The Brides of Dracula
The Brides of Dracula (1960)

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… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: January 1, 1960
DVD Release Date: September 6, 2005
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Milne
Time Out

Patchy but striking, and directed with Fisher's usual flair.

Steve Biodrowski

The film features the familiar elements (beautiful color cinematography, lavish sets, solid writing, strong performances), making this a worthy heir to its predecessor.

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Staci Layne Wilson

While the plot is over the top and certainly contrived, there are enough spooky sequences to keep horror fans occupied.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

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.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

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.

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Fisher directs with characteristic fluency, and the cast is splendid.

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TV Guide

Chilling special effects highlight a rather gory production.

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Christopher Null

When the story lags (and it often does), at least you have copious eye candy to feast on.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Kind of Dracula Meets Tennessee Williams.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
A girls school in Transylvania becomes targeted by the son of you know who for you know what. Hammer Studios was churning these period pieces out like my… More
Bruce Bruce
A early vampire film, which turns out to be excellent. A young girl is traveling thur Transylvania and while there she helps a young man escape the bonds and… More
Aj V
Peter Cushing is awesome as ever, but I was disappointed that Christopher Lee wasn't the vampire this time. The story is good, but the other actors,… More
Kylie B
The majority of the film is standard Hammer vampire fare, but the ending was oddly anti-climactic.
Cassandra Maples
Baron Meinster (David Peel) picks up where Christopher Lee's Dracula last left off. The Baroness Meinster (Martita Hunt) has an interesting little scheme… More
Michael Gildea
The Brides of Dracula is a compact and straightforward classic Hammer horror flick that lacks Christopher Lee, but more than makes up for it with Peter… More