Dracula's Widow

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"She's the Woman of Your Dreams ... In Your Worst Nightmares."
  • R
  • 1988
  • 1 hr 26 min
  • 4.1  (658)

Dracula's Widow is a horror movie from 1988 that stars Sylvia Kristel, Josef Sommer, and Lenny von Dohlen in the lead roles. The film, directed by Christopher Coppola, is set in contemporary times and revolves around the titular character, Dracula's Widow. The story begins with a prologue that is set in 1918, where we see the death of the legendary vampire, Count Dracula. His death leads to the rise of his Widow, played by Sylvia Kristel. We then cut to the present day, where we are introduced to a struggling musician, Jeff, played by Lenny von Dohlen. Jeff is on his way to a gig when he meets a mysterious woman named Vanessa (Kristel) at a gas station. Vanessa offers to give him a ride, and the two end up spending the night together.

The next morning, Jeff wakes up to find that Vanessa has disappeared. He is then visited by a strange man named Karl, played by Josef Sommer, who claims to be a vampire hunter. Karl tells Jeff that Vanessa is actually Dracula's Widow and that she is on the hunt for her next victim. Jeff doesn't believe Karl at first, but soon realizes that there is more to Vanessa than meets the eye.

As the movie progresses, Jeff becomes more and more drawn to Vanessa's hypnotic charms. He soon finds himself in a dangerous game of cat and mouse as Vanessa begins to reveal her true identity. Meanwhile, Karl is also hot on Vanessa's trail, determined to put an end to her reign of terror once and for all.

The film features some tense and creepy scenes, as well as some interesting twists and turns in the plot. Kristel, in particular, delivers a chilling performance as the seductive and deadly Vanessa. Her screen presence is magnetic and she manages to convey a sense of genuine threat without ever resorting to over-the-top theatrics.

Von Dohlen is also solid as Jeff, bringing a good deal of vulnerability and pathos to his role. Sommer, meanwhile, plays Karl with a grizzled determination that is both engaging and entertaining.

The film's cinematography and production design are also worthy of note. The movie gets a lot of mileage out of its dark, gothic atmosphere, with plenty of shadowy corners and spooky sets. The score, composed by Anthony Marinelli and Brian Banks, is suitably atmospheric, with haunting melodies that add to the film's sense of dread.

Overall, Dracula's Widow is a solid entry in the vampire horror genre. It may not break any new ground, but it delivers plenty of thrills and chills for fans of the genre. Kristel's performance alone makes the film worth watching, as she manages to turn what could have been a one-dimensional villain into a genuinely memorable character.

Dracula's Widow is a 1988 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 26 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.1.

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    4.1  (658)