5.5/10
3,681
103 user 60 critic

The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973)

R | | Horror | October 1978 (USA)
Trailer
2:38 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Video

ON DISC
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 »

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Johnny Alucard raises Count Dracula from the dead in London in 1972. The Count goes after the descendants of Van Helsing.

Director: Alan Gibson
Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Stephanie Beacham
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Three middle-aged distinguished gentlemen are searching for some excitement in their boring bourgeois lives and get in contact with one of Count Dracula's servants, Lord Courtley. In a ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Sasdy
Stars: Christopher Lee, Geoffrey Keen, Gwen Watford
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

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 »

Director: Roy Ward Baker
Stars: Christopher Lee, Dennis Waterman, Jenny Hanley
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When his castle is exorcised, Dracula plots his revenge against the Monsignor who performed the rites by attempting to make the holy man's young niece his bride.

Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: Christopher Lee, Rupert Davies, Veronica Carlson
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Dracula is resurrected, preying on four unsuspecting visitors to his castle.

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Andrew Keir
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Count Dracula journeys to a remote Chinese village in the guise of a warlord to support six vampires who are dispirited after the loss of a seventh member of their cult. At the same time, ... See full summary »

Directors: Roy Ward Baker, Cheh Chang
Stars: Peter Cushing, David Chiang, Julie Ege
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Vampire hunter Van Helsing returns to Transylvania to destroy handsome bloodsucker Baron Meinster, who has designs on beautiful young schoolteacher Marianne.

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Peter Cushing, Martita Hunt, Yvonne Monlaur
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Jonathan Harker begets the ire of Count Dracula after he accepts a job at the vampire's castle under false pretenses.

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Michael Gough
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Last of the Hammer Frankenstein films, this one deals with the Baron hiding out in an insane asylum, so that he may continue his experiments with reanimating the dead, along with inmate Dr.... See full summary »

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Peter Cushing, Shane Briant, Madeline Smith
Count Dracula (1970)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Jess Franco's version of the Bram Stoker classic has Count Dracula as an old man who grows younger whenever he dines on the blood of young maidens.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Christopher Lee, Herbert Lom, Klaus Kinski
Horror | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Baron Frankenstein is once again working with illegal medical experiments. Together with a young doctor, Karl and his fiancée Anna, they kidnap the mentally sick Dr. Brandt, to perform the ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Peter Cushing, Veronica Carlson, Freddie Jones
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Victor Frankenstein builds a creature and brings it to life. But his creature behaves not as he intended.

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Peter Cushing, Hazel Court, Robert Urquhart
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Michael Coles ...
William Franklyn ...
...
...
Richard Vernon ...
Mathews
Barbara Yu Ling ...
Patrick Barr ...
Lord Carradine
Richard Mathews ...
Porter
Lockwood West ...
Valerie Van Ost ...
Jane
Maurice O'Connell ...
Hanson
Peter Adair ...
Doctor
Maggie Fitzgerald ...
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Masters of Menace Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. They're dead but they're alive... See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

October 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This was Christopher Lee's final appearance as Count Dracula in the Hammer "Dracula" series. However, he later reprised his role in the French comedy Dracula and Son (1976). 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 »

Quotes

Prof. Lorrimer Van Helsing: [Urbanely to D.D. Denham, to hide that he is onto something] What are you going to do with me? You can't let me go, can you? I know too much. Do you mind if I smoke? It's a bad habit, I know, but it helps me to concentrate.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hammer: The Studio That Dripped Blood! (1987) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Dracula meets James Bond.
3 September 2001 | by (St. Petersburg, FL) – See all my reviews

Well, my DVD says, `Count Dracula and His Vampire Brides' but IMDb says `The Satanic Rites of Dracula.' I don't think it really matters, since it's the same flick. This is one of the many Hammer films featuring Lee as Dracula and Cushing as Van Helsing. This was more of a James Bond flick with a vampire and satanic rituals than a real horror movie.

There's a secret spy organization, an evil cult with members from the London government, even James Bond-ish music. The only real difference is that occasionally you'll see a vampire or two. Another thing, the vampire brides were hardly in the flick at all. Inappropriate story forgiven, the acting was good and it's always fun to watch Lee and Cushing play off of each other.

There wasn't much gore, just a little chicken's blood and a couple stakes through the heart. Of course, there was the obligatory nudity scene and all the vampire slaying tools were assembled. The plague only infected one person and the make-up effects were decent, but still pretty lame.

Didn't the Count ever watch a Bond film? You're never supposed to reveal your entire scheme, ever. Oh well, too late now. I'd recommend this flick to hardcore Hammer fans only.


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
A great sequel to AD 1972 mattslittlebrother
Dracula's accent... drdebacle
Anchor Bay Double Feature DVD with 'Dracula Prince of Darkness' nrhammond
No Stephanie Beacham?? scottie_c
Region 2 DVD - umm....where? tjbristol06
who knew... sadie_262
Discuss The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?