Dracula's Daughter Reviews
In this unrated continuation of Universals Dracula series, Hungarian countess Marya Zaleska (Gloria Holden) seeks the aid of a noted psychiatrist (Otto Kruger), in hoping to free herself of a mysterious evil influence.
Oh, the cast tries their best, third tier status or not. There's just no beating heart behind the story, which exhibits so few moments of menace and dread that the picture plays out like a bad drawing room mystery. Based on the pure caliber of quality on display in Universal's Bride of Frankenstein, it seems downright criminally insane that that same studio didn't invest in a direct sequel to Dracula, especially since author Bram Stoker wrote a follow-up short story to his novel, "Dracula's Guest." After all, Bela Lugosi and director Tod Browning were still around the Universal lot (working together on Mark of the Vampire in 1935), but nothing ever materialized...until this unfortunate coma, er, coda six years later.
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