Son of Dracula
Son of Dracula (1943)

Son of Dracula represents a felicitious creative collaboration between director Robert Siodmak and his screenwriter-brother Curt. The story is set in the American south, where the mysterious Count Alucard (Lon Chaney Jr.) has recently taken… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 5, 1943
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

It's a good entry of its type.

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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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Done in by a weak script.

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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.

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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

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

Aside from the big hole named Chaney in the middle of the film, this is one of the most interesting ... entries in Universal's long-running series of monster movies.

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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.

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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.

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David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com

All you have to do is get past the clumsiness of Lon Chaney, Jr., in the lead role, and you're off to enjoying one more of Universal's dependably enjoyable monsterfests.

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Flixster Audience Score: 31% Flixster User Reviews
AJ Verser
I don't remember if anyone in this movie was actually the son of Dracula (from the first movie with Bela Lugosi), but this movie is entertaining and I… More
Cindy I
Lon Chaney, Jr's performance as Dracula doesn't hold a candle to either Bela Legosi, who played the original Dracula, or to Chaney's father, the… More
Chris Garman
Lon Chaney plays Dracula just because he's Lon Chaney in this film about Count Dracula's quest for real estate in the USA. Chaney plays Count Alucard… More
Cassandra Maples
SON OF DRACULA (Universal, 1943), directed by Robert Siodmak, from an original story by Curtis Siodmak, the third in the cycle of Universal thrillers to center… More
Tim Salmons
Very nice story. The horror aspects of it are played down, even for a classic of its time, but the story is so intriguing with a great payoff that it's… More
Michael Gildea
Very ridiculous and not scary at all, it looks great. If you love to drink in a very disgusting manner, you'll love this.