The Brides of Dracula (1960)

A Van Helsing sequel, with Dracula only appearing in the film’s title. Recontextualising the 1958 film as basically just another day in the life of Van Helsing as he goes about stamping evil, that was an interesting idea, but the individual story of this film isn’t of huge interest. A mother hiding her vampire son,…

Dracula (1958)

A very fast-paced adaption of the book, of a style that seems immediately full-formed and distinct from previous versions of DRACULA. The fangs, red contact lenses, ready-made wooden stakes, a lot of iconic Dracula imagery comes from here, not least of which is Christopher Lee’s more directly sexual take on the count. Lugosi was handsome,…