bram stoker

Things you should know about the original Dracula:
  • serious mustache game
  • kinda a werewolf for a bit until bram stoker forgot about it
  • can crawl down the side of a building, head first. stoker claims this is lizard like, i think it’s more like spiderman
  • apparently has magic clothes? because as he is doing said spiderman crawl down his castle, his cloak is spread out like wings. sir, that is not how gravity works
  • master of disguises. and by master i mean casually hides as a ginger sometimes
  • can turn into: a bat, a dog, and dust?
  • looks super old, has a blood feast, looks younger
  • needs tons of dirt to sleep on. luckily that dirt never actually ruins his clothes. most likely because they are all magical?
  • does his own chores. mostly because everyone in transylvania KNOWS HE IS A VAMPIRE AND AVOIDS HIM. so no servants for this count. 
  • sometimes can be in the daylight? depending on stoker’s mood i think?
  • bites people in a way that makes zero sense. he leaves two marks? how??? does he not use his bottom teeth?????
  • stoker sometimes just forgot what he already wrote so good luck with this mess
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Behind The Scenes Photos from Classic Universal Monster Movies

Spearheaded by producer Carl Laemmle, Jr. and visionary makeup artist Jack Pierce, Universal Studios’ series of monster movies were responsible for giving the world of cinema its first true horror icons, laying the groundwork for all other iconic boogeymen to follow. 

Beginning in 1925 with the Lon Cheney fronted silent horror classic The Phantom of the Opera, Universal Studios churned out a series of monster movies that were heavy in tension, suspense and atmosphere, setting the ominous mood and tone for each film by way of thick fog, classical music scores and towering gothic castles. Adapting the works of such prominent literary figures as Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker and H. G. Wells, Universal effectively established itself as Hollywood’s ‘House of Horrors’ and continued its landmark series through the 1960s, the last of its original iconic monsters arriving in 1954 with Creature From the Black Lagoon.