Castle of Horror: Lugosi's Last Major Vampire Role is His Least Respected, But His Best

This week we wrap up our retrospective dedicated to the films of Bela Lugosi, this time with Lugosi's performance as a character that David Skal called "Dracula in all but name," vampire Armand Tesla in the 1943 Columbia picture The Return of the Vampire.

Tune in next week as the Castle of Horror Podcast returns to a favorite theme for a brand-new retrospective: Evil Children!

Castle of Horror: Lugosi's Last Major Vampire Role is His Least Respected, But His Best

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The Team: Hosted by Jason Henderson, author of the upcoming Young Captain Nemo, creator of the HarperTeen novel series Alex Van Helsing; Featuring Drew Edwards, creator of Halloween Man; Tony Salvaggio, lead singer of the band Deserts of Mars, lead guitarist of the band Rise from Fire, and co-creator of Clockwerx from Humanoids; attorney Julia Guzman of Guzman Immigration of Denver; and Jamie Bahr, lead singer and upright bassist of the rock and roll band Danger*Cakes.

About Jason Henderson

Jason Henderson, author of the Young Captain Nemo (Macmillan Children's) and Alex Van Helsing (HarperTeen) series, earned his BA from University of Dallas in 1993 and his JD from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C., in 1996. His popular podcasts “Castle Talk” and “Castle of Horror” feature interviews and discussion panels made up of best-selling writers and artists from all genres. Henderson lives in Colorado with his wife and two daughters.