The second movie in the Universal Studios horror movie series we will be watching is Dracula. It does follow the book much more closely than Frankenstein (1931) did.
As you watch notice the obvious transitioning from silent to talkies, there are still lots of long periods with no dialogue and close ups of the actors to convey mood.
Are you surprised about how tame this movie is? Why would audiences 80 years ago feel any terror from this film?