Return of the Vampire
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The Return of the Vampire
He looks like Dracula, talks like Dracula and dresses like Dracula; but since the movie rights to Dracula were controlled by Universal, Bela Lugosi's character name is Armand Tesla in Columbia's Return of the Vampire. Bringing the Old Legend up to date, the film contrives to have the blood-sucking Tesla rise from his coffin when his tomb is blasted open during the London Blitz. Making up for lost time (he's been interred since WW1), Tesla enlists the aid of talking werewolf Andreas (Matt Willis), who brings him provisions and seeks out new victims. The next soft white neck on… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Set during WWII, the film tries to combine wartime propaganda and horror."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"One of Bela Lugosi's better later day roles since he played Dracula in the 1930s for Universal."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A straightforward -- almost by-the-numbers -- vampire movie, and one that stays on something like a high school level of horror, but with a strong Lugosi performance."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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