Why is there cardboard in Dracula?

James / November 3rd, 2017

Extreme Nerdy Horror Trivia! In the classic 1931 Dracula starring Bela Lugosi, why is there a piece of cardboard on a lamp? An error, or was it actually something intentional?


  • calmLIKEaBOB-OMB

    November 3, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    Is it in the spanish version of Dracula, as well?

    • Hanglyman

      November 5, 2017 at 1:43 am

      I don’t have the movie to confirm, but James implied that it was not. From what I could see in the still shots he showed, that whole table and lamp is missing in the Spanish version.

  • Lothar McKenna

    November 4, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    I am going with the cardboard being a common practice because back in the early 50’s I was a child and once when I was sick my parents put a bag of the light in my room and I don’t know why but it must have been a practice back then.

  • Tim Gold

    November 4, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    I swear I just watched this last night and noticed that too. Weird.

  • November 5, 2017 at 11:46 am

    So uhm, I just paused the video at the 1 minute-mark. Isn’t that cardboard there to protect Dracula from direct (sun)light?

  • November 9, 2017 at 9:34 am

    That just proves that nothing can really be certain. You can always build a house of cards.

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