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Monday, January 29, 2007

The Return of the Vampire (1944)

A creepy classic vampire film. In 1918 a family is terrorized by a vampire. Armand Tesla (Bela Legosi) is the undead who is stalking the family. After he takes a bite of Nicki, the young granddaughter of Walter Saunders, he takes matters into his own hands. Along with his partner, Lady Jane Ainsley (Frieda Inescort), Saunders locates the vampire's resting spot and drives a stake through his heart. This action frees his slave, Andreas, from his servitude. All is well for 20 plus years until the German blitz on London. Tesla's grave is destroyed by the bombing. Before they bury him again the cemetery workers take the stake out of his heart. This is the wrong move since he comes back to life and decides to exact his revenge. He is going to get to Lady Jane through those she loves most, Nicki and her son John.

I loved this move. It was very short, only 69 minutes, but I was still on the edge of my seat. Legosi was wonderful as always as the super scary Tesla. Inescort was also wonderful as his nemesis Lady Jane Ainsley. If you like classic horror films you have to see this one.



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