October 28, 2015
I am a fan of the Turner Classic Movie Channel. Airing uninterrupted older films, it serves up true entertainment for the classic movie fan in me. I am especially fond of the array of comedies and romantic comedies shown on their channel, and appreciate the sincere effort that this station has made toward preserving our movie heritage. Occasionally, TCM sponsors the showing of a movie gem on the big screen. This October, Turner Classic Movies presented the original 1931, Dracula, starring Bella Lugosi, by Universal Pictures.
My email “invitation” to Dracula.
Although, not my most favorite genre, this movie feature intrigued me. I had never seen Dracula, and the opportunity to view this original on the big screen, and near Halloween, seemed too good to miss. I talked my youngest (age 21) into joining me, and we were off to the movies.
It was a rainy, gloomy afternoon, the perfect setting for our film.
When we arrived, the pre-film trivia had begun…to an empty theatre.
Three other movie fans eventually arrived before movie time.
My son, Chandler, enjoys some movie popcorn while reading the pre-movie Dracula trivia, up on the screen.
Dracula is introduced by TCM host Ben Mankiewicz.
Lugosi steals the show in this true horror classic.
Fun Fact for ya-Bela Lugosi was buried in a Dracula cape.
To read more about Bela Lugosi, click here.
Dracula was entertaining, interesting, classy and scary, but a not in-your-face,
gory type of scary.
It was a fun way to spend a rainy afternoon.
In honor of Halloween and the movies, why not make a batch of this yummy caramel corn? It is so good that it is SCARY. :O)
Click here, for the recipe.
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My kiddies all dressed up to trick or treat in 1995.