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No, I'm not kidding. Who ever thought this movie even existed!

DraculaVsSantaClaus by ardashir

In this rare publicity photo, we see the point where Dracula and Santa settle their battle over a game of gin rummy. This was needless to say in Bela's later years, when he was reduced to working with the Poverty Row studios and had to settle for what he could get in the way of movie roles. Still rather a surprise to Lugosi fans, as it was long believed that he only played a 'real' movie vampire three times, in the original 1931 Dracula, the later 1944 Return of the Vampire, and of course 1948's Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein. In this film, at least from what little can be learned of it (the original print has been lost and apparently no other copies can be located; indeed this still is the only proof left it ever existed), Lugosi plays the vampire 'Alucard' (you can see they didn't work very hard for this hour-long holiday B-movie) who seeks to learn how Santa gets into every house in the world in one night. Being a vampire, this would of course make meals rather easy for him. As Lugosi explains to his sidekick, "For him a holiday -- for me, a buffet!"

So Alucard sets a trap for jolly old Saint Nick and catches him. He demands Santa's secret, and Santa agrees -- if Alucard can beat him in a card game. The two set down and cut the deck, with Santa stalling for time. His efforts are aided when a group of carolers drop by -- and in. That is, in to Alucard's basement pool complete with a murderous octopus which throttles them all in a scene that critics of the time apparently found a bit much for a holiday film. The game ends with Alucard holding the winning hand. As he gloatingly tells Santa, "You haff lost your reputation, playing cards all night long on Christmas! And I, I have won entry to every home in the world!"  Santa tells him no, he hasn't, because he knew of Alucard's plan and went to all the children's homes first. Alucard refuses to believe him until Santa throws the curtain wide and lets the sunlight in. Alucard gives one yell and is reduced to a skeleton dressed in formal attire. Santa then takes his leave with a, "Ho-Ho-Ho! Merry Christmas, everyone!" The End!

Truly one of the most bizarre films ever made in the 50's!

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Trooper924 Featured By Owner 13 hours ago
So, Alex has asked me to compile our Nightmare Spike rp from a while back, and since it kind of needs a lot of work, I wanted to get your opinion on some things before I started. Sinc, you know, you helped write a lot of it.
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ardashir Featured By Owner 11 hours ago
Okay, what in particular? Be warned, this may take a day or so before I can get you the answers, what with the final holiday rush going on here.
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Trooper924 Featured By Owner 11 hours ago
Well, the beginning for starters. We really need to figure that. Then there's the whole section after the fight in Moon Valley where everything sort of becomes a mess. 
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thanks for the fave!
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ardashir Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Welcome!
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner 2 days ago
So, how's things?
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ardashir Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Oh, alright. Looking forward to the end of the Christmas holidays, but then it's winter. Just kind of tired mostly these days.

I hope you're doing okay and that you and your family all get to enjoy the holidays.
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner 1 day ago
You too!
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:icontrooper924:
Trooper924 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Remember that Mirror Pantheon thing me and Brutality did a few weeks ago? I decided to collect our musings into an organized guide:

trooper924.deviantart.com/art/…
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Lordwormm Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist
I really appreciate the favorite!!!! 
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