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The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973)

R | | 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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This was the final Hammer film to be completed under the aegis of company chairman Sir James Carreras. See more »

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During their fist meeting with Van Helsing, he offers the men a cigarette from a cigarette box. He closes the lid and sets the box down on a table. In the next shot, the lid is open. See more »

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Count Dracula: [to Van Helsing] My revenge has spread over centuries and has just begun!
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The Satanic Rites
7 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is so awful, it's great. If you view the film without expecting it to have any real cinematic value, you can have a great time laughing at all the cheesy dialogue and poor 1970s special effects. Honestly, it's my second favorite Hammer Dracula film next to Horror of Dracula, which was really the only one that could be taken quasi-seriously. My favorite quotes: 1. "Evil rules, you know - it really does." 2. "...the Hawthorne tree, which provided Christ with His crown of thorns..." 3. "My revenge will spread over centuries - and has just begun!" 4. "...to know the inner secrets of those who rule beyond the realms of the unknown - into the precincts of Hades..."


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