Usually I’m not one for monster films, I prefer psychological thrillers and paranormal films. If I had to choose my favourite monster movie I would choose Dracula. I haven’t actually seen the version of Dracula with Bela Lugosi in it but I have seen a later version a few times (actually a lot of times. Not because I loved it, it just seems to be on TV quite often) – that being the 1992 version.
I’m sure you’ll all probably know the plot of Dracula unless you’ve been living under a rock for your entire life. Though, I do have a friend that took a trip to the Harry Potter exhibition in Sydney a while ago. She’d been brought by parents that said she couldn’t watch it because her parents are very religious and she had to ask us, “Is Dumbledore the good or the bad one?” Anyway, the point to that crazy analogy is that I’m ‘borrowing’ the description from IMDb.
“This version of Dracula is closely based on Bram Stoker’s classic novel
of the same name. A young lawyer (Jonathan Harker) is assigned to a
gloomy village in the mists of eastern Europe. He is captured and
imprisoned by the undead vampire Dracula, who travels to London,
inspired by a photograph of Harker’s betrothed, Mina Murray. In Britain,
Dracula begins a reign of seduction and terror, draining the life from
Mina’s closest friend, Lucy Westenra. Lucy’s friends gather together to
try to drive Dracula away.” – IMDb
Fun fact. I’m yet to fully get through the book. I’ve started it a few times but I really do prefer to jump straight into the action.