Dracula (lost Russian film; existence unconfirmed; 1920)
|A fanmade poster for the film.|
Dracula (1920) is an alleged Russian 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.
Considering this movie was made in 1920, It might have been destroyed in the Russian civil war. Russian news website Dimitrovgrad Panorama claims that the movie was found in Serbia, but due to no further developments that would confirm the credibility of the information, it seems likely to be a hoax.
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.