Dracula II: Ascension

2003

Dracula II: Ascension

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The burned corpse of Dracula (Stephen Billington) is revived by a wheelchair-bound scientist, Lowell (Craig Sheffer), and his devoted students in an effort to cure Lowell of a fatal disease. They chain the demon to a slab at the bottom of an abandoned indoor swimming pool and begin their experiments. But the highly contagious, extremely convincing fiend can create havoc even chained up, as Elizabeth (Diane Neal) and Luke (Jason London) find out the hard way. Luckily, vampire-slaying priest Uffizi (Jason Scott Lee) arrives with his razor-studded whip.

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  • Feb 23, 2013
    Considering the first was no classic this film really has no direction or characters of interest. The plot isn't anything special but it does provide genre fans the necessary gore to keep satisfaction high. Jason Scott lee is an interesting choice for the hero and succeeds while the film around fails. The rest of the cast are hammy and definitely not worthy. The budget script doesn't allow any worthy storytelling. Lussier is less comfortable with the low budget compared to the first film. He's lack of direction is actually quite boring and nothing to write home about. I liked where the first film worked but even that struggled from poor storytelling. The screenplay isn't worthy of the screen time. The characters are one dimensional and have no direction. The ending works only as a lead into another sequel which you'll watch just to see an ending which this does not have. The first film had some redeeming qualities but I'm hard pressed to find much of anything here.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Oct 29, 2012
    The Wes Craven Dracula series continues in the gritty thriller Dracula II: Ascension. Picking up where Dracula 2000 left off, a group a medical students steal Dracula's remains from the morgue when they receive an anonymous call offering them $30 million for the body. The cast is fairly decent for a low-budget horror film; except for Stephen Billington, whose depiction of Dracula is rather bland. And while the story has some interesting ideas, it lacks cohesiveness. Dracula II: Ascension is an intriguing and entertaining film that delivers some thrills, but it lacks the passion and vision of the original.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 26, 2011
    Not a bad sequel. Not scary or anything, but an interesting film, as it looks at vampirism from a scientific perspective. Though, like I said, it is a decent sequel, anyone who's seen the first film will feel cheated because it brought the story to an end. There's no point in there being a second film, and Dracula II's plot is basically brought about by a mere accident. Aside from that, it's still pretty cool.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Oct 18, 2010
    A gripping and creepy edge of your seat thriller that's packed with non-stop suspense and riveting terror. A slick and very cool sequel. You might want to leave the lights on with this one, it grabs you and never wants to let you go. An intense and chilling horror film. A terrifying and wickedly entertaining sequel that shines with smarts and a great cast.
    Al S Super Reviewer

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