Thursday, February 23, 2017

Dracula

In this edition of Endyr's Movie Theater I am featuring the 1931 classic film "Dracula" that was directed by Tod Browning, and starred the immortal Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula.  It is not a commonly known fact that Carfax Abbey was the London home that Dracula purchased through Jonathan Harker, his real estate agent.  It was here that Dracula would come to meet the lovely Wilhelmina (Mina) Murray, and spread his reign of terror far beyond Transylvania.  Movie adaptations of the original Bram Stoker novel combined the Asylum and Carfax Abbey.  This provided for a much richer environment in which to stalk Count Dracula.  The most obvious example of this is in the 1992 movie "Bram Stoker's Dracula", where the vampire hunters, led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing, enter Carfax Abbey to destroy the crates containing the native soil that Dracula had brought over with him by boat from Transylvania.  Safe journeys to all the fans of Endyr's Movie Theater, wherever you may be.

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