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Super, super cool. Love The Monsters' Almanac.

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Frankenstein 1931 and Dracula 1931 are excellent resources on the plots, casts and the making of these two iconic film classics.

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Frankenstein 1931 - excellent value!!

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Bought the Frankenstein 1931 and Dracula 1931 books - both excellent!

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The Dracula 1931 and Frankenstein 1931 books are the best! Thanks!

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Just purchased the beautiful book Dracula 1931. Well written, excellent layout, and what a steal. Highly recommended.

John Schmidt 12th September 2015

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The Monsters' Almanac is awesome! It renews the belief that the classic monster films beat out any made past 1960!

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The Dracula Guide is full of wonderful tidbits of lore and facts, the photos are awesome, a must have for Classic Dracula fans!!

Dacre Stoker 7th July 2015

Dracula 1931 Ultimate Guide

4.94 out of 5 based on 16 customer ratings
(16 customer reviews)


Luxury magazine dedicated to the Lugosi classic.


Product Description

The Dracula 1931 Ultimate Guide evokes the brochure you might have bought at the cinema in 1931!



Celebrate Universal’s iconic monster movie with a dedicated luxury magazine, called simply Dracula Universal 1931, and beautifully written and lavishly illustrated with many rare stills, posters and press books.

Inside you’ll find:

  • A comprehensive account of the production of the movie
  • Details of its transition from Bram Stoker’s book, to the stage, and finally to the screen
  • An overview of the impact the movie has had on popular culture
  • A thorough study of the life of Bela Lugosi
  • Fascinating biographies of the major cast and crew, providing an insight into their oftentimes tragic personal and professional lives
  • A look at some of the popular memorabilia inspired by the film
  • A wealth of trivia and little-known facts
  • Tons of high-quality stills, posters, press books and artwork
  • Plus much more!

Classic Monsters founder, author and horror film historian Nige Burton, has dug deep into his crypt to unearth the compelling story of the making of what, by many, is considered the first proper horror movie. If you are a fan of the Universal classic monsters, then this unique tribute to this horror great is most definitely for your collection, which will become enriched as we add future titles in the series. It’s the perfect reference guide for any fan of Bela Lugosi’s most iconic performance.

Classic monsters are back. You can now look forward to a long running series of books celebrating all your favourite legendary monster movies!

Magazine specification:

  • 36 pages
  • A4
  • Full colour throughout
  • Luxury matt cover with gloss varnish

Limited edition copies are available signed by the author with a FREE art print – there are only 100 available, click here for details!

Like the look of the Dracula 1931 Ultimate Guide? Click here to check out the Deluxe Signed Hardback Edition – limited to only 250 worldwide, signed by the author.

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16 reviews for Dracula 1931 Ultimate Guide

  1. 5 out of 5

    Frankenstein 1931 and Dracula 1931 are excellent resources on the plots, casts and the making of these two iconic film classics. Recommended for fans of these films in particular, the horror genre in general, and students of film history.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Any fan of the classic Bela Lugosi Dracula will love this ebook, but you don’t have to be a horror obsessive to get a lot out of it. It’s clearly been a labour of love for the author, without being sentimental or rose-tinted about the subject matter.

    I was pleasantly surprised at how much information is packed in, not just about the main stars, but about crew members and the events “around” the film, like the stage adaptation which preceded the film, and of course Bram Stoker’s original novel.

    All in all, a very satisfying and enlightening read.

  3. 5 out of 5

    This is a smashing little book and easy and enjoyable to read. It isn’t so much the Dracula movie appraisal – lots of people have done that – but loved the fascinating insights into the film crew and minor actors included in this book in the form of one-or-two page articles.

    A nostalgic look-back into the infancy of the horror film industry and an era long gone now – I’m beginning to get morbid! Anyway this book is a real gem – don’t miss it.

  4. 5 out of 5

    This is the definitive look at the classic 1931 film. A perfect companion for those familiar with the movie and also those who are discovering it for the first time. The author’s passion for Dracula is palpable. It’s written in a delightfully accessible, quirky way and is also beautifully illustrated. A superb exploration of a great film.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Very informative book. It provides insight and details of the movie and the background of the actors.

  6. 5 out of 5

    A great and informative read about a movie I love.

  7. 5 out of 5

    I Bought the Dracula 1931 Ultimate Movie Guide, from you guys at MAGNA Horror-Con, Sunday 12th July 2015… BEYOND AWESOME! Congratulations! Your efforts have surpassed EVERY-SINGLE fan publication since the Movie was originally released in 1931!!!

  8. 5 out of 5

    I picked up a few copies of these myself while at Horror Con UK to enlighten my friends back in the US. The Dracula Guide is full of wonderful tidbits of lore and facts, the photos are awesome, a must have for Classic Dracula fans!!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Thanks for the great customer service and finding a more affordable US shipping option. I ordered a subscription and physical copies of the books, but I couldn’t wait and downloaded the pdf’s. Thumbs up and highly recommended – as a graphic designer, I really appreciate the nice, clean design. Can’t wait for the magazine!

  10. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Lovely, lovely tribute to the classic 1931 Bela Lugosi Dracula. Well written, informative text and amazing visuals.
    Highly recommended.

  11. 5 out of 5

    I have both the Dracula and Frankenstein Ultimate Guides. These were both great reads. You’ll watch these movies in a different light once you read these.

  12. 5 out of 5

    So impressed that I am now a `New` subscriber to the Magazine and the Ultimate Guides (Extremely Lavish Brochures) are gorgeous. I am Hooked. Thanks!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Thank you for all you do. The issues I have received are great and a very enjoyable read.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Thanks so much for the Dreaming of Nightmares Guide, I also received the Ultimate Guide to Dracula last week, I really look forward to the superb writing, and beautiful presentations of these magazines and Ultimate Guides. well done to Nige Burton, and Jamie Jones, and all the other people involved in this amazing publication of Classic Monsters of the Movies.

    I look forward to receiving Dracula Prince of Darkness, and Classic Monsters, issue number 5. I ordered The Mummy last week, I am really looking forward to that as well. Thanks once again, for producing a magazine, that is of very high quality, and presented to such a high standard that the fans enjoy. I mention this magazine to lots of people, and I get overwhelmed by the quality, and enthusiasm involved by the authors.

    I can’t wait for more Classic Monsters of the Movies.

  15. 5 out of 5

    I am a subscriber to Classic Monsters magazine, and I have purchased all of your special guides to date. I absolutely LOVE your publications. The pictures, artwork, and information are all unparalleled. THANK YOU for providing us classic monsters fans with such wonderful resources. Your hard work is much appreciated by “monster kids” the world over.

  16. 5 out of 5

    As a charter subscriber, I must tell you how happy I am with all of your publications. I buy every issue, every book you release. My collection is growing!

    I just received issue 5 and it is fantastic. I ordered three new DVDs based on the articles in it. The format, paper, clarity, writing, photographs and content are the best anywhere. Classic Monsters has no equal!

    Thanks for keeping the high quality you began with. It is the most important thing there is.

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