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The Return of the Vampire (1944) was a Drama - Horror Film directed by Lew Landers and produced by Sam White.

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THE RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE On Blu-ray From Shout Factory

By Dan Day Jr. on Feb 28, 2019 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

Shout Factory gives one of Bela Lugosi's best films of the 1940s the Blu-ray treatment with their release of THE RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE. This 1943 movie from Columbia has been categorized by some as nothing more than a copy of the Universal horror style. In many ways, though, it's more notable than ... Read full article


The Anti-Damsel Blogathon: Frieda Inescort in THE RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE

By Dan Day Jr. on Aug 15, 2015 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

The Anti-Damsel Blogathon is a celebration of empowered women in classic film history--and there are a lot more of them than most people generally assume. It is my belief that movie actresses had a far better range of roles available to them in the '30s and the '40s than they do today. When it come... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: THE RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE (1944)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jun 26, 2013 From Virtual Virago

This Columbia production directed by Lew Landers puts Bela Lugosi back into a vampire’s cape and fangs, but The Return of the Vampire (1944) is not exactly a success when it comes to following up on the iconic Dracula (1931). Despite a number of inspired elements, the film fails with its two m... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: THE RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE (1944)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jun 26, 2013 From Virtual Virago

This Columbia production directed by Lew Landers puts Bela Lugosi back into a vampire’s cape and fangs, but The Return of the Vampire (1944) is not exactly a success when it comes to following up on the iconic Dracula (1931). Despite a number of inspired elements, the film fails with its two m... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: THE RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE (1944)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jun 26, 2013 From Virtual Virago

This Columbia production directed by Lew Landers puts Bela Lugosi back into a vampire’s cape and fangs, but The Return of the Vampire (1944) is not exactly a success when it comes to following up on the iconic Dracula (1931). Despite a number of inspired elements, the film fails with its two m... Read full article


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Armand Tesla: Your mind is no loger your own. I shall command and you shall obey.


Andreas Obry: Helo me, Master. I am hurt!
Armand Tesla: What is that to me?


Horace: [Looking at all the bodies unearthed in the cemetery by the bomb] Blimey! Look at this! It's getting so it ain't even safe to be dead!


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This appears to be the first horror film ever made in which both a vampire and a werewolf are characters, anticipating Universal's House of Frankenstein (released 11 months later) and House of Dracula, as well as the the recent "Underworld" and "Twilight" movies.
The Columbia Gower studios were rather cramped so the production moved to Fine Arts Studio for the cemetery sequence.
This is possibly the first vampire film to actually show the vampire dissolve/disintegrate on camera.
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