IMDb > Scars of Dracula (1970)
Scars of Dracula
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Scars of Dracula (1970) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 11 | slideshow) Videos (see all 2)
Scars of Dracula -- Christopher Lee returns to his signature role in this Hammer Studios production, the last of their period era Dracula films. In it, a young lothario named Paul is chased from his girlfriend's birthday party because of an earlier tryst with the local Burgomaster's daughter. Ending up asleep in the back of a carriage, Paul is unwittingly driven to Dracula's castle.
The Horror of Frankenstein -- Open-ended Trailer from Hammer

Overview

User Rating:
6.2/10   3,042 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 11% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Anthony Hinds (screenplay)
Bram Stoker (based on the character created by)
Contact:
View company contact information for Scars of Dracula on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
23 December 1970 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A young man, Paul Carlson, is on a trip and spends the night at count Dracula's castle. Needless to say... See more » | Full synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
User Reviews:
The devil has won. See more (56 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Christopher Lee ... Dracula

Dennis Waterman ... Simon
Jenny Hanley ... Sarah
Christopher Matthews ... Paul

Patrick Troughton ... Klove
Michael Gwynn ... Priest
Michael Ripper ... Landlord
Wendy Hamilton ... Julie
Anouska Hempel ... Tania

Delia Lindsay ... Alice
Bob Todd ... Burgomaster
Toke Townley ... Elderly Waggoner
David Leland ... First Officer

Richard Durden ... Second Officer
Morris Bush ... Farmer
Margo Boht ... Landlord's Wife
Clive Barrie ... Fat Young Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Olga Anthony ... Girl at Party (uncredited)
George Innes ... Servant (uncredited)
Nikki Van der Zyl ... Sarah Framsen (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Roy Ward Baker 
 
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
Moray Grant (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
James Needs 
 
Art Direction by
Scott MacGregor 
 
Makeup Department
Heather Nurse .... make-up assistant
Wally Schneiderman .... make-up supervisor
Pearl Tipaldi .... hairdressing supervisor
 
Production Management
Tom Sachs .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Derek Whitehurst .... assistant director
Nick Granby .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Lindsey C. Vickers .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Arthur Banks .... construction manager
Tony Baines .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Don Picton .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Edward Rodrigo .... props buyer (uncredited)
Bob White .... scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ron Barron .... sound recordist
Roy Hyde .... sound editor
Tony Lumkin .... recording supervisor
Dennis Whitlock .... dubbing mixer
David Crozier .... boom operator (uncredited)
Colin Needs .... assistant dubbing editor (uncredited)
Barry Reed .... sound maintenance (uncredited)
David Tappenden .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Roger Dicken .... special effects
 
Stunts
Eddie Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Neil Binney .... camera operator
Roderick Barron .... clapper (uncredited)
Roderick Barron .... loader (uncredited)
Joe Pearce .... still photographer (uncredited)
Bob Stilwell .... focus puller (uncredited)
Peter Woods .... camera grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laura Nightingale .... wardrobe mistress
Don Mothersill .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Stephen Hyde .... second assistant editor (uncredited)
Adrian McDonald .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Philip Martell .... musical supervisor
 
Other crew
Betty Harley .... continuity
Philip Campbell .... unit runner (uncredited)
Ken Gordon .... production accountant (uncredited)
Stuart King .... assistant production accountant (uncredited)
Chris Nixon .... unit publicist (uncredited)
 

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
96 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-15 (2008) | Finland:(Banned) (1971) | Germany:16 (re-rating) | Netherlands:18 (original rating) | Netherlands:16 (DVD rating) (2007) | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | UK:X (original rating) | USA:R | West Germany:18
Company:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Neither Warner Brothers nor any of the other American majors wanted to deal with Carreras anymore, so the budgets were cut to $200,000 as the decline in Hammer films had begun with the loss of large-scale American distribution.See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: Just after Simon has given his speech at the party, the shadow of the boom mic is seen on the wall behind him.See more »
Quotes:
Landlord:This evil must be destroyed.See more »
Movie Connections:

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
The devil has won., 1 October 2009
Author: Spikeopath from United Kingdom

A village girl found murdered, could it be that Dracula is back? Playboy Paul Carlson is about to find out.

A bat hovers over a concrete slab, blood frothing from its mouth, the drops of which are reinvigorating the Prince Of Darkness. Yes, Dracula is back, bloodier than usual and even kind of chatty! Directed by Roy Ward Baker and starring Christopher Lee in his fifth outing as Dracula, Scars Of Dracula, hamstrung by low budget as it is, is one of the better efforts in the Hammer Horror Dracula cycle.

Standard rules apply, buxom wenches are ripe for slaughter and the guys are a mixture of village yokels and posh gentlemen. Lee as ever is charming and carrying his air of nastiness, and the story leads us nicely to a castle top finale of some standing. There's also some nice visual flourishes and memorable scenes along the way. Blood drips onto white candles that segue into red ones and Drac walks up walls. While the redness in the piece has never more been so vivid thanks to Moray Grant's impacting photography. The cast reads like a who's who of British television, you got a Doctor Who {Patrick Troughton with the worlds scariest eyebrows}, Minder {a badly miscast Dennis Waterman}, a Bond girl and presenter of Magpie {the lovely Jenny Hanley} and Lord Melbury from Fawlty Towers {Michael Gwynn}.

Safe & solid Hammer Horror fare that just about rises above the normality of the script. 6.5/10

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (56 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Scars of Dracula (1970)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Julies fate? (possible spoilers) obin_gam
Another 'goof' bobjohnson994
Worst Hammer Dracula featuring C.Lee? lovecraftfan
great score carlin4737
Special Edition DVD mattslittlebrother
35mm Print Availability of SCARS OF DRACULA? reisgeorge
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Horror of Dracula Taste the Blood of Dracula The Vampire Lovers Solomon Kane Dracula
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Horror section IMDb UK section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.