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The Return of the Vampire

7 Ratings: 3.1
Columbia Pictures' 1944 horror film starring Béla Lugosi.

The Return of the Vampire is a rare, but not unique, case where the film makes it very clear that there is a war on and which war the film is talking about. The bombing raids where at least one plane has a swastika as well as the references to concentration … see full wiki

Genre: Horror
Release Date: January 1, 1944
MPAA Rating: Unrated
2 reviews about The Return of the Vampire
review by . December 21, 2009
   This surprisingly good tale has Bela Lugosi donning a Dracula-like cape, this time playing a Romanian vampire named Armand Tesla.  Tesla was a scientist seeking eternal life who eventually became a vampire.  Tesla lives in a cemetary mauseleum protected by his talking werewolf servant Andreas.  Throughout the film Andreas seems to always be carrying a package that looks like his laundry. The story begins during WW I where Tessla is visiting a rich scientist's mansion, …
review by . December 23, 2008
Tesla and His Sexy Victim
During the 1930s and 1940s, Universal Studios had a string of hits with horror films. Most of these films went on to become classics, mainly because of the presence of three actors: Béla Lugosi, Boris Karloff, and Lon Chaney, Jr.. Universal was then imitated by many other studios that tried to capitalize on the success of these iconic horror films, but typically the results were disastrous.      There were, however, a few noteworthy exceptions. In the Columbia Pictures …
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