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It's a Universal Picture!
From the Vaults of the Ackerman Archives.
Contain's Production Background!
Biography Notes on the Cast & Crew!
Complete Shooting Script!
Behind the Scenes Photos!
See the film on MCA/Universal Home Video
Or the restored version on MCA/Universal Laser Disc
It's true that a number of sound pictures of the spine-chilling variety had preceded Dracula, including such popular numbers as The Terror, Stark Mad, The Cat Creeps, The Bat Whispers, and The Gorilla...Most of these were adapted from Broadway plays in which the scary stuff was intermingled with comedy and anything that appeared paranormal was always revealed as the machinations of malevolent human beings. What had made Dracula different was that the audience was expected to accept the villain as a genuine vampire and not another crook in disguise. There was a strong feeling in the industry that the producers were insane to ask moviegoers, who had just emerged from the Roaring Twenties and stumbled into the morass of the Great Depression, to suspend disbelief in a Medieval superstition.