Scariest Universal movie monster: Wolf Man or Dracula? | The Tylt
One sucks your blood, the other rips you apart. Dracula is the grandfather of vampires, and Bela Lugosi's performance in the 1931 Universal classic set the standard for bloodsuckers. The Wolf Man is the grandfather of werewolves, and Universal stunned audiences in 1941 with groundbreaking special effects. Since then, we have seen vampires and werewolves battle it out—but which Universal classic monster is scarier? Read more and vote below!
Scariest Universal movie monster: Wolf Man or Dracula?
Bela Lugosi made the role of Count Dracula famous! In the 1931 film, Dracula arrives in England where he preys on a young woman. Dracula is arguably the most popular movie monster ever. There has since been many interpretations of the classic movie monster, but this ancient vampire's portrayal lives on today!
Dracula might have weaknesses, but he's considerably more powerful than a werewolf.
Dracula might be popular, but so is the Wolf Man. Like Dracula, the Wolf Man has been redone many times. Wolf Man has also inspired many other famous movie werewolves. Classic horror film star Lon Chaney, Jr. made this 1941 role famous.
In the 1941 film, Larry Talbot returns home to Wales and encounters a folklore creature that he kills—but not before he's bitten. In disbelief to what's happening to him, Larry transforms into a werewolf at the full moon and terrorizes his town.
A silver bullet might be able to kill the Wolf Man, but he doesn't have the weaknesses of garlic, crosses and sunlight like Dracula.