5.3/10
509
11 user 11 critic

Dracula and Son (1976)

Dracula père et fils (original title)
PG | | Comedy, Horror | May 1979 (USA)
Son grows up with father, leaves to go to big city in 1979. Father follows and tries to survive as a vampire in a modern world. Son finds girl, decides not to be a vampire anymore. Great ... See full summary »

Director:

Édouard Molinaro (as Edouard Molinaro)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Dracula is resurrected, preying on four unsuspecting visitors to his castle.

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Andrew Keir
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Three distinguished English gentlemen accidentally resurrect Count Dracula, killing a disciple of his in process. The Count seeks to avenge his dead servant, by making the trio die in the hands of their own children.

Director: Peter Sasdy
Stars: Christopher Lee, Geoffrey Keen, Gwen Watford
Drama | Horror | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Terror strikes the London Opera House as a new opera is disrupted by the actions of a deformed specter of the show's past who has an obsession with one of the production's chorus girl.

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Herbert Lom, Heather Sears, Edward de Souza
Count Dracula (1970)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Count Dracula, a gray-haired vampire who regains his youth by dining on the blood of maidens, is pursued in London and Transylvania by Professor Van Helsing, Jonathan Harker and Quincey Morris after he victimizes them and their loved ones.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Christopher Lee, Herbert Lom, Klaus Kinski
The Keeper (1976)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

The Keeper of Underwood Asylum has the mental patients of the wealthiest families in British Columbia. The rest of the family members have been dying under mysterious circumstances, so ... See full summary »

Director: T.Y. Drake
Stars: Christopher Lee, Tell Schreiber, Sally Drake
Whisky Galore (1949)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Scottish islanders try to plunder 50,000 cases of whisky from a stranded ship.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick
Stars: Basil Radford, Joan Greenwood, Catherine Lacey
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

In London in the 1970s, Scotland Yard police investigators think they have uncovered a case of vampirism. They call in an expert vampire researcher named Professor Lorrimer Van Helsing (a ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Gibson
Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Michael Coles
Dark Places (1974)
Horror | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A scheming couple plot to conceal a hidden cache of stolen money from its rightful owner. The only problem is that the house in which they plan to hide it is haunted.

Director: Don Sharp
Stars: Christopher Lee, Joan Collins, Herbert Lom
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Vampire hunter Van Helsing returns to Transylvania to destroy handsome bloodsucker Baron Meinster, who has designs on beautiful young schoolteacher Marianne.

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Peter Cushing, Martita Hunt, Yvonne Monlaur
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After being reanimated, Baron Frankenstein transfers the soul of an executed young man into the body of his lover, prompting her to kill the men who wronged them.

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Peter Cushing, Susan Denberg, Thorley Walters
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young man, Paul Carlson, is on a trip and spends the night at Count Dracula's castle. He is murdered. After some time has passed, the young man's brother Simon comes to the small town ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker
Stars: Christopher Lee, Dennis Waterman, Jenny Hanley
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In 17th-century Hungary, elderly widow Countess Elisabeth Nádasdy maintains her misleading youthful appearance by bathing in the blood of virgins regularly supplied to her by faithful servant Captain Dobi.

Director: Peter Sasdy
Stars: Ingrid Pitt, Nigel Green, Sandor Elès
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Lee ... Dracula
Bernard Menez ... Ferdinand
Marie-Hélène Breillat Marie-Hélène Breillat ... Nicole
Catherine Breillat ... Herminie
Mustapha Dali Mustapha Dali ... Khaleb
Bernard Alane ... Jean
Claude Génia Claude Génia ... Marguerite
Jean-Claude Dauphin Jean-Claude Dauphin ... Cristéa
Anna Gaël ... Miss Gaylor
Gérard Jugnot ... Le responsable de l'usine
Raymond Bussières ... L'homme âgé à l'ANPE
Xavier Depraz Xavier Depraz ... Le majordome
Anna Prucnal
Jean Lescot Jean Lescot
Albert Simono Albert Simono ... Le vendeur de cercueils
Edit

Storyline

Son grows up with father, leaves to go to big city in 1979. Father follows and tries to survive as a vampire in a modern world. Son finds girl, decides not to be a vampire anymore. Great ending! Written by Patricia Purvin <pap@mail.utexas.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

From the man who brought you "La Cage aux Folles" - Edward Molinaro - comes another very funny movie.

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

May 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dracula and Son See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gaumont, Productions 2000 See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Dracula and Son was released in France on 15 September 1976. It was released in 1979 in the United States. The American distributor of the film cut many scenes in the film and replaced them with different gags. See more »

Alternate Versions

In 1998, the original French cut (dubbed in English) was released on video. Both versions of the film are currently available in the USA on video. See more »

Connections

Featured in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Horror of Dracula (2011) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Wasted What Could Have Been a Good Idea
29 January 2017 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Dracula and Son (1976)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

Count Dracula (Christopher Lee) seduces a woman into giving him a child. As an adult that child, Ferdinand (Bernard Menez) decides to try and live his own life and before long Dracula and son are separated. Dracula ends up landing in London where he's a successful actor. Ferdinand, on the other hand, ends up in Paris where he struggles to make much of a living.

Dracula AND SON is out there in a couple different versions. I watched the uncut French version, which clocks in around 95-minutes and I'm going to guess that this is what most people will want to watch. The film was released in an American version, which apparently ran 79-minutes and featured someone other than Lee dubbing him. Even worse from what I've read is that some of the scenes appear to have been arranged out of order. The dubbing issue is an interesting one since in the French version there's a second done in English and Lee does his own voice.

With that out of the way, this film comes from director Edouard Molinaro who also did the landmark LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. Sadly this film isn't in the same league, ballpark or planet for that matter and it's really too bad because this could have been an interesting idea. This was meant to be a comedy and sadly it's one of the unfunniest that you're going to see on the subject with there only being one great laugh and that's when Dracula goes to bite a woman and then notices that he has bitten the neck of a blow up doll.

The majority of the film really drags at times and I must say that there wasn't a pinch of style to be found and I'd also argue that the film is incredibly lifeless and really doesn't have any energy to it. The direction is certainly flat throughout. All of that is too bad because Lee actually gives a good performance in the role, although one shouldn't be expecting to see the same type of Dracula that he did in his Hammer pictures or his film with Jess Franco. This was the final time he played Dracula on the big screen so that reason alone makes it worth watching. I also thought Menez was good in his role but he honestly wasn't given too much to work with.

It's doubtful either version of Dracula AND SON is going to appeal to many people. Fans of Lee will probably be the ones tracking down copies of the picture but sadly there's nothing overly good here outside of his performance.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 11 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed