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Courtesy of Universal Pictures

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1001 Bissonnet
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Directed by Tod Browning and Karl Freund




75 minutes


Introduced by Houston Film Critics Society President Josh Starnes,

Vampire Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi) settles in a London castle and begins to prey on virtuous women. The film launched a series of iconic horror films at Universal, giving the studio a new identity, one it would be associated with for decades to come.

“Director Tod Browning (Freaks) was still unaccustomed to making talkies; cinematographer Karl Freund directed all of his scenes. At nights, the sets were taken over by a separate crew producing a Spanish-language version of the film.” –