The Brides of Dracula


The Brides of Dracula Review

As "Baron Meinster," David Peel isn't quite Dracula, and these gals aren't really brides either. But Peter Cushing's Van Helsing anchors this campy reimagination of the Dracula story, which has Meinster preying on a girls' school to fill out his pseudo-harem. When the story lags (and it often does), at least you have copious eye candy to feast on.

The film appears on DVD as part of the mammoth two-disc, eight-movie Hammer Horror Series, which includes The Brides of Dracula, The Curse of the Werewolf, The Phantom of the Opera (1962), Paranoiac, The Kiss of the Vampire, Nightmare, Night Creatures, and The Evil of Frankenstein.

Facts and Figures

Genre: Horror/Suspense

Run time: 85 mins

In Theaters: Monday 5th September 1960

Distributed by: Universal-International

Production compaines: Hotspur Film Productions Ltd., Hammer Film Productions

Reviews 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 73%
Fresh: 11 Rotten: 4

IMDB: 6.9 / 10

Cast & Crew



Starring: as Dr. J. Van Helsing, as Baroness Meinster, as Marianne Danielle, as Greta, as Baron Meinster, Miles Malleson as Dr. Tobler, Henry Oscar as Herr Otto Lang, as Frau Helga Lang, Andree Melly as Gina, Victor Brooks as Hans, a Villager, Fred Johnson as The Cure, Father Stepnik, Michael Ripper as Coachman, Norman Pierce as Johann, Landlord, Vera Cook as Landlord's Wife, Marie Devereux as Village Girl