: Chapter 4” By Bram Stoker

CHAPTER IV JONATHAN HARKER’S JOURNAL—continued I AWOKE in my own bed. If it be that I had not dreamt, the Count must have carried me here. I tried to satisfy myself on the subject, but could not arrive at any unquestionable result. To be sure, there were certain small evidences, such as that my clothes were folded […]

October 04

Halloween Edition – “Dracula: Chapter 3” by Bram Stoker

CHAPTER III JONATHAN HARKER’S JOURNAL—continued WHEN I found that I was a prisoner a sort of wild feeling came over me. I rushed up and down the stairs, trying every door and peering out of every window I could find; but after a little the conviction of my helplessness overpowered all other feelings. When I look […]

October 02

Halloween Edition: “Dracula – Chapter 1” by Bram Stoker

CHAPTER I JONATHAN HARKER’S JOURNAL (Kept in shorthand.) 3 May. Bistritz.—Left Munich at 8:35 P. M., on 1st May, arriving at Vienna early next morning; should have arrived at 6:46, but train was an hour late. Buda-Pesth seems a wonderful place, from the glimpse which I got of it from the train and the little I […]