Brides of Dracula

Brides of Dracula (1960) is one of Britain’s Hammer Studios’ several contributions to the vampire genre, and until now, the only one I hadn’t seen. I’m a Hammer fan though, so I was quite looking forward to it

Unfortunately, it’s also not their best contribution. Peter Cushing as Von Helsing and the stunning Yvonne Monlaur as the bride to be, are quite good in their roles, but the story is quite predictable even by 60s standards. Although the Dracula of this tale does have some unique tastes (his mom, yuck!), the film lacks even Hammer’s usual salaciousness, despite the name.

In the end, it was well made, well acted, but just hasn’t aged well as a Dracula movie.

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