Filmed at night on the sets being used by the better-known version starring Bela Lugosi, this Spanish language version of Drácula is considered by many as the superior version. Carlos Villarías is a much more believably seductive Count, but the real difference is the more sophisticated look of the film, designed by the night-time crew after they saw the rushes of the Drácula daytime version and thought they could do better. They could.
¡Viva! Spanish and Latin American Festival presents Drácula
Directed by George Melford