Blood of Dracula (1957) - Horror

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Under hypnosis, a young woman turns into a vampire.

IMDB: 4.3
Director: Herbert L. Strock
Stars: Sandra Harrison, Louise Lewis
Length: 69 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 8 out of 32 found boring (25%)

One-line Reviews (22)

Even the lesser actors are worth watching for how much they ham it up.

Staggeringly Lame - A Brain Drain - Contrived Cack.

The movie starts slow and promising.

Sadly his vampire excursion is not only lazy, it's also very dull.

It is a classic and if you take the subtext into consideration it is one of the best and most entertaining of the 50's B horror genre.

It is one of the funniest,most entertaining scenes in the movie.

One of the more enjoyable aspects here is the pretty innovative and unique methods of unleashing the vampire.

This was a pretty decent and overall enjoyable vampire entry.

The most interesting of the bunch is Miss Branding, the science teacher who's the catalyst for all the chaos, but in comparison Sandra Harrison's lead is rather dull.

Not as good as the more famous "I Was a Teenage Werewolf" or the much better "How to Make a Monster", but well worth watching for fans of drive in fun.

Among the cops we see Malcolm Atterbury (back from "Teenage Werewolf") and Richard Devon ("The Undead," "War of the Satellites"), but the picture is half over before the first killing, with little enough action as it is, one other attack claiming two victims before the predictable climax.

Boring and pretty silly .

The fact that this one does switch around the vampire origins is quite confusing altogether because the focus of making her a vampire is overall useless because it doesn't affect the story one way or another, which is the most puzzling part.

It's great fun but it's not one of those movies that are so bad, they're good, this is pretty good and entertaining.

But most of these elements, though they add a bit of charm, can be found in much more entertaining movies.

This film tries to fill the need of teen juvenile films as well as the horror genre and in that respect the film manages to be entertaining.

This results in a few suspenseless murders here and there and a dull subplot about police investigators trying to find out what's going on.

Incidentally, the film is already half over before the first attack – having, in the interim, assisted incredulously at a teeny bopper number by one Jerry Blaine and oodles of tedious chatter (including the villainess' obligatory spouting of her misguided credo).

Although "Blood of Dracula" kills 70 minutes fairly painlessly, it's dull when compared to the likes of "I Was a Teenage Werewolf".

Should have really been called Teenage Vampire or something of the sort, but wow it's pretty dull.

It's got a rousing finale and some nice atmosphere when it counts for several of the initial attack scenes so it does have some decent points about it.

By utilizing the vampirization as more of a hypnotic state than a physical being, it adds a special dimension to the creature by bypassing many of the different shortcomings associated with that story being presented here, which really hurts the film a lot but offers pretty intriguing change-up from the usual origin that happens in these stories.