DRAKULA HALÁLA (1921): The Cinema's First Dracula.

Gary Rhodes

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This essay covers the history of Károly Lajthay’s Hungarian film Drakula halála (1921), the cinema’s first adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula. The essay attempts to construct a production history of the film, as well as to create an accurate list of cast members and key filming locations. As Drakula halála is lost, the essay also features the very first English translation of an extremely rare 1924 Hungarian novella based on the film, which offers much insight into its narrative.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-47
Number of pages23
JournalHorror Studies
Volume1 (1)
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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