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Scars of Dracula (1970)

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A young man, Paul Carlson, is on a trip and spends the night at count Dracula's castle. Needless to say, he is murdered. After some time has passed, the young man's brother Simon comes to ... See full summary »

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A young man, Paul Carlson, is on a trip and spends the night at count Dracula's castle. Needless to say, he is murdered. After some time has passed, the young man's brother Simon comes to the small town where all the traces end to look for him. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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John Forbes-Robertson was considered for the role of Dracula before Christopher Lee was persuaded to return. Forbes-Robertson later played Dracula in The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974), the only Hammer film to feature an actor other than Lee in the role. See more »

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After Dracula stabs Tania for the first time, when he removes the knife the blade quivers, betraying its soft, rubber construction. See more »

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Landlord: This evil must be destroyed.
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Follows Horror of Dracula (1958) See more »

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Underrated...and my favorite in the series
10 October 2000 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

MORD39 RATING: *** out of ****

In my opinion, SCARS OF DRACULA is the most satisfying entry of all the Hammer Dracula's, even squeaking past the revered HORROR OF DRACULA.

People like to pick on the reduced budget, but I have never felt that the sets look too bad when all is said and done. The only thing that "Count's" is that Dracula is given more screen time than usual and is thoroughly evil and sadistic.

Sure, it's not an original idea having another man stranded at Dracula's castle, but it works well. A point that not many bring out is that there are also elements of Bram Stoker's novel which are utilized in the film, and for that alone I give it a slight nudge over HORROR OF DRACULA.

I think that this film might appear more to those who are not familiar with Hammer's other Dracula films, as they won't have any prejudices. This is a good, solid Dracula film.


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