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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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£200,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

This is Michael Ripper's third consecutive appearance in a Hammer "Dracula" film, given that he previously played Max in Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968) and Inspector Cobb in Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970). He is the only person other than Christopher Lee to appear in all three films. He also played a coachman in The Brides of Dracula (1960), in which Lee did not appear. See more »

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During Paul's struggle with Dracula, he can briefly seen to be wearing red bikini briefs, something unknown in the 19th century. 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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In the End, Evil Is Defeated
10 August 2014 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In a small village, the villagers decide to destroy Dracula (Christopher Lee) burning his castle to the ground. They protect their wives in the church and head to the castle, but evil wins and their wives are murdered by bats under the command of Dracula.

Sometime later, the womanizer Paul Carlson (Christopher Matthews) has one night stand with Alice (Delia Lindsay, who is the burgomaster's daughter. He is surprised by her father and flees from the town in a coach. He arrives at the village late night and the landlord of the inn refuses to lodge him. He seeks shelter in Dracula's castle and disappears.

His brother Simon Carlson (Dennis Waterman) and his girlfriend Sarah Framsen (Jenny Hanley) seeks Paul out and arrive at the inn where Paul was expelled. Nobody gives any information for them but the servant Julie (Wendy Hamilton) tells that Paul has gone to the castle. Simon and Sarah go to the castle and are welcomed by Count Dracula. Will they escape alive from the vampire?

"Scars of Dracula" is a violent movie by Hammer with Dracula. The director Roy Ward Baker explores the bright colors to make a gore movie. One of the best scenes in this movie is when Dracula leaves his lair crawling on the outside wall since the room does not have any other exit but the window. The actresses are beautiful and voluptuous and the special effects are reasonable for a 1970 movie. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Conde Drácula" ("The Count Dracula")


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