Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Count Dracula

I'm a big fan of early cinema and when i saw that the Electric Cinema in Birmingham was showing the original 1931 Dracula movie i just had to go along and see it. This was the first official film adaptation of Dracula and is great fun with Bela Lugosi's performance as the lead tough to beat (only Christopher Lee is on a par in my opinion).

Not a perfect film, it was an early talkie and sometimes the sound is a big harsh. The film also ends quite abruptly. But its so atmospheric, indeed there is a lot of fog in this film. And large floppy bats.