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4.0 out of 5 stars universal's monster swansong and a very good one.
there is a touch of sadness, that after many years of producing films with dracula, frankenstein's monster, the wolfman and the mummy, universal finally brought the curtain down on their famous monsters with "house of dracula."

happily though, the universal horror cycle finishes on a high; lon chaney jnr. returning for his fourth outing as larry talbot/the...
Published on 7 Mar. 2007 by Mr. A. E. Ward Davies

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3.0 out of 5 stars Good but not great
This film was the third of the Universal "monster mash-up" films and followed House Of Frankenstein, which was released the year before. It features the same principal monsters as House Of Frankenstein, who are played again by the same actors as in that film. I regard this film in the same way as House Of Frankenstein, in that it is still enjoyable, but vastly inferior...
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4.0 out of 5 stars universal's monster swansong and a very good one., 7 Mar. 2007
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Mr. A. E. Ward Davies (Canterbury , England) - See all my reviews
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there is a touch of sadness, that after many years of producing films with dracula, frankenstein's monster, the wolfman and the mummy, universal finally brought the curtain down on their famous monsters with "house of dracula."

happily though, the universal horror cycle finishes on a high; lon chaney jnr. returning for his fourth outing as larry talbot/the wolfman, takes centre stage by his desire to be finally rid of his affliction. he plays the part well. although i consider john carradine only adequate as dracula, i'm glad that he has more screentime here than before. i'm also happy to see lionel atwill again in a role that should have been expanded.

the only negative points i can think of, are as follows; onslow stevens as the kindly doctor turned mad scientist, isn't quite convincing enough(certainly not as effective as boris karloff in "house of frankenstein"), glenn strange as the frankenstein monster is merely added for the effect of "window dressing" and the film does feel slightly restricted with everything revolving around the film set of the hospital.

still, these are mere quibbles and can easily be forgotten. long may the legacy of the universal horror films live on.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good but not great, 16 Jan. 2013
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This film was the third of the Universal "monster mash-up" films and followed House Of Frankenstein, which was released the year before. It features the same principal monsters as House Of Frankenstein, who are played again by the same actors as in that film. I regard this film in the same way as House Of Frankenstein, in that it is still enjoyable, but vastly inferior to all that came before it, though it is much better than the awful Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, which followed three years later and is the worst monster film that Universal ever made, in my opinion. House Of Dracula was the last "serious" horror film that Universal released during the 1940s, so it was the end of an era for them. I give this three stars.
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3.0 out of 5 stars the final hurrah., 20 Mar. 2011
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it is quite sad in a sense that "house of dracula" is the final instalment in universal's period of classic horror/monster films. they had certainly come a long way since 1931 when "dracula" and "frankenstein" were first unleashed back in 1931.
the same old monsters are on hand to cause havoc and mayhem all over again: just as before, dracula is given the most screentime which i happen to agree with as he is by far the most interesting horror character. john carradine's second appearance as count dracula is in some ways better than before and he plays the character more for eerieness than for chills. old favourite lionel atwill is on hand again for the last time and only a year before his untimely death.
the sets are as good as they ever were and i am glad that the same backlot of the european village was once again put to good use.
overall, the film has a good pace and there is plenty happening to keep the fans happy.
it is just a pity that lon chaney jnr. is rather wasted in his appearances as the wolfman which are all too brief and rather sidelined.
the same can be said for glenn strange as the frankenstein monster as all he does is his usual display of wanton violence and destruction.
even so, the universal horror films could have finished on a far worse film but happily, that has not happened.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing given the monsters featured here, 27 Jun. 2004
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Daniel Jolley "darkgenius" (Shelby, North Carolina USA) - See all my reviews
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House of Dracula is a really weird film, as this sequel of sorts to House of Frankenstein features not only Count Dracula, but Frankenstein's monster and the Wolf Man as well. John Carradine plays a quite pedestrian Count Dracula, while Lon Chaney, Jr., plays the Wolf Man; Frankenstein's monster is played by Glenn Strange, but the monster plays only the most minor of roles in the story. The action takes place in Vasaria (wherever that is), where Dr. Franz Edelman (Onslow Stevens) is pursuing his own rather wacky scientific experiments, placing great hope on some new kind of spore he is growing in his private little hothouse. Both Count Dracula and Larry Talbot (the Wolf Man) come seeking his help; Talbot's wish to banish the Wolf Man manifestation from his life is understandable, but Dracula's reasons for seeking help are never made clear. In the course of trying to help these two special patients, Edelman runs into the body of Frankenstein's monster in a cave underneath his sanitarium (in a rather ho-hum fashion, no less). As you might expect, this association with three monsters turns out to be a bad thing, leaving Edelman in a pretty bad fix himself. It's somewhat difficult to take this movie seriously, but it does provide some wacky good fun in a campy sort of way.
The only decent aspect of House of Dracula revolves around Larry Talbot, as he is finally freed from the curse of the werewolf. The appearance of Frankenstein's monster seems to be little more than an afterthought, and John Carradine is simply horrible as Count Dracula. This was the last of the Universal monster films in their original, horror-oriented sense. They would reappear as comic relief vehicles alongside Abbott and Costello, but when you get right down to it, the script writers of House of Dracula did what all those villagers never proved capable of doing - they killed (for good) not one classic monster but three.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Universal Monsters ended with this., 17 Mar. 2014
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House of Dracula marked the last serious Universal monster movie. The film isn't too bad but does at times feel pedestrian. Though we are used of the cast from House of Frankenstein, it would have been magic if some of the original actors could have come back from the golden years to portray the monsters just one more time. Though we do get Lon Chaney as the Wolfman.

