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The Return of the Vampire (1943)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror | 11 November 1943 (USA)
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 Werewolf is On the Loose! Man? or MONSTER? or BOTH? See more »

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Drama | Horror

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Vampires of London  »

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The Columbia Gower studios were rather cramped so the production moved to Fine Arts Studio for the cemetery sequence. See more »

Goofs

When the page of Tesla's book on Vampirism is shown at the beginning of the film, the text printed on the page consists of five brief paragraphs which are then repeated to fill out the page. See more »

Quotes

Armand Tesla: Your mind is no loger your own. I shall command and you shall obey.
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Referenced in The Goldbergs: The Other Smother (2014) See more »

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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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