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Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)

G  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Horror  |  6 February 1969 (USA)
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When his castle is exorcised, Dracula plots his revenge against the Monsignor who performed the rites by attempting to make the holy man's young niece his bride.

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Complete credited cast:
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Rupert Davies ...
Monsignor
Veronica Carlson ...
Maria
Barbara Ewing ...
Zena
Barry Andrews ...
Paul
Ewan Hooper ...
Priest
Marion Mathie ...
Anna
Michael Ripper ...
Max
John D. Collins ...
Student
George A. Cooper ...
Landlord
Christopher Cunningham ...
Farmer (as Chris Cunningham)
Norman Bacon ...
Boy
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When his castle is exorcised, Dracula plots his revenge against the Monsignor who performed the rites by attempting to make the holy man's young niece his bride. Written by <joet@omni.voicenet.com>

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During production Hammer became the first film studio to be presented with the Queen's Award for Industry. See more »

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Vampires don't have reflections yet Dracula is reflected on Maria's bedroom window. See more »

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Dracula: [to Maria] Now my revenge is complete.
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Followed by Scars of Dracula (1970) See more »

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Students' Beer Song
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Dracula is back!
14 January 2005 | by (Beverley Hills, England) – See all my reviews

Sporting the ultra camp title - "Dracula Has Risen From the Grave", this is a solid entry in Hammer's Dracula series. What I love about Hammer is that they aren't afraid to take an existing story and play around with it to create something new. Even if the idea behind is less than brilliant and most studios would have shied away, Hammer approach it with gusto, and the results are always good natured, easy viewing that's hard to dislike. This film follows Count Dracula as he is resurrected shortly after the priest, Ernst Muller, exorcises his castle. Dracula doesn't take this sort of behaviour lightly, and so decides to take on revenge on the holy man - by taking his niece as his bride!

Dracula is one of the greatest characters ever to be written and portrayed on screen, and it's also one that Christopher Lee has become famous for playing. Unfortunately, Christopher Lee doesn't have a great deal of screen time in this flick; but every moment he is on screen is a highlight and, as usual, he does well with the role and proves that he is the only man other than Bela Lugosi to do it right. Freddie Francis (Dr Terror, The Creeping Flesh) directs this film and succeeds in creating a morbid and fascinating atmosphere that bodes well with the subject material on hand. The film is stylishly shot, and features some of the best use of lighting ever seen in a Hammer film. The camp style that the studio is famous for is here by the bucket load too, and that can only be a good thing. This is hardly Hammer's finest hour, however; the film is relatively slow to start, and the story isn't the most inventive ever to come from the studio - but Hammer fans will enjoy it, and I would have no qualms with recommending this as a decent waste of your time.


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