Dracula

Synopsis: After a harrowing ride through the Carpathian mountains in eastern Europe, Renfield enters castle Dracula to finalize the transferral of Carfax Abbey in London to Count Dracula, who is in actuality a vampire. Renfield is drugged by the eerily hypnotic count, and turned into one of his thralls, protecting him during his sea voyage to London. After sucking the blood and turning the young Lucy Weston into a vampire, Dracula turns his attention to her friend Mina Seward, daughter of Dr. Seward who then calls in a specialist, Dr. Van Helsing, to diagnose the sudden deterioration of Mina's health. Van Helsing, realizing that Dracula is indeed a vampire, tries to prepare Mina's fiance, John Harker, and Dr. Seward for what is to come and the measures that will have to be taken to prevent Mina from becoming one of the undead.
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Director(s): Tod Browning
Production: Universal Pictures
  3 wins & 3 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.6
Rotten Tomatoes:
91%
NOT RATED
Year:
1931
75 min
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"Among the rugged peaks

that frown down upon the Borgo Pass

are found crumbling castles

of a bygone age."

I say, driver, a bit slower.

Oh, no! We must reach

the inn before sundown.

And why, pray?

It is Walpurgis Night.

The Night of Evil! Nosferatu!

On this night, madam,

the doors, they are barred,

and to the Virgin we pray.

(incantation in Hungarian)

(woman speaks Hungarian)

(excited shout in Hungarian)

I say, porter, don't take my luggage down.

I'm going on to Borgo Pass tonight.

(speaks Hungarian)

No, no, please. Put that back up there.

The driver, he is afraid - Walpurgis Night.

Good fellow, he is.

He wants me to ask if you can wait

and go on after sunrise.

Well, I'm sorry, but there's a carriage

meeting me at Borgo Pass at midnight.

- Borgo Pass?

- Yes.

- Whose carriage?

- Count Dracula's.

- Count Dracula's?

- Yes.

Castle Dracula?

Yes. That's where I'm going.

- To the castle?

- Yes.

No. You mustn't go there.

We people of the mountains believe...

at the castle there are vampires.

Dracula and his wives,

they take the form of wolves and bats.

They leave their coffins at night

and they feed on the blood of the living.

Oh, but that's all superstition.

Why, I can't understand why...

(speaks Hungarian)

Look. The sun.

When it is gone, they leave their coffins.

Come. We must go indoors.

But wait...

I mean, just a minute.

What I'm trying to say

is that I'm not afraid.

I've explained to the driver

that it's a matter of business with me.

I've got to go. Really.

Well, good night.

Wait. Please.

If you must go, wear this.

For your mother's sake. It will protect you.

(cries of consternation)

(rats squeak and scurry)

(wolf howls)

(driver) Borgo. Borgo.

Hyah!

The coach from Count Dracula?

Hey, driver!

I say, driver, what do you mean

by going at this...

(clanking... door creaks open)

(squeaking)

I am... Dracula.

Oh, it's...

It's really good to see you.

I don't know what happened

to the driver and my luggage and...

Well, and with all this,

I thought I was in the wrong place.

I bid you welcome.

(wolf howls)

Listen to them.

Children of the night.

What music they make!

The spider spinning his web

for the unwary fly.

The blood is the life, Mr Renfield.

Why, er...

yes.

I'm sure you will find

this part of my castle more inviting.

Well, rather! It's quite

different from outside.

Oh, and the fire - it's so cheerful.

I didn't know but that

you might be hungry.

Thank you. That's very kind of you.

But I'm a bit worried about my luggage.

You see, all your papers were in...

I took the liberty of having

your luggage brought up.

Allow me.

Oh, yes.

Thanks.

(wolf howls)

I trust you have kept

your coming here a secret.

I've followed your instructions implicitly.

Excellent, Mr Renfield.

Excellent.

And now, if you're not too fatigued,

I would like to discuss

the lease on Carfax Abbey.

Oh, yes. Everything is in order,

awaiting your signature.

Look here. Here's the lease.

Oh, I... I hope I've brought

enough labels for your luggage.

I'm taking with me only three... boxes.

Very well.

I have chartered a ship

to take us to England.

We will be leaving... tomorrow evening.

Everything will be ready.

I hope you will find this comfortable.

Thanks. It looks very inviting.

Ouch!

Oh, it's nothing serious.

Just a small cut from that paperclip.

It's just a scratch.

This... is very old wine.

I hope you will like it.

Aren't you drinking?

I never drink... wine.

Well...

It's delicious.

And now I'll leave you.

Well, good night.

Good night... Mr Renfield.

(bat squeaks)

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Bram Stoker

Abraham "Bram" Stoker (8 November 1847 – 20 April 1912) was an Irish author, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as the personal assistant of actor Sir Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, which Irving owned. more…

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