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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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Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride  »

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This was the final Hammer film in which both Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing appear. See more »

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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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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.
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Follows Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966) 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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