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House of Dracula

1945

House of Dracula
 

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  • Directed by Erle C. Kenton
  • Writing credits Edward T. Lowe Jr.
  • Starring:
    Dr Franz Edelman ~ Onslow Stevens
    Count Dracula/Baron Latoes ~ John Carradine
    Larry Talbot/The Wolfman ~ Lon Chaney, Jr
    The Frankenstein Monster ~ Lionel Atwill
    Melissa Morelle ~ Martha O'Driscoll
    Nina ~ Jane Adams
  • Released: 1945

Reviews

In this sequel to the House of Frankenstein (still unavailable on DVD), Dr Edelman is working on a cure for his hunchback nurse when he happens upon Dracula, Wolfman and Frankenstein's monster, all of whom he resolves to 'cure' with rather mixed results.

An ambitious plot is over complex, and the director seems determined to move audience sympathy from one character to another with ferris wheel predictability. it doesn't work; and the one character who consistently deserves our sympathy is killed, almost unnoticed, in the final reel.

Like most of Universal's vampires, Dracula seeks a cure, but isn't quite up to it (whoever gave Universal such a weird idea?), and most of the Human Beings are either weak or misguided.

No masterpiece, this, but a classic monster movie none the less - and the last in the Universal series.

How To Buy This DVD

This movie is currently only
available on the Region 1
"Legacy Collection"

This includes Dracula (1931), Drácula (1931),
Dracula's Daughter (1936), Son of Dracula (1943)
and the House of Dracula (1945)

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