House of Dracula (1945)

Mike / October 7th, 2011

House of Dracula

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  • October 7, 2011 at 1:21 am

    Fantastic James thank you! Each day is so enjoyable… but each day is just one day closer to the end of the month 🙁

  • October 7, 2011 at 1:35 am

    A shame they had to get greedy. Still looks kewl thoe. At least tel’ the rehashed ending.

  • PDL

    October 7, 2011 at 1:44 am

    They should bring be Monstervision and have YOU be the host, James.

  • PDL

    October 7, 2011 at 1:45 am


  • Darthleather

    October 7, 2011 at 2:01 am

    The two “House Of” movies are okay, but disappointing because the monsters never interact. That’s why Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein is so great,because we actually get to see the Wolfman fight Dracula,if only for a few moments. Plus, it’s the real Dracula,Bela Lugosi!

    I’ve prepared my own little tribute to the horror genre for the Halloween season. Check it out.

  • SpotXSpot

    October 7, 2011 at 2:45 am

    I gotta say James, over the course of this week with these reviews coming out, I’m becoming more and more convinced that you should check out the Doctor Who serial “The Brain of Morbius” (1976, I believe), which is basically a huge tribute to this entire genre. I’d say it would be best defined as a vintage sci-fi take on the Frankenstein’s monster tale… The mad doctor Solon (Philip Madoc) in that story even resembles Edelmann from this movie!

  • 19Szabolcs91

    October 7, 2011 at 5:19 am

    I like this one a lot. I saw it before House of Frankenstein, an I think that’s the main reason you didn’t like it, because it doesn’t follow the continuity well and feels unnecessary.

    But I loved the setting and the characters in this one, I liked how there is a hunchback, but this time it’s a girl and has a totally different personality. I also liked that Larry is finally cured, he really deserved a happy ending.

    The one thing I didn’t like is that the Frankenstein’s monster was included just for the sake of it, as it has absolutely nothing to do with the plot and he’s killed in about 2 minutes anyway.

  • ScaryManiac

    October 7, 2011 at 6:20 am

    Another awesome and interesting episode. I’m getting smarter with every new entry 😀

  • horrorfanboy

    October 7, 2011 at 7:01 am

    What’s that movie at the beginining of the video at 0:00? It looks really iawesome. I think the titles of the movies used in the intros should be written under the video, because the movies look very interesting.

    • September 12, 2014 at 7:01 am

      The first two are Robot Holocaust and The Burning but I don’t know what the last one is with the woman screaming

  • KennyD1988

    October 7, 2011 at 8:34 am

    When I came on here to view todays MM video, I glanced at the main video and thought you didn’t add one for today. I just looked at House of, and saw Dracula from House of Frankenstein and thought what the hell? Great review as usual.

  • October 7, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Great episode James! I love horror but somehow never got into these classics. Maybe I’ll give them a try in the future.

  • wielku

    October 7, 2011 at 9:58 am

    please tell me what name is of title song ?

  • WestBuiltAMountain

    October 7, 2011 at 10:09 am

    You know – people complain about remakes these days… “Oh – everything is just a remake, blah, blah, blah. I miss the old days when things were original”.

    It’s funny because what I’m seeing here is that they beat these movies to fucking death, revived them, and then beat them to death again.

    They weren’t any better back then than they are now.

  • RX_79

    October 7, 2011 at 11:24 am

    I wish James would have went this in depth on the Godzilla movies.

    After watching through all the godzilla movies. It seemed like a lot of highlights from the movies were left out in the reviews.

  • Zeeboe

    October 7, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    I love James’s reviews. He’s awesome.

    If James ends up covering the Friday the 13th and/or Nightmare on Elm Street series, I hope James does a review of “Freddy vs. Jason” – That’s one of my top five favorite films of all time, and if he reviews it, he would have reviewed three of my favorite films. The other two being “Rocky Balboa” and “The Devil’s Rejects”.

  • LinXGUA

    October 7, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Yaaaayyy! House of Dracula!!

    God this movie. This movie. It’s so random i love it. It has its charms. I love the wolf transformations. Plus is the only monster movie i have.

    You forgot to mention the medical explanation of vampirism, wich was so cheap. And the fungus… i’m glad you don’t mention it. But the creepy-looking melted face guy. How do you forgot him? Well, i admit he doesn’t have much screen time… but that guy got me nightmares.

    You are right about the little screen-time and the poor story-telling of the monsters. One never know who is the real star of the movie. I’m really liking the idea that it is the castle wich unifies all: Hey! a coffin! Hey! a secret laboratory! Hey! the monster of Frankenstein!
    The doctor helps to unify the story as well, but then he is turned into a monster, so … hmm. Oh! i know: the castle has a pretty secretary-nurse! That’s it. That’s what all the monsters are looking for!
    And the ending … well … it ends, right? somehow.

