Director: Jeff Leroy
Cast: Victoria De Mare, Robert Rhine, Rachel Riley
Production Company: Nick Melillo
Runtime: 100 minutes
Shut up. You had me at hello. The moment I finished watching the trailer for Dracula in a Women’s Prison (2017), I knew I had to see the movie. That little preview was enough to let me know I was in store for a legendary indie film, loaded with all the exploitation I could handle.
In the movie, Liz (Victoria De Mare) travels to Campuna to collect the remains of her sister, who died in jail. The warden of the prison is Dracula himself, who makes undead blood slaves of anyone who chooses to oppose him. It isn’t long before a trumped-up charge lands Liz in jail too…
The action begins in the very first scene, thanks to some nudity and a well-timed prison riot. Nothing slows down the pace of this crazy movie! There’s always another moment of sex or violence lurking around the next dark corner.
Victoria De Mare is awesome as both Liz and her sister in this movie. De Mare has been in a bunch of other movies including Horrorween (2011), Killjoy Goes to Hell (2012), and Gingerdead Man Vs. Evil Bong (2013). She reminds me of Karen Black, which is a good thing!
I loved all the digital effects in the film. I’m not usually a fan of computer graphics in horror movies, but in this case they just worked. The effects added to the overall campiness of the film, but they also made it feel bigger in scope and more epic in nature.
Dracula in a Women’s Prison follows in the footsteps of such films as The Big Doll House (1971), Women in Cages (1971) and Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972). It’s a modern movie, but it also has all the makings of a great genre film from the 70s.
I laughed out loud at several intentionally funny moments. The movie has a great sense of humour and is very much like a Troma film. There are some clever references to other movies that may put a smile on your face as events continue to unfold.
The film is a direct sequel to Werewolf in a Women’s Prison (2006) and will soon be followed by Frankenstein in a Women’s Prison (TBA). I look forward to seeing all the films in the series. This kind of batty goodness shouldn’t be missed.
– John Migliore
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