Both of these movies have contributed so much to pop culture iconography that it's hard to overstate their influence, but beyond its historical status there's really not much to Dracula. It's stagebound, features a lot of rather poor acting (particularly the guy playing Jonathan Harker), and its climax is particularly unsatisfying; when compared with the far more dramatic and dynamic Frankenstein, released the same year, it seems particularly inadequate.
Agreed. Have you seen the Spanish-language version of Dracula
? It takes the same script, but is a little more cinematic in terms of camera placement and movement. Lugosi is probably better than his Spanish-language counterpart, though.