Wednesday, October 2, 2013

"I never drink...wine"


Bela Lugosi gave the performance of his life in the 1931 screen version of Bram Stoker's Dracula. His hypnotic eyes, slow, deliberate speech, and commanding presence drew his victims to him as moths to a flame. Movie audiences in 1931 were terrified of his persona, and many fainted in shock when they watched the film. 

Do Lugosi’s charm and menace translate on the screen 82 years later?  Join us at the Newport Public Library on Tuesday, October 8 at 6:30 p.m. as we venture into the scary season with a showing of this classic horror movie. 

Other characters include Dwight Frye as the ill-fated Renfield; Edward Von Sloan as Professor Van Helsing, a vampire hunter; and Helen Chandler and Frances Dade as Mina and Lucy, two of Count Dracula’s beautiful victims.


Literary Flicks are shown the 2nd Tuesday of each month, and are free and open to the public.  Popcorn will be served.

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