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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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BEAUTY at the mercy of a MONSTER! See more »

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Columbia originally intended this film as a direct sequel to Dracula (1931), but when Universal threatened them with a plagiarism suit, Columbia went ahead and made the film anyway but changed the names of the characters to avoid any connection with "Dracula". They also held back its release for two months so as not to compete with Lon Chaney's "Son of Dracula." See more »

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A Nazi bomber flying over London has a backwards swastika on it, indicating the shot was flipped in editing. See more »

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Armand Tesla: [to Lady Ainsley] You're a very brilliant woman, but a foolish one to pit your strength against mine!
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Interesting take on Vampire movie genre
18 June 1999 | by (West Virginia) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie. It was unique in that the Vampire had a werewolf as his assistant. This werewolf wears a suit, talks, smiles and, in general, acts like a normal human being. The movie was basically a sequel to Dracula but the vampire played by Bela Lugosi could not use the name Dracula because this was a Columbia picture and Universal Studios had the legal rights to the Dracula character. But, it was still Lugosi at his scary, pompous best.


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