“I bid you… welcome.”


US flag Dracula 1931

The classic Halloween film. I’m writing this in 2012. Dracula is 81 years old. And it’s a bit creaky, but remains seminal and spooky. Bela Lugosi is second to none, a magnetic presence on screen. The story is satisfyingly creepy, with Renfield losing his mind and Mina Harker being transformed into a vampire herself… all shot is glorious black and white with a primitive but effective soundtrack.

Magnificent film. Original, engaging — I mean, how many movies from the 1930s do you still watch and enjoy?


One thought on ““I bid you… welcome.”

  1. Ella V says:

    Too many. I love 1930’s and 1940’s movies.

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