Dracula (1931)

Dracula (1931)
Dracula (1931)
  • NR
  • 1h 14m
  • 1931
Certified Fresh91%
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Bela Lugosi stars as Dracula in the 1931 original screen version of Bram Stoker’s classic tale. Towering ominously among the shadows of the Carpathian Mountains, Castle Dracula strikes fear in the hearts of the Transylvanian villagers below. After a naive real estate agent succumbs to the will of Count Dracula, the two head to London where the vampire hopes to stroll among respectable society by day and search for potential victims by night. Directed by horror specialist Tod Browning, the film creates an eerie, chilling mood that has been rarely realized since and remains a masterpiece not only of the genre, but of all time.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Certified Fresh91%
Critics Consensus: Bela Lugosi's timeless portrayal of Dracula in this creepy and atmospheric 1931 film has set the standard for major vampiric roles since.
Reviews
TIME Magazine
Fresh

An exciting melodrama, not as good as it ought to be but a cut above the ordinary trapdoor-and-win...

June 21, 2017
Variety
Variety Staff
Fresh

A sublimated ghost story related with all surface seriousness and above all with a remarkably effe...

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Mordaunt Hall
Fresh

With Mr. Browning's imaginative direction and Mr. Lugosi's makeup and weird gestures, this picture...

June 17, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Classic vampire movie is more creepy than violent.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this classic black and white Dracula contains some mild, but frank talk about death and blood, and some blood is shown. There are some subtle, but still creepy images, though most of the horror is suggested or offscreen. Sexuality has always been part of the Dracula legend, and some almost imperceptible innuendo is present in this movie. Some young viewers may find the movie a bit stiff, but as one of the most iconic movies of all time, they'll likely appreciate it's chilling imagery, if nothing else.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Horror, Thriller
  • Release Date:February 14, 1931
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
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