1931. USA. Tod Browning. 75 min.
Sunday, January 3, 2010, 2:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1931. USA. Directed by Tod Browning. Screenplay by Garrett Fort, based on the play by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston, and on the novel by Bram Stoker. With Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, Edward Van Sloan. This classic adaptation of Stoker’s oft-filmed novel—and the film that kick-started Lugosi’s career and Universal’s horror franchise—relies on tried-and-true horror tactics such as chiaroscuro, fog, and dramatic reveals to conjure atmosphere and tension. 75 min.