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Convinced they had their man, the studio cast Lugosi in the role he so desparately wanted. Soon enough, other actors were cast in the film, with two of them being Lugosi's fellow actors from the stage play; Edward van Sloan as Van Helsing, and Herbert Bunston as Dr. Seward.
After starring in a few place, he was approached to played Dracula in the stage play of the same name. The play ran for 261 performances until it went on tour.
To compensate for this set back, Laemmle decided that the story would take a simplistic route, and draw inspiration from the Hamilton Deanne stage production of Dracula, which starred Hungarian actor, Bela Lugosi as the Transylvanian Count.
As the 1920's continued, a slow interest in horror began to emerge in Hollywood, most notably, at Universal Studios, when in 1925, their first pure horror film, "The Phantom of the Opera" was made, and terrified audiences everywhere.