2 of 8 people found this review helpful. When Countess Marya Zaleska (Gloria Holden) appears in London, mysterious events occur leading Dr. This does not have same story line has Dracula's Daughter from 1936. It then switched to the present day, focusing on two engaged couples who visit Transylvania. Dracula's body disappears having been removed by his daughter Countess Marya Zaleska ( Gloria Holden)who then burns his body hoping to remove her curse of being a vampire. Another lesbian-tinged scene which has received less critical attention comes when the Countess is holding Janet captive. Much has been written about the scene in which the Countess(an accomplished artist- much like myself although she was probably better than I'll EVER be) lures a young(and possibly suicidal) streetwalker named Lili (Nan Gray) to her studio to model for her and after stripping off, attacks her( the cruel irony is that Zaleska may NOT have intended to kill her- like Rice's Louis she may only have "intended a little sip" of the girl's blood but in the heat of the moment she took too much, ultimately causing Lili's death; later she seems almost remorseful over it- asuming a vampire can genuinely know remorse and contrition) due to the obviously lesbian overtones, but as lesbianism/female bisexuality never has attracted the same explicit condemnation that male homosexuality did- even in the 1930s, the censors( who were hardly the brightest and most perceptive individuals around) as is the closing scene where suggestively hovers over the captive Janet Blake(Marguerite Churchill-presumably no relative to "dear old Winnie") as if to kiss her. British born(although she lived and died most of her life in America- where she was taken as a child by her English father and German born mother- which may account for her decidedly outre looks; a site I visited referred to her dark brown hair, brown eyes and olive complexion) Gloria Holden is probably the ideal actress to be cast as Countess Zaleska(ironically because she didn;t much like horror films and was afraid of being typecast- as Bela Lugosi), Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 30, 2008. "[43], "THE SCREEN; ' Dracula's Daughter' Makes Her Debut at the Rialto and Proves She's a Chip Off the Old Block", "Queer Horror: Decoding Universal's Monsters", The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Dracula%27s_Daughter&oldid=976058347, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. One of the scariest movies from the 70's. Reviewed in the United States on December 2, 2008, First time a vampire emerges as a victim rather than victimizer, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 28, 2016, Although usually overshadowed by Bela Lugosi and Christopher Lee's portrayal of the Countess Marya Zaleska's famous "father", "Dracula's Daughter" is a trailblazer in its day, one that decades later would inspire a more "humanistic" portrayal of the vampire in not just the TV series "Dark Shadows" but also Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles( Rice has been quoted as saying of this 1936 film which she saw as a child- "It's beautiful and delicate- more than anything else I loved the way Dracula's daughter was made to be a troubled creature who didn't want to kill but was driven to it! “Daughter of Dracula," directed by Jess Franco in 1972, was inspired by the enormously popular Hammer horror films made in England. Like a lot of Franco's cinema, Dracula's Daughter appears shot on a low-budget with few (yet powerful and atmospheric) locations and as the Obsession authors note, on sets … It is very scary. Breen reported back that the script "contains countless offensive stuff which makes the picture utterly impossible for approval under the Production Code". This movie is a must see. Countess Zaleska initially resists her urges but succumbs and attacks her. Jess Franco horror film incorporating lesbian vampires and mystery, Reviewed in the United States on October 6, 2016, “Daughter of Dracula," directed by Jess Franco in 1972, was inspired by the enormously popular Hammer horror films made in England. This scenario was passed but because its details were not recorded by the BBFC it is unknown how much it differed from the original or how much if any of that scenario was retained in the final script. [2], The earliest screenplay for the Universal film was written by R. C. Sherriff and submitted in July 1935. [38] Some reviewers of the day picked up on and condemned the lesbian content, including the New York World-Telegram which noted the Countess's tendency to wander around "giving the eye to sweet young girls". You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Directed by Jesús Franco. Reviewed in the United States on October 2, 2019, Reviewed in the United States on April 23, 2018, Terrible movie.. made up of cut scenes from earlier movies. Britt Nichols is a great actress. You will not want to see it alone. Basically soft core porn, Reviewed in the United States on August 4, 2018, Interesting Twist on the classic Vampire story, Reviewed in the United States on November 20, 2018, Reviewed in the United States on December 8, 2016. But it was remade as NADJA, and by some accounts as SUNSET BLVD. This movie is a must see. Gloria Holden is the titular vampire who makes an impressive turn as a woman torn between wanting to be released from an eternity of bloodlust and finding it impossible to deny her lineage. Sergeant Wilkes leaves the Whitby gaol to meet an officer from Scotland Yard at the train station. Dracula's Daughter was the last in the first cycle of Universal Horror films that reached back into the 1920s. After her recent release from a deep psychiatric care institution, a Libertine-styled countess goes back to her very evil ways and fixes her eyes on a pretty girl with the intention to destroy her after fully corrupting her body and soul. Bansak, Edmund G. and Robert Wise (2003). "- even to the extent of naming one of the vampire bars in her novels "Dracula's Daughter" with posters and photos of Ms. Holden) but also films like "My Best Friend Is A Vampire" "The Little Vampire" "Twilight" and True Blood". As she takes Karine, her cousin as her lover, a police inspector, Ptuschko investigates a series of killings around the town, dismissing the locals who insist these are being caused by vampires.

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