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Dracula in Istanbul (1953)
"Drakula Istanbul'da" (original title)

 -  Fantasy | Horror  -  4 March 1953 (Turkey)
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Credited cast:
Annie Ball ...
Güzin Arsoy
Cahit Irgat ...
Turan
Ayfer Feray ...
Sadan
Bülent Oran ...
Azmi
Atif Kaptan ...
Kemal Emin Bara ...
Doktor Naci Eren
Kadri Ögelman ...
Usak
Münir Ceyhan ...
Doktor Afif
Osman Alyanak ...
Tiyatrocu
Eser Tezcan
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No fog machines were available to produce the fog for the graveyard scene; so 30 stagehands puffed on cigarettes just out of camera range to produce the "fog". See more »

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Groundbreaking in it's own way...
4 February 2010 | by (Pakistan) – See all my reviews

Based on an abridged version of Stoker's novel, "Dracula In Istanbul" remains one of the best foreign adaptations of the famous tale. Essentially "Dracula" with a Turkish twist, the film is notable for being the first proper horror film to come out of Turkey.

The film has it's place in horror history because it contains sequences that were absent both in the Universal classic as well as in the Hammer horrors that would begin in 1958. This was the first adaptation to show Dracula scaling down his castle walls and the first to contain the controversial sequence in which Dracula feeds a newborn baby to his female companion (a scene present in the Pakistani "Zinda Laash" as well).

The influence doesn't end there. This movie was also one of the first to show Dracula's canine fangs - a feature completely ignored in previous versions - and it can be partly credited for the craze of vampire films in the 50's. Not bad for a film that did not even get a mainstream cinema release.


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