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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
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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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Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

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Trivia

Joanna Pacula was the second choice for the role of Vanessa. See more »

Connections

References Dracula (1931) See more »

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Blues #3
Composed by Jim Fox
Published by Cold Blue Music
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Time For a Vampire Turkey!
30 November 2012 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

The young owner (Lenny Von Dohlen) of a waxworks in Hollywood receives six instead of five ordered chests with Romanian antiques. He does not know that Vanessa (Sylvia Kristel), widow of Count Dracula, sleeps in the sixth chest.

Why does this have such a terrible rank on IMDb? I have given it double, simply to spite those people who voted it so poorly. Seriously, people, this 1980s horror-comedy is worlds better than 99% of the films that come out today, and you still rank today's movies above a 5. Geez!

Sadly, Sylvia Kristel (who you may know from multiple Emmanuelle films) passed away recently (October 2012). She really tears it up in the titular role. But Lenny Von Dohlen is no slouch, either, adding the necessary comedy bits. (You hopefully know him from "Twin Peaks" -- and if not, you should.)


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Country:

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Language:

English

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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