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The Universal Dracula Movies 1931-1948 Signed Hardback


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Pre-order The Universal Dracula Movies 1931-1948 Signed Hardback now for April 2018 publication and shipping.

The Universal Dracula Movies 1931-1948 Signed Hardback is the ultimate guide to this classic movie franchise, and the strictly limited premium edition of this title – just 25 copies worldwide – comes signed by both authors in a presentation box with a FREE set of postcards and certificate of authenticity!


Bela Lugosi’s portrayal of Dracula in Universal’s 1931 horror movie of the same name became the immortal cinematic image of the vampire. The combination of eerie charisma and brooding evil has chilled the blood of countless movie fans, creating a compelling classic monster that shaped our nightmares.

Although Dracula did not appear with the frequency of his stablemate the Frankenstein Monster, the original movie’s legacy would prove to be an interesting one. 1936 saw Gloria Holden as Countess Marya Zaleska, battling with her legacy in Dracula’s Daughter, while 1943’s Son of Dracula handed the mantle to Lon Chaney Jr for a brutal tale of immortality and deception. As the monster rallies of the mid-1940s brought Universal’s fiends together, it was John Carradine’s turn to threaten the good folks of mittelEurope, with things coming full circle as Lugosi reprised the role just once on film for a 1948 face-off with Bud Abbott and Lou Costello.

Classic Monsters are delighted to present The Universal Dracula Movies 1931-1948 Signed Hardback, a lavish full colour hardcover publication exploring the development of the franchise through each successive instalment. Packed with information on the movies themselves, as well as the people who brought them to the screen, this 68-page Dracula movie franchise hardback guide is rich in rare stills, posters and lobby cards. The guide covers the entire series, with a chapter for each movie: Dracula (1931); Dracula (1931, Spanish version); Dracula’s Daughter (1936); Son of Dracula (1943), House of Frankenstein (1944), House of Dracula (1945) and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948).

Please note, for collectors of our publications, the chapters that feature the same films as The Universal Frankenstein Movies franchise guide contain different information and, where possible, stills and posters.

This luxurious 68-page special collector’s edition hardback publication is packed with articles, stills and posters, all printed in a beautiful full colour casebound book which any classic monster lover will cherish.

This hardback edition is limited to 25 copies, each signed by both authors in a presentation box. The book nestles in sumptuous black tissue and comes accompanied by a FREE set of postcards and a numbered certificate of authenticity.

  • 68 pages
  • A4 portrait format
  • Full colour throughout
  • Image wrap hardback cover
  • Individually signed and numbered
  • Includes certificate of authenticity
  • Includes FREE postcard set
  • Packaged in tissue-lined black presentation box

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