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      Dracula II: Ascension

      R 2003 1 hr. 25 min. Horror List
      0% 7 Reviews Tomatometer 30% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score After a band of medical students receives a decaying but living body reported to be the vampire Count Dracula (Stephen Billington), they set out to harness his power and immortality. As a bonus, their mentor, Lowell (Craig Sheffer), claims that there is a mysterious donor willing to fund their research. During the study, student Elizabeth Blaine (Diane Neal) injures herself on the vampire's tooth and starts to feel strange. Soon, vampire hunter Father Uffizi (Jason Scott Lee) is on their trail. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Mar 20 Buy Now

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      Jelisije J A movie where it fails as a sequel, but works better if its a standalone film. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 09/18/23 Full Review Brande R Loved it! Jason Scott Lee was great! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/27/22 Full Review Liam D It's not as bad as it's 0% precent but it's a pretty bad sequel Rated 2 out of 5 stars 04/30/22 Full Review Audience Member I enjoyed this movie. Much like Phantasm after the first movie, it goes in a different direction. Feeling like a good B-movie from the '90s, we get to root for a hero in a series of movies that loosely follows the original. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Not bad direct-to-video sequel to the weak "Dracula 2000." I haven't seen the first film in this franchise since it came out in the theaters and I remember not being very impressed at the time, but I did find myself entertained by this low budget sequel. A group of medical students come across the body of Count Dracula and then pursue the secret to immortality by conduction experiments on an imprisoned Dracula. All the while a Vatican sanctioned vampire hunter, Jason Scott Lee, is hot on their trail. The film was directed by Patrick Lussier, who directed the underrated "Drive Angry" and co-wrote the underrated "Terminator: Genysis," and he brings a fair amount of style to the film, although I did get the feeling this film really wanted to have the gritty, slick feel of Guillermo del Toro's "Blade II" and doesn't come anywhere close. There's a respectable cast that also includes Craig Sheffer and Roy Scheider in a cameo appearance. Nothing great, but better than most of it's ilk. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Dracula II: Ascension(2003) Starring:Stephen Billington,Craig Sheffer,Jason Scott Lee, Jason London,Diane Neal,Khary Payton,Brande Roderick,John Light,Roy Scheider,and David J. Francis Directed By: Patrick Lussier Review Hello kiddies your pal the crypt-critic here with another disappointment of blood, that you won't want to sink your teeth into. If you remember I wrote a review for Dracula 2000 a film that most would say is terrible but I loved the hell out of it, it was one of those fun and bloody vampire movies I could really sink my teeth into. It's sequel however Is just lame, nonsensical, not that much fun and all around a load of shriek. The sequel to Patrick Lussier's Dracula 2000 begins with a group of medical students discovering the body of the infamous count Dracula. Soon, the students find themselves in r=the middle of a bizarre and dangerous conflict when a man offers them 30 million dollars for the body so that they may harvest his blood. All in the while, the kids find that they are being targeted by a Vatican-sanctioned Vampire killer who will stop at nothing to destroy count Dracula once and for all. This plot is stupid no one who found out that their dead body was a vampire would ever do something as stupid as help people to try and harvest it's blood. This is what makes this quite unrealistic or even a good fantasy/horror story to begin with, it has stupidity written all over it. This is not that original at all. The story could have been worse though it's not like a jumbled mess,but it's just real sad that they could have made this a lot better. It does flow with the events of the first film but with more uninteresting characters which is what brings it down. The characters are not believable, no one in the right mind would do these things, plus they don't act like mad scientist's so the stupid/dangerous things there doing is just stupid. The were naturals though they kept the minimum when it came to being intelligent morgues and college kids but their actions is what makes them ultimately suffer. No one does stand out though I mean sure the vampire-killer may be cool but he's barely in the movie. Why couldn't it be about him? The setting is quite typical in some locations you got the abandoned house but where lacking the darkness of being in a graveyard at night I mean come on, being in a graveyard with killer vampires in a film is quite frightening and fun. The little lab in a abandoned shop/house doesn't set the mood or at least not in this film cause you don't feel scared. The music is non-exsistant in this film. The special effects are lame in this movie, I mean terribly lame, they look like toy's. The movie does not work well, altogether it all feels like it's trying to capture on the money made from the first movie but just fails with making an interesting cohesive story that adds from the first movie. The movie does not elicit any type of response from fun,fright,or sheer terror from me and it won't from you. Dracula II: Ascension is a disappointing sequel with an uninteresting story with stupid characters, that does not bring anything new or enjoyable to the table. I give this piece of shriek a two out of five. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Felix Vasquez Jr. Cinema Crazed This second film has no characters to root for and the main pivotal characters are too bland to even care about. Apr 29, 2009 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Aug 12, 2005 Full Review Frank Swietek One Guy's Opinion Rated: 1/5 Aug 11, 2004 Full Review Scott Weinberg eFilmCritic.com One is asked to withstand a whole lot of high-tech jibber-jabber delivered by blank-faced performers before you get to the good stuff. Rated: 2/5 Apr 6, 2004 Full Review Walter Chaw Film Freak Central The only use for reviews of disposable, interchangeable garbage is to offer puerile consumer reports information. Rated: 1.5/4 Jul 21, 2003 Full Review John J. Puccio Movie Metropolis The ending leaves open the way to yet another sequel... Now, that's scary. Rated: 3/10 Jul 6, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis After a band of medical students receives a decaying but living body reported to be the vampire Count Dracula (Stephen Billington), they set out to harness his power and immortality. As a bonus, their mentor, Lowell (Craig Sheffer), claims that there is a mysterious donor willing to fund their research. During the study, student Elizabeth Blaine (Diane Neal) injures herself on the vampire's tooth and starts to feel strange. Soon, vampire hunter Father Uffizi (Jason Scott Lee) is on their trail.
      Director
      Patrick Lussier
      Executive Producer
      Nick Phillips
      Screenwriter
      Patrick Lussier, Joel Soisson
      Production Co
      Buena Vista (Walt Disney)
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 11, 2016
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