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Scars of Dracula (1970)

 -  Horror  -  23 December 1970 (USA)
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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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Simon Carlson
Jenny Hanley ...
Christopher Matthews ...
Paul Carlson
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Michael Gwynn ...
The Priest
Michael Ripper ...
Landlord
Wendy Hamilton ...
Julie
Anouska Hempel ...
Tania
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Alice, burgomaster's daughter
Bob Todd ...
Burgomaster
Toke Townley ...
Elderly Waggoner
David Leland ...
First Policeman
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Second Policeman
Morris Bush ...
Farmer
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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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On the Region 2 DVD commentary, Christopher Lee revealed that it was the first time that he had seen the film. See more »

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When Klove is preparing to make a bed for Simon, and when he says 'The young lady will be quite comfortable', the shadow of a microphone is visible in the left upper corner of the screen. See more »

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Dracula: [to Paul] But you are. Before the castle was destroyed, strangers were always welcome. Please be seated. While your room is being prepared, you will take some wine?
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A more sadistic Dracula
5 August 2004 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

In this movie we see Dracula burn his servant with a hot sword and stab his female vampire slave to death with a knife.

Christopher Lee had said this was the weakest and most unconvincing of the series. Perhaps he said that before "AD 72" and Satanic Rites" came out? He commented that the makeup was wrong. Was it "Vampires do NOT wear pancake!"? He didn't like the way they had him "biting" the victim. Biting more than once is chewing, is it not? He also complained that instead of writing a story around Dracula, they write it then try to fit Dracula into it.

This movie did have its moments. At least they put in a Stoker scene with him climbing the walls, though it looked a bit weird. He was bent over hobbling on the wall like he had something heavy on his back. Imagine him crawling up the way they showed Langela (Dracula 1979) doing it - from that angle. That would have been sweet.

The bat looked fake, the knife looked rubber, the burning castle looked like an obvious miniature with a big candle in it, the lightning hitting Dracula at the end was an obvious stunt man with a really bad (Michael Myers?) mask and the church scene after the bat attack was disturbing. I agree that the supporting actors were a bit over-matched against the Count. There is no expert vampire hunter in this, just two brothers (one being the third vampire hunter named "Paul" in the series) and that weak priest. I'll give this 5 stars out of 10, an average rating.


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