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Carla Laemmle, host and narrator.

THE ROAD TO DRACULA (2001), written, produced and directed by David J. Skal, appears on DRACULA: THE LEGACY COLLECTION from Universal Studios Home Video. Hosted and narrated by Carla Laemmle, the niece of studio founder Carl Laemmle who spoke the first words of dialogue in the 1931 horror classic,THE ROAD TO DRACULA tracks the vampire king from novel to stage to screen with film clips from the 1931 Bela Lugosi film, Universal's 1979 remake with Frank Langella, and interviews with Bela Lugosi, Jr., Dracula scholars Nina Auerbach, Michael Barsanti, Bob Madison, Lokke Heiss, actress Lupita Tovar, and horror writer/​filmmaker Clive Barker. DVD includes not only the original Lugosi film, but also the simultaneously-produced Spanish-language film, the newly-commissioned musical score by Philip Glass, and the full Universal features DRACULA'S DAUGHTER (1936), SON OF DRACULA (1943),and HOUSE of DRACULA (1945). Other bonuses include trailer and still gallery. David Skal provides a full-length audio commentary for the 1931 original.

Selected Works

The ultimate "collector's vault"!
There's much more to the Invisible Man than ever met the eye!
How horror entertainment reveals a "secret history" of 20th century culture.
A comprehensive, backstage chronicle at the undying career of the world's favorite vampire.
An in-depth history of one of America's most popular and perplexing holidays.
Co-edited with Nina Auerbach, the definitive academic edition.
The first full-length biography of the reclusive and mysterious director of "Freaks."
One of the largest vampire anthologies ever published, fully illustrated and annotated.
"The Bible of Blood," according to the Washington Post.
Completely illustrated and annotated, the stage play that put Count Dracula on the road to Hollywood.
The curious evolution of a major cultural icon -- the mad scientist.
Science fiction nvel about a California cult seeking total body replacement
Science fiction novel about genetically engineered, hermaphroditic "children."
Science fiction novel about the ultimate in vicarious living.
DVD Documentaries
A revealing featurette about a Universal legend.
Audio commentary for the ultimate cult film.
The ultimate horror icon comes to life.
Life story of the troubled actor best-known as the Wolf Man.
Biography of the man who was Dracula.
The life and career of Hollywood's favorite bogeyman.
A movie icon unwrapped.
The parallel lives of two immortal imagineers.
A nostalgic look at a studio's extraterrestrial adventures.
Revisiting Hollywood's classic horror comedies.
The undying tale of a beauty and a beast.
Behind the scenes with an Academy Award-winning film.
A head-first dive into watery terror.
There's more to this character than meets the eye.
The monster demands a mate, with decidedly mixed results.
The vampire's bumpy journey from Victorian sex nightmare to modern matinee idol.
Articles and Essays
Read David's foreword to this provocative collection!