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Dracula (1931)

Dracula (1931) starring Bela Lugosi in the title role
Dracula (1931) starring Bela Lugosi, Dwight Frye, Edward Van Sloan, directed by Tod Browning Synopsis of Dracula A truly great adaptation of the classic vampire novel.  Dracula is the story of the European vampire who comes to England to find fresh victims …  And stumbles across a young woman who...
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Dracula’s Daughter

Dracula's Daughter, starring Gloria Holden
Dracula’s Daughter  (1936) starring Gloria Holden, Otto Kruger, Edward Van Sloan, Marguerite Churchill I have to admit to being pleasantly surprised by  Dracula’s Daughter–the first sequel to the classic 1931  Dracula starring Bela Lugosi.   Unlike so many of the later Universal Dracula movies,  Dracula’s Daughter does not attempt to...
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Son of Dracula

Lon Chaney Jr. as the titular Son of Dracula
Son of Dracula (1943) starring Lon Chaney Jr., Louise Allbritton, Robert Paige, Evelyn Ankers Son of Dracula is a very interesting entry into Universal Pictures’ series of  Dracula movies — and not only due to Lon Chaney Jr. playing the title character — although Chaney does a good job....
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Dracula Untold [Luke Evans]

Dracula Untold (2014) starring Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper
Dracula Untold (2014) starring Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper Synopsis of Dracula Untold Dracula Untold – The year is 1462. Transylvania enjoys peace under the rule of Vlad III [Luke Evans] and his beloved wife, Mirena [Sarah Gadon]. But a war with the Turks and a pact with a demon are...
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Van Helsing [Hugh Jackman]

Van Helsing (2004) starring Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Roxburgh
Van Helsing (2004) starring Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Roxburgh Reviewed by: The Masked Reviewer  Van Helsing (Hugh Jackman) is working for the Vatican as a monster hunter. The Vatican in this film is a holy MI6. They even have their resident Q named Carl (David Wenham) who also doubles as...
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Dracula Dead and Loving It

Dracula Dead and Loving It (1995) starring Leslie Nielsen, Steven Weber, Peter MacNicol, Lysette Anthony, Mel Brooks
Dracula Dead and Loving It (1995) starring  Leslie Nielsen, Steven Weber, Peter MacNicol, Lysette Anthony, Mel Brooks I’ve been doing reviews of various movies with  Harvey Korman, since his recent death.   This led me to watch  Dracula: Dead and Loving It starring Leslie Nielsen, Steven Weber, Peter MacNicol and Lysette...
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Count Yorga, Vampire

Count Yorga, Vampire (1970) starring Robert Quarry
Count Yorga, Vampire (1970) starring Robert Quarry Count Yorga, Vampire begins with a coffin being unloaded from a ship docked at the Port of Los Angeles, which is then driven to a mansion in the California hills.  While a narrator says:
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Hotel Transylvania

Hotel Transylvania (2012) starring Adam Sandler, Selina Gomez, Andy Samberg, Kevin James
Hotel Transylvania (2012) starring Adam Sandler, Selina Gomez, Andy Samberg, Kevin James Hotel Transylvania is aimed at a juvenile audience. Complete with the fart jokes and low humor that we’ve come to expect from Adam Sandler. And that’s a real pity. It’s actually a much better film than...
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Dracula vs Frankenstein

The face of Frankenstein's monster in Dracula vs Frankenstein
Dracula vs Frankenstein (1971) starring J. Carrol Naish, Lon Chaney Jr. Before talking about Dracula vs Frankenstein itself, I would like to point out that it was the final appearance by two excellent actors: J. Carrol Naish (Sahara, Annie Get Your Gun) and Lon Chaney Jr. (The Wolf...
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John Carpenter’s Vampires

John Carpenter's Vampires (1998) starring James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Sheryl Lee, Thomas Ian Griffith, Maximilian Schell
John Carpenter’s Vampires (1998) starring James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Sheryl Lee,  Thomas Ian Griffith,  Maximilian Schell “These Catholic priests sure cuss a lot.”
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