Dracula (Lost 1920 Russian Film; Existence Unconfirmed)
|The poster for the fake film.|
Dracula (1920) is an alleged Soviet movie version of Dracula. The existence of this film has not been confirmed, as no production stills, footage, or significant information about the film seems to have survived.
If this film does exist, it would be the first film adaptation of Bram Stoker's 1897 novel, Dracula.
Some sources cite Victor Tourjansky as the director of the film, but most official data doesn't mention this movie in his filmography.
The "lost" status information about the film comes from The Vampire Book - The Encyclopedia Of The Undead by J. Gordon Melton.
A short black-and-white movie surfaced, claiming to be this resurfaced 1920 film found in Serbia, but it is obvious from several elements that it is a recently-made film using several techniques to make it look old.
A poster was created alongside this short film.
All the supposed visual evidence of it's existence has been proved fake as it was all fan made work, and all the info for the film points back to the reference in "The Vampire Book". The reference in the book is likely a mistake as the most likely case is that the author may have found info on "Drakula Halala" or "Dracula's Death" in english. but poorly translated from a foreign language (likely Russian) thus causing him the confusion that there is another "Dracula" film that came earlier. The only difference between this supposed film and "Dracula's Death" is that "Drakula" was made in Russia in 1920 while "Drakula's Halala" was made in Hungary in 1921. At this point no other evidence of it's existence has surfaced meaning that it is highly unlikely this is a real film but rather a misconception from the "Dracula's Death" film from 1921.