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Dracula II: Ascension (2003)

R | | Horror | Video 7 June 2003
Horror following a group of medical students who come across the body of the world's most notorious vampire, Dracula (Stephen Billington). When a mysterious stranger appears and offers the ... See full summary »

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Horror following a group of medical students who come across the body of the world's most notorious vampire, Dracula (Stephen Billington). When a mysterious stranger appears and offers the students $30 million to harvest the body and steal its blood for auction, it's an offer they can't refuse. But as the lure of riches collides with unimaginable terror, the students also find themselves relentlessly pursued by a vampire killer from the Vatican. Written by Anonymous

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The terrifying sequel to Dracula 2000

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Rated R for violence/gore and language | See all certifications »
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7 June 2003 (USA)  »

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Wes Craven Presents Dracula II: Ascension  »

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$3,200,000 (estimated)
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The last actor in the final credits roll is Rutger Hauer as Dracula III, even though he does not appear in the film. This sets the stage for the sequel. See more »

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Despite having full thickness burns over his entire body, Dracula's clothes are virtually untouched at the beginning of the movie. See more »

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Lowell: Okay. We all know it's a vampire. Nobody's kidding themselves here. The trick is to separate the diseased vector - the evil, if you will - from the healthy one.
Eric: Right. Like a vaccine. When you take what makes you sick and you turn it into a cure.
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The vampire casts no reflection because its image is an affront to God.
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Written & Performed by Steve Boeddeker
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You're gonna need a bigger stake.
20 September 2012 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

In Dracula II: Ascension, the short-awaited sequel that horror fans didn't demand, producer Wes Craven and director Patrick Lussier have created another slick, contemporary vampire tale that once again plays fast and loose with the Dracula legend; thankfully, neither goofy Gerard Butler nor thoroughly irritating Jonny Lee Miller return for Part II, and matters are dealt with in a far less pensive manner than before, making the film a more enjoyable effort overall than the rather disappointing Dracula 2000.

Having been burnt to a crisp by the sun at the end of the first film, the legendary vamp's charred corpse is delivered to a morgue where a group of medical students soon realise that the latest body on their slab belongs to no mere mortal. Believing that they can use the vampire's remains to advance medical science, and offered a huge sum of money by a total stranger to do just that, they smuggle Drac out of the building and take him to a deserted mansion to begin their experiments. Meanwhile, dedicated Vatican-approved vampire slayer Father Uffizi (Jason Scott Lee) searches for the missing vamp with the intention of destroying him forever...

Some decent gore, including several neat be-headings and a bloke having his faced chewed off; a few interesting pieces of vampire lore rarely seen in the movies; solid acting, with a cool turn by Stephen Billington as Dracula, who seems to be channelling Tom Cruise's Lestat for his performance; and cheap but effective scares that'll make you feel rather stupid for having jumped: Dracula II is pure popcorn fun with zero pretensions, and is all the better for it.

6.5 out of 10, rounded up to 7 for IMDb.


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