Celebrate Universal’s iconic monster movie with a dedicated luxury magazine, called simply Dracula Universal 1931, and beautifully written and lavishly illustrated with many rare stills, posters and press books.
An overview of the impact the movie has had on popular culture
A comprehensive account of the production of the movie
Details of its transition from Bram Stoker’s book, to the stage, and finally to the screen
A thorough study of the life of Bela Lugosi
Fascinating biographies of the major cast and crew, providing an insight into their oftentimes tragic personal and professional
A look at some of the popular memorabilia inspired by the film
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Samples Pages 21 and 22
“This is the definitive look at the classic 1931 film. A perfect companion for those familiar with the movie and also those who are discovering it for the first time. The author’s passion for Dracula is palpable. It’s written in a delightfully accessible, quirky way and is also beautifully illustrated. A superb exploration of a great film.”
“This is a smashing little book and easy and enjoyable to read. It isn’t so much the Dracula movie appraisal – lots of people have done that – but loved the fascinating insights into the film crew and minor actors included in this book in the form of one-or-two page articles.”
“Any fan of the classic Bela Lugosi Dracula will love this ebook, but you don’t have to be a horror obsessive to get a lot out of it. It’s clearly been a labour of love for the author, without being sentimental or rose-tinted about the subject matter.”
“Frankenstein 1931 and Dracula 1931 are excellent resources on the plots, casts and the making of these two iconic film classics. Recommended for fans of these films in particular, the horror genre in general, and students of film history.”
“I Bought the Dracula 1931 Ultimate Movie Guide, from you guys at MAGNA Horror-Con, Sunday 12th July 2015… BEYOND AWESOME! Congratulations! Your efforts have surpassed EVERY-SINGLE fan publication since the Movie was originally released in 1931!!!”
John Michael Martin
Classic Monsters founder, author and horror film historian Nige Burton, has dug deep into his crypt to unearth the compelling story of the making of what, by many, is considered the first proper horror movie. If you are a fan of the Universal classic monsters, then this unique tribute to this horror great is most definitely for your collection, which will become enriched as we add future titles in the series. It’s the perfect reference guide for any fan of Bela Lugosi’s most iconic performance.
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