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Dracula's Widow (1988)

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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvia Kristel ... Vanessa
Josef Sommer ... Lannon
Lenny von Dohlen ... Raymond
Marc Coppola ... Brad
Stefan Schnabel ... Helsing
Rachel Jones Rachel Jones ... Jenny
Duke Ernsberger Duke Ernsberger ... Bart
G.F. Rowe G.F. Rowe ... Lou
Richard K. Olsen ... The Drunk (as Richard Olsen)
Lucius Houghton Lucius Houghton ... Willie
J. Michael Hunter J. Michael Hunter ... Dave
Traber Burns Traber Burns ... Citrano
Dick Langdon Dick Langdon ... Nightwatchman
Adrienne Stout Adrienne Stout ... Babs
Tracy Tanen Tracy Tanen ... Juliet


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.


Horror | Thriller


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Release Date:

2 July 1988 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Condesa Drácula See more »

Filming Locations:

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo


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Did You Know?


One of three vampire movies made by the Coppola family. Vampire's Kiss (1988) stars Nicolas Cage (Nicholas Coppola) and features Marc Coppola; Dracula's Widow (1988) was co-written and directed by Christopher Coppola and also co-stars Marc Coppola; and Francis Ford Coppola produced and directed Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) with also Anton Coppola conducting and Roman Coppola as second unit director and visual effects director. See more »


References Dracula (1931) See more »


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Pointless and forgettable
6 December 2006 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

When a film is titled "Dracula's Widow", and we see the title character seducing and killing a guy within the first 5 minutes, what's the point of having nearly half the running time taken up by a police investigation that can only eventually lead to what we already know from the start?

Also, I thought that getting bitten by a vampire wasn't enough to make you a vampire, you also had to drink blood from the vampire that bit you. Ah, never mind, it seems that every movie in this genre is making up its own rules.

Sylvia Kristel is pretty bland in a role that a better actress could have done MUCH more with, wears an awful wig, and doesn't provide any nudity either. The special effects are mostly terrible - when Kristel is in full-beast mode, she looks more like a werewolf than a vampire! The lovely Rachel Jones, as the hero's girlfriend, is one of the film's few bright spots. (*1/2)

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