Dracula's Daughter
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Dracula's Daughter
It may be sacrilege to say so, but Dracula's Daughter is an immense improvement over the original 1931 Dracula, despite the absence of Bela Lugosi in the cast. Gloria Holden is first-rate as the title character, alias "Countess Marya Zaleska," who after stealing her father's body from the authorities with the help of her faithful hunchbacked assistant Sandor (Irving Pichel), sets fire to the corpse in hopes of obliterating the family curse of vampirism. Try as she might, though, the "Countess" is unable to resist the temptation to go for the jugular vein; in one of… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A worthy sequel to Tod Browning's Dracula (1931)."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Wildly over-rated."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, Cinefantastique
"Although it is a marked improvement on the original film, it's still a bit of a snooze, relying too much on forced comedy and not enough on suspense or fright."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"The shift from Stoker to Le Fanu remains unmistakable"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Atmospheric, early Universal horror starring Otto Kruger, Gloria Holden."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"A mournful and somber sequel that is more atmosphere than horror."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"Dracula's daughter herself is strange and memorable,far better than the tawdry B-movie in which she made her first and last appearance."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"The film is so clumsy and so off the mark that it winds up being a throwaway piece, something for Universal Monster completists only."
‑ David Cornelius, eFilmCritic.com
"A fine fadeout on the best period the horror genre ever had. That things would never be quite this way again, however, makes it a slightly bittersweet experience."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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