The Brides of Dracula (1960)

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Vampire hunter Van Helsing returns to Transylvania to destroy handsome bloodsucker Baron Meinster, who has designs on beautiful young schoolteacher Marianne.



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Complete credited cast:
Martita Hunt ...
Baroness Meinster
Yvonne Monlaur ...
Freda Jackson ...
David Peel ...
Baron Meinster
Miles Malleson ...
Dr. Tobler
Henry Oscar ...
Herr Lang
Mona Washbourne ...
Frau Lang
Andree Melly ...
Victor Brooks ...
Fred Johnson ...
Michael Ripper ...
Norman Pierce ...
Vera Cook ...
Landlord's Wife
Marie Devereux ...
Village Girl (as Marie Deveruex)


A young teacher on her way to a position in Transylvania helps a young man escape the shackles his mother has put on him. In so doing she innocently unleashes the horrors of the undead once again on the populace, including those at her school for ladies. Luckily for some, Dr Van Helsing is already on his way. Written by Jeremy Perkins <>

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In the privacy of a girls' school he sought his prey - turning innocent beauty into a thing of unspeakable horror! See more »




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5 September 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Las novias de Drácula  »

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1.66 : 1
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The prop department put a lot of effort into making a realistic model bat. It got lost and had to be replaced on short notice. This explains the rather unconvincing look of the model that got actually used in the movie. See more »


In the opening scenes, the windows on the coach almost all alternate between open and closed from shot to shot. See more »


Gina: [resurrected as a vampire] Marianne... my darling Marianne... you haven't forgotten your little Gina? Put you arms around me, please, I want to kiss you, Marianne. Please be kind to me. Say that you forgive me for letting *him* love me.
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Hammer vampire classic.
11 December 2009 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

Naive young teacher Marianne is on her way to a new position when she takes pity on a young man she finds manacled to the wall in an old castle.But she doesn't realise that Baron Meinster has been chained up by his mother because he's a vampire.Before long Meinster is on the prowl targeting the nearby girl's school-but vampire hunter Dr Van Helsing is on his trail...Very well-directed and fabulously acted follow-up to Terence Fisher's "Dracula" with fantastic acting and plenty of eerie atmosphere.The exterior shots of the windmill in the film's climax are both iconic and awe-inspiring and Peter Cushing is truly memorable as a quick-witted Van Helsing.The script is truly superb with such lovely nuances as never before seen way of destroying the vampire.There is also a spooky village that appears in every movie of this type,utterly interchangeable with the Klausenburg of "Horror of Dracula" or the Vandorf of "The Gorgon".9 out of 10.

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