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




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October 1978 (USA)  »

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Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride  »

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Marc Zuber replaced Ian Dewar. 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 »


Count Dracula: [to Van Helsing, as D.D. Denham] You are an interfering man, Professor. Do not meddle, or you will have to deal with me.
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Follows Horror of Dracula (1958) See more »

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Sad end to Hammer Dracula films
4 August 2006 | by (downtown, Michigan) – See all my reviews

In this the last of the Hammer Dracula films, screenwriters tried to add a touch of James Bond, with Dracula heading a SPECTRE-like organization bent on world destruction and, of course, out to suck a little blood on his way to Armageddon. There is a bevy of pretty vampire girls, and loads of tooth and nail struggles to the death, but not much of this is very engrossing. Part of the problem is the laughable looking horde of motorcycle thugs who serve the evil count, as all seem to be dressed in clothing that makes them look like refugees from London's Carnaby Street; their hairstyles only underscore this impression. Hammer should have ended the franchise earlier.

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