Dracula (1931)

For one who has not lived even a single lifetime, you’re a wise man, Van Helsing. – Count Dracula

I watched the 1931 Universal Pictures movie “Dracula” on Svengoolie. We see possums, armadillos, bats, and spiders while they talk about eating roaches, flys and we hear the wailing of wolves during the film. We also learn just about everything about vampires, from their need for their sacred earth, cannot be in sunlight, Wolf’s bane will repel them, they have no reflection, bullets won’t hurt them, a crucifix will temporarily force them back, they can transform into bats or wolves, they feed on blood, they can temporarily hypnotize with their eyes, and they can be killed with a wooden stake through the heart.

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The Devil-Doll (1936)

I watched the 1936 movie “The Devil-Doll” on Svengoolie. It is based on the novel “Burn, Witch, Burn” by Abraham Merritt (inducted into the  Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 1999). The film was produced by Edward J. Mannix and directed by Tod Browning (famous for the first Dracula movie with sound starring Bela Lugosi).

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