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Frankenstein > Dracula. Cool match-up...
The two giants of Universal Horror. Frankenstein is a better film even though Dracula may be the better character.
Bela Lagosi's Dracula is just too overacted for modern audiences, but Boris Karloff constructed a timeless character that had never been beat by any other actor (in my opinion). Also I think the cinematography of Frankenstein is beautiful, while Dracula doesn’t have the same horrifying German Expression feel. In the beginning of the film in the cemetery there are a number of shots that are just wonderful, and the bizarre castle where Frankenstein does his work also amazing.. Dracula touches on a lot of these same characteristics, but it just doesn’t compare in the beauty of Frankenstein.
The Dracula film was based directly on a stage play whereas the first two Frankenstein films were produced people with theater experience but who also combined it with the best techniques of the cinema of its day. Dracula good, Frankenstein better, Bride of Frankenstein the best.
I have to disagree and say that DRACULA is more cinematic, and Frankenstein makes the Monster much less sophisticated than he was in the book. DRACULA actually gives the titular character more scenes and more personality. Both great movies, but I'm just a little more a fan of Todd Browning than James Whale. DRACULA is so atmospheric and stylish. Still, I think that Browning's FREAKS tops any of the more famous monster movies.
Without Lugosi there would be no Dracula...
Tod Browning's "Dracula" is too stoic; even though the cast is good (and Legosi iconic), it's never really an engaging picture to watch. James Whale's "Frankenstein," on the other hand, is a standout of cinema in nearly every regard.
I guess I'm in the minority.I thought Dracula was the better film.Frankenstein is a great film,but at times it feels more like a play than a movie.Maybe it's the way it was shot in some scenes.Both great films though.
Dracula >Frankenstein, but Bride of Frankenstein > Dracula.
Listen to them. Children of the night! What music they make. <3
I'm with nicklby on this one.
Frankensein had a better story, but Dracula was more entertaining.
Tedious and incoherent, Dracula is just a mess of a film. Frankenstein is by far the better movie.