The climax is a huge let down, simply because it has been done so many times previously.

An average film to send off the monsters, but for historicial value to the genuine horror fan this is still an essential purchase.
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2.0 out of 5 stars WRONG COVER, 9 Feb. 2015
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Bought this, disc played fine, but it advertised as the edition shown with the red & black cover, when it arrived it was the older edition in the black "Universal Cinema Classic" series cover, which is annoying as I only really ordered it to complete my collection!
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3.0 out of 5 stars The cure for your ills?, 28 Nov. 2010
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Spike Owen "John Rouse Merriott Chard" (Birmingham, England.) - See all my reviews
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House Of Dracula is out of Universal Pictures and is directed by Erle C. Kenton. It's written by Edward T. Lowe Jr and stars Lon Chaney Jr, John Carradine, Martha O'Driscol, Glenn Strange, Lionel Atwill, Jane Adams & Onslow Stevens. It's a sequel to House Of Frankenstein that was released the previous year and again sees the three principal Universal monsters (Frankenstein's monster, Count Dracula & The Wolf Man) thrust together. Plot basically involves Dracula (Carradine) & Larry Talbot/Wolf Man (Chaney Jr) turning up at Dr. Edelmann's (Stevens) mansion seeking a cure for their respective creature afflictions. Murder, blood and the unearthing of Frankenstein's monster ensues.

Well it's better than House Of Frankenstein at least, but it's still tired and weary. A commercial success at the box office, it marks the last hurrah for Universal's monster pictures before the creatures went off lampooning with comedy duo's. The film clocks in at just 67 minutes so with that it doesn't out stay its welcome. While the additions of Adams as a " beautiful" hunchback assistant-and Edelmann going thru a Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde like crisis-prove to be entertaining ingredients in the bonkers monster stew.

Packed with flaws (both narratively and technically) that smacks of a rushed cash cow job, and unintentionally funny, House Of Dracula is watchable for Universal Monsters purists only. 5/10
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The House of Dracula, 3 Sept. 2001
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Dracula seeks a cure from his undead existence from a Doctor who is also trying to cure Lawrence Talbot of his lycanthropy.
Universal's multi-monster films are good value and, while this is not the best of the bunch, it has much to offer- not least the whole new mythology given to Count Dracula (or Baron Latos). Universal treats all its monsters with dignity and if the film doesn't quite thrill, it does give a good value run on the way.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The House of Dracula, 22 May 2009
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House Of Dracula [DVD] [1945]A real must for Horror Classic collectors.John Carradine as count Dracula,not quite Christopher Lee,but then who is.This is still good watching though for the Wolfman,Lon Chaney Jnr,the role was most definitely his alone and as always he shines.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 8 Dec. 2014
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bought for a mate he loves horror.
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