This film was the third in Universal's Dracula cycle. It was the first and only time that Lon Chaney Jr. put on the famous Dracula cape. This film is quite enjoyable, but it is not a patch on the films that were released by Universal in the 1930s. Lon Chaney Jr. is also seriously miscast as the Count, he doesn't look the part, he is not very sinister and he is too portly! I actually thought that John Carradine made a better Dracula, because he was much more gaunt and he actually looked like a vampire and a lot like Stoker's description of Dracula. This film is very atmospheric, though and there were much worse films that followed from the Universal studios. Just don't expect a classic and you may enjoy this. Only three stars from me.
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