Tod Browning’s 1931 film, Dracula kick-started Hollywood’s fascination with horror. Almost 100 years on and the adaptation of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel remains the quintessential vampire film.
The massive success of the Bela Lugosi starrer would lead to Universal Pictures’ iconic monsters series of movies. After Dracula, Universal Pictures went on to release Frankenstein (1931), The Mummy (1932), The Invisible Man (1933), Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and The Wolf Man (1941).
Browning’s film would also heavily inspire Hammer Films’ interpretation of Dracula with Christoper Lee in 1958 (Hammer would make eight sequels to the film – six of which featured Lee).