Monster-of-the Week:…this week let’s recognize another movie in which a lycanthrope is pitted against a blood-sucker. Our honoree this time is Andreas Obry (Matt Willis), the hapless werewolf servant struggling against the mind-control of his Dracula-esque master, Armand Tesla (Bela Lugosi), in Columbia’s atmospheric 1944 programmer The Return of the Vampire:
I’ve always had an affection for this very traditional, old-school melodrama set against the backdrop of World War II-era London. Also, while The Twilight Saga: Eclipse runs over two hours, The Return of the Vampire clocks in at just under 70 minutes.
That does it: Put me down for Team Andreas!