Dracula’s Coffin

 In Universal

I am surprised that no one had depicted the final staking scene in the 1931 Universal Studio film, Dracula, starring Bela Lugosi. This scene, at the end of the film, is depicted off-screen and all we hear is a moan after the staking. In an attempt to mimic this scene two Jeff Yagher sculpts, both born from X-O Facto and Tower of London, of Dracula and Van Helsing, were heavily kit-bashed. Both were initially standing figures that were significantly altered. Lugosi’s arms were cut and rotated inward and portions of his cape were removed. Both arms and legs of Van Helsing were cut and the gaps were filled in with aves apoxie putty. The coffin was made out of balsa wood and the dirt floor is railroad ballast.

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