Film / Son of Dracula

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

Set around 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 Monster Mash House of Frankenstein.

This film features the examples of:

  • Expy: Prof. Lazlo is the foreign replacement for Prof. Van Helsing.
  • Femme Fatale: Katherine is a pretty ruthless example. She would even screw over the Prince of Darkness himself to achieve her selfish goals!
  • Immortality Immorality: Katherine, who has thanatophobia (a fear of death), wants to turn Frank and herself into vampires so they could live forever.
  • Immune to Bullets: 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.