Directed by Tod Browning • 1931 • United States
Starring Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners
“There are far worse things awaiting man than death.” This classic stands as the most famous and celebrated film version of Bram Stoker’s immortal vampire story about a certain Transylvanian terror who takes his taste for blood with him to London. Bela Lugosi delivers a star-making performance as the titular villain—his erudite, refined Dracula is at once alluring and eerie—while director Tod Browning creates a haunted atmosphere. A cornerstone of Universal’s celebrated horror-film canon, DRACULA has exerted an immeasurable influence over the development of the genre.