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The Return of the Vampire (1944)

 -  Drama | Horror  -  1 January 1944 (USA)
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When an errant bomb unearths the coffin of a vampire during the London Blitz, a gravedigger unknowingly reanimates the monster by removing the stake from his heart

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In 1918, an English family are terrorized by a vampire, until they learn how to deal with it. They think their troubles are over, but German bombs in WWII free the monster. He reclaims the soul of his wolfman ex-servant, and assuming the identity of a scientist who has just escaped from a concentration camp, he starts out on a plan to get revenge upon the family. Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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The Vampire's Prey... a Beautiful Girl! Compelled to follow his commands! The blood of her fiancé on his hands! How can she escape the vampire? See more »

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Drama | Horror

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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1 January 1944 (USA)  »

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Vampires of London  »

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Trivia

Bela Lugosi filmed this Columbia feature August 21-September 1943, prior to his final two Monogram films. This was also the last time he would receive top billing for a major Hollywood studio. See more »

Goofs

While it is stated that Andreas is a werewolf, no explanation is given as to how or why he transforms without benefit of a full moon. However, this story appears to incorporate a different version of the werewolf legend, in which Andreas' transformations occur only when Tesla has control over his mind and therefore don't have anything to do with a full moon. See more »

Quotes

Armand Tesla: I sleep... during the day. I am not to be disturbed... during the day.
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A very good 40's vampire movie
13 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

Bela Lugosi stars as Armand Tesla vampire, but this is the only movie I've ever seen that had a talking werewolf who carries the vampire's laundry in a package tied up with string. This was the only bad part of an otherwise very good 40's vampire movie. I'll give it an A.


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