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circa 1932: Hungarian-born actor and film star Bela Lugosi (Bela Ferenc Blasko, 1882 - 1956). Acclaimed for his performance in 'Dracula' on Broadway in 1927, Lugosi began acting in feature films in 1930. His appearance in 'Dracula' in 1931 marked the start of a long career in horror films. His career subsequently declined due to the effects of drug addiction. He was buried with his Dracula cape. (Photo by Mabel Livingstone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

My fascination with the character of “Dracula” dates all the way back to when I was a little boy.  Back in the day when you had, MAX, 7 channels to choose from, there was a station in Houston (my hometown) that every October showed classic horror movies.  My sister is almost 5 years older than me and I remember her making me stay up with her when I was three or four one fall Friday night to watch Bela Lugosi as “Dracula”

Dracula (1931) Official Trailer #1 - Bela Lugosi Movie


Granted, today you laugh at these “horror” movies, but even now when I watch this trailer, I remember how scared I was at the way Bela Lugosi talked and stared through the screen into my soul.  I mean, just look at those eyes?!  In college, I took a film class in which we studied these Universal Studios Horror movies:  “Dracula,” “Frankenstein,” “The Invisible Man,” and “The Wolfman,”   and now Fathom Events is offering an opportunity that I don’t think I can turn down.  In celebration of the 90th anniversary of these films, we’ll be able to actually see them on the big screen.  On October 2 at 1pm you’ll be able to see a double feature of “Dracula” and Frankenstein.”  Then on October 30, you’ll be able to see “The Invisible Man” and “The Wolfman.”  In the Queen City, you’ll be able to check these out at The Cinemark Movie Bistro on Monroe Rd, AMC Carolina Pavilion 22 on South Blvd, and the Regal Cinebarre in the Arboretum.