October Horror Cult Classics: ‘Dracula’ (1931)

Dracula feature

October is a spooky month, and nothing makes it better than sitting down with a classic horror movie. Join PopCultHQ.com as we journey through the archives and explore some fantastic old horror movies.

1931 Draulc Film Poster

This week is Dracula from 1931. It was directed and co-produced by Tod Browning and Karl Freund. Garrett Fort wrote the screenplay which he based off the 1924 play written by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston. Unlike Nosferatu, this was an official production based on the Bram Stoker novel. This was also the first sound film adaptation of the Stoker novel.

1931 Dracula Film Poster

Bela Lugosi played Count Dracula, a vampire moving to England with the help of a real estate agent (David Manners), who falls under the Count’s spell. Dracula then becomes interested in the young man’s fiancée (Helen Chandler) and we all know how it ends.

1931 Dracula Film Poster


The original movie was released with an epilogue featuring Edward Van Sloan talking to the audience about what they had seen. This was removed for the 1936 re-release and is now assumed to be lost.

NOTE: FILM MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE IN ALL AREA DUE TO AN ATTEMPTED COPYRIGHT CLAIM BY THE STUDIOS. This is a false claim, because it was published in the United States between 1925 and 1977, inclusive, without a copyright notice.


1931 Dracula Film Poster