Too say Bela Lugosi made this entire film is an understatement! His performance set the vampire standard in motion pictures. He became Dracula forever after this role. The film itself aside from Lugosi is slow and only a few good atmospheric scenes occur without him. But when he is on screen, the movie shines. Still kinda creepy even now, the black & white film enhances the whole thing. Many have played the role of Dracula since (Christopher Lee the most successfully), but noone has equaled Bela's take yet to me. His moments on screen all too brief, wish he could have been in the to 'House.' films. Don't think anyone will put a stake through this films heart anytime soon.