Favorite Dracula

September 11, 2009 at 1:54 am (Guests, Sites, or Books, I Recommend) (, , , )

Frank Langella as Dracula

Frank Langella as Dracula

My favorite Dracula movie is the Frank Langella version. I found he played an absolutely dreamy, sexy, seductive Dracula, far beyond the other Draculas. This is the Dracula for women, romantic rather than horror. Every woman desires to be Lucy, who Dracula seems to covet, perhaps actually love, rather than Mina who is just vamp food. Dracula seduces Lucy gently and lovingly, so that you ending up hoping that this time that things will be different and there will be a happy ever after.

But that seems almost a sin, a corruption of the original book, but I can’t name another vampire novel that is truly faithful to the book.

Released in 1979, director, John Badham, Cast included Frank Langella as Dracula, Kate Nelligan as Lucy, Laurence Olivier as Van Helsing.


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