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Dracula Has Risen from the Grave -- When the niece of a prominent clergyman becomes Dracula's victim, the monsignor vows to put a stop to Dracula's deadly ways.


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Anthony Hinds (screenplay)
Bram Stoker (based on the character created by)
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6 February 1969 (USA) See more »
You just can't keep a good man down. See more »
When his castle is exorcised, Dracula plots his revenge against the Monsignor who performed the rites... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Christopher Lee ... Dracula
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

Directed by
Freddie Francis 
Writing credits
Anthony Hinds (screenplay) (as John Elder)

Bram Stoker (based on the character created by)

Produced by
Aida Young .... producer
Original Music by
James Bernard 
Cinematography by
Arthur Grant (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Spencer Reeve 
Makeup Department
Wanda Kelley .... hair stylist
Heather Nurse .... make-up
Rosemarie McDonald Peattie .... make-up (as Rosemarie McDonald-Peattie)
Production Management
Christopher Sutton .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dennis Robertson .... assistant director
Art Department
Arthur Banks .... construction manager
Bernard Robinson .... supervising art director
Sound Department
Ken Rawkins .... sound recordist
Wilfred Thompson .... sound editor
Harry Fairbairn .... boom operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Frank George .... special effects
Bert Luxford .... special effects (uncredited)
James Snow .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Peter Melrose .... matte artist
Bob Cuff .... matte artist (uncredited)
Peter Diamond .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Moray Grant .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jill Thompson .... wardrobe mistress
Editorial Department
James Needs .... supervising editor
Music Department
Philip Martell .... musical supervisor
Other crew
Doris Martin .... continuity
Kevin Francis .... runner (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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92 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Australia:M | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:G (Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (Quebec) (2004) | Canada:PG (Ontario) (video rating) (1993) | Finland:(Banned) (cut) (1969) | Finland:(Banned) (uncut) (1969) | Germany:16 (DVD release) | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG | South Africa:13V | UK:15 (video rating) | UK:X (cut) | USA:G (certificate #21909) | West Germany:16 (VHS rating)

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During production Hammer became the first film studio to be presented with the Queen's Award for Industry.See more »
Plot holes: The priest is hypnotized by Dracula to help him. In spite of this he helps Paul to prevent Dracula from entering the Monsignor's home, but later on he chooses the side of the vampire again.See more »
Dracula:[to Maria] Now my revenge is complete.See more »
Students' Beer SongSee more »


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An atheist finds God by way of supernatural horror, 3 April 2013
Author: Wuchak from Ohio/PA border

Released in the USA in the Winter of 1969, Hammer's "Dracula has Risen from the Grave" was the fourth entry in the series and the third with Christopher Lee in the title role. Here's a list of the nine films for those interested:

Horror of Dracula (1958); The Brides of Dracula (1960); Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966); Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968); Taste the Blood of Dracula (1969); Scars of Dracula (1970); Dracula AD 1972 (1972); The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973); and The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974).

"Dracula has Risen from the Grave" suffers from a weak prologue and first act. The prologue takes place a year prior to the main story. The first act involves two priests hiking up to Dracula's castle to exorcise it. One of the priests unwittingly resurrects the count and the vampire wants revenge on the other priest whom he discovers blessed his abode. The final hour involves Dracula going after his niece in a neighboring village. The niece's boyfriend and the priest must defend her.

Like I said, the whole first act isn't very promising, but things perk up with the introduction of the niece's boyfriend, Paul, and the pub his dad runs. Barbara Ewing plays Zena, the redhead waitress at the pub, and the film shows the close relationships between Paul, his father and Zena. The characters ring true and it draws the viewer into their world. Excellent job on this front.

A great scene takes place when Paul's girlfriend, Maria (played by the stunning Veronica Carlson), takes Paul to her home to introduce him to her mother and the priest, who's a Monsignor (whatever that is). Paul is cornered in a conversation and forced to reveal that he doesn't believe in God. The Monsignor is initially offended and rude, but this can be excused on the grounds that he's the father-figure to his beloved niece; besides there's a warmhearted scene later in the film where the Monsignor proves his loving nature.

Another unusual highlight of the film are the multiple scenes that take place on the labyrinthian rooftops of the Victorian village. I can't help but wonder how they accomplished this. Were they really filming on the rooftops of a village or is it an illusion accomplished through matte paintings or other effects? I'm sure it's the latter; regardless, it's excellent film work and a unique feature of this film.

Of course, Hammer films are renown for their curvaceous women and here we have two: Redhead Barbara Ewing as the very likable Zena, and Veronica Carlson, who can also be seen in the outstanding "Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed".

As with most of Hammer's horror flicks, the movie possesses a beautifully lush, Gothic atmosphere.

Despite the weak first act, the positives noted above compel me place "Dracula has Risen from the Grave" as my second or third favorite of the series. My favorite being "Taste the Blood of Dracula."

The film runs 92 minutes and was shot at Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire, England.


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