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Dracula's Widow (1988)

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The young owner of a waxworks in Hollywood receives five instead of six ordered chests with Romanian antiques. He does not know that Vanessa, widow of Count Dracula, sleeps in the sixth ... See full summary »

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Vanessa
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Lannon
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Raymond
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Brad
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Helsing
Rachel Jones ...
Jenny
Duke Ernsberger ...
Bart
G.F. Rowe ...
Lou
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The Drunk (as Richard Olsen)
Lucius Houghton ...
Willie
J. Michael Hunter ...
Dave
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Citrano
Dick Langdon ...
Nightwatchman
Adrienne Stout ...
Babs
Tracy Tanen ...
Juliet
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The young owner of a waxworks in Hollywood receives five instead of six ordered chests with Romanian antiques. He does not know that Vanessa, widow of Count Dracula, sleeps in the sixth chest. She rises in the night and walks around craving for blood. A thief witnessing the murder of his accomplice sets the police on the trail of the waxworks. The grandson of Dr. Van Helsing is is hunting the vampire, too... Written by Matthias Luehr <mluehr@htwm.de>

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She's the Woman of Your Dreams ... In Your Worst Nightmares.

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2 July 1988 (South Korea)  »

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Draculas Witwe  »

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Writer/director Christopher Coppola originally wanted Isabella Rossellini to play Vanessa. See more »

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Fun B-movie
12 August 2014 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

The owner of a wax museum receives a crate containing the titular character. She makes him her slave and starts to massacre various idiots throughout town. A hard-boiled cop slowly catches on and tries to take the fiend down.

I don't get all the hate for this one. Sure, it's no masterpiece. But as a fun monster flick it works well. Good pacing and suspense. Plenty of gore and cool creature effects. I also loved the cinematography, particularly the use of colored lights. So while it may be a b-movie, it sure wasn't boring. I was entertained from beginning to end. The only bothersome problem in my opinion was the plot, which should've been more cohesive. A better outfit for the vampire widow could've helped to as she looked more like Lois Lane rather than the bride of Dracula.


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