Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Return of Dracula (1958)

this is a really cool and effective little movie.  I had never seen it before at all, and it's a lot of fun, with some creepy scenes and some effective scares.

Francis Lederer is an effectively suave and dangerous Dracula.  he lived to be over 100 years old, which is kind of cool.

most of the cast is your typical goody goody teenagers, but they are able performers and don't come across as too silly, though they are very polite.

there's some surprise use of color in a staking, which had to cause a gasp or two when the movie was shown originally.  it looks really amazing in a black and white movie.

always fun to see Bronson Canyon as well!

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