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'''''House of Dracula''''' is a Franchise/UniversalHorror film from the year 1945.

After the events of ''Film/HouseOfFrankenstein'', the yet again revived WolfMan Larry Talbot is still seeking release from his condition. He ends up in Dr. Edelmann's place for treatment and accidentally finds FrankensteinsMonster in the caves under the house. Count {{Dracula}} is also there to find a cure for vampirism, but it is only a ruse to get near the nurse Morelle, upon whom he has set his sights.

This film is also notable for having a female hunchback assistant, though she is treated as a sympathetic and kind character (and is quite pretty to boot).

The film was the last serious MonsterMash film for Creator/{{Universal}}. Next up, the comedy duo AbbottAndCostello [[Film/AbbottAndCostelloMeetFrankenstein would stumble upon the horrors of the studio]].
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!!Witness the tropes which pile the horror upon horror!

* BungledSuicide: Upon hearing that that the supposed procedure to cure him takes some time, Larry decides that one more transformation to a werewolf is too much, and attempts to kill himself by leaping off a cliff. He survives and ends up in cave where the Monster is.
* ContrivedCoincidence: The bog where the Monster drowned in ''Film/HouseOfFrankenstein'' conveniently leads to the underground caves under Dr. Edelmann's place.
* TheCorruption: Courtesy of the blood of {{Dracula}}, Doctor Edelman is changed from [[JekyllandHyde a noble, devout, and compassionate scientist into a mad killer]].
* DoingInTheWizard: According to Dr. Endelmann, Talbot's lycanthropy is a case of self-hypnosis combined with his skulls applying pressure to his brain. After easing the said pressure with experimental
* EvilDetectingDog: Dr. Edelmann's cat hisses at Dracula, and later at the doctor himself after he is corrupted by Dracula's blood .
* ForScience: Averted initially. After finding the Monster, Dr. Edelmann attempts to power up the Monster. Nina talks him out of it, reminding him that the Monster is too dangerous to be revived. But once his evil side takes control, he restores him into full power and strangles Nina who tries to intervine.
* GlamourFailure: Dracula casts no reflection to a mirror, nor does the evilized Dr. Edelmann.
* HopeSpot: Out of five movies, this is the only one that ends well for poor LawrenceTalbot (yes, by Talbot standards being forced to shoot the man who cured your nightmarish curse to prevent him from suffering the same fate constitutes ending well). He's cured, and he has a love interest. By the sequel though, he's relapsed, and she's nowhere to be found. Probably dead.
* HospitalHottie: And in truly subversive and original twist, one of them is TheIgor! Okay, well, technically, she's Dr. Edelmann's hunchbacked original assistant. But she's still a rather lovely and compassionate woman.
* MadScientist: Dr. Edelmann's evil side, who revives the Monster just so he can learn the secret to immortality.
* ThePowerOfBlood: Dracula's blood can apparently turn normal people into completely amoral.
%%* ScreamingWoman
* ShadowDiscretionShot: Dracula's transformation from a bat to human is depicted by a shadow on a wall.
* TalkingToThemself: Well, it's more a case of "Arguing With Himself [[NightmareDreams In A Nightmare]]", but after [[TheCorruption he gets nailed]] with Dracula's blood, Doctor Niemann has a dream in which his good and evil selves quarrel over the idea of turning the FrankensteinsMonster loose on the villagers.
* TorchesAndPitchforks: Steinmuhl, upon learning that it was Dr. Endelmann who killed his brother Siegfried, manages to bring the villagers into an uproar about it and storm the his hospital just as the Monster is restored to full power.
* TortureCellar: An old one is under the Edelmann's house.
%%* TransformationSequence
* UnexplainedRecovery: No attempt is made to explain how Dracula and Talbot survived their onscreen deaths in ''Film/HouseOfFrankenstein''. However, earlier movies establish that Talbot revives when his corpse is exposed to moonlight, and a case can be made for his body being found and getting exposed again.
* TheXOfY: The film's title.
* YouLookFamiliar: Lionel Atwill appears as a police inspector for a third time in ''Frankenstein'' related films.

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