Sunday, January 31, 2016

Vampiress Review: "Dan Curtis' Dracula"

The Gist:  Dracula but Dan Curtis-y???

Clarification:  Dan Curtis is probably best known for the Dark Shadows series from the 1960's.  The film stars Jack Palance in probably his least scary character.  For those too young to remember Jack Palance he was just scary in general
so for him to end up not being scary playing Dracula had to take some work.  Not sure if it was the slicked back black hair or the awkward scene where he kind of hisses in circles when presented with a cross.   Otherwise it's a no frills film based on the Bram Stoker novel.

Selling Point: If you're a Dracula film collector this is definitely a Dracula film.

Female Vampire Factor:  So no different than any other novel based Dracula.  It's very disappointing if you're a Dark Shadows fan as that was way better than this.  The Brides are just random attacking monsters in a very quick scene (the standard for made for TV movie Dracula films like this)
The only other female fangs of the film is Lucy Westenra (Fiona Lewis)
The film really isn't anything to write home about by any standard. I give it a Vampire Beauty Rating of 3 out of 5.

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