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'''''Son of Dracula''''' is a 1943 horror film by {{Universal}} and the second sequel to Bela Lugosi's ''Film/{{Dracula|1931}}''. It abandons the continuity from the last two films and takes its cues from the original Bram Stoker story.

Set around [[TheBigEasy New Orleans]], the film opens with certain Count {{Alucard}} (Lon Chaney jr.) arriving at the Dark Oaks plantation. He was invited by one Katherine Caldwell, who plans to become immortal with his help...

The next Universal film to feature Count Dracula would be the MonsterMash ''Film/HouseOfFrankenstein''.
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!!This film features the examples of:

* {{Alucard}}: The TropeNamer; this film introduced the name {{Alucard}}.
* TheBigEasy
* BittersweetEnding
* BurnBabyBurn: Frank destroys Dracula by burning his coffin.
* CobwebJungle: On the opening titles.
* EthnicMenialLabor
* {{Expy}}: Prof. Lazlo is the foreign replacement for Prof. Van Helsing.
* FemmeFatale: Katherine is a pretty ruthless example. She would even screw over the Prince of Darkness himself to achieve her selfish goals!
* ImmortalityImmorality: Katherine, who has thanatophobia (a fear of death), wants to turn Frank and herself into vampires so they could live forever.
* ImmuneToBullets: When Frank tries to shoot Dracula, his bullets go through him and hit Katherine, who is behind him.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Dracula has his own whenever he appears.
* NiceToTheWaiter: All except Dracula.
* NonIndicativeName: It is not actually stated that the Dracula in question is the original's son; he might be the count himself.
* [[NotUsingTheZWord Not Using The V Word]]: Vampires don't like to be called such. They prefer "Immortal".
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: If they are hit by sunlight, [[NoImmortalInertia they turn into skeletons]].
* UsefulNotes/{{Roma|ni}}: Queen Zimba, the [[HollywoodVoodoo voodoo priestess]] who lives in the swamps.
* RevengeOfTheSequel
* ShadowDiscretionShot
* StakingTheLovedOne: Frank burns Katherine's sleeping corpse in the end.
* TheStarscream: Katherine has planned from the beginning to let Alucard vampirize her, then have Frank kill him -- then vampirize Frank.
* SuperSmoke: Vampires can turn themselves into mist in this film.
* SwampsAreEvil: Dracula hides in the bayou.
* TilMurderDoUsPart: Katherine plans to get rid of Dracula after they get married.
* ViewersAreMorons: From the beginning the film hammers the point home that Alucard is Dracula backwards
* VillainousBreakdown: Dracula upon realizing that [[spoiler:Frank has burned his grave]].
* VoluntaryShapeShifting: This is the first vampire film to have [[TransformationSequence onscreen bat-transformations]].
* WakingUpAtTheMorgue: Katherine, when her body is moved there.
* WordOfDante: Ever since this movie, if Dracula is shown to have a son, there'll be a good chance that his name will be Alucard. See ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' for what's probably the most well-known example nowadays.
* XMeetsY: Many commentators observed that this film is basically ''Dracula'' meets ''DoubleIndemnity''.
* TheXOfY
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