Dracula's Daughter, from producer David O. Selznick and based on a Bram Stoker short story, is the chronicle of Hungarian Countess Marya Zaleska's (Gloria Holden) attempt to free herself from a mysterious evil influence that makes her desire to drink human blood. With the help of her faithful yet sinister assistant, Sandor (Irving Pichel), Zaleska steals the corpse of her father, Count Dracula, and burns it in the hopes of destroying her family's vampirism curse. Along the way, she pursues handsome psychiatrist Jeffrey Garth (Otto Kruger) to bring him back to Transylvania and be her love for all eternity. Standing in the way is Garth's beautiful girlfriend, Janet Blake (Marguerite Churchill). With the help of Count Dracula slayer Professor Von Helsing (Edward Van Sloan reprising his role from Dracula), he and Garth pursue Countess Zaleska to stop her from killing his girlfriend and prevent the spread of Zaleska's family curse.