Was watching Dracula again over the weekend, which reminded me of Tod Browning’s curious feeling about Armadillos – he apparently thought them incredibly weird, and insisted on putting them in Dracula’s Transylvania:
According to David J. Skal. Browning stuck an armadillo into another of his horror films, too, but i can’t recall which one.
There’s an armadillo used as a giant prehistoric creature – a cut-rate Glyptodont, maybe, or even an Ankylosaur, since the picture doesn’t care too much about its geologic eras. But that was a Hal Roach film.
Skal also points out a silent curiousity – Armadillo and Vampire Bat in his book V is for Vampire, but that’s probaby just a coincidence.
In the Spanish version of Dracula, filmed at the same time as the 1931 Lugosi film, but wioth a different cast and crew, there are NO armadillos.