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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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23 December 1970 (USA)  »

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The Scars of Dracula  »

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£200,000 (estimated)
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Maria, the landlord's wife, is supposed to be killed by Dracula's bats. When the landlord approaches her and touches her shoulder, her head moves to the left. At the same time however, the actress portraying Maria also moves her left eye from the right to the left, which should not be possible if Maria is really dead. See more »

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Paul Carlson: Hey! Hey, up there! Help! There's no way out! Help!
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None too original but action filled Dracula film , the most underrated of the series
26 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

Scars Of Dracula is generally regarded very poorly among Hammer fans, which is a shame. Yes, the decreased budget results in less impressive sets, and there is a bit more blood and violence than usual, but the film has an energy which was somewhat lacking in Dracula Has Risen From The Grave and Taste The Blood Of Dracula.

The script is little more than a rehash of Dracula and Dracula Prince Of Darkness, but there is more action than any others in the series, and several memorable sequences, including the discovery of bodies horribly gored by bats in a church [replete with Lucio Fulci style zooms into the nasty bits], Dracula climbing up a wall a la Bram Stoker, and a vampire seduction ending with Dracula stabbing the woman to death. Atmosphere is a little lacking ,and it's odd that no continuity has been attempted to link it with the previous entry. Christopher Lee has more screen time than usual, although his makeup here is over done. James Bernard's music, though, is as vibrant as ever.

With a much stronger supernatural element than the other Draculas, this is still an enjoyable entry, probably the third best in the series.


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