From the start up the hill to the castle in Transylvania, Universal's classic tale of Dracula is able to carve a lasting impact in Hollywood cinema. Although the liberties taken from Bram Stoker's novel seems to sacrifice story and character development for horrific atmosphere, a lot of the sets are a wonder to behold, and when Dracula and Renfield are on screen together it's strong chemistry at its near finest. And there are many subtle bits that make you feel chills over your spine. Through it all, we deal with the terror the vampire can do through Bela Lugosi's performance, moments of suspense left unseen, and the classic lines. This is truly movie about a vampire who happens to cause terror by blood count, but in a elegant manner that contrasts other horror icons that come later. For its reason, the movie stands out and remains timeless, and enjoyable for many a horror film buff like myself.