Review: ‘Son of Dracula’

This is another in the Universal series of Dracula horror features. It's a good entry of its type.

This is another in the Universal series of Dracula horror features. It’s a good entry of its type.

Plot, in detailing the legendary transformation of humans to vampire form at night through throat-bites by a previous victim, ships Dracula’s son (Lon Chaney) to a small town where Louise Allbritton is an occult follower. There’s the usual lonely manse with surrounding woods; and killings by the night-flying vampire to arouse the countryside.

Allbritton marries Chaney, whom she believes to be a Hungarian count, and comes under his influence. Her affianced (Robert Paige) figures strange things going on, and compares notes with town doctor, Frank Craven, and psychologist J. Edward Bromberg.

Son of Dracula

Production

Universal. Director Robert Siodmak; Producer Ford Beebe; Screenplay Eric Taylor; Camera George Robinson; Editor Saul Goodkind; Music Hans J. Salter

Crew

(B&W) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1943. Running time: 79 MIN.

With

Lon Chaney Robert Paige Louise Allbritton Evelyn Ankers Frank Craven J. Edward Bromberg
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