Son of Dracula


Son of Dracula

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Son of Dracula represents a felicitious creative collaboration between director Robert Siodmak and his screenwriter-brother Curt. The story is set in the American south, where the mysterious Count Alucard (Lon Chaney Jr.) has recently taken up residence. Katherine Caldwell (Louise Allbritton), a student of the occult, is fascinated by Alucard, so much so that she agrees to become his wife. But when Katherine begins to look and act strangely, her former suitor Frank Stanley (Robert Paige) suspects that something's amiss. Assisted by town doctor Brewster (Frank Craven) and psychologist Laszlo (J. Edward Bromberg), Frank comes to the inescapable conclusion that Count Alucard is actually the dreaded vampire Count Dracula's offspring (this much he might have figured out simply by spelling the man's name backward!) To prevent Dracula from spreading his influence throughout America, Frank and his confreres race against time to destroy the count and, hopefully, rescue poor Katherine.

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Lon Chaney Jr
as Count Alucard
Creighton Chaney
as Count Alucard
Louise Allbritton
as Kay Caldwell
Robert Paige
as Frank Stanley
Evelyn Ankers
as Claire Caldwell
Frank Craven
as Dr. Harry Brewster
J. Edward Bromberg
as Prof. Lazlo
Samuel S. Hinds
as Judge Simmons
Pat Moriarity
as Sheriff Dawes
George Irving
as Col. Caldwell
Charley Bates
as Tommy Land
Walter Sande
as The Jailor
Cyril Delevanti
as The Coroner
Jack Rockwell
as Deputy Sheriff
Joan Blair
as Mrs. Land
Charles Bates
as Tommy Land
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I don't remember if anyone in this movie was actually the son of Dracula (from the first movie with Bela Lugosi), but this movie is entertaining and I enjoyed it.

Aj V
Aj V

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Lon Chaney plays Dracula just because he's Lon Chaney in this film about Count Dracula's quest for real estate in the USA. Chaney plays Count Alucard (yes, spell it backwards) who ends up hooking up with a '40's version of a goth chick. Hilarity ensues when she becomes one of the undead because she wants to spend eternity with her true love. Yes, the film and the plot are as stupid as they sound.

Chris Garman
Chris Garman

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Very nice story. The horror aspects of it are played down, even for a classic of its time, but the story is so intriguing with a great payoff that it's well a worth a watch.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

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Lon Chaney, Jr's performance as Dracula doesn't hold a candle to either Bela Legosi, who played the original Dracula, or to Chaney's father, the great "Man of a 1000 Faces", Lon Chaney. This film -- to me anyway -- brought the series to a screaming halt. Not atmospheric or scary or anything except boring. The only thing to recommend it is some nice bat-to-human transformation scenes. It's obviously hand-drawn animation, but it still looks pretty good.

Cindy I
Cindy I

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