Tuesday, April 5, 2011

April Is For #Vampires: Vlad Dudes Part II

Today we're going to take a look at the first two films to be made about Dracula.

The first was a German silent film in 1922 called Nosferatu staring Max Schreck (which is funny because schreck means fright or terror in German). This dude packed enough creepy in his Count Orlok, which was a rip-off of Stoker's Dracula. Stoker's wife sued the German studio that made the film, and it was then pulled from the shelves. Luckily someone managed to save some copies, so we can still witness the ookyness today. Feel free to watch the entire movie below!




The first official film adaptation of Stoker's Dracula was in 1931 in the US and starred Bela Lugosi as Dracula. As you can see from the picture below, Lugosi brought a prettier face to Dracula, making him a wee bit more charming and alluring than Schreck's Orlok. Lugosi's Dracula is sort of our go-to image of Dracula and vampires. Be sure to check out the original movie trailer!

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