Dracula

I was raised on the classics like Frankenstein, Young Frankenstein and King Kong. (one of these things are not quite like the others, I admit).

But the one I returned to most, the one that I always saw at the end of the hallway creeping toward me, the story based on the classic book and the movie that permanently typecast Bela Lugosi as a creature of horror.

Dracula.

Dracula

This portrayal of Renfield is definitely my favorite, and I wish Dwight Frye had gotten more recognition for that genius.

 

Fathom Events is showing Dracula as a double feature, showing the English version with Lugosi along with the Spanish version, which has been acclaimed as the superior (and spoken of as sexier) version.

I own both of these, but I am so excited for a chance to see one of my favorite movies on the big screen.

The Dracula movies are showing Sunday, October 25 and Wednesday, October 28th at various locations. Here in the IE you can find it at the Ontario Mills AMC 30 and the Galleria at Tyler 16.

Tickets are $12.50, reserve online! I promise it will be awesome with Tod Browning’s direction and the epic use of Swan Lake in the opening (probably why I love that music).

I’ll be in Ontario on Sunday night enjoying a showing of a movie that defined horror movie culture with my dad.

Will you?