"The Brides of Dracula" is an underrated gem from Hammer Horror. It's a shockingly good sequel to 1958's classic "Horror of Dracula," a true accomplishment considering there's no Dracula or Christopher Lee in it.
"The Brides of Dracula" could have simply been content to wear Dracula's name, however misleading it is, in its title. But the ambitious film presents a fresh take on the vampire story with an intriguing post-Dracula premise and a boldly fantastic finale.
The wonderful Peter Cushing more than makes up for Lee's absence as badass vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing. Cushing gives a nuanced performance as the good doctor, displaying his physicality in the film's most dramatic moments.
Dripping with suspense, the slick-paced Gothic horror boasts…