Dracula’s Daughter (1938)
Director: Lambert Hillyer
Main Stars: Otto Kruger, Gloria Holden, Marguerite Churchill, Edward Van Sloan
Storyline: the night of Dracula’s death his daughter comes to steal is body away to lift the vampire curse from herself.
Review (Spoils): The film starts the night of Dracula’s death, Dr. Von Helsing (Edward Van Sloan) is wanted for murder because nobody believes in vampires. Contessa Marya Zeleska (Gloria Holden) comes to the site and steals the body of Dracula and burns the body. She is trying to lift the family curse from herself so that she is no longer being haunted as a vampire. She goes to Jeffery Garth (Otto Kruger) a doctor who thinks the whole vampire belief is in the head and it can be lifted by hypnotizes. It becomes a chase in which the Countess wants more from Jeffery she wants him to love her so there becomes a jealous struggle between herself and the Jeffery’s lovely admin Janet (Marguerite Churchill). This leads to Janet becoming attacked and used as bait till in a struggle the Countess is shot in the heart by a wooden crossbow and the curse is lifted.
Rating: Seeing this film a few times now it really is a gem on its own. Not as classic as the original Dracula but a nice little continuation from it that does not repeat itself. This is a different tale than your typical vampire movie. We do not have much in your typical bats, coffins and biting but Gloria Holden does a beautiful job as the daughter of Dracula.