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The Brides of Dracula (1960) was a Horror Film directed by Terence Fisher and produced by Michael Carreras, Anthony Nelson Keys and Anthony Hinds.

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THE BRIDES OF DRACULA On Blu-ray From Shout Factory

By Dan Day, Jr. on Nov 10, 2020 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

I have often been asked, "What is your favorite all-time Hammer film??" The answer might surprise you--it is by far THE BRIDES OF DRACULA, the 1960 vampire adventure released in the United States by Universal. I realize that Christopher Lee is not in this film--heck, Dracula isn't even in it period.... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: THE BRIDES OF DRACULA (1960)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jan 8, 2018 From Virtual Virago

Peter Cushing returns to the role of Doctor Van Helsing for this sequel to Hammer's 1958 reinvention of the Dracula story, but, in spite of the title, Dracula never actually appears. Instead, Van Helsing combats a new undead menace and the relentless obstacle of the doctor's own terrible timing, whi... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: THE BRIDES OF DRACULA (1960)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jan 8, 2018 From Virtual Virago

Peter Cushing returns to the role of Doctor Van Helsing for this sequel to Hammer's 1958 reinvention of the Dracula story, but, in spite of the title, Dracula never actually appears. Instead, Van Helsing combats a new undead menace and the relentless obstacle of the doctor's own terrible timing, whi... Read full article


The Brides of Dracula

By Barry P. on Oct 19, 2010 From Cinematic Catharsis

(1960) Directed by Terence Fisher; Starring: Peter Cushing, David Peel, Freda Jackson, Martita Hunt, Yvonne Monlaur; Available formats: DVD Rating: ***½ Let me get this straight – A Dracula movie without Dracula? Well… sort of. In the opening narration we l... Read full article


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Marianne Danielle: [gasps] You locked him away? Your own son? Because he is... unholy? Oh, this I cannot understand. How can you be so cruel?
[dazed and exhausted, holding her head in her hands]
Baroness Meinster: [calmly] You are judging me, child. Sleep before you pass sentence.


Marianne Danielle: [gasping in disbelief] Then that poor prisoner, in the tower. He is your son?
Baroness Meinster: He was my son. Now he is only... a beast of the night.


Baroness Meinster: Who is it that is not afraid?
Dr. J. Van Helsing: Only God has no fear.
Baroness Meinster: Why have you come here?
Dr. J. Van Helsing: To find your son.
Baroness Meinster: Then you know who I am?
Dr. J. Van Helsing: I know who you were.


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The ending was to have originally had the vampires destroyed by a swarm of bats. This ending proved too expensive to stage and shoot. The concept of this ending was recycled three years later for the climax of Hammer's Kiss of the Vampire.
The prop department put a lot of effort into making a realistic model bat. It got lost and had to be replaced on short notice. This explains the rather unconvincing look of the model that got actually used in the movie.
The film underwent rewriting by others including director Terence Fisher who made changes to the script on the set just prior to shooting scenes.
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