Dracula's Daughter (1936) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Dracula's Daughter (1936)




Critic Consensus: Dracula's Daughter extends the Universal horror myth in an interesting direction, but the talky script and mild atmosphere undermine its ambition.

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A hypnotic woman steals the body of Count Dracula, and bloodless corpses start appearing in London again.

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Gloria Holden
as Countess Marya Zaleska
Otto Kruger
as Dr. Jeffrey Garth
Edward Van Sloan
as Dr. Von Helsing
Hedda Hopper
as Lady Esme Hammond
Gilbert Emery
as Sir Basil Humphrey
Claud Allister
as Sir Aubrey Vail
E.E. Clive
as Sgt. Wilkes
Halliwell Hobbes
as Constable Hawkins
Douglas Wood
as Dr. Townsend
Joseph R. Tozer
as Dr. Graham
Eily Malyon
as Miss Peabody
Fred Walton
as Dr. Bemish
Christian Rub
as Coachman
Guy Kingsford
as Radio Announcer
David Dunbar
as Motor Bobby
Paul Weigel
as The Innkeeper
George Sorel
as Police Officer
Douglas Gordon
as Attendant
Owen Gorin
as Friend
Bela Lugosi
as Doctor's Assistant (masked)
Clive Morgan
as Desk Sergeant
John Power
as Police Official
George Kirby
as Shopkeeper
Paul Mitchell
as Messenger
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Critic Reviews for Dracula's Daughter

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (3)

This 1936 release suffers from the absence of Bela Lugosi and the graceless hand of silent-western director Lambert Hillyer.

December 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Apart from its haunting, low-key mood, the film is also notable for its subtle suggestion (hardly expected from a former director of B Westerns) of the lesbian nature of the female vampire.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…

A cute little horror picture. Be sure and bring the kiddies.

March 25, 2006 | Full Review…

More fascinating than effective, Dracula's Daughter nevertheless gave us a queer icon for the ages.

October 5, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Dracula's Daughter's interest in the psychology of the monster has had a lasting impact on the depiction of vampires, but Countess Zaleska is so fascinating it's hard not to wish the film was more focused on her. The character deserved better!

October 2, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

...with surprising emphasis on hypnosis, this is a personable film that strains at the leash in terms of full-blooded sexuality...

August 4, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Dracula's Daughter

An average horror movie, not very scary at all, I mean she isn't even really Dracula's daughter. It does have a couple of good scenes, but other than that it's just okay.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Dracula's Daughter is a blatant cash in on the success of the original Dracula film. Dracula's Daughter learns of her father's death and seems to seek a way out of the vampire's curse, yet doesn't really try that hard. The film will keep your interest, but that's about it.

Chris Garman
Chris Garman

Super Reviewer

Picking up exactly where DRACULA (1931) left off, this sequel has Drac's "daughter" seeking to liberate herself from the curse of vampirism by seeking the help of a psychotherapist. Some interesting twists (Countess Zaleska is both the first tragic vampire and the first openly bisexual vampire), but matter-of-fact vampiress Gloria Holden has none of the sinister charisma of Lugosi.

Greg S
Greg S

Super Reviewer

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