Episode 37 – Universal’s Dracula Films

Dracula (1931), Dracula’s Daughter (1936), & Son of Dracula (1943). This is the series of films that really created and started what is now known as the Universal Classic Monster films. Dracula came out in Feb. in 1931 and did such business, the studio followed suit with another film. And another. And another.

But are these classics remembered just because of nostalgia, or are they really well-made films that are still effective today and rightly deserve the monster of “classic”? In this episode, we delve into the first three Dracula films and take a closer look at these titles to see if they hold up to us, and even more so, maybe getting you, the listener, interested enough to revisit them along with us!

Films mentioned in this episode:

The Black Cat (1934), The Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Bride of the Gorilla (1951), The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919), The Cat and the Canary (1927), Creature with the Atom Brain (1955), Dracula (1931), Dracula – Spanish Version (1931), Dracula’s Daughter (1936), Earth vs the Flying Saucer (1956), Frankenstein (1931), Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943), The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), House of Frankenstein (1944),The Invisible Man (1933), The Invisible Ray (1936), I Walk with a Zombie (1943), The Mummy (1932), The Mummy’s Tomb (1942), Nosferatu (1922), Old Dark House (1932), The Phantom of the Opera (1925), Phantom of the Opera (1943), Son of Dracula (1943), Son of Frankenstein (1939), The Wolf Man (1941)

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