    Who am i kidding. This movie is amazing.
    Thanks for the review!!

  • Brian

    October 7, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    This looked pretty bad. I haven’t seen it, but from the looks of things it undoes EVERYTHING accomplished in House of Frankenstein. PASS!

  • Brian

    October 7, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    @WestBuiltAMountain but they weren’t all remakes. Sure, the first Frankenstein was, but the original was silent and more of a short film. The Universal movies were all sequels, which is fine by me. Way better than remaking movies that don’t need it. When it comes to horror sequels I say the more the better.

  • silvereagle2061

    October 7, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    I was always in anguish over Larry Talbot and his demons. I’m happy he found what he was long searching for.

  • Farfetch

    October 7, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    I’m slightly disappointed that again we have the “Dracula can’t go out in the day” stuff repeated here. You’ve obviously read the book James as you have mentioned different bits from it, but I must reiterate that in Bram Stoker’s novel which these are loosely around, the count goes out in the day (as does Lucy, the first victim he converts after arriving) to do business and travel – he does not just die as soon as he sees the sun.

  • October 7, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    I’m just getting my daily Monster Madness on.

  • Sean Wolahan

    October 7, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Dracula and Werewolves are like Kenny from South Park.

  • SpeedyEric

    October 7, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    I ahd the same feelings as you have, James, when I first saw this film back in April.

  • GoldenFrog

    October 7, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Universal got fiendish at the end in this stretch, milkin’ it too much. I know to avoid this one, thanks James.

  • tamw

    October 7, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Really love Monster madness each year! looking forward too more videos =)

    I have never seen any of the frankenstein movies, and the only one i want too see is the first one after seeing the reviews. Im as of now not a fan of older horror movies, as i dont think ive seen anything before 1970.. of horror that is. They always seemed so cheesy too me 😛 But i might give them a chance after all your great reviews =D

  • christburner

    October 7, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    what PDL said…

  • the snowman

    October 7, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    I used to rent these old universal monster movies from the video store when I was a kid. I forgot how much fun they were. Modern movies, comics, tv, and video games owe so much to these timeless stories.

  • asdfasdf

    October 7, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Please tell me you’re going to review “House of Drac” with Harry Nilsson and Ringo Starr

  • punksterdaddy

    October 7, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Very interesting…

  • asdfasdf

    October 7, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    whoops I meant “Son of Drac”

  • culwin

    October 7, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Why did they keep doing such a half-ass job on these movies?
    Would it have killed them to TRY to have some kind of continuity?

  • synthfreek

    October 7, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    What’s the deal with the vertical line at the right edge of all the Monster Madness vids?

  • October 8, 2011 at 1:36 am

    This movie is better than HoF, my opinion. Considering Talbot is the most innocent character in Universal Monster Movie History, he deserves a happy ending. The Monster I personally believe got his swan song in Bride of Frankenstein, after that it’s all downhill for his character and you can’t blame it on this movie. As for Dracula…UNLESS IT’S LUGOSI IT AIN’T DRACULA BABEH!!!

    But maybe my expectations were lower after the crap fest that was House of Frankenstein.

  • October 8, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Actually, there may be an explanation to why Dracula came back to life. The same way he comes back after pulling the stake out of his heart.
    I mean, if he could come back to life after the stake it pulled out, why can’t he come back after the sun sets?

  • joliet_jane

    October 8, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    I guess unnecessary sequels isn’t a only a modern malaise. It’s always been going on!
    But hey, it looks like fun.

  • tonyaj420

    October 8, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Love the clip from The Burning, one of my faves

  • kevenz

    October 8, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    goddmnit ban this Travis Maciejewski spamming guy.

  • Ben_from_G-town

    October 9, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    So this one is not so great, it seems. Still, monster buffs will take what they can get, I would think. Interesting review, nonetheless!

  • October 11, 2011 at 5:27 am

    But james they always come back always,espesialy haloween BHA HA HA HA HAAAA AAAAA HA HA HA HAAAA.

  • NeilHammond

    February 19, 2012 at 10:18 pm


  • caitseith

    October 16, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    That hunchback nurse reminded me the nurses from the first Silent Hill game.

  • callum sweeney

    February 14, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    I have some reasonable explanation
    to why the WolfMan and Dracula came back to life.

    Dracula: In House Of Frankenstein The Stake Is Removed And He Is Ressurrected So Maybe When The Sun Went Down It Had The Same Effect.

    WolfMan: Again In House Of Frankenstein He Was Ressurected By The Light Of The Full Moon Touching His Body And When He Died In H.O.F He Was Out In The Open So Put 2 And 2 Together And There You Go.

  • July 9, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Lionel Atwill was terminally ill with cancer during filming and died shortly after the production wrapped.

  • July 14, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Dracula revives when the night comes.Wolf Man revives when the full moon strikes. At list i think so

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