I agree about Mark of the Vampire, some great scenes but the ending really let it down, why did they do that? Especially after the success of Dracula.
Return of the Vampire was actually much lower and off the chart originally with a score of 5.05 but I really wanted to include that one so I raised it in line with rotten tomatoes which gave it 6, I thought that was fair enough. Let's be honest it wasn't that good
I saw your video. How did Bela become your favorite actor? Dracula fan? I've always had a soft spot for old Boris myself. But they were both fun to watch in the old horror classics. I've watched The Black Cat quite a few times over the decades.
If Lederer was originally cast, how and why did Lugosi end up doing it? There could be a lot of reasons, but Lugosi coming much cheaper might be the most likely