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 »
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 »
Two night club owners find themselves in trouble with the law. One of them goes to his English Lord brother for help, and the Lord is later murdered. He swaps places with his dead brother to solve the murder.
In the 1890s a team of British archaeologists discover the untouched tomb of Princess Ananka but accidentally bring the mummified body of her High Priest back to life. Three years later ... See full summary »
Christopher Lee stars in the Amicus production of "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" where the names have been changed to Dr. Marlowe and Mr. Blake. Lee as Dr. Marlowe experiments with intravenous ... See full summary »
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Roy Ward Baker
A Victorian-age scientist returns to London with his paleontological bag-of-bones discovery from Papua New Guinea. Unfortunately, when exposed to water, flesh returns to the bones ... 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 »
This film brings Dracula back again in the 20th Century. Oddly, although this film stars Lee and Cushing, Britain's best horror actors, the tone and plot of the film are more like a 70s cop flick (or TV show like Baretta or Kojak) than gothic horror. One nice touch is that Dracula's attempt to create a new plague is seen as a twisted suicide attempt. Even this good idea is drummed into the ground, though. Typical of its stupidity are evil guys in bad leather/fur parkas, and an evil oriental woman.
Hammer fans might want to see it just for the sake of the performances, which are right on as always (from Lee and Cushing); horror fans in general should just seek out the much better "Horror of Dracula" (which has finally received an airing on DVD thanks to WB) or "Dracula: Prince of Darkness", both of which succeed in atmosphere and tone where this one tries to be different, but can't be anything more than slightly amusing.
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