Watched Oct 28, 2010
Travis McClain’s review:
I wasn't particularly drawn to Flesh for Frankenstein when I streamed that for the Criterion Challenge, so I was a bit reluctant to explore this companion film. I found I enjoyed it far more, for two basic reasons. Firstly, I found the premise more interesting: Dracula is dying and must find the blood of a virgin to continue living. Secondly, there is a lot of commentary on class issues as well as an exploration of sexual values. The sexuality here feels more organic and artistic than it felt in Flesh for Frankenstein; it actually advances the story. I think I prefer this to Bram Stoker's Dracula, and I certainly enjoyed it more than the lethargic Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride.