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October 1978 (USA) See more »
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Directed by
Alan Gibson 
Writing credits
Don Houghton (screenplay by)

Produced by
Don Houghton .... associate producer
Roy Skeggs .... producer
Original Music by
John Cacavas 
Cinematography by
Brian Probyn (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Chris Barnes 
Casting by
James Liggat (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Lionel Couch 
Makeup Department
George Blackler .... make-up
Maude Onslow .... hairdresser (as Maud Onslow)
Production Management
Ron Jackson .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Derek Whitehurst .... assistant director
Chris Carreras .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Graham Easton .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Don Picton .... assistant art director
Ken Softley .... construction manager
D. Clarke .... stand-by carpenter (uncredited)
J. Fleetwood .... stand-by rigger (uncredited)
Wilf France .... props (uncredited)
Arthur Jacobs .... chargehand dresser (uncredited)
R. Race .... stand-by stagehand (uncredited)
Sound Department
Claude Hitchcock .... sound recordist
Terry Poulton .... sound editor
Dennis Whitlock .... dubbing mixer
Keith Batten .... boom operator (uncredited)
Chris Munro .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Les Bowie .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Chic Anstiss .... camera operator
Peter Carmody .... camera loader (uncredited)
Peter Carmody .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Stan Patton .... camera grip (uncredited)
Malcolm Vinson .... focus puller (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rebecca Breed .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Larry Richardson .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Philip Martell .... musical supervisor
Other crew
Elizabeth Wilcox .... continuity
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
"Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride" - UK (DVD menu title), USA
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87 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:18 (re-rating) | Australia:M | Australia:R (DVD rating) | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Brazil:16 | Finland:K-15 (2009) (TV rating) | Finland:K-18 (2001) (self applied) | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:18 (1974) | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG (cut) | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (video rating) (1988) | USA:R | West Germany:18

Did You Know?

Michael Coles reprises his role as Inspector Murray from Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972). Besides Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, he was the only actor to play the same character in more than one Hammer "Dracula" film.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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 »
Jessica Van Helsing:Stop him! She's a vampire!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Blonde Ambition (1981)See more »


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32 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
Best of the Hammer Dracula sequels, 15 August 2003
Author: Matthew Michael from Leeds, England

This is a much-maligned film that seems to have been tarred with the same brush as the dire Dracula A.D. 1972, simply because it updates the Dracula legend to the present day. Satanic Rites is an infinitely superior movie, however, and easily the best of the Hammer Dracula sequels. Previous sequels had seen the Count resurrected only to lurk in the shadows and momentarily reveal himself to take his revenge on his foes, reducing Christopher Lee's Dracula to little more than a glorified extra. Satanic Rites is different because it uses Lee's scant appearances to its advantage, keeping Dracula aloof and mysterious and instead concerning itself with the disease of vampirism, which is compared to a plague. Because of it's science fiction overtones, this feels more like an instalment of The Avengers or Doctor Who than a typical Hammer film. In its present-day setting and apocalyptic storyline, it also seems to be a definite influence on the highly-regarded TV series Ultraviolet. For the fan of classic Hammer Gothic Horror, this is probably best avoided, but for those who enjoy British telefantasy it's an absolute must see.

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