Although Lon Chaney, Jr., is easily the heaviest actor ever to play Count Dracula, this unjustly forgotten entry in the classic Universal horror series is a surprisingly good film--despite the fact that there is no "son" of Dracula involved. This time the king of the vampires, calling
himself Count Alucard ("Dracula" spelled backwards), heads to Louisiana to take occult worshiper Katherine Caldwell (Louise Allbritton) as his new bride. The family thinks he is a member of Hungary's high society, but Katherine knows the truth and perversely embraces the undead count, willingly
accepting vampirism in exchange for eternal life. Her former boy friend (Robert Paige) susp...