NEW Sven Content in the Universal Classic- "Dracula's Daughter"- Tonight!

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Tonight on MeTV- we are very happy to not only bring you an early Universal horror classic-but also a bundle of NEW footage, shot before the virus crisis shut down our production! It’s included in this presentation of the actual sequel to te orgional Bela Lugosi “Dracula” film- featuring the female offspring of the infamous count, who takes after her father in a way she regrets- but is unable to fight! She must deal with the irresistible thirst she has inherited by being- “Dracula’s Daughter”!

After the success of the wildly popular “Dracula”- this film picks up right where the original ended- in the dungeon of Carfax Abbey, with Van Helsing (named VON Helsing in this film) ,standing over the inert body of Count Dracula – which is sporting a wooden stake through its heart! The police burst in upon him, observe that he has a stake-driving weapon in hand, and take him into custody for murder. Dracula's body is locked up in the local police department-where a mysterious woman drops by, and,using a strange hypnotic power over the lone policeman on duty, makes off with the Count's body. She spirits it away, and then engulfs it in a funeral pyre that she thinks may free her of her family curse (Leaving us viewers to ponder how, after this fiery final rest the Count managed to return in future films!) Her salvation is not to be- as her odd "assistant" Sandor underlines that her behavior still indicates that she has not lost her desire for human blood!

Meanwhile, the incarcerated Von/ Van Helsing contacts his brilliant, but somewhat skeptical former student, Jeffery Garth, asking him to help prove that he is sane- that  his act of “murder” was actually a brave heroic act-and that vampires do exist. While trying to decide how he can help, Garth attends a society party, and encounters a stranger who has arrived -a visiting artist, Countess Marya Zaleska (in reality, the daughter of the Count that Von Helsing slew!) Jeffrey converses with other guests about his work in curing his patients' cravings, which the Countess overhears- and, thinking he might help her to defeat an unnamed craving, asks for his assistance. He agrees to help her, although he has no clue as to what her affliction might be!

Soon, however, a rash of attacks, with victims drained of blood, brings about suspicions. Jeffrey’s secretary (who hopes to be promoted to the title of girlfriend as well) takes an instant dislike to the Countess- for good reason- as the story continues, striving to confirm suspicions that a vampire does exist-and that said menace will do anything to remove any threats to its existence- eventually taking us back to the Transylvania castle where the original vampire story began - and where lives may end!

This 1936 film was made 5 year after the original “Dracula”- and boasts an eerie atmosphere , in no small part due to the unearthly presence of Gloria Holden’s Countess. Edward Van Sloan makes his second appearance as Dracula’s nemesis, Von Helsing, and Otto Krueger as psychologist hero Jeffrey. We’ll talk about the cast, and provide Sven shtick- including an often-requested interview with another Dracula “relative”-  plus some new segments featuring visits with the stars of the original “Candyman” film- the lovely Virginia Madsen and Tony Todd-plus another fun talk with one of our old friends- Tom Atkins of ‘Halloween 3”-not mention a brand new song about the  movie!

Meet “Dracula’s Daughter” tonight on MeTV at 8 pm eastern/pacific, 7 central, or check your local listings (or for time and channel where you can watch in your area. In the Chicago area, our viewers get an encore of “This Island Earth” -which again brought us record-breaking viewership on METV last week- at 11 am on the U !

We are very touched to hear from so many viewers who feel we are helping to get them through these troubled times- we’ll keep trying to lighten the mood and join in getting us all through this!

Join us tonight for daddy’s little ghoul on MeTV!

