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Horror Masters: "Dracula" (1931)
"Ever since its release in 1931, "Dracula" has been a classic horror film, and its popularity remains today. Take this quiz to see if you're a real horror master. Note: some of the questions refer to the extra features on the DVD "Dracula" edition."
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"Dracula" (1931) was widely celebrated for actor Bela Lugosi's role as Dracula. However, he was not the first choice for the role of the Count, and in fact had to fight for the part. Who was Universal Studio's first choice?
Whoever has seen the 1931 version of "Dracula" knows very well that the plot doesn't follow the original novel, "Dracula" by Bram Stoker (published in 1897). Universal was inspired to do the film thanks to a stage version of the novel. Who wrote the stage adaption, based on the novel by Stoker?
John L. Balderston
Tod Browning directed and co-produced the 1931 version of "Dracula". He let Garrett Fort do the screenplay by himself, however.
The 1931 version of "Dracula" was intended to be a big budget production, based directly on Bram Stoker's novel. However, due to the Great Depression, Universal Studios had to make a major cut. An example of this was that Bela Lugosi (playing the lead role) was getting paid 500 dollars a week to play the Count, when a supporting cast member was getting paid 2,000 dollars a week. Who was this cast member?
Edward Van Sloan
What were audience members shocked by the most, at the end of the 1931 version of "Dracula"?
Dracula was stabbed on-screen.
There was too much suspense.
It killed off two of the main characters.
There was no logical ending.
Many film historians, according to the extra features in the DVD version of the 1931 film "Dracula", agree that the 1931 Spanish version of "Dracula" is better than the English version of "Dracula", from a technical standpoint.
According to the extra features in the DVD version of the 1931 film "Dracula", a group of sociologists who study movie responses to the films of the early 1930s, said a certain age of people liked the film the most. Which age group?
According to the extra features in the DVD version of the 1931 film "Dracula", the props from "Dracula" are one of a kind, and are very rare. According to many film historians and collectors, what prop from "Dracula" is the rarest and one of the most treasured props in America?
Bela Lugosi's Dracula cape
Bela Lugosi's Dracula top hat
Renfield's walking stick
Bela Lugosi's Dracula coffin
There is a scene at the end of the film of "Dracula" (1931) with an actor of the movie telling the audience that there are such things as vampires. What actor did this?
Edward Van Sloan
In 1999, a famous American music composer was chosen to make a score for the 1931 version of "Dracula" (the original version featured no musical score). What music composer took the job and made a memorable score?
(Two words - full name or last name only)
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Compiled Jun 28 12