The Return of the Vampire (1-Jan-1944)|
Director: Lew Landers
Writers: Randall Faye; Griffin Jay; Kurt Neumann
Keywords: Horror, Vampire
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Review by Bill Nickoloff (posted on 20-Aug-2008)
Hold your nose for this STINKER! By the time that this bad retread came out, poor Bela Lugosi wasn't working as much anymore, so he took just about anything that came his way.
Along with terrible acting, poor script, and 2nd rate directing, the only redeeming thing about this flick is "The End"
Sadly, by the time this film came out, old horror flicks, had started to become passe, and almost trite compared to what was happening in the world.
People were becoming more sophistocated and, seeing an aging Lugosi acting SO serious, in such a bomb, was actually almost depressing, like he just didn't know when to quit.
His acting can easily be compared to Joan Crawford's performance in "Trog".
As her review read..."Unintention humor abounds, though Crawford manages to keep a stone-face throughout.
Unfortunately, the same thing can be said of Lugosi.
Being a devout fan of his for many years, I was truly disappointed, that he would lend himself to such an obvious wreck, although in later years, he did even worse things than this..(anyone remember Ed Wood?)
If you want to fall asleep with out the aid of drugs, this movie is for you, otherwise, watch the test pattern on your TV...It will be more entertaining!
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