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      Son of Dracula

      1943 1h 18m Horror List
      60% Tomatometer 15 Reviews 33% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings Count Alucard (Lon Chaney) comes out of a lake in his coffin and makes a Southern belle (Louise Allbritton) his bride. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Apr 04 Buy Now

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      Variety Staff Variety It's a good entry of its type. Mar 26, 2009 Full Review A.H. Weiler New York Times Despite all the accepted props, from the lonely Southern plantation set in a miasmic bog to the squeaking bats and creaking coffins, this thriller is a pretty pallid offering. Rated: 2/5 Aug 8, 2006 Full Review Geoff Andrew Time Out The script is far from wonderful, and offers Siodmak little to get his teeth into, notwithstanding a beautifully atmospheric first entry for the Count (Chaney and coffin rising from the misty depths of a lake) and an effective finale. Feb 9, 2006 Full Review Paul Chambers Movie Chambers A tedious tale with perhaps the worst performance ever in a film by Lon Chaney, Jr. A fencepost has more charisma than Chaney as Count Alucard. Painfully slow and awkward. Rated: D Oct 26, 2014 Full Review Fernando F. Croce CinePassion Chaney is the least magnetic actor to don the Universal cape and fangs, though Siodmak rolls with it and surveys the studio's vampiristic paraphernalia with humorous verve Apr 2, 2010 Full Review Tim Brayton Antagony & Ecstasy While it is quite silly and suffers from one of the worst casting decisions in the 33 year history of the classic Universal horror, Son of Dracula is actually halfway decent. Rated: 6/10 Oct 29, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Matthew L Long Chaney Jr at his best. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/23/23 Full Review Jelisije J A film that is saved by its ending. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 09/18/23 Full Review Valerii Ege D Another unnecessary sequel. Sequels try to add more to differentiate themself from their predecessors. They need to be unique. But by doing this, they hurt the baseline, which is not good. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 09/13/23 Full Review Steve D Unconnected to the original and uninteresting. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 04/07/23 Full Review Audience Member What most viewers are overlooking, is the style of this film is fantastic, it is a horror/noir, forget the story and acting, look at the visuals Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member A step down in the franchise. Dracula, going by the ridiculous nickname Alucard and weakly portrayed by the far from menacing Lon Chaney Jr., is an extra in his own movie. Thus, "Son Of Dracula" works best when Frank and Doctor Brewster are at the forefront and is given color by the former's unraveling and the latter's search for the truth. The twist is decent, Siodmak strikes up notable atmosphere here and there, and the effects are a mixed bag (the mist's pretty cool, the bat still sucks). Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Count Alucard (Lon Chaney) comes out of a lake in his coffin and makes a Southern belle (Louise Allbritton) his bride.
      Director
      Robert Siodmak
      Producer
      Jack J. Gross
      Screenwriter
      Eric Taylor
      Production Co
      Universal Pictures
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 16, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 18m
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