7 user 6 critic

Last Rites (1980)

R | | Horror | March 1980 (USA)
Low budget horror film has a conspiracy of vampires in a small town(made up of the local sheriff, mortician, town doctor, and ambulance driver)creating accidents of some sort so they can ... See full summary »



Watch Now

With Prime Video

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Last Rites (1988)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Angela, the beautiful Mexican mistress of a NY mobster, asks virginal Father Michael for protection after Zena, the mobster's wife, kills her cheating husband. Michael becomes torn between his vows, Angela and his sister - Zena.

Director: Donald P. Bellisario
Stars: Tom Berenger, Daphne Zuniga, Chick Vennera
Comedy | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

An ugly, misshapen podiatrist ingests a formula made by a colleague and turns into a handsome, devil-may-care (but violent) ladies' man.

Director: Charles B. Griffith
Stars: Oliver Reed, Sunny Johnson, Maia Danziger
Deadline (1984)
Action | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A horror film about a screenwriter who loses the ability to distinguish between his fantasy world and the real world, with disastrous consequences. As he ruminates on his place in any world... See full summary »

Director: Mario Azzopardi
Stars: Stephen Young, Sharon Masters, Marvin Goldhar
Delirium (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

An ex-soldier is hired by local right-wingers as a vigilante to clean up criminals and street people. However, he freaks out and starts killing off everybody.

Director: Peter Maris
Stars: Turk Cekovsky, Debi Chaney, Terry TenBroek
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

A glowing meteor falls into a secluded pond into which Mafia hitmen have dumped the body of one of their victims. Students from the local college use the pond for a swimming hole. Then the ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Thomason
Stars: Wink Roberts, Roger Manning, Robert Ginnaven
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

During a New Year's Eve celebration, a Punk Rock & New Wave show host gets a phone call saying that when New Year's strikes in each time zone, someone will be murdered--and she will be the last one.

Director: Emmett Alston
Stars: Roz Kelly, Kip Niven, Chris Wallace
Funeral Home (1980)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A young woman arrives at her grandmother's house, which used to be a funeral home, to help her turn the place into a bed-and-breakfast inn. After they open, however, guests begin disappearing or turning up dead.

Director: William Fruet
Stars: Kay Hawtrey, Lesleh Donaldson, Barry Morse
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The 3 Stooges are cleaners at a spaceport when they accidentally take off and land on Venus. The boys encounter a talking unicorn, a giant fire breathing tarantula and an alien computer that creates three evil duplicates of the Stooges.

Director: David Lowell Rich
Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Joe DeRita
Delusion (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A nurse goes to a house to care for a crippled old man. Then people in the house start being murdered.

Director: Alan Beattie
Stars: Patricia Pearcy, David Hayward, John Dukakis
The Awakening (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

An archeologist discovers his daughter is possessed by the spirit of an Egyptian queen. To save mankind he must destroy her.

Director: Mike Newell
Stars: Charlton Heston, Susannah York, Jill Townsend
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A compulsive gambler with bad luck owes money to a violent gangster boss. A mysterious old man offers him a proposal to marry the ghost of his dead daughter in exchange for cash and an expensive apartment.

Director: Chih-Hung Kuei
Stars: James Yi Lui, Jenny Liang, Ju Hua Pei
Hex (1980)
Fantasy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A woman, who believes she has murdered her abusive husband, then sees him return as a vengeful ghost.

Director: Chih-Hung Kuei
Stars: Ni Tien, Yung Wang, Szu-Chia Chen


Cast overview, first billed only:
Patricia Lee Hammond ...
Gerald Fielding ...
Mimi Weddell ...
Mrs. Bradley
Victor Jorge ...
Dr. Cummins
Michael David Lally ...
Ted (as Michael Lally)
Alfred Steinel ...
Sheriff Ordell
Eric Trules ...
Gordito ...
Hearse driver
Joe Perce ...
Rain Worthington ...
Dan Freedman ...
Suzy Brabeau ...
Young girl
Michael Valentine ...
Young man
Mark Bennett ...
Drowning victim


Low budget horror film has a conspiracy of vampires in a small town(made up of the local sheriff, mortician, town doctor, and ambulance driver)creating accidents of some sort so they can operate thier blood drinking dinner parties unnoticed. Written by Humberto Amador

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Terror Begins at the Edge of the Grave!




R | See all certifications »




Release Date:

March 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dracula's Last Rites  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


See  »

Did You Know?


Equipment on the landing when Ted calls the funeral home. During same scene Marie ascends the stairs and must step over the filming equipment. See more »


Referenced in The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood (1980) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

This Dracula should have been staked
19 November 2001 | by (Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

It's not often that you find a movie vigorously contending for the coveted, "Worst in it's own Genre" award, but if there is such an award, then that would have to go, hands down, to Dracula's Last Rites.

Low budget horror films are a staple of the genre, and films such as Dead Alive, Bad Taste, Evil Dead, and Halloween have proven that it can be done with style. Dracula's Last Rites, on the other hand, show that low budget horror films can also be done without style, taste, substance, and with actors more wooden than Pinocchio.

To summarize this film, vampires in a small Mid-Western town take up residence in the local mortuary where they stage "accidents" to cover up for their bloody thirsts. Some unintenionally funny moments arise when the mother of the hero is bitten and turned into a vampire - badly fitted vampire teeth and poor make-up gives her a startling resemblance to Roddy McDowall in a fright wig, and her acting "skills" only serve to egg on the fits of laughter.

As a camp film, Dracula's Last Rites cannot be rated any higher than 2.5 out of 5, while as a straight horror film, it drops off any measurable scale.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
not sure what it has to do with Dracula dougglenn1215
Discuss Last Rites (1980) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: