Thursday, December 3, 2015

Vampiress Review: "Mama Dracula"

The Gist:  Countess Elizabeth Dracula uses her sons as well as a scientists to help her get virgin blood to preserve her youthful looks.

Clarification:  When I was younger I always remembered this movie being on the same spot on the same shelf of the video store never moving.  Now I understand why.  This is a very corny comedy like film (I say comedy like because you can tell they were attempting comedy but fell flat).  The running joke of the film is that the Countess needs virgin blood but it's impossible for her to encounter one since modern women are sluts.

Selling Point:  The Countesses vampire sons own a dress shop where they kidnap women when they go into the changing room.  Generally the kidnapping happens AFTER the women go topless.
Female Vampire Factor:  Unfortunately non-existent. The only traditional vampires in the film (IE the fangy kind) are the twin sons of the countess.  The Countess herself (Louise Fletcher) is a vampire but only in the sense that she drinks human blood.
 She is not a supernatural vampire in the same way that her sons are.
This also gets spread to the one virgin they do find who takes over as Countess Dracula at the films end.
None the less it is basically just and alternative version of the Elizabeth Bathory story which isn't supernatural at all.  I give it a Vampire Beauty Rating of 1 out of 5.  To get this same story in a much better comedy try the 1985 Vampire comedy "Once Bitten".

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