Bathed in an atmosphere of nightmare, dread and otherworldliness that is unlike anything else in American horror cinema.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
With Mr. Browning's imaginative direction and Mr. Lugosi's makeup and weird gestures, this picture succeeds to some extent in its grand guignol intentions.
| Original Score: 3/5
Despite its reputation as a horror classic, Dracula is tedious, stagebound and dull; saved only by Lugosi's perfomance.
| Original Score: 2/5
...the film survives as a classic horror tale largely because of Lugosi's distinctive portrayal as Dracula.
| Original Score: B
The film's superbly weird acting and cinematography haven't changed, but Universal's new video edition features a freshly written score by Philip Glass, the world-famous minimalist composer.
| Original Score: 2/4
When Bela Lugosi died he was buried wearing one of his original silk capes. Forever cloaked, he casts his shadow still.
| Original Score: 4/5
Campy by today's standards, but still the melancholic master of fright flicks.
| Original Score: 4/5
Still the best American take on the infamous bloodsucker.
| Original Score: 5/5
É uma pena que o vampiro absoluto das telas, Bela Lugosi, não tenha estrelado um filme perene como a lenda em que ele se tornou.
...a motion picture for people who love motion pictures, their history, and their evolution. It is a self-recommending classic.
| Original Score: 7/10
While Lugosi is of course memorable, don't forget Helen Chandler's Mina, who communicates more through her eyes than virtually any other actress caught on film.
Bela Lugosi is inspired in the role of the vampire. One can no longer label it a good performance or a bad performance. Lugosi embodies the role.
| Original Score: 4/4
Dracula (1931) is one of the earliest classic American horror films from Universal Pictures - an acclaimed masterpiece directed by Tod Browning
| Original Score: 9/10
Dracula deserves its status as a classic, although one might be tempted to append the word 'lesser' to that label.
| Original Score: 3/4
Certainly it is Lugosi's performance, and the cinematography of Karl Freund, that make Tod Browning's film such an influential Hollywood picture.