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Dracula (1931, USA) Review

Dracula (1931, USA) Review

Universal Studios had delved into horror filmmaking with silent films The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) and The Phantom of the Opera (1925), but Dracula (1931) was Universal’s first “talking picture” in the horror genre. Directed by Tod Browning and an uncredited Karl Freund, Dracula was based on the 1924 stage play by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston; adapted from the 1897 novel of the same name by Bram Stoker. After Carl Laemmle, Jr. was able to legally secure the novel’s film rights, screenwriter Garrett Fort began work on adapting Dracula for the movie theater.

“Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.”

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Fright-Rags Kicks Off the Spooky Season with TRICK ‘R TREAT, HALLOWEEN, THE CROW & BELA LUGOSI Merchandise

Fright-Rags Kicks Off the Spooky Season with TRICK 'R TREAT, HALLOWEEN, THE CROW & BELA LUGOSI Merchandise

Fright-Rags kicks off the spooky season in a big way. Gear up for the season with new merchandise from Trick ‘r Treat, The Crow, and the Halloween franchise, along with Bela Lugosi-inspired coffee for creatures of the night and day.

“Trick or treat… or die!”

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Ranking the Best of the Classic Universal Monsters

Ranking the Best of the Classic Universal Monsters

Half of what makes a good horror film is a good monster. Without a believable, and ultimately scary, antagonist there’s not much for the audience to latch onto. No film studio – not even the amazing Hammer Films – has ever been able to hold a candle to the classics, and probably wouldn’t have ever existed without the Universal monster movies of the 1930s and 40s.

“Not since the beginning of time has the world beheld terror like this!”

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RUCKING FOTTEN クソ 腐った Slasher Pack IX: Monsters

RUCKING FOTTEN クソ 腐った Slasher Pack IX: Monsters

Slasher Pack IX: Monsters includes four Japanese inspired horror tees from Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Mummy and Frankenstein; available for pre-order now!

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BELA LUGOSI and THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS Merchandise from Fright-Rags

BELA LUGOSI and THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS Merchandise from Fright-Rags

Fright-Rags has teamed up with the Lugosi estate to release two t-shirts and a pair of socks, featuring the classic horror icon in his signature Dracula costume.

To enter the mind of a killer you must challenge the mind of a madman. Fright-Rags takes on the challenge with a new line of apparel from Jonathan Demme’s Oscar-winning The Silence of the Lambs.

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Vintage Halloween, Bela Lugosi and General Mills Monster Cereals Merchandise from Fright-Rags

Vintage Halloween, Bela Lugosi and General Mills' Monster Cereals Merchandise from Fright-Rags

Autumn is finally upon us! For the Halloween season, we bid you welcome with three new apparel collections from Fright-Rags: The ‘Vintage Halloween’, Bela Lugosi and General Mills monster cereals merchandise.

“This is the real thing! Unbelievable, shocking, true thriller!”

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