The Horror Asylum

Sign Up   Forgot Password? 
11,660 horror articles & features | 6,975 horror movies | 1,565 horror reviews | 1,333 giveaways hosted | 226 delicious interviews Established in 2001  
The Horror Asylum
  Horror News   Reviews   Giveaways   Interviews
Movies | TV | DVDs | Books | Games Movies | DVD | Books | Games Just Added | Ending Soon Just Added | Archives
Home About Enquiries Submissions Advertising Premium Feeds Cookies

LATEST HORROR HEADLINES

The Top 5 Virtual Reality Horror Games Classic Horror Shows that should be Rebooted British Horror 'Whispers' Continues to Scare Up U.S. Audiences The Best Retro Horror Games
The 12th Annual Salt City Horror Fest Returns to New York this April Death By Sport: Surprise Sporting Goods That Kill Craig Rees and Keeley Hazell Haunted in 'Whispers' - OUT 21 March The Devil is Real as New 'Holy Terror' Trailer Makes its Debut

WIN Capture Kill Release on DVD
WIN Capture Kill Release on DVD
WIN Knights of the Damned on DVD
WIN Knights of the Damned on DVD
WIN FIREFLY - 15th Anniversary edition DVD
WIN FIREFLY - 15th Anniversary edition DVD
WIN Marvel Studiosí GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 on DVD
WIN Marvel Studiosí GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 on DVD
WIN  American Horror Story: Roanoke on DVD
WIN American Horror Story: Roanoke on DVD
WIN Black Sails - The Complete Collection: Series 1- 4 on Blu-ray
WIN Black Sails - The Complete Collection: Series 1- 4 on Blu-ray


Dracula II: Ascension
Buy from Play.com Buy from Zavvi.com

Dracula II: Ascension (2003)

movie | Movie Details
Images, Posters, News
| Comments
Have your say

Plot Summary:
"Dracula II: Ascension is a sequel to Dracula 2000, with the ageless vampire again returning from apparent extinction. The twist is that Dracula's blood will be used by a researcher (baroque performance by Craig Sheffer) to reverse the effects of a crippling disease; Sheffer's assistants (read: vampire fodder) will help. Joining this scientific survey is long-haired vampire slayer Jason Scott Lee, who seems to have stalked in from another picture--but never mind Roy Scheider, whose wizened priest might be onscreen for all of 60 seconds."


Review by
Phil Davies Brown
Follow me:
@horrorasylum
Review Date: 19 May 2006 My Rating: out of 5

 

This sequel to Dracula 2000 has taken three years to get released here in the UK and I have no idea why, as it's a great sequel and a decent little movie all on its own.

The film begins with a dreamy opening sequence and then picks up where the first film ended as medical student Luke (Jason London) brings a body that had been found burning upon a cross into the morgue. His colleague Elizabeth begins examining the body and the two soon realize that they have a vampire on the slab. A phone call comes in and the mysterious caller offers them $30,000,000 for the body. The panicked friends ask their tutor for advice, and he tells them to take it to his parents' derelict house in the woods so that they can study it in an attempt to discover the secret to eternal life. This sets up an interesting story which plays out over 90 minutes of sick set pieces, in what is one of the most fun horror sequels I've seen in a good while.

The cast were all familiar faces and were very good here and it was nice to see that the smaller budget had no noticeable effect on the visual effects, as they were still of a very high standard.

The story is pretty good and the script has some great one liners which are well acted by the capable cast.

OVERALL SUMMARY
Dracula II Ascension is a solid follow up to a wonderful reimagining of a classic tale.




Blood and Guts: Comments

Username:
Password:

Not Registered?
Sign up for FREE >>




 
There are currently no comments.
Why not have your say!?



LATEST REVIEWS

The Witch Movie Review

The Witch

The Other Side of the Door Movie Review

The Other Side of the Door

The Conjuring 2 Movie Review

The Conjuring 2

The Bye Bye Man Movie Review

The Bye Bye Man

Rings Movie Review

Rings

The Boy Movie Review

The Boy

Red Christmas (Short) Movie Review

Red Christmas (Short)

Life Movie Review

Life

Whispers Movie Review

Whispers

Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge, A Movie Review

Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge, A

Suspiria Movie Review

Suspiria

The Others Movie Review

The Others

Pod Movie Review

Pod

Ouija: Origin of Evil Movie Review

Ouija: Origin of Evil

Inn of the Damned Movie Review

Inn of the Damned

LATEST GIVEAWAYS

WIN Capture Kill Release on DVD WIN Knights of the Damned on DVD
WIN FIREFLY - 15th Anniversary edition DVD WIN Marvel Studiosí GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 on DVD
WIN  American Horror Story: Roanoke on DVD WIN Black Sails - The Complete Collection: Series 1- 4 on Blu-ray
WIN Sci-Fi Horror PHOENIX FORGOTTEN on DVD WIN Thriller INCONCEIVABLE on DVD
WIN The Evil Within on Blu-ray Win LUCIFER: The Complete Second Season on DVD - OUT ON DVD 21 AUGUST
WIN Chilling Horror TEMPLE on DVD
Now you can Watch your favorite Horror Movies using the Official ShowBox App

AN INTERVIEW WITH

An Interview with Doug Hawley
Doug Hawley







Vampires.com Werewolves.com