The Brides of Dracula
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Hammer Films and director Terence Fisher followed the excellent Horror of Dracula with this well-made, richly-colored sequel which suffers only from the conspicuous lack of Dracula himself -- since Horror's Christopher Lee had declined participation in further Dracula sequels for the time being. In his stead, we have young, blond Baron Meinster (David Peel) providing the requisite vampiric threat. Though imprisoned in the family estate by his mother, Meinster is released from his silver chains by an unsuspecting French teacher (Yvonne Monlaur), through which he gains access to a veritable… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Patchy but striking, and directed with Fisher's usual flair."
‑ Tom Milne, Time Out
"The film features the familiar elements (beautiful color cinematography, lavish sets, solid writing, strong performances), making this a worthy heir to its predecessor."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, ESplatter
"While the plot is over the top and certainly contrived, there are enough spooky sequences to keep horror fans occupied."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson,
""lusty vampire romp""
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Here is but another repetition of the standard tale of the vampire bugaboo who likes to sink his oversized dentures into the necks of pretty girls."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"If it isn't as iconic and elemental as its predecessor, that's no reflection on how well it works as a vampire entertainment on its unusually original way to continue the closed-off story of Bram Stoker's novel."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Fisher directs with characteristic fluency, and the cast is splendid."
‑ , Film4
"One of the better horror films put out by the schlock Hammer studio."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Chilling special effects highlight a rather gory production."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"When the story lags (and it often does), at least you have copious eye candy to feast on."
‑ Christopher Null,
"Kind of Dracula Meets Tennessee Williams."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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