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Skelesuz 3 months ago
How can we thank you? We adore you, Svengoolie, and your amazing crew. Saturday means we can laugh, play, and escape into a world we love. Glasses raised… “To Berwyn!”
1MikeM 3 months ago
Charlie the deputy just wanted to say "Arrivederci!"
1MikeM 3 months ago
Charlie the deputy just wanted to say "Arrivederci!"
gabste 3 months ago
OMG I missed the whole thing. Did we hit 3000 on Svengoolie!!!!!
1MikeM gabste 3 months ago
Yep gabste, I'm sorry you missed it.
JournalJeff2 gabste 3 months ago
Thanks for this song!
1MikeM gabste 3 months ago
Nice song gabste! Thanks for posting this video.
StephanieStepStone 3 months ago
This is Comment 3076. Will we make it, Dave? Should I simply post 24 more times?
- Steph :-)
MADave StephanieStepStone 3 months ago
I don’t know Steph not much time left
Lucyc 3 months ago
Our local theatre can't show movies, of course, but they are being allowed by the city to open between 5 pm and 8 pm to sell stuff from their concession stand-which they admit is where they make a great deal of their profit. People are stopping by to get stuff to take home and eat while they watch a movie there. Guess they are enforcing the social distancing thing for sure, but I doubt that's a problem for the people dropping by, since they know the drill by now and they're just happy to have access to something fun.
StephanieStepStone Lucyc 3 months ago
That was the situation in my grandmother's tiny Texas town (Pop. 1971).
The theater window stayed open all day to sell candy. It had different varieties than the Ice House, which is probably a Circle K today.
The Rialto closed for decades, with no occupancy in the building, then re-opened in the late 90s.
- Steph :-)
Lucyc StephanieStepStone 3 months ago
Our old theatre's been closed for years. The current one has been in business for over forty years.
Well, we gave it a good try, but now it's time for the new blog. See you there.
Lucyc 3 months ago
Hey, gang.
Well, just coming out of some bad weather again. Thankfully things should be settled down by tomorrow so can watch Sven, hopefully, in peace.
I'm looking forward to seeing what new stuff I notice this time around.
I've been adding to my list of Peter Cushing /Christopher Lee movies that I have seen at least once. I have now seen The Creeping Flesh. Both actors were in fine form. It was a Columbia production, but don't know if they kept their rights to it. Maybe one of these days Sven can do a month of their buddy movies.
Yay, just found out we are no longer under tornado watch. Now I can do the dance of joy.
StephanieStepStone Lucyc 3 months ago
Hope that PTSD is getting easier to deal with.
- Dr. Steph :-)
Lucyc StephanieStepStone 3 months ago
Wish I could say it is, but it's somehow more nerve-wracking than ever. Maybe it's because I'm an old lady now and I have more of a sense of my own mortality.
MadRich 3 months ago
Just a quick driveby greeting.... Good evening, folks. I heard something BIG is happening on Svengoolie tomorrow night,!
Catbat 3 months ago
Caroll Burnett is too much! The town naughty lady. I'm dying 😂😂😂
MADave 3 months ago
When did Tim Conway portray the oldest man and what was his first appearance just wondering?
MadRich MADave 3 months ago
For a long time I thought the secretary's name was Mrs Hawiggins.
MADave MadRich 3 months ago
Haha yeah it sounds like that doesn’t it?
StephanieStepStone 3 months ago
no, Gabste, I don't have Svengoolie sheets. But if the store sells them, I will ask for them for Christmas. Or buy with my Stimulus, after paying 2 months' rent at once.
- Steph :-)
StephanieStepStone 3 months ago
3058 comments. Can we make it to 3010, or is that for next week?
Congratulations, Carl on 3000!
- Steph :-)
deadringer42 3 months ago
Was watching Its a mad mad world today and noticed the Columbo was one of the taxi drivers at the end. would not have noticed that if I had not been watching columbo on sunday nights on MEtv.
deadringer42 3 months ago
Carol Burnet has the flu, Asian or Hong Kong?, Harvey asks. Glad its not not Covid. Whole skit about her having the flu. how appropriate for our time now.
All about the Asiatic Flu. From "Grease" if your phone can't see the picture. Mine can't which is why I always say what it is. Singer Cindy Bullens.
daleuhlmann deadringer42 3 months ago
Hillarious sketch!😆
deadringer42 daleuhlmann 3 months ago
you know its good when they crack themselves up.
Catbat deadringer42 3 months ago
You know it! As the Stomach Turns! 😂😂😂😂😂😂
Catbat 3 months ago
Hey gang look was in my mail today. I miss the State
MADave Catbat 3 months ago
That’s cool I wish they’d do something like that in my neck of the woods?
daleuhlmann MADave 3 months ago
As Joe Namath says, "It's FREE!"
StephanieStepStone 3 months ago
Dale, Catbat,
From what you saw, how genuinely Amish is 'Witness?' Did you ever see NBC's 'Special Treat' (like ABC's 'After School Special)?
Also was a children's book 'Plain Girl' by, I think, Virginia Sorenson.
And a book by someone who did Nurse-Midwifing among the Amish.
One phrase of hers I remember:
"The men always looked like they'd just seen a flock of baby ducks."
MADave StephanieStepStone 3 months ago
Careful Steph I hope you don’t go to the cornfield because you mentioned another network?
StephanieStepStone MADave 3 months ago
Oh, it was in the 1980s. Thanks for the concern, Dave. No other network exists for me anymore.
- Steph :-)
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