Photos of the many brides of Dracula

Explore Hollywood's almost century-long relationship with the seductive undead of the Prince of Darkness.

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'The Brides of Dracula'

Praised by horror fans as one of the more original vampire stories ever told, "Brides of Dracula" focuses on the aftermath of Dracula's demise and the remaining disciples that still follow him.

Directed by British filmmaker Terence Fisher, and released in 1960, the undead women in "Brides" are seductive, beautiful, and spectacularly costumed. The film also marked the return of legendary English actor Peter Cushing in the role of Van Helsing.

"The wonderful acting in this film is strengthened by great dialogue, and the script is perhaps the best in all of vampire movie history," writes critic Giovanni Deldio.

In addition to a solid story, "Brides" also impresses visually, with atmospheric sets featuring everything from misty forests to gloomy castles and a Transylvanian village. "The film is always stunning to look at, a truly lavish production in every sense of the word, despite the surely low budget," added Deldio.

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