- Directed by Erle C. Kenton
Writing credits Edward T. Lowe Jr.
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
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.