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Soon or later, they said, one person has to start a family. Vampires
included. And Jean Rollin's third latest film seems to tell us this.
Returning, as we know, to his first and only love, the French director
does not move his way of making cinema and above all does not abandon
his usual locations (see the Breton beach).
La fiancée de Dracula
Which on the one hand can be seen as a good thing, but on the other
hand there is certain repetitiveness and above all a non-adaptation to
the times. Because if there is one thing clear is that in this 2002
film it is that Rollin narrates in the same way as his past film that
is very slowly and very cryptically.
A drama more than a horror, which despite being at times boring remains the most interesting work of his last period.
The French director tells us about Dracula, who in addition to have a
fiancée, has a series of loyalists, a sect, which creates a kind
of parallel world, with a crazy dwarf and nuns who protect the future
wife of the prince of darkness. In this bizarre world come a Van
Helsing-style professor and his assistant, who will be witnesses of
Between referential self-referrals (in addition to the beach, much
more) and quotes from Luis Buñuel, the good Jean Rollin creates
a film that was released a couple of decades before would have been
considered as one of his best. Here it is a bit out of time, with too
literary dialogues and the usual semi-amateur cast.