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Dracula (1931) Movie Reviews

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03/12/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Dracula review

"God will not damn a poor lunatic's soul. He knows that the powers of evil are too great for those with weak minds." Simple, elegant, and unforgettable. One doesn't need extravagant wardrobe or special visual effects to make a great horror film. Renfield (Dwight Frye) is on his way to Count Dracula's (Bela Lugosi) castle. Renfield's sudden change has been studies by Professor Van Helsing (Edward Van Sloan). Dracula is introduced to Mina (Helen Chandler), her fiancÚ John Harker (David Manners), and the family friend Lucy Weston (Frances Dade) by Dr. Seward (Herbert Bunston).

Great usage of shadows coupled with a riveting score that makes the scenes extra suspenseful. Camera direction was wonderful while the cast believable Lugosi's method of portraying Dracula was creepy. Sc...

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08/02/2008 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Watch it at night, with the lights out

"Renfield" (Dwight Frey) has traveled from London to Transylvania on business at "Castle Dracula," a run-down castle owned by the mysterious "Count Dracula" (Bela Lugosi in his most famous role which he first performed on stage). The "Count" has decided to leave his native country for London, where he has rented property, to which "Renfield" is bringing him the lease to sign, despite being warned not to go to the castle by fellow passengers on the coach he is riding to the village "Castle Dracula" looks over, and the villagers -- all of which believe that Castle Dracula is home to vampires.

The "Count," who indeed is a vampire, quick;y gains "Renfield's" trust and offers him something to eat. He then places "Renfield" under his power. "Renfield" becomes "Dracula's" maniacal servant wh...

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