Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Brides Of Dracula (1960)

3.5 / 5
Tagline: He Turned Innocent Beauty Into Unspeakable Horror
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Written by: Peter Bryan, Edward Percy
Actors include: Peter Cushing, Martita Hunt, Yvonne Monlaur
Genre: Horror
Length: 85 minutes
Banned: Finland
Country: UK

We meet a young teacher who's carriage breaks down. She ends up having to spend the night in a castle, a castle where there is a vampiric son chained up that is just waiting to trick her into freeing him. Of course she does, but she's still unaware of the danger she's in even as a body of a young girl turns up nearby. Of course Van Helsing played by Cushing shows up to shed some light on the matter and tries to protect the girl until he himself is in danger. It's decent although slow moving and not a heck of a lot happens, still the atmosphere and cast are quite nice and it's easy enough to get through. The second of Hammer's Dracula films is certainly disappointing compared to the first one yet still decent enough that you'll want to see it!

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