“Son of Dracula” (1943) starring Lon Chaney, Jr. / Z-View

Son of Dracula (1943)

Director:  Robert Siodmak

Screenplay: Eric Taylor story by Curt Siodmak

Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Evelyn Ankers, Frank Craven, Samuel S. Hinds

Tagline: LON CHANEY — MORE THRILLING! MORE TERRIFYING! As History’s Blackest Curse Strikes Again!

The Plot…

Katherine Caldwell, the daughter of a rich New Orleans plantation owner, has fallen under the spell of Count Alucard (Chaney).  Little does anyone know that Alucard is Dracula spelled backwards and more importantly, Alucard is a vampire!

Thoughts (beware of spoilers)…

When I was a kid, I thought that Dracula going by the name Alucard was so clever.  As an adult, not so much.  When I was a kid, I didn’t much care for Lon Chaney, Jr. as Dracula.  As an adult I still feel that way.

Son of Dracula shows the first man-into-bat transformation ever seen on screen.

Son of Dracula (1943) rates 2 of 5 stars.