Thursday, October 2, 2014

Dracula's Daughter (1936)
Dracula's Daughter (1936) Poster

**** out of 5

Most interesting for its depiction of the vampire character as at least partly sympathetic, this first sequel to the original Lugosi Dracula film is a better than average classic Universal horror flick. Edward Van Sloan returns as Van Helsing, and with a few slight deviations, this story essentially ends where the first left off, bringing some interesting new twists to the vampire genre playbook, including a jealous acolyte to the undead, the use of an arrow's shaft as the "stake" that ends the reign of vampire, and some fun cinematic pseudo-psychology, with hypnosis and more!

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