Rockin’ Quote #34: Dracula, Children of the Night


This quote is from the first movie version of Dracula, starring Bela Lugosi. It’s a classic and one of my favorite vampire movies. Dracula, Children of the Night. As anyone who knows me knows that I love all things vampire. It all started with a little movie called The Lost Boys. There is no Dracula but they were just as scary.

That started my whole obsession with vampires. I always knew who Dracula was. Dracula was everywhere during Halloween. I used to watch The Munsters. Sesame Street also had a hand in my introduction to vampires. The count was my favorite character. However, it wasn’t until years later when my mom introduced me to the 1930’s version – and the best version.

While studying literature in College I also read the book in my Gothic Lit class. I loved that class! So here is my ode to my favorite vampire of all time




There are other great actors who portrayed my favorite vampire:

Christopher Lee was the scariest Dracula! A superb actor!


We can’t forget the 90’s version, starring Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves, and Winona Ryder


Even Buffy took on the famous vampire


Of course Mel Brooks turned the most fearsome vampire to ever live into one of the funniest I’ve seen

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Then there is two of the sexiest Draculas, played by Luke Evans in the feature film, Dracula: The Untold Story



The other sexy actor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, played Dracula on a short lived TV drama titled, Dracula

Ironically, he played another one of my favorite historical figures, King Henry VIII

I can’t write a post on Dracula without naming the real historical person who inspired the undead icon, Vlad Tepes, a.k.a., Vlad the Impaler. Honestly, he was a real person. Just look him up. Warning though, no undead version holds a candle to the evil of the real person!


And last but not least, the fun loving Disney Dracula my kids love: Hotel Transylvania 

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Before Bela Lugosi though there was this guy:


But for me, Bela Lugosi is my favorite Dracula. The movie may be old and the filming sucks compared to today’s films but the movie scared the hell out of people back then and that’s why I love it


Which Dracula is your favorite?

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32 thoughts on “Rockin’ Quote #34: Dracula, Children of the Night

  1. I miss classic horror films so much! Nobody holds a candle to the OG Dracula!
    Dropping in from the #HalloweenHorrors Linky. Hope you’re having a great weekend.

    1. Yeah and they never play them on TV anymore either. That’s really sad but I agree 100%. No one holds a candle to the original Dracula!😝

  2. I love the old historical stuff, so I have looked up Vlad and I found it really interesting. However, I have to say My favourite currently has to be ‘Hotel Transylvania, only because I’ve watched it a million times of late as my son loves it!

  3. Considering my obsession with all things horror, is it strange I’ve never seen any version of Dracula? I have read the book though so hopefully that redeems me lol
    Thanks for linking up to #HalloweenHorrors 🙂

    1. Yeah that does surprise me but you’re forgiven lol. Actually most people nowadays have never even heard of Bela Lugosi’s Dracula. Or the original wolfman, the mummy, etc. they were hugely popular in their day but today there rarely known. They’re great movies though if you like old movies. 😁

  4. I’m a bit of a wuss when it come to horror-type films. I caught half of Lost Boys very late one night when I was about 13 and I didn’t sleep for days!
    I really love Buffy though (and Disney!) it’s more my scare level haha!! xx

  5. LOL! I think my favorite version is the Transylvania cartoon! I am such a baby! I hope that your Halloween season was everything you hoped for and that you got to snuggle in and watch all of your favorite scary movies, in the dark, and that you were scared, just a bit! xx
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    1. Yes they are the most creepy and I saw Christopher Lee’s adaptation as the most evil and definitely the scariest. Thanks so much for reading and commenting!😊

    1. Twilight wasn’t Dracula. While twilight was a good book and a good movie, I’m not a fan of those vampires. I like my vampires more hardcore like Lestat from Interview with a Vampire. Lol! Thanks for stopping by and reading my post!🎃

    1. Thank you! My mom introduced me to Bela Lugosi’s Dracula and he’s still my favorite even though I think Christopher Lee’s Dracula is a lot scarier! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Eeekkk……. Dracula is scary!! Thouhh I did watch hotel Transylvania lasr week, and that made me laugh alot.
    If you want to watch a hot vampire, check out Aiden Turner in the BBC series Being Human, oh my god, that man is sex on legs!!
    Thanks for linking up xx #Happydiaries
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    1. I have seen a couple of episodes but then they made an American version of the show that I watched until it ended. I do have the hots for Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Ever since I saw him play King Henry VIII in the Tudors I’ve had a crush on him. 😍😝

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