This movie picks up right where the original Dracula left off and we see Van Helsing, played again by Edward Van Sloan be accused of murder.
Enter Jeffrey Garth, played by Otto Kruger who is a good friend of Van Helsing and tries to help him in his time of need. A mysterious woman named Contessa Marya Zeleska shows up and burns Dracula's body and then people start dying from blood loss and have two small punctures on their necks.
Zeleska tries to get Garth to helps her but his wise cracking secretary, played by lovely Marguerite Churchill makes sure that doesn't happen. The movie is an excellent example of the "less is more" technique and it works quite well. Holden is very good in her role as she really underplays the part of Zeleska.
Well made Universal film that never seems to get the attention it deserves.