Monday, January 13, 2020

SHV - S05E01 - Dracula (1931)

Our journey into the world of horror history and Universal Horror continues full steam ahead  with the first full length episode about one of the most iconic fictional characters of all time, Dracula and the 1931 film starring Bela Lugosi. On this episode we'll learn how original author Bram Stoker didn't see the success of his novel during his lifetime, and how his widow sued the creators of Nosferatu for using the story without permission and how that all leads to Carl Laemmle Jr sweeping in to make the first legally authorized version of the story. 
We'll learn about how Bela Lugosi was NOT the studio's first choice to play the role despite his success playing the character on Broadway, the fascinating tale of director and silent film legend Tod Browning and the rumors around what his level of contribution actually was, the tragic tale of Bela Lugosi and so much more. Dan has gone over hours of material to compile the discussion topics for this season and we're confident Universal Monsters will be our crowning achievement. Tell your friends!!!

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