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The dangerous and bloodthirsty Count Dracula, a vampire, has arrived in London and immediately makes victims. Doctor Van Helsing takes measures. With Bela Lugosi.

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Deze voorstelling maakt deel uit van Rialto Filmclub met als gastspreker deze maand Ernst-Jan Pfauth.


Somewhere deep in the inaccessible mountains of Transylvania lives a vampire, a depraved creature that cannot bear the light of day, feeds on human blood, and is immortal to boot. This is what Irish writer Bram Stoker conceived in his horror novella Dracula in 1897. His creation caught the imagination of many, also in the film industry; the story was frequently adapted to film. In 1931, the legendary creature was played by then-unknown Hungarian-American actor Bela Lugosi, with chilling ice-cold charm. Lugosi is widely regarded as the definitive Dracula.

Lucy Weston is exhibiting strange symptoms, her friend Mina Seward isn't feeling so well either. Mina's father seeks the help of Dr. Van Helsing. The doctor makes the connection to Count Dracula, who has recently moved to London from the Carpathian Mountains. He soon deduces that the count is a vampire, a dangerous bloodthirsty creature that is nearly impossible to destroy. Still, he joins forces with Mina's fiancé John Harker to battle the count.