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The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973)

 -  Horror  -  October 1978 (USA)
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In London in the 1970s, Scotland Yard police investigators think they have uncovered a case of vampirism. They call in an expert vampire researcher named Van Helsing (a descendant of the ... See full summary »

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In London in the 1970s, Scotland Yard police investigators think they have uncovered a case of vampirism. They call in an expert vampire researcher named Van Helsing (a descendant of the great vampire-hunter himself, no less) to help them put a stop to these hideous crimes. It becomes apparent that the culprit is Count Dracula himself, disguised as a reclusive property developer, but secretly plotting to unleash a fatal virus upon the world. Written by Jonathon Dabell <J.D.@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>

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dracula | van helsing | vampire | 1970s | plan | See more »

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October 1978 (USA)  »

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Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride  »

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Trivia

The final Hammer film to be completed under the aegis of company chairman Sir James Carreras. See more »

Goofs

When Jessica is attacked by the female vampires in the basement of the sinister cult house, the brunette vampire menacing her from the rear is missing an important bit of anatomy- vampire fangs. See more »

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Jessica Van Helsing: Stop him! She's a vampire!
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Followed by The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974) See more »

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A polished little film, considering it's Hammer!
7 December 2003 | by (Colchester, England) – See all my reviews

What can one expect from this stable ? I just watched this again in a moment of supreme boredom, when all I wanted was a bit of televisual entertainment, and all that was offered was complete drivel. And for the Nth time, I was entertained.

Admittedly, I think that Peter Cushing was a criminally under-rated actor (check out Cash On Demand), but when you consider the films parts (admirable cast, plausible story, modern setting, and a fairly intelligent script), it's a great little effort.

Some moments are particularly sinister and atmospheric. Top marks all round really.


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