Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Brides of Dracula

Brides of Dracula is a 1960 Hammer Studios production starring Peter Cushing, Martita Hunt, Freda Jackson, Miles Malleson, Henry Oscar and Mona Washbourne.

Youtube has it online in sections. Part 1:

part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8, part 9

The New York Times says, "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. There is nothing new or imaginative about it." Moria says it "emerges as one of the occasions where a sequel favourably compares to its predecessor." 1000 Misspent Hours closes by saying,
I can’t fully get behind a movie called The Brides of Dracula that not only lacks Count Dracula, but that also lacks any characters who could in any honest way be described as his brides. It’s still a good movie, and it’s certainly an improvement over its dim-witted predecessor, but for some reason, the double bait-and-switch in the title really bothers me.

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