Tuesday, October 09, 2012

everyday is halloween

let us know praise bela lugosi as dracula, the ultimate movie villian.  lugosi is an icon.  so strongly do we associate him as dracula that nearly every actor taking up the role of dracula uses bits of lugosi's manners and speech patterns.  nearly so at least.  yet lugosi is so suave and charismatic that he makes being an undead bloodsucker look like a hot and perpetually trendy lifestyle choice.  director tod browning made the perfect choice casting bela lugosi as the count that every vampire cliche and stereotype [thru no fault of either browning or lugosi.  both created a character and a film that has become part of our shared culture] is in lugosi's image.  even so lugosi is wonderfully creepy to boot.  check out this classic clip.




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