Sunday Sign-Off: If Only Bela Lugosi Really Had Been a Vampire


He’d still be alive today. With an anxious eye to the impending Halloween festivities, let’s celebrate Bela Lugosi’s almost perfectly-timed birthday. Lugosi would have been 130 today, and is best remembered for his role as Dracula in 1931. The cult status of Tim Burton’s Ed Wood has probably made it cool for hipsters to casually mention Lugosi in movie trivia pissing contests, but the Hungarian-born actor’s portrayal of Dracula remains iconic, eclipsing later efforts by great actors like Christopher Lee, Gary Oldman, and Frank Langella. God, Halloween is the best, isn’t it?

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