Dracula arrives at Dr. Edelman's office asking for a cure to his vampirism. However, this is a ruse by Dracula to get near Dr. Edelman's beautiful female assistant and turn her into a vampire. Meanwhile, a sincere Lawrence Talbot, AKA the Wolfman, arrives seeking a cure for his lycanthropy. When Dr. Edelman's first attempt fails, Talbot tries to commit suicide by jumping off a cliff, but instead finds a network of underground caves where Frankensteins Monster is in stasis. Chaos ensues as the three monsters fight for dominance of each other. Written by
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Although the Frankenstein Monster is found still clutching the skeleton of Dr. Niemann after wandering into quicksand in House of Frankenstein (1944), the resurrections of Larry Talbot/the Wolf Man and Count Dracula from their "deaths" in the same film are not explained. See more »
In establishing continuity with House of Frankenstein, the resurrection of Frankenstein is a well-treated plot element, but it is never explained how Baron Latos and Larry Talbot have come back from their deaths in that movie. See more »
What are you doing here? Who are you?
I am Baron Latos. I have come to you for help.
It's five o'clock in the morning.
I must apologize for the intrusion. But travel is very difficult for me, and I've come a long way.
I don't understand.
Perhaps you will, after you've led me to the basement room of this castle.
Eh - a very strange request. This castle is my home!
Have no fear, doctor. Had conditions permitted, I would have presented myself in the usual manner.
Well, it is most ...
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Opening credits ooze down from the top of the screen, ending in a straight line of words. See more »
House of Dracula is another of the series of all-star monster extravaganzas produced by Universal in the 40s.
This one deals with The Wolf Man (Lon Chaney Jr.) and Dracula (John Carradine) coming to scientist Onslow Stevens for a cure for what ails them. Along the way they find the Frankenstein Monster (Glenn Strange) and try to help him as well. Well, we all know that things will not go smoothly and the monsters will soon be running amok.
Carradine, playing Dracula for the second time, is quite effective in the role. He gives it his own interpretation and doesn't try to copy Bela Lugosi. Chaney gives a sympathetic performance as the doomed Lawrence Talbot. Stevens, in a rare leading role, also stands out as the doctor. The Frankenstein monster has little to do until the final minutes of the film.
As monster films go, this isn't one of the all-time greats, but on the other hand it does provide 67 minutes of solid entertainment.
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