4.2/10
89
6 user 5 critic

Tender Dracula, or Confessions of a Blood Drinker (1974)

Tendre Dracula (original title)
Not Rated | | Fantasy, Horror | January 1975 (USA)
Two writers and their girlfriends visit the castle of an actor who specializes in playing vampire roles. As the night progresses, they begin to wonder if the man is an actor playing a vampire, or a vampire playing an actor.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (dialogue) | 3 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A travelling circus in 19th century France adopts and showcases a feral "wolf boy", who grows into adulthood only to kill the one-man band. He runs off to Paris, where he develops a jealous... See full summary »

Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: Peter Cushing, Ron Moody, Hugh Griffith
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

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 »

Director: Alan Gibson
Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Michael Coles
Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

While lecturing in China, Van Helsing agrees to help seven kung fu trained siblings reclaim their ancestral mountain village, now the domain of seven powerful vampires and their army of undead slaves.

Directors: Roy Ward Baker, Cheh Chang
Stars: Peter Cushing, David Chiang, Julie Ege
The Ghoul (1975)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Peter Cushing stars as a former priest who harbors a dark and horrible secret in his attic. The locked room serves as a prison cell for his crazed, cannibalistic adult son, who acquired his... See full summary »

Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: Peter Cushing, John Hurt, Alexandra Bastedo
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A bumbling US marine Captain is assigned to retrieve a space capsule from a despotic African ruler.

Director: Peter Curran
Stars: Oliver Reed, Sylvaine Charlet, Peter Cushing
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A satanic cult kidnaps 3 young people and Priest Donald Pleasence and Costas Skouras must save them from the hands of this evil!

Director: Kostas Karagiannis
Stars: Donald Pleasence, Peter Cushing, Luan Peters
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An isolated remote island community is threatened by an attack by tentacled silicates which liquefy and digest bone and tissue.

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Peter Cushing, Edward Judd, Carole Gray
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

A group of friends search for a young English Oxford student who has disappeared whilst researching in Greece. They are shocked to find that, wherever he has been, certain unsolved murders ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Hartford-Davis
Stars: Patrick Macnee, Peter Cushing, Alexander Davion
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A scientist, working with genetics, creates a creature that is capable of transforming back and forth between a giant Death Head moth and a beautiful woman. The creature masquerades as his ... See full summary »

Director: Vernon Sewell
Stars: Peter Cushing, Robert Flemyng, Wanda Ventham
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Vampire hunter Van Helsing returns to Transylvania to destroy handsome bloodsucker Baron Meinster, who has designs on beautiful young schoolteacher Marianne.

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Peter Cushing, Martita Hunt, Yvonne Monlaur
Crime | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Sherlock Holmes has retired. But when MacDonald asks him to take on another case, he says yes. There have been some mysterious murders, and there are no visible causes for the deaths. At ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker
Stars: Peter Cushing, John Mills, Anne Baxter
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Eight people have been invited to an island estate for the weekend. One of them is a werewolf. Can you guess which one?

Director: Paul Annett
Stars: Calvin Lockhart, Peter Cushing, Marlene Clark
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
MacGregor
...
Héloïse
Bernard Menez ...
Alfred
...
Marie (as Miou Miou)
Nathalie Courval ...
Madeleine
Stéphane Shandor ...
Boris (as Stephane Shandor)
...
Le producteur
Percival Russel ...
Abélard, le serviteur
Brigitte Borghese ...
La secrétaire du producteur (as Brigitte de Borghese)
Edit

Storyline

Two writers and their girlfriends visit the castle of an actor who specializes in playing vampire roles. As the night progresses, they begin to wonder if the man is an actor playing a vampire, or a vampire playing an actor.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

January 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tender Dracula, or Confessions of a Blood Drinker  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

For the original French version, Peter Cushing was dubbed by Jean Rochefort. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Boring vampire film
17 December 2008 | by (Beverley Hills, England) – See all my reviews

Peter Cushing in a vampire movie. Sound good? Yes I thought so too...until I saw Tender Dracula. This is a French film and comes across as something like an arty Hammer Horror flick. The plot focuses on two writers. They go on a trip with their girlfriends (who both look like men in drag) and end up at the castle of an aging actor. He is famous for portraying vampires on screen; but as the night progresses, the group begins to wonder if the man is really acting when he is on screen. The film basically consists of eighty five minutes of boring dialogue and as you can probably imagine; it gets boring quickly. The copy I saw was of really poor quality; but in spite of that it's clear that the film doesn't utilise any particularly interesting locations which helps to make it more of a dull experience. The title, 'Tender Dracula' lead me to believe that it might be some sort of soft-core porn outing, but there's no sex or nudity in the film and the title is quite inappropriate. I'd hesitate even to call this a horror film really since there's no actual horror in it. Tender Dracula is a 'lost' film, and really that is for good reason and I doubt it will be resurfacing any time soon!


3 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?