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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Roy Ward Baker
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 »
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>
This was the final Hammer film to be completed under the aegis of company chairman Sir James Carreras. See more »
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 »
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.
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