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The Brides of Dracula (1960)

Unrated | | Horror | 5 September 1960 (USA)
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:
Dr. Tobler
Herr Lang
Frau Lang
Victor Brooks ...
Fred Johnson ...
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 <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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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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1.85 : 1
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Actor David Peel wore lifts in his shoes to make him the same height as actor Peter Cushing in the film. Peel, according to his bio at the time, was 5 foot 10. Cushing was six feet tall. See more »


The shadow Of the cross at the end. The bottom of the cross would have been blocked by the buildings shadow. See more »


Baroness Meinster: Who is it that is not afraid?
Dr. J. Van Helsing: Only God has no fear.
Baroness Meinster: Why have you come here?
Dr. J. Van Helsing: To find your son.
Baroness Meinster: Then you know who I am?
Dr. J. Van Helsing: I know who you were.
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Hammer vampire classic.
11 December 2009 | by